This is so disappointing.
Like the late Christopher Reeve, Michael J. Fox is apparently under the pathetic impression that the unfortunate condition of his health gives him some sort of license to spout falsehoods. We saw this in 2004 with Reeve, who opposed George W. Bush’s reelection, and spread the same nonsense about Bush’s position on stem cell research.
Eight years later, it’s apparently Fox’s turn to pick up this phony propaganda flag:
DEUTSCH: Let’s talk if Rick Santorum wins, which is a real chance, obviously coming off two primary wins. The people are speaking. That party is connecting with him. And if he gets in office, of course, he is very vociferous against stem cell research. He gets in, how does your life get affected?
FOX: Well, I mean, he’s spoken out against science. He’s spoken out against education. And anyone would say that education is the pursuit of science. So obviously it will be — it will not be good. But on one hand, I’m kind of hoping he gets the nomination because he will be very vocal on these issues and will set up a stark contrast that people will really see.
Again, I don’t want to suppress ideas I don’t agree with. I want to — I want them, all things being equal, again, it was a vote — things are equal. Those ideas can be met and dealt with. And so if he — if he tries — I mean, certainly if he was elected, it would be — stem cell research would be shut down and all kinds of other things would be shut down, all kinds of scientific research.
Is anyone opposed to stem cell research? Contrary to factually-challenged Hollywoodists, both Bush and Santorum are for it. What some of us oppose (including Bush and Santorum), is embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of a human embryo — which is, you know, a little something we call “human life.”
HBO’s discredited “Game Change” did the same thing with Palin; made it sound as though she opposed stem cell research. Like Reeve and Fox, in order to make it sound as though their political target is “anti-science,” HBO never bothered to explain or even note the difference between stem cell research and embryonic stem cell research – which is all the difference in the world.
Because the distinction between the two is a perfectly reasonable one that most voters understand and likely agree with, Hollywood leftists have now entered their eighth year of muddying these waters by placing it all under “stem cell research” so they can disingenuously cry “anti-science!”
If you have to lie to further your agenda, maybe it’s time to re-examine your agenda?