RUSH: One of these many articles about the ‘flap,’ as they are calling it, over the Michael J. Fox ad, is one in which they asked some professor about my remarks from a communications point of view. It was either in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today or the Baltimore Sun. Both of those papers have done ‘analysis pieces’ here, and of course I’m just being who I am: a bomb thrower or what have you. It’s amazing after all these years. This is a communications professor, and these guys still don’t get what happens here!
All of these experts, all of these learned people, and they still don’t understand why this program is a success and why you’re there and how we connect with each other. They just don’t get it — which is fine. I just find it amazing. These are supposedly informed and learned people. Anyway, they asked some professor about my remarks from a communications point of view. Now, why don’t these same stories, why don’t she’s same journalists bring on scientists who can attest to the fact that the ad misleads about embryonic stem cells? Why don’t they do that? Why don’t they go out and ask somebody about the substance. You heard Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America yesterday with Sean Hannity. Well, if he believes it, if Michael J. Fox believes it, doesn’t he have the right to say it?
Yes! Nobody is denying that. But when it’s wrong and misleading, it’s going to be called on, particularly in the political arena. Why don’t they go out and get some scientists — and, by the way, they are all over the place. I have, ladies and gentlemen, in the stack here, a list. I wish I could show this to you. I’m going to show it to the on the Dittocam just to get the effect of it. There’s three pages of this. Let me zoom in here as best that I can. All right, there! Now, on the left side, this is ‘Benefits of Stem Cells to Human Patients.’ As you’re looking at it, on the left side there is just one of three pages of diseases where adult stem cells have shown progress.
On this side, all the diseases that show progress on embryonic stem cells. Zip, zero, nada! Not one disease has been impacted by embryonic stem cell research. Three pages of this, ladies and gentlemen. A total blank slate here, and these are all the diseases where adult stem cells have proven beneficial (flipping pages). You can see a blank slate versus the text: brain cancer, ovarian cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer, tumors abdominal organs Lymphoma, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia…. That’s just some of the cancers adult stem cells are showing promise. Zip, zero, nada versus three pages of these things.
In fact, there are a total of 72 diseases, 72 afflictions that have shown promising results with adult stem cells. Zero for embryonic stem cells. This is a StemCellResearch.org fact sheet: ‘Adult Stem Cells v. Embryonic Stem Cells,’ effectiveness on various afflictions. Now, my question is: Why haven’t the media brought on scientists who can attest to the fact that the ad misleads and misrepresents that embryonic stem cell research, as opposed to other stem cell research areas, not only is not going anywhere, but is potentially very dangerous as it is creating tumors in animals? Now, why can’t the media find these scientists? Why can’t the media find these scientists to attest to the misrepresentations that are in this ad?
Because they don’t want to, ladies and gentlemen, because that’s not the point! The point is not whether the ad is true or not. The point of the ad is to elect Democrats because the ad also claims that Republicans are not interested in curing these diseases. That’s the point it tries to make: Vote Democrat: you who suffer might find a cure, might be cured. With Republicans you have no prayer. Now, I don’t care who you are, and I don’t care what your ideology. If you have any kind of a heart, if you have just a shred of a heartbeat, that ought to repulse you like you can’t believe. You ought to understand how cruel it is to advance the notion that there are cures on the horizon when there aren’t. I know we all need hope, but false hope is just plain mean — all for the purposes of electing a Democrat?
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