The Continuing March of Mendacity October 25, 2006Posted by Administrator in Cultural Pessimism, Liberal Hypocrisy, Liberal self-loathing, MSM, Politics, Stupid Party vs Evil Party.
Now NPR jumps on the bandwagon with commentator Lennard Davis castigating Rush Limbaugh for suggesting that Fox is over-acting with political ads in favor of embryoinc stem-cell research.
I am not about to defend Limbaugh here. I have rarely had much use for the man, and I suspect that he was barking up the wrong tree in accusing Fox of overacting.
But that won’t stop me from cutting into Davis for attempting to change the subject.
I can’t access the quotes right now, as my Realplayer (that I do not want) (and thank you very much, Maria Cantwell, D-Wa, a huge stockholder in RealPlayer, for screwing up my ability to listen to soundfiles) is insisting on attempting to play the clip, which was downloaded as a MSPlayer file. So I’ll have to go on memory.
Davis states -with some validity- that Fox is now NORMAL as a sick man, and Limbaugh wants him portrayed as normal -as in NOT sick. Fine, I guess. But Davis deliberately misses the point that it is Fox”s disability that is the star of the spots, and it is the disability that is designed to play on viewers heartstrings to promotes government funding of state-sanctioned murder in the name of science. He tries to place the focus on Limbaugh, and how he is exploiting Micheal Fox in the name of conservatism. That the issue is not one of Fox’s disability, but of stem-cell research.
Davis has it mostly right, but is disastrously wrong in two respects: Fox IS getting exploited, but not by Limbaugh. Fox is allowing himself to become prostituted by the DNC. And the second is that it IS about stem-cell research; the need to prevent further embryonic research before we become one with the Nazis.
UPDATE: Not to mention that the research in favor of embryonic research is NOTHING (literally) compared to adult-stem cell research.