Politics Warning: Michael J Fox is an actor
posted by October 24 at 12:10 PMon
No big surprise, but Rush Limbaugh is accusing Michael J. Fox of embellishing his `Parkinson’s Act’ in this campaign ad (which Dan also linked to below).
“He was either off his medication, or he was acting. He is an actor, after all.”
Not that Limbaugh’s outrageous shit talking deserves a rebuttal, but A Doctor responds (again, over at C&L):
The chorea that Michael J Fox has in that ad comes from chronic use of dopamine agonists in the context of Parkinson’s. They’re movements from the medicine, not the disease itself. Although he might have odd movements OFF of his meds, they wouldn’t look like the ones in the ad.
As Limbaugh knows little about Parkinson’s Disease (or laying off the meds), this is further proof that he should be forcibly restrained while his scrotum is punctured by the pointy sticks of laughing school children.
Children, you see, are our future.