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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Random Thoughts - 24 May 2012 - Rush Limbaugh Edition

I labeled this the Rush Limbaugh edition because, as you will see, they all have a connection to him.

1) The other day when I posted about the upcoming release of For Greater Glory, I mentioned that they were advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show. What I didn't mention then was what the ad said at the end. They said that they were a "proud sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh Show." That fact got me thinking about how the Illiberal left that makes up a huge number of the movie reviewers will react to the movie's release.
I say that because of the fact that the movie is hispanic in its subject matter. & for the PC crowd, they have to be supportive of anything hispanic since otherwise they will appear racist.
On the other hand, this movie is very Pro-Catholic Church. & even more Pro-upholding the authentic magestrium of the Catholic Church. & supporting what the Catholic Church actually stands for is anathema to the PC left. Especially when it comes to what the Catholic Church teaches on the Life issues, which Obama's HHS mandate is a blatent attack on.
Even worse, this movie can be seen as a veiled reference to the attack of the Catholic Church here in the USA by Obama. & we know how important it is that nothing make the beloved leader appear in a bad light, especially if what is shown is true.
I suspect that the honest reviewers will look on it at its merits & give it a fair review, which based on what I have seen, should be positive. For the rest, watch the reviews be positive about the Hispanic actors & how they played their roles, while attacking the movie in a similar way to how they attacked October Baby because of that movie's Pro-life message.
2) Recently, LifeNews reported that Michael J. Fox admitted to Diane Sawyer that the embryonic stem cell research that he had been so passionate about wasn't producing the results he hoped. If you remember, he had been hyping how the best way to find a therapy for Parkinson’s Disease from which he suffers would come from embryonic stem cells  Instead he was forced to admit that there have been have been “problems along the way,” & that new drug therapies are showing real promise and are “closer today” to providing a cure. So now his foundation will focus on other ways to treat Parkinson’s.
Of course, he cannot admit the truth, that embryonic stem cells will always be a failure. Additionally he continues to conflate together all stem cells in order to continue the myth that those opposed to embryonic stem cell research are opposed to all stem cell research.
In the interview he said “Stem cells are an avenue of research that we’ve pursued and continue to pursue but it’s part of a broad portfolio of things that we look at. There have been some issues with stem cells, some problems along the way.” (emphais mine) Notice that he doesn't clarify the fact that the only problems have been with embryonic stem cells. A good example is the 2006 experiment where researchers reported that they had injected rats with Parkinson’s with embryonic stem cells directly into the brain. & while the symptoms of Parkinson’s were greatly improved, the rats had the formations of tumors in their brains that showed signs of developing into cancer if the study had continued. This report came out at the time Fox was pushing his embryonic stem cell agenda & releasing an ad supporting Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democratic candidate for United States Senate. McCaskill is a huge supporter of embryonic stem cell research & another dissident Catholic when it comes to the life issues.
But not only that, he goes on to compound the lie. “It’s not so much that [stem cell research has] diminished in its prospects for breakthroughs as much as it’s the other avenues of research have grown and multiplied and become as much or more promising. So, an answer may come from stem cell research but it’s more than likely to come from another area.” (emphasis mine) The problem is one of huge misdirection. He is failing to acknowledge that adult stem cell research has shown real hope for a cure, without the problems that are connected to virtually every use of embryonic stem cells. He is carefully wording it so that if confronted, he can plausably deny downplaying adult stem cell research. Meanwhile he is trying to direct the attention elsewhere in the hopes that people don't notice the truth.
On his show today, Rush Limbaugh referenced to the Life News article from the 18th that riginally broke this story. He did so for 2 reasons. The 1st was to remind people of how he was attacked in 2006 for criticizing Fox & what he called the "whole phony embryonic stem cell debate." The article mentions that "When asked about earlier criticism he received from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh about his advocacy, Fox said it only 'sharpens your resolve.'
The 2nd was to remind people what he said then & now "Embryonic stem cells are not going to cure -- remember, embryonic stem cells, that was like the magic elixir, embryonic stem cells were gonna cure and fix everything, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, everything. And there hasn't ever been anything and there's not going to be, not in the near future. Adult stem cells are a different ball of wax. But embryonic, zilch, zero, nada, all of which you in this audience were informed of back during the heat of the debate." (emphasis mine) Notice how Rush makes the difference clear between embryonic & adult stem cells & which one does offer hope for cures, now.
We are seeing another example of Main Stream Media bias in how they are covering this story to avoid admitting the "culture of death" agenda bias, that includes embryonic stem cell reasearch supported by them & the dear leader Obama. Instead, they do all they can to appear unbiased while being just the opposite.
Which leads me to my 3rd thought.
3) My post yesterday about media bias that icluded what Brent Bozell said in a column was inspired by hearing Bozell's column read on Rush Limbaugh's show yesterday. & if you look at the 1st 2 thoughts, you will see that they both back up my point I made yesterday. The media attacks on October Baby were mostly based on its Pro-life message. & it is likely they will do their best to undermine For Greater Glory for the reasons I pointed out. As I just said, the MSM will do all it can to promote its "culture of death" agenda & dear leader Obama. & the way the MSM has done so with Fox's latest, letting him get away with lies, half truths & misdirection, is another example.

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