How low can Limbaugh go? - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
How low can Limbaugh go?


Limbaugh Says Actor Fox Exaggerates Effects of Disease in Ads


By Daniela Deane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 24, 2006; 4:42 PM

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh today attacked actor Michael J. Fox for inserting his halting voice into the U.S. Senate campaign in Missouri, suggesting Fox was "acting" in a commercial where he's shown shaking while endorsing the importance of stem cell research.
"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," Limbaugh told listeners today, encouraging them to go online to watch Fox's commercial, which first aired Oct. 21 in St. Louis during a World Series game. "He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act."
In the commercial, Fox throws his support behind Democratic Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, who supports stem cell research, against Republican James M. Talent. Fox also taped similar ads for other Democratic candidates, including Benjamin L. Cardin in his Senate race against Republican Michael S. Steele in Maryland and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D), who is seeking reelection.
The ads bear witness to the actor's unmistakable decline from Parkinson's, which the actor has suffered from for a long time, and harnesses that physical degeneration into a political message.
"What you do in Missouri matters to millions of Americans, Americans like me," Fox said in the television spot, which will continue airing throughout Missouri this week.
"This is the only time I've ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the disease he has," Limbaugh said. "He can barely control himself."
Limbaugh said Fox could "control himself enough to stay in the frame of the picture" and to keep "his eyes right on the . . . teleprompter. But his head and shoulders are moving all over the place."
"He is acting like his disease is deteriorating because Jim Talent opposes research that would help him get cured," Limbaugh said, adding that Talent only opposes "fetal stem cell research, but not adult."
"This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox," Limbaugh said. "Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
Fox, who gained fame for his roles in the "Family Ties" and "Spin City" television shows and "Back to the Future" movies, has long been open about his battle with Parkinson's and his support for the research that could lead to a treatment.
But in this ad he shows a noticeable degree of decline not widely seen in previous public appearances. His speech is clear but his head and body are jerky and unsteady.
Besides the ads, Fox has also made plans to appear at events for two Democrats, Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Tammy Duckworth, a candidate for Congress from Illinois.
"He wants to take on races and get involved in races that involve a pro stem cell candidate against an anti embryonic stem cell candidate," Fox publicist John Rogers said.
Cardin aides in Maryland said Fox contacted the campaign after seeing news accounts of Steele's position on the research. In February, Steele told members of a Baltimore Jewish group, "Look, you of all folks know what happens when people decide they want to experiment on human beings, when they want to take your life and use it as a tool."
He later apologized for the remark, which was interpreted as a comparison between embryonic stem cell research and Nazi experimentation.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...400691_pf.html
DP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:08 PM
RFC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Pretty lame of Rushbo, but what is left out of the story is his apology to Mr. Fox
when his viewers corrected him.

Is Fox even an American?
post #3 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:14 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
yoseyman's Avatar
 
Date registered: Nov 2005
Vehicle: Baby
Location: 1313 Mockingbird lane
Posts: 9,689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today I went into Mickey D's and ask for a Mohammad Ali.

The girl ask what that is, I said " a chocolate shake"
yoseyman is offline  
post #4 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFC
Pretty lame of Rushbo, but what is left out of the story is his apology to Mr. Fox
when his viewers corrected him.

Is Fox even an American?
And if he was not, would that matter?
DP is offline  
post #5 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:19 PM
RFC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Just thought it would be strange to use him in a campaign to try and
Get our tax money for funding

Kind of like the bad guys over in Iraq know we have a election coming so they
Increase the violence to try and influence the American people

Last edited by RFC; 10-24-2006 at 03:21 PM.
post #6 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFC
Just thought it would be strange to use him in a campaign to try and
Get our tax money for funding
You mean he was going to take the money to where he came from?
DP is offline  
post #7 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFC
.....Kind of like the bad guys over in Iraq know we have a election coming so they
Increase the violence to try and influence the American people
did we use Iraqis for our own propaganda? Remember the purple fingers?
DP is offline  
post #8 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:24 PM
RFC
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
His momma?
post #9 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RFC
His momma?
That too
DP is offline  
post #10 of 156 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 03:26 PM
BenzWorld Extremist
 
Date registered: Feb 2004
Vehicle: 68 280 SEL, 89 300TE
Location: Washington, the state!
Posts: 906
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to myfirstbenz Send a message via MSN to myfirstbenz
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by yoseyman
Today I went into Mickey D's and ask for a Mohammad Ali.

The girl ask what that is, I said " a chocolate shake"
Ah ha ha ha. That's a good one, bad, but good.

M.J. Fox is from Canada, but that doesn't mean he can't go before congress to help support govt funding/research of stemcell research.

Does anyone here not support stemcell research because it is "talking a life"? Don't get me wrong, life is amazing, but it isn't like we have a shortage of human life on this planet.

And forgive me if this has been covered before, but if we should ban this research because it is destroying "lives" shouldn't we outlaw menstration and male ejaculation of any type? That's technically destroying life isn't it? Please prove this wrong?

"every sperm is sacred...." :P

::Familie von Mercedes::
'00 German Sheperd ("Hans")
'89 300 TE 117k
'92 400E (killed in action)
'68 280 SE/8 (High School Sweetheart)
'95 E320 (mother's)
'60 190D (dad's new project)
'05 A6 Allroad 2.7t (dad's ride)
'84 190E (sold)
'90 300CE (brother's)
myfirstbenz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Limbaugh detained at Palm Beach airport guage Off-Topic 24 06-29-2006 09:56 PM
    Rush Limbaugh, Sex Tourist? firstmb Off-Topic 1 06-27-2006 09:13 PM
    FS 4 LIKE NEW W140 Wheels LOW LOW LOW MILES mespe For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 09-20-2005 12:33 PM
    Is Rush Limbaugh getting high again? FeelTheLove Off-Topic 6 09-01-2005 10:09 AM
    LOW LOW PRICE on 4 Brand New 20" LORINSER RS6 Diamond Cut Silver rims khoatrn General Mercedes-Benz 2 02-14-2005 11:09 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome