Worst Person in the World: Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh has launched the right wingnuts' attack on Michael J. Fox for his ads supporting stem cell research and Claire McCaskill claiming, "Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting" (audio and transcript at Media Matters):
LIMBAUGH: Now, this is Michael J. Fox. He's got Parkinson's disease. And in this commercial, he is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He is moving all around and shaking. And it's purely an act.
Last night, Keith Olbermann awarded Rush Limbaugh yesterday's 'Worst Person in the World':
But the winner, comedian Rush Limbaugh today criticizing the ad that actor Michael J. Fox did for a Democratic Senate candidate in which Fox, who has Parkinson‘s disease, calls again for stem cell research. Limbaugh says Fox was exploiting the shakes and convulsions of the disease possibly by not taking his palliative drugs. Says Limpbaugh (SIC), “I asserted when I saw the ad—stated when I was the ad—I was commenting to you about it that he was either off the medication or he was acting.”
Rush, given your history, maybe next time you just want to skip the phrase “off the medication!” Rush Limpbaugh (SIC), today‘s “Worst Person in the World.”