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Rush Limbaugh Smears Michael J. Fox, Mocks Parkinson's Patients

Here's a wrap-up of the Rush Limbaugh/Michael J. Fox stem cell campaign ad controversy in which Limbaugh smeared Fox, accusing him of acting and exaggerating the effects of the disease.

Clockwise from top left, the campaign ad for Claire McCaskill, Limbaugh's radio rant, MJF's interview with Katie Couric, and finally, maybe the most heinous image of all, a video of Limbaugh physically mocking Parkinson's patients. What a pig.

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  1. Hey Rush, maybe I'll get a radio show so I can immitae a fat, stupid, drug addled moron who's washed up and pathetic. That should make good media, no?

    Posted by: Nathan | Oct 27, 2006 1:41:57 PM

  2. Considering Michael J. Fox's first political TV ad on stem cell was for ARLEN SPECTER, a Republican -- Why is Specter leaving him out to dry with the wingnuts mocking his disease?

    711 Hart Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Tel: 202-224-4254

    Here's Specter's number. Let's all call and ask Specter if he agrees with Rush that Fox, who made a TV ad for Specter in 2004, was exxagerating and acting in the McCaskill ad of 2006?

    Posted by: bambambam | Oct 27, 2006 1:45:29 PM

  3. I love his interview with Couric.

    His arguments are clear and he is so reasonable...

    in comparison to that a$$wipe Rush... it's amazing.

    Posted by: Trey | Oct 27, 2006 1:46:18 PM

  4. The man pops too many Viagra pills in his mouth, that's why.

    Posted by: gabe | Oct 27, 2006 1:46:46 PM

  5. The conservative movement is sick, and I don't think there's anyone around willing to try to heal it.

    Posted by: Phil | Oct 27, 2006 1:50:25 PM

  6. I can't take credit but will repeat it:

    Posted by: coach b | Oct 27, 2006 2:06:10 PM

  7. I did not know Rus is doctor and his behavior is like he under influence of somethings,do'nt you think so too

    Posted by: vapmd | Oct 27, 2006 2:10:36 PM

  8. Email Alren Specter and ask wehre was all the right-wing outcry when Michael J. Fox did an ad for him about biomedical research.

    Also ask why it is OK for celebrities to advocate for right-wing causes but not for left causes.

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 27, 2006 2:10:57 PM

  9. Email Arlen Specter and ask him where was all the right-wing outcry when Michael J. Fox did an ad for him about biomedical research.

    Also ask why it is OK for celebrities to advocate for right-wing causes but not for left causes.

    Posted by: Jason | Oct 27, 2006 2:11:34 PM

  10. Apparently no one here actually wants to hear the truth.

    1. Rush was illustrating, not mocking.
    2. Embryonic stems cells have done nothing provable so far.
    3. Democrats are using sick people to push their agenda.

    Stop attacking Rush, and debate the facts. Any of you that think he was making fun of Fox are proving your ignorance beyond doubt.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Oct 27, 2006 2:15:14 PM

  11. Considering Rush himself claimed random blindess for loads of sympathy and was then revealed to have been made hard of sight through an addiction to oxycotin...

    ...he's worthless.

    Posted by: Seangstm | Oct 27, 2006 2:15:49 PM

  12. I can't believe you people would accept the crap I just read without making any effort to validate it.

    If you actually listed to Rush (you know, you don't have to agree with him to listen - it won't hurt), you'd know that he wasn't "mocking" Parkinson's victims. He was demonstrating what he saw Michael J. Fox doing. AND Fox himself admitted that his movement were a medication problem; which, again if you'd heard Rush, he stated Fox's movement in the commercial were the result of acting OR not taking his medication. Rush only missed in that Fox was overmedicated, nut undermedicated.

    You know, if you left-wingers would make some effort to gather facts before making an opinion INSTEAD of forming a flawed opinion then finding crap to support you, you might gain a realistic perspective on things.

    Posted by: the truth | Oct 27, 2006 2:19:59 PM

  13. I have the greatest respect and admiration for Michael J. Fox. He is not only drawing attention to stem cell research for the advancement of medicine to cure terrible diseases, but has responded to a public fool (Rush Lumbaugh) with incredible grace, and class!

    Posted by: Michelle Batiste | Oct 27, 2006 2:20:28 PM

  14. Fox is pathetic for letting himself be used for a cloning bill unrelated to his illness. I guess Canada has given us one of its dimmest.

    Posted by: InCiter | Oct 27, 2006 2:20:39 PM

  15. The fat bastard reminds me of Ernst Roehm. I saw him before the war in Berlin when I was doing Dietrich impersonations for the Nazi pigs...I'm sorry, I always have nightmares about Nazi pigs when I see Rush Limbaugh.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 27, 2006 2:23:13 PM

  16. Jonathan

    Thus the need for financing to study stem cells

    Adult stem cells are too painful to retrieve and show even far less promise than fetal stem cells.

    All great inovations had some kind of govt financing or influence helping it along.


    A new study just showed that after viewing the MJF ad the support for fetal stemm cell research jumped from 78% support to 83% (a 5% point jump)

    it also showed that self identified republicans who were planning on voting republican in Nov dropped.........DROPPED!!! 10% points. that is huge and thus why bat Buchanan on scarborough's show said that this commercial will be pivotol and probably will ensure the loss of the senate to the dems.

    PS Jonathan....Nancy Reagan widow of your sainted Ronald Reagan supports fetal stem cell research

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Oct 27, 2006 2:23:36 PM

  17. By the way, it's okay for a liberal to make fun of a sick conservative. Follow the link.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Oct 27, 2006 2:24:31 PM

  18. Jonathan, you're speaking the truth?

    1. Rush was "illustrating" the effects of Parkinsons? What a crock of shit. I don't remember him "illustrating" those symptoms after Fox's 2004 ad for Arlen Spector.

    2. I suggest you google Embryonic stem cell research and find out about its promise before you claim idiocy like you have above. I do, however, love the wingnut argument against it. "it hasn't cured any disease yet." Yes, so let's just give up. We can't cure cancer with stem cells by 2007, so we might as well quit.

    3. Arlen Specter and Jim Talent are not Democrats, but Fox and a patient who benefited from adult stem cell research was featured in both the aforementioned Republicans campaigns. Also, I think MJ Fox is quite capapble of making decisions on his own. I don't think Nancy Pelosi had a gun to his head while filming.

    How you can defend Limbaugh and claim you have the facts on your side would be hilarious if it wasn't so shameful.

    Posted by: Marco | Oct 27, 2006 2:30:08 PM

  19. JimmyBoyo:

    "Adult stem cells are too painful to retrieve and show even far less promise than fetal stem cells."

    'Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.'

    In this case, trying to sell a controversial, unproven medical procedure that cannot seem to get much venture capital support, perhaps?

    Also, I couldn't care less what Nancy Reagan thinks.

    Posted by: Jonathon | Oct 27, 2006 2:31:48 PM

  20. Such a nice bunch of folks! You people are so mentally lame-brained it's impressive that you have the cognitive abilities to find the letters on your keyboards, form actual words, then post them here. I can say with a high level of confidence that most of you people here w/your left-winger ideologies are not only an emotional & financial drain on the American society, but likely your friends & family as well. RUSH IS THE MAN, YOU WILL NEVER BE...!!!

    Posted by: ALFRED | Oct 27, 2006 2:33:36 PM

  21. It's pretty funny how your right-wing blow hards can even claim that we have "flawed" opinions. Just look at the last six years and tell me that the GOP in power didn't have any "flawed" opinions.
    I can't imagine a drugged addicted conservative blow hard can even criticize someone who has a serious disease that even the wife of the right-wingers' only hero, Ron Reagan, has called for more funding to cure.
    How do you wakco right-wingers look at yourselves in the mirror every morning?

    Posted by: gruvsf | Oct 27, 2006 2:38:35 PM

  22. WOW. Towleroad Wingnuts are in a frenzy today. Accussing the left of lying and not having the facts on their side while defending Rush Limbaugh is just too fucking rich.

    And Alfred, his anal cyst was more of a man than Rush will ever be.

    LOL. Seriously, I must be taking crazy pills.

    Posted by: Marco | Oct 27, 2006 2:39:45 PM

  23. jonathan

    Nice of you to ignore the last part of my statement. All studies have shown that adult stem cells show LESS!!! promise than fetal stem cells.

    Almost every single last major inovation and or buisness in america at one time or another recieved either direct financial support from the US government or were themselves invented/started in a government lab (mostly millitary labs......OT fun trivia Super Glue invented in Pentagon lab as a liquid stitch for the battle field.....) It would be easier for you to list inovations not stimulated by the government in some way.

    Alfred Yawn
    sorry, but your nazi fantasies of rush busting into your room at night and making you his boy toy aren't going to happen.....Rush has troubles getting a hard on and must use tons of viagra

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Oct 27, 2006 2:41:06 PM

  24. my, my this is the 1st time I've witnessed so many trolls on this blog.

    Pretty funny that they are here for the stem cell research topic.

    About 60% of America is for stem cell research. trolling around here especially isn't going to reduce that number at all!

    Posted by: FunMe | Oct 27, 2006 2:50:45 PM

  25. Rush fans read Towleroad??

    This is all about a tight Senate race and nothing about medical research. Rush would never had mentioned this if the Senate were not hanging in the balance.

    Posted by: Anon | Oct 27, 2006 2:57:22 PM

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