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  • 'The Michael J. Fox Show' canceled by NBC

    02/05/2014 6:13:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    EW ^ | February 5, 2014
    Michael J. Fox’s TV hot streak has ended: NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show has been canceled and replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Night, EW confirmed Wednesday night.
  • Chris Christie makes foray to scripted comedy with cameo on Michael J. Fox's NBC show

    07/15/2013 9:16:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 15, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    Chris Christie is headed to primetime, the New Jersey Governor will appear on Michael J. Fox’s scripted comedy this fall. NBC confirmed the politician’s appearance but wouldn’t comment on what role he’ll play. “The Michael J. Fox Show" premieres September 26 and follows the life of news achor Mike Henry, played by Fox. His character on the show, like Fox, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Though he made a name for himself playing conservative, Reagan-loving Alex P. Keaton on “Family Ties,” in real life the actor leans to the left.
  • Michael J. Fox Looks Past Stem Cells to Internet for Parkinson's Cure

    05/18/2012 8:31:43 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18th 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Michael J. Fox, whose turn from Parkinson’s disease patient to scientific crusader made him one of the country’s most visible advocates for stem cell research, now believes the controversial therapy may not ultimately yield a cure for his disease, he told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview. There have been “problems along the way,” Fox said of stem cell studies, for which he has long advocated. Instead, he said, new drug therapies are showing real promise and are “closer today” to providing a cure for Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative illness that over time causes the body to become rigid...
  • VIDEO: Arlen Specter Uses Parkinson's Disease Sufferer Michael J. Fox In Campaign Commercial

    04/27/2010 6:25:23 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 25 replies · 501+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 27, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Actor and medical research advocate Michael J. Fox says that we need Arlen Specter in the Senate to continue his outstanding work as a champion for medical research. Fox suffers from Parkinson's disease.
  • Stem Cells: Dr. Oz on 'Oprah'

    04/06/2009 8:45:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 3,771+ views
    ncr ^ | 04.04.09 | Tom Hoopes
    Here’s Josh Brahm explaining this “Oprah” spot, in which Dr. Oz comes out against embryonic stem-cell research on scientific grounds (Warning: In it he handles, pokes and slices a real human brain).  Catholics remember sadly that Michael J. Fox was a huge proponent of clone-and-kill stem-cell research. How ironic that President Obama, who claims to want to “follow science” is funding precisely the kind of research that the medical community is abandoning. See Josh Brahm’s essay “9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story.”On the “Oprah” show, Dr. Mehmet Oz handles the brain of a 50-year-old...
  • Michael J. Fox Guest at State of the Union(Well isn't that special.)

    01/17/2007 7:46:39 AM PST · by kellynla · 36 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | Jan. 17, 2007 | staff
    Michael J. Fox, whose advocacy ads created a stir in last fall's elections, will attend President Bush's State of the Union address next week as a guest of Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin. Both are staunch supporters of embryonic stem-cell research. Fox, 45, suffers from Parkinson's disease. As the 2006 elections neared, he appeared in television campaign ads for political candidates who support the research. "Congressman Langevin is a tireless champion for the advancement of medical research, and I am honored to join him next week at the State of the Union," the actor said in a statement. Langevin, who...
  • Hatch is confident of stem cell bill passage

    11/24/2006 8:14:39 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies · 728+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November, 24, 2006 | Robert Gehrke
    WASHINGTON - Supporters of stem cell research are confident they will pass legislation expanding federally funded research in the next Congress - regardless of whether President Bush continues to oppose the move. Congress passed the legislation last year, but Bush killed the bill, exercising his only veto in six years. But the election results have changed the landscape, and Sen. Orrin Hatch believes supporters can round up enough votes to override a presidential veto, if it comes to that. "I think we have the votes in the Senate to override a veto, and we may have them in the House....
  • The GOP debacle: Thank you, Rush Limbaugh

    Now that Republican senatorial candidate George Allen has conceded defeat in Virginia, the U.S. Senate, like the House before it, has been delivered to the Democrats. Pundits are poking through the entrails of the exit polls in search of reasons for the GOP debacle, and many are obvious: the fact of the seemingly intractable Iraq war; the fact that, for the past decade, Republican congressmen have allowed themselves to be seduced by the Dark Side of politics, and have thus abandoned their principles for perks and pork; the fact that, even with total control of all three branches of...
  • Fox rips Limbaugh at Milwaukee rally

    11/07/2006 10:54:37 AM PST · by bulldozer · 93 replies · 3,773+ views
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | November 7, 2006 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. -- One last celebrity plug, several pep rallies, and even more meet-and-greets marked the final day of Wisconsin campaigning Monday. Gov. Jim Doyle, who is seeking to become the first Democrat re-elected governor in 32 years, welcomed actor Michael J. Fox to a rally in Milwaukee. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, spoke about the governor's support for embryonic stem cell research. Fox, who had to occasionally brace himself as he twitched, referenced remarks conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh made two weeks ago accusing Fox of not taking his medication before cutting ads for Doyle. ''I recently had a...
  • Michael J. Fox endorses McNerney

    11/07/2006 7:55:20 AM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 270+ views
    ContraCostaTimes Politics Weblog ^ | 11/7/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    This just in: Actor and stem cell research activist Michael J. Fox has endorsed Democratic nominee Jerry McNerney of Pleasanton for congressional District 11. McNerney is in a tight race with GOP incumbent Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy. Fox has been actively campaigning this year with the Democratic Party for embryonic stem cell research. Pombo, along with many conservative Republicans and President George W. Bush, oppose the practice because it involves the destruction of human embryos. Here's the text of the Democrat's press release: MICHAEL J FOX ENDORSES JERRY MCNERNEY FOR CONGRESS Cites Support for Stem Cell Research Today Michael J....
  • Actor Jim Caviezel Battles Michael J. Fox on Embryonic Stem Cell Video Ads

    10/27/2006 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,445+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 10.25.06 | Gudrun Schultz
    Actor Jim Caviezel Battles Michael J. Fox on Embryonic Stem Cell Video Ads Caviezel states at end of ad, “You know now. Don’t do it. Vote no on (Amendment) 2” JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, October 25, 2006 ( - The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel entered the escalating election battle on embryonic stem cell research yesterday. He appears in an ad clip countering campaign ads by Michael J. Fox who is urging voters to support election candidates backing the research.  Fox has thrown himself into the promotion of embryonic stem cell research since Parkinson’s disease forced him to...
  • Neurologist Says Rush Limbaugh Criticism of Fox Technically Inaccurate But Likely Close to Mark

    10/31/2006 4:05:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,414+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 10.31.06 | Paul Ranalli, MD FRCPC
    Neurologist Says Rush Limbaugh Criticism of Fox Technically Inaccurate But Likely Close to Mark Fox admitted stopping meds to appear more disabled for 1999 Senate appearance There is no doubt that U.S. radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh's direct style and his own past medication issues make him an inviting target.  And although he was, in all probability, technically inaccurate in accusing actor Michael J. Fox of "acting" in his recent political TV ad supporting a Democratic senatorial candidate, Limbaugh may have been very close to the mark.   As a neurologist with a large number of Parkinson's disease patients, my...
  • Cancer-Causing Stem Cells

    11/01/2006 9:54:51 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 406+ views
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — Michael J. Fox hopes that research on human embryos will help him overcome Parkinson’s disease, but new scientific findings may give him pause. As controversy raged over the actor’s TV ads promoting Senate candidates who back the embryo-killing research, scientists came out with new findings — research using human embryonic stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease produce tumors in research animals. Dr. Steven Goldman and a University of Rochester Medical Center team, in a study released Oct. 22, showed that symptoms of the disease decreased, but tumors grew in the animals’ brains, according to the report...
  • Stem Cell Research

    11/01/2006 4:11:47 PM PST · by TexasPatriot8 · 12 replies · 553+ views
  • The Unassailable Democrats…

    10/31/2006 6:08:30 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Flame of Freedom ^ | 10/31/06 | Andrew Surprise
    "Now that the Democrats realize the mainstream media can no longer hide their true beliefs, and that the American people reject those beliefs, they are attempting to win elections by putting up spokesmen and candidates whom they believe are “unassailable”. First we saw Michael J. Fox..."
  • "Back to the Stemcells", starring Michael J. Fox! (movie poster)

    10/31/2006 9:37:26 AM PST · by Registered · 18 replies · 1,235+ views
    Registered Media ^ | 10.31.06 | Registered
  • Limbaugh not far off on Fox, neurologist says

    10/31/2006 5:27:11 AM PST · by Clive · 91 replies · 3,581+ views
    National Post ^ | 2006-10-31 | Dr. Paul Ranalli, FRCPC (letter to the editor)
    Re: Oct. 28 editorial cartoon, showing Rush Limbaugh shouting into a radio microphone, with a technician saying, "He must be off his meds." There is no doubt that the U.S. radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh's direct style and his own past medication issues make him an inviting target. And although he was, in all probability, technically inaccurate in accusing Michael J. Fox of "acting" in his recent political TV ad supporting a Democratic senatorial candidate, Mr. Limbaugh may have been very close to the mark. As a neurologist with a large number of Parkinson's disease patients, my impression of the...
  • Michael J. Fox is Right About One Thing: Pro-life Movement Must Oppose IVF

    10/30/2006 6:33:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 896+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 10.30.06 | Hilary White
    Michael J. Fox is Right About One Thing: Pro-life Movement Must Oppose IVF However, Fox is wrong about the use of unethical embryonic stem cell research ST. LOUIS, October 30, 2006 ( - Actor and Parkinson's sufferer, Michael J. Fox, has responded to accusations that he either acted his symptoms or that he deliberately went off his medications for an ad supporting Democrat Senatorial candidate Clare McCaskill. In an interview with CBS' Katie Couric, Fox unloads a bombshell on the pro-life movement saying that there has been little opposition to in vitro fertilization which has created the "spare embryos" so...
  • Rush Finds New Low in Mocking Michael J. Fox: Margaret Carlson

    10/30/2006 6:10:11 AM PST · by Dane · 74 replies · 2,271+ views
    Bloomberg | October 30, 2006 | Margaret Carlson
    Per FR rules can only provide a link. Link
  • Michael J Fox Opens Next Chapter in Embryonic Stem Cell Debate

    10/29/2006 4:22:40 PM PST · by Joe Anybody · 12 replies · 288+ views ^ | 10/29/2006 | Opinionmill Author
    In an interview with George Stephanopoulus, Michael J Fox admitted two things that need to be addressed. First, that he hasn't read the contents of the Missouri's Stem Cell Amendment. Second, that embryonic stem cell research does boil down to trading one life to save another.
  • Michael J. Fox admits Ignorance

    10/29/2006 9:20:02 AM PST · by ez · 345 replies · 14,544+ views
    This Week with steffi ^ | 10/29/06 | ez
    Did anyone notice that Micheal J. Fox admitted on ABC this morning that he had not read the initiative he campaigned for? It happens at 4:23 of his interview with steffi. Go to the ABC News website and do a search for Micheal J. Fox and you can view it.
  • GMA Devotes Half-Hour to Dems With Donaldson-Dominated Panel, Fox Puff Piece

    10/29/2006 7:53:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 760+ views
    ABC - GMA/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I first tuned to ABC this morning, I thought there might have been some schedule snafu owing to the switch to Standard Time. But no; I eventually realized I was indeed watching Good Morning America and not a late-night DNC infomercial. You could forgive me for being confused, because the first half-hour amounted to little more than a love-letter to the party of Pelosi.First up, GMA staged an "Election Pre-Game" panel, complete with that catchy NFL theme music. Cute concept, but then ABC fielded a lopsided team. Liberal lion Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts - voice of the center-left DC...

    10/29/2006 5:34:12 AM PST · by Dr.Syn · 62 replies · 4,970+ views ^ | October 25, 2006 | Dan Sargis
    COULTER SPOTTED FOX IN THE HENHOUSE The Liberal “Doctrine Of Infallibility”: ReduxOctober 25, 2006 You have to hand it to Ann Coulter...when she depanties disingenuous liberal hypocrisy; nothing is left to the imagination. In chapter five of her bestseller, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Coulter lays out the liberal “Doctrine of Infallibility”.  As Coulter explains it, “Finally, the Democrats hit on an ingenious strategy: They would choose only messengers whom we’re (Conservatives) not allowed to reply to”.  Coulter continues that, “All the most prominent liberal spokesmen are people with ‘absolute moral authority’—Democrats with a dead husband, a dead child...a terminal illness....” And so,...
  • Michael Reagan: A Little Truth in Stem Cell Debate, Please

    10/28/2006 6:59:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/27/06 | Michael Reagan
    Stem cell research is one of the major issues in many campaigns across the country in this election year, and it is being demagogued like few others. In the interest of truth in politics it's worth noting that there are two kinds of stem cells research – one involving embryonic stem cells (ESC) and the other using adult or cord-blood stem cells. The overwhelming number of candidates, Republican and Democratic, favor research on stem cells gathered from adult and core-blood sources. But many, mostly Republicans, oppose ESC research because harvesting the cells requires killing a living human embryo, and in...
  • Gabler: Media Have 'Tread Lightly' on Rush The 'Cancer'

    10/28/2006 5:47:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 119 replies · 3,333+ views
    Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A month or so ago I would have said that Neal Gabler and I inhabit different planets, but his apparent home of has recently been demoted from planetary status. While I'm off searching for another metaphor, let me pass along the latest comment from the decidedly liberal denizen of Fox News Watch that made me reflect on just how distinct a world view we have. In the course of discussing on this evening's show the controversy that erupted this past week over Rush Limbaugh's comments about Michael Fox, Gabler had this to say: "The media has tread lightly on Rush...
  • I sympathize, but Fox is still wrong

    10/28/2006 2:24:36 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 19 replies · 1,324+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | October 28, 2006 | MICHAEL COREN
    It is impossible not to be moved by television ads showing a shaking, obviously profoundly ill Michael J. Fox asking American voters to elect politicians sympathetic to stem-cell research. The actor has Parkinson's disease and he is convinced that he and others could be helped by such medical efforts. He might be right. It is possible that by killing unborn children and using their limbs, flesh, organs and stem cells to conduct research into neurological and other medical problems we could help sufferers and prolong life. Mind you, there is enormous evidence that embryonic stem cells are not particularly helpful...
  • The Swift Boating of Michael J. Fox(when "Swift Boat" is in an leftist article, it is a fine whine)

    10/28/2006 7:30:17 AM PDT · by Dane · 78 replies · 2,196+ views
    The Nation, Yahoo ^ | October 28, 2006 | John Nichols
    The Swift Boating of Michael J. Fox John Nichols Sat Oct 28, 12:44 AM ET The Nation -- Rush Limbaugh is not just making an issue of Michael J. Fox's campaign ads for Democratic candidates who support stem-cell research. The conservative talk-radio personality is making it the issue of a fall campaign that gets stranger by the day. While it may be hard to figure out why anyone with Limbaugh's political pull and national prominence would declare war on the guy who played Alex P. Keaton -- one of television's most outspoken, if eccentric, conservatives -- in the series "Family...
  • Jocks and Stem Cells Don't Mix (... But It's Okay For Michael J. Fox To Do It! BARF ALERT!!!)

    10/28/2006 4:10:40 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/27/2006 | Mona Gable
    I'm so relieved we have sports figures like football quarterbacks and baseball pitchers to set us straight on grave matters of public policy! Who better to advise the ignorant masses on stem cell research than two dudes whose knowledge of genetics and neurological disease amounts to zip? I am speaking, of course, of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan. Both jocks threw their helmets/caps into the ring by appearing in a TV spot opposing a proposed constitutional amendment in Missouri that would guarantee federal funds for stem cell research. The spot emerged faster than...
  • Fox: I Was Over-Medicated In Stem Cell Ad

    10/27/2006 6:06:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 123 replies · 2,881+ views
    CBS News ^ | Oct. 26, 2006
    CBS News Exclusive: Parkinson's-Afflicted Actor Tells Katie Couric He Wasn't Acting In Ad Responding to criticism by conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in a political campaign ad, saying he wasn't acting or off his medication. In fact, at the time he was over-medicated for his Parkinson's disease, Fox said Thursday in an exclusive interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. "The irony is that I was too medicated. I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric. "Because the thing about … being symptomatic is that it's not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it's...
  • Shame on Michael J. Fox

    10/27/2006 8:09:48 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 54 replies · 2,910+ views
    Orlando Snetinel ^ | oct 27, 2006 | Gary Loftis
    If you haven't seen or heard the ad, actor Michael J. Fox apparently manipulated his Parkinson's medication so he could do a pro-stem-cell-research ad for a Missouri Democratic candidate, demonstrating what a Parkinson's patient without treatment looks like. In the ad, Fox implies that stem-cell research is the only hope for "millions of Americans -- Americans like me." As a Parkinson's patient myself, I know that claim to be hogwash. There are drug and non-drug therapies that ameliorate Parkinsonism for millions of patients. There apparently is even one that allows Fox to work as an actor -- without the physical...
  • Plain talk: Limbaugh should be ashamed, but isn't

    10/27/2006 5:48:31 PM PDT · by UB355 · 112 replies · 3,032+ views
    Capital Times (Madison WI) ^ | 10/27/2006 | Dave Zweifel
    Plain talk: Limbaugh should be ashamed, but isn't By Dave Zweifel October 27, 2006 Rush Limbaugh may not be this country's most disgusting human being, but he surely ranks among the top 10. You're undoubtedly familiar with his latest outrageousness - claiming that Michael J. Fox was really faking those Parkinson's disease palsied shakes when he cut campaign ads for candidates who, like Wisconsin's Jim Doyle, favor embryonic stem cell research. Fox, who came down with Parkinson's about 15 years ago and was forced to essentially retire from his acting career, thus became the latest victim of the well-honed Republican...
  • Actors/Athletes To Be In Anti-Stem Cell Ad

    10/25/2006 11:50:30 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 65 replies · 1,656+ views ^ | 10/25/06 | Jim Salter
    Days after actor Michael J. Fox appeared in a TV ad urging Missouri voters to support stem cell research, opponents will unveil their own commercial during the World Series Wednesday night. The Cardinals' starting pitcher for Game 4, Jeff Suppan, is among several celebrities who appear in the minute-long ad. Others include Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, Kansas City Royals player Mike Sweeney and two actors _ Patricia Heaton of TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond" and Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ." "Amendment 2 claims it bans human cloning, but in the 2,000 words you don't...
  • Lead us Not into Temptation

    10/27/2006 2:46:31 PM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 9 replies · 534+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/27/06 | Ken Connor
    It's campaign season, which means there is plenty of mud being tossed back and forth between candidates, especially on campaign commercials. These commercials are notorious for taking complex political debates and boiling them down into misleading sound bites. This "dumbing down" of political debate is always unfortunate, but it becomes tragic when sound bites endanger the lives of vulnerable human beings. Case in point: a couple of candidates have released campaign commercials featuring Michael J. Fox. Mr. Fox, who starred in the Back to the Future movies, is suffering from Parkinson's disease, and after seeing him on TV, every decent...
  • Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations [it's like being hit with a hammer."........]

    10/26/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 170 replies · 4,242+ views
    Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations (CBS News) Responding to criticism by conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in a political campaign ad, saying he wasn't acting or off his medication. In fact, at the time he was over-medicated for his Parkinson's disease, Fox said in an exclusive interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. "The irony is that I was too medicated, I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric. "Because the thing about, the thing about being symptomatic is that it's not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it's like being hit with a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Sets the Record Straight

    10/27/2006 1:39:06 PM PDT · by libertynews · 16 replies · 1,867+ views ^ | 10/27/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right, the flap over the Michael J. Fox commercial continues. It will not die down. The story is that I am out of control. The real story is and the fact is, the Drive-By Media, folks, has devolved into an hysterical mob. I'm going to explain why here in just a second, but before we go to the audio sound bites to set up the opening monologue in the program today, I want to get one thing straight. We had a call yesterday, and I dealt with it yesterday, and I will deal with it again...
  • Steele hits back at Cardin/Fox ad

    10/27/2006 8:38:05 AM PDT · by USArmySpouse · 95 replies · 3,974+ views
    Ouch! I'm pretty confident that Michael Steele is going to beat Ben Cardin in Maryland's Senate race, in part because Cardin keeps shooting himself in the foot. He's now running one of those disgraceful Michael J. Fox embryonic stem cell research ads, which misrepresents Steele's position on the issue (as well as President Bush's). Here is Steele's devastating response, in his own ad: STEELE: I’m Michael Steele, and I approve this message. TURNER: I’m Dr. Monica Turner. Congressman Ben Cardin is attacking Michael Steele with deceptive, tasteless ads. He is using the victim of a terrible disease to frighten people...
  • Spin City - Michael J. Fox isn't telling the whole truth about stem cells in those ads.

    10/26/2006 7:51:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,414+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/25/2006 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Spin City Michael J. Fox isn't telling the whole truth about stem cells in those Ryan T. Anderson 10/25/2006 6:54:00 PM MICHAEL J. FOX is making a splash on television sets across Missouri, appearing in a stem cell commercial attacking Senator Jim Talent during Game 1 of the World Series. According to Fox, "Senator Jim Talent opposes expanding stem cell research. Senator Talent even wanted to criminalize the science that gives us a chance for hope." Of course Senator Talent has been a consistent supporter of increased funding for stem cell research that doesn't involve the destruction of...
  • Blind social activist says Michael J Fox should come back to the future

    10/26/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 16 replies · 704+ views ^ | October 26, 2006 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Recently, I lost a great deal of respect for celebrity Michael J. Fox after watching a commercial where he criticizes Republicans for not supporting stem cell research. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, was either ill-informed or disingenuous while making this ad. What makes matters even worse is when conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh questioned Fox's sincerity in making the commercials, but was pilloried in the media. Limbaugh said Fox did not take his medication--thereby worsening his symptoms--in order to garner sympathy during the filming of the spot. The truth is Fox has admitted to using this technique...
  • Doyle Blasts Conservatives For Attack On Actor

    10/26/2006 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 478 replies · 5,650+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 26 OCTOBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) MADISON -- Gov. Jim Doyle blasted conservatives who have accused Michael J. Fox of exaggerating the effects of Parkinson's disease in campaign ads, including one for Doyle in which the actor touts the promise of stem cell research. Doyle singled out radio commentator Rush Limbaugh who said Fox deliberately went off his medication for maximum impact when he filmed ads for Doyle and two other Democrats. In the ads, Fox shakes visibly as a result of his condition. Limbaugh and others have noted that Fox acknowledged in a 2002 book that he stopped taking drugs before he testified in...
  • Patricia Heaton: Not Everyone Loves Michael J. Fox(Hollywood gossip mongers trash Patricia Heaton)

    10/26/2006 8:17:16 AM PDT · by Dane · 104 replies · 6,528+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 26, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    Patricia Heaton — who won an Emmy for her work on "Everyone Loves Raymond" — is taking sides in the stem-cell research debate. She’s put herself on the opposite side of Michael J. Fox, the much-beloved actor who’s been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1991 and is a firm supporter of embryonic stem-cell research. Heaton is now appearing in a commercial intended to persuade Missouri voters to vote against Amendment 2 on their ballot. Fox, in his own commercial, urges voters to support the measure and Democrat Claire McCaskill, who is running for U.S. Senate against the incumbent, Jim Tenant, a...
  • Michael J. Embryo(Scott Ott(Scrappleface) video on You tube)

    10/26/2006 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Dane · 11 replies · 963+ views
    YouTube, Scrappleface ^ | October 26, 2006 | Scott Ott
    This a great video and shows the hypocrisy of Michael J. Fox and the democrats.
  • Lauer Suggests Rush Right: 'Fox Has To Expect To Be Taken To Account'

    10/26/2006 5:23:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 100 replies · 3,393+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    While there's a harbinger of winter in the air here in upstate New York, it didn't prepare me for the hell-freezing-over moment on this morning's 'Today' show. Matt Lauer, of all folks, went to bat for Rush Limbaugh.Lauer interviewed conservative commentator Laura Ingraham and USC law prof - and Dukakis presidential campaign manager - Susan Estrich about current campaign tactics. Matt set the tone with this question, which implied that people are blowing the supposedly unusual level of nastiness out of proportion:"A lot of people are running around all flustered right now about these negative ads, these negative comments in...
  • Killing as compassion..("Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil")

    10/26/2006 5:17:36 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 13 replies · 678+ views
    WND ^ | October 26, 2006 | Tom Flannery
    A new political TV ad featuring actor Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, is causing waves. In it, Fox asks Missouri voters to support Democratic Senate candidate Claire McCaskill in her bid to unseat Sen. Jim Talent, citing Talent's opposition to embryonic stem cell research. Well, actually Fox leaves out the whole embryonic part, as proponents of this research often do. That way they don't have to address the complicated moral issues involved here and instead pretend that such issues simply don't exist. They want to frame the debate exclusively around the cures they claim that embryonic stem...
  • Cardinals' Suppan Pitching and Politicking

    10/26/2006 4:39:44 AM PDT · by veronica · 19 replies · 733+ views
    NYT ^ | October 25, 2006 | JOE LAPOINTE
    Jeff Suppan is scheduled to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, but his time on the mound will not be his only appearance on the baseball telecast. Suppan is one of several athletes in a political campaign commercial to be broadcast regionally during the Fox network’s telecast of the game. The ad urges Missouri voters to oppose stem-cell research and vote against Amendment 2 to the state constitution, on the ballot in the Nov. 7 election. In a video copy of the ad, produced and distributed by an anti-amendment group...
  • ON VIDEO Michael J. Fox Ad for Arlen Specter in 2004, Actor calm and not smearing Arlen's opponent

    10/25/2006 11:26:02 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 35 replies · 1,521+ views
    vanity | October 25, 2006 | the Eagle has Landed
    If someone could get the video of the Arlen Specter Ad, I think it aired on Olborman show. Michael Fox is very calm and not smearing Arlen's opponent with lies about his position.
  • Patricia Heaton, Sports Stars Rebut Michael J. Fox on Missouri Stem Cell Ad

    10/26/2006 12:27:10 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 44 replies · 4,643+ views ^ | 25 Oct 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life advocates in Missouri have prepared a response ad to one that actor Michael J. Fox has made in numerous states that contains misleading information about pro-life candidates and their views on stem cell research. The new ads feature St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan and stars Jim Caviezel of "The Passion of Christ." ... A new study by Steven Goldman and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center finds embryonic stem cells cause tumors when inserted into rats that have Parkinson's. As a result, patients like Fox would likely be killed or face severe problems if treated with...
  • Video: Scrappleface responds to the Michael J. Fox stem-cell ad

    10/25/2006 4:54:59 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 50 replies · 2,765+ views
    HotAir ^ | 10/26/06
    Here’s how you play the victim card. Video at link
  • CBS Evening News to Showcase Michael J. Fox Interview on Thursday

    10/25/2006 5:20:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 50 replies · 1,648+ views ^ | October 25, 2006 | Brent Baker
    CBS Evening News to Showcase Michael J. Fox Interview on Thursday Posted by Brent Baker on October 25, 2006 - 20:02. Katie Couric touted, on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, how her Thursday broadcast will feature an interview with actor Michael J. Fox. It will air just three days after conservatives denounced as misleading and distorted his TV ads, about stem cell research, against Republican Senate candidates. In a spot for Democratic Missouri Senate candidate Claire McCaskill, for instance, Fox, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, charged in reference to the Republican incumbent: “Senator Talent even wanted to criminalize the science that...
  • Heartlessness(Patti Davis, who won't take her father's name, chimes in)

    10/25/2006 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Dane · 53 replies · 2,106+ views
    Newsweek, MSNBC ^ | October 25, 2006 | Patt Davis
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  • Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad (Good Morning America today, video)

    10/25/2006 12:07:38 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 75 replies · 3,357+ views
    *** Just outstanding guest appearance by Sean Hannity on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, our 'Great American'!!! *** Hannity: Michael J. Fox Can Be Criticized for Stem Cell Ad Radio Show Host Says Ad Won't Affect Midterm Elections' Outcome Video link - (opens ABC News video player) ABC Talk Radio host Sean Hannity spoke to Diane Sawyer about the recent controversey caused by Rush Limbaugh's comments about Michael J. Fox. Oct. 25, 2006 — Conservatives came to the defense of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh over his accusation that actor Michael J. Fox's appearance in a political ad about...