Every day, journalists face a great dilemma: Do we even bother trying to argue with the likes of Rush Limbaugh? Or do we ignore him, figuring his dishonesty and ignorance are self-evident? Normally I opt for the latter approach, but today I'm going to make an exception...read on
Cohn also talked to: William J. Weiner M.D., professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He's also director of the Parkinson's clinic there.
MJFox also talks about the time he testified in front of Congress.
(correction) As expected---Hugh Hewitt's blog attacks the ad and downplays the significance of Stem cell research.
But it’s strange that Fox has so eagerly bought the promises of the stem cell research community. If Fox thinks that stem cell research offers him (or me) hope, he’s mistaken. Stem cell research, both embryonic and otherwise, right now represents nothing more than a promising theory. If it bears fruit, and that’s a huge “if”, it will likely do so too late to benefit Fox, me, and our contemporaries. In spite of the silky rhetoric of John Edwards-type politicians, dramatic medical innovations come slowly and take decades to pan out, not months.
Dean Barnett misses the point of this whole debate entirely. Michael J Fox and others like myself understand that cures are far away and won't help anyone immediately---so how does that discount it's importance? That's the point, We don't know what it will bring, but it does bring hope. Hope for future cures and medical innovations. Fox isn't supposed to support it because it won't help him? That's ridiculous, And how is MJFOX bullying voters? He's not supposed to voice an opinion on a topic he's emotionally attached to?
He also also brings up the chicken hawk meme and I want to remind him that Hugh Hewitt's someone who knows quite a bit about it.
Howard Kurtz, however, apparently thinks that Limbaugh's acceptance by the mainstream media is not the result of having "been mainstreamed" but, rather, that Limbaugh simply is "mainstream." Has the senator listened to Rush lately? Sure, he aggressively pokes fun at Democrats and lionizes Republicans, but mainly about policy. He's so mainstream that those right-wingers Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert had him on their Election Night coverage....read on