Friday, May 25, 2012

Limbaugh, Michael J Fox and Parkinson's Disease

Yes, I am pretty liberal.  Nevertheless, even if your Conservative, if you have Parkinson's Disease, there is no reason you should listen Limbaugh.  In fact, I'd say that you are doing yourself a disservice if you do.  Once again Limbaugh has gotten all full of himself trying to make himself into the victim.

If you don't remember Limbaugh mimicking Michael J Fox's Levodopa-induced dyskinesia, here it is:

Now, Rush is saying he was right to attack Fox, ignoring the fact that he had no clue what he was talking about and that his medications were making him move that way.  Rush rushes to the conclusion that since the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) sees other avenues as currently more promising for a cure, stem cells are now off the table (especially embryonic).  Since Fox said actually the opposite of what Rush implied, once again he lies and distorts.  Face it, if you are getting your facts about Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's related research from Rush Limbaugh, you are misinformed.

I've actually met with people from the MJFF, and they repeated the same line to me that Fox repeated to Diane Sawyer.  One of the most interesting areas they are looking at is currently gene manipulation with viruses.  As for Fox's symptoms, he has mentioned recently that he is taking more acting jobs because with advances in medications, he is now better able to control his dyskinesia, most likely due to the research his foundation has been funding.

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