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Shock-jock plumbs the depths

Rush Limbaugh is a hugely popular shock-jock in the US whose reputation is less than savoury. He is uncouth, loudmouthed and lacking in any sense of proportion. So his actions the other day plumb new depths, as The Independent reports here:

"In a new embarrassment for the Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, the doyen of conservative talk radio hosts, has issued a graceless apology after suggesting the actor Michael J Fox might have faked the effects of Parkinson's disease in an election campaign advertisement pleading for embryonic stem cell research.

The 30-second advert, running in support of Democratic candidates in several key contests, shows Mr Fox, who announced in 1998 that he suffered from Parkinson's, sitting in a darkened room, his body lurching from side to side as he stares into the camera, making the case that such research offers hope of a cure for his own and other illnesses."


You can also actually see the visual of the man himself and what he said here.

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