I love it when people who have no idea what they’re talking about act like experts on a subject. I saw a link today raising the question, “Did ever apologize to for accusing him of faking his Parkinson’s symptoms?”
Short answer? Yes. I believe he did. Kinda .
Later Monday, still on the air, Limbaugh would apologize, but reaction to his statements from Parkinson’s experts and Fox’s supporters was swift and angry.
But look at some of the comments on this link .
Dallas? First, the word is spelled “check.” And second, you’re talking about two different events. Rush was talking about Fox’s obvious dyskinesia during a campaign ad he taped. What Fox ADMITTED to was not taking meds before a CONGRESSIONAL appearance so the committee members could see what he looks like without his meds.
Koala? Learn proper punctuation. And the word you mean to use as a contraction for “you are” is “you’re.” Not “your.” And yes, there was a need for Limbaugh to apologize. He accused Fox of faking the “flopping around” during the campaign ad, not the congressional hearing.
Junkie? Sorry about your MS. Comparing MS to Parkinson’s disease is like comparing horses to Valencia oranges. You know for a FACT that MJF couldn’t have properly medicated himself before recording that spot? And where did you get your neurology degree, Junkie? Medication CAUSES the dyskinesia MJF showed during the campaign ad. And the word is spelled “freaking.” You may be an expert on MS, but you don’t the slightest idea what you’re talking about with Parkinson’s disease. Oh, on the subject of embryonic stem cells and the government not funding anything that hasn’t been proven? On the second part of that lunacy, say goodbye to most of the advances made in treating MS. They came from government funding of Clinical Trials which, by their nature, are INTENDED to test theories “that have not been proven.” And the reason embryonic stem cells haven’t been shown to help these diseases is BECAUSE RELIGIOFASCISTS have chosen SUPERSTITION over SCIENCE!!! If Bush had been president when the car was invented, he would have denied funding for safer vehicles because the horse and buggy works JUST fine.
No, Mykoli. YOU are wrong. You are confusing the campaign ad (in which he was medicated and for which Limbaugh mocked him) with the congressional appearance (before which he clearly stated he was off his meds so the congressmen could see what it was like.) Again, I know for the right wing, “knowing what you’re talking about” is not a prerequisite for pretending to be an expert, but DO, please, TRY to learn something about something before you make yourself look foolish, like you just did.
Another one confusing the two issues. Limbaugh was mocking Fox for the campaign ad, not for the congressional appearance. Is being ill-informed a prerequisite for being a “ditto” head?
But this next comment REALLY sums up the attitude of the typical Limbaugh defender.
Frank? I hope you don’t ever get Parkinson’s. I would wish something far worse for you, but your punishment is waking up every morning and still being… you.
You want the facts about Parkinson’s, people? They’re widely available. I know it’s not in the mindset of the Limbaugh Listener to READ or LEARN anything that Limbaugh doesn’t order them to read or learn, but try these sites for starters.
Or dwell in your stupidity. Your choice.