Thursday, October 26, 2006

“OxyContinRush” Limbaugh slimes Michael J. Fox. Hey, in America you have a constitutional right to be a slimebag. Right?


It was too much for OxyContinRush Limbaugh. He just had to rush to the airway and start smearing slime. Why?

Michael J. Fox, suffering from the tremors and shakes of advanced Parkinson’s Disease, had done a TV commercial in support of a politician who favors stem cell research that might help cure Parkinson’s.

OxyContinRush is the radio commentator whose drug history involves getting dragged into court by a Florida DA for illegal acquisition of more than 2,000 OxyContin painkillers. That’s a felony in Florida. But it usually ropes in drug addict and drug dealers who aren’t also nationally-known radio commentators.

Offended by those people who have the gall to want to see a cure for diseases like Parison’s and will support a Democrat to do so, OxyContinRush decided to slime Fox.

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," OxyContinRush Limbaugh said on the radio. "He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/24/AR2006102400691.html

And for insulting good measure, OxyContinRush added, “This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

Well, the Washington Post went and interviewed Elaine Richman, a neuroscientist who literally wrote the book on Parkinson’s disease. http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?r=1&ean=9780674017511

Richman said of Fox, "Anyone who knows the disease well would regard his movement as classic severe Parkinson's disease "Any other interpretation is misinformed."

Which is a polite way of saying, if I may crib a line from Al Franken, “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Liar,” as well as“a Big Fat Idiot.” http://www.thenation.com/doc/20000619/franken

This past spring, OxyContinRush Limbaugh signed a “deferred prosecution agreement” with the Florida State Attorney in Palm beach.
http://www.slate.com/id/2140956/

It’s time that agreement became un-deferred.

1 comment:

Bond said...

Excellent take on this... (OK..I freely admit, I had the same take on it yesterday and it just feels good to have someone else echo my statements!)
Like your style!