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Michael J. Fox Ad Controversy Makes Me Mad — 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by, Norma. I followed your link back to your post on this topic, and I would suggest it to anyone who would like a different viewpoint on this whole situation.

  2. I, too, found the mocking of Michael’s tremors unacceptable.

    The mocking of any disability is not acceptable in any form.

  3. Fox leaves himself open to criticism when he gets involved in politics, as Norma points out in her post, but I agree wholeheartedly with you, Marion.

    Limbaugh went way past the line of decency when he mocked his tremors, and I’m really surprised the disabled community hasn’t been more vocal about it. Maybe they don’t want to get involved, because of the politics of it, either.

  4. Whilst I agree this guy was totally out of order, he did inadvertently give Parkinsons Disease a world wide audience with his mocking of Mr Fox. Pushing a topic like PD to the forefront for a couple of days has been priceless free advertising and i`m sure Michael would be pleased with that alone even if it meant his name was needlessly sullied by some idiot looking to boost his own ratings. Fair play to Michael for having the guts to show everyone what his battle with PD is like.

  5. That’s an interesting take on the situation, Ripley, and probably true. I noticed Michael on the news last night refuting Limbaugh, so it’s still getting air play.

  6. Whether you are for or against stem cell research is not the point. Limbaugh had no right to mock Michael.

    He could have responded in an article or his own commercial or called for a debate on the subject.

    As Ripley says, it will be wonderful free advertising.

    Remember in the 60′ when the same arguments happened over the Pill.

  7. I agree with all you had to say, Jackie. I’ve not read Fox’s book, but Norma says that Michael admits in it that he testified before a Senate Committee without his medicine, so they could see just how devastating Parkinson’s can be.

    If Limbaugh had just left it at questioning Fox’s medication state, then none of this would have made the news. It’s the mocking that makes me so mad about the whole thing and that made it newsworthy.

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