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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:51 AM

Drudge Smears Justice Roberts Over His Seizures

Source: Media Matters

In response to the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of health care reform, the Drudge Report is smearing Chief Justice John Roberts over the possibility that he might use epilepsy medication and suggesting that it affected his judgment.

Drudge linked to a Real Clear Politics post that contains a clip of right-wing radio host Michael Savage claiming that "if you look at Roberts' writings you can see the cognitive disassociation in what he is saying."

Roberts had a seizure in 2007, after suffering one 14 years earlier. The Washington Post reported this month that Roberts has not publicly addressed whether he has epilepsy.

Drudge also linked to a 2007 New York Times report that discussed Roberts' medical options. The article described the side effects of epilepsy drugs, but it has never been reported that Roberts actually takes such medication.

Read more: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201206280027




Wonder what Willard thinks of these tactics coming from the media ally he's lauded throughout the campaign?

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Reply Drudge Smears Justice Roberts Over His Seizures (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jun 2012 OP
freshwest Jun 2012 #1
left on green only Jun 2012 #2
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #3
left on green only Jun 2012 #11
A Simple Game Jun 2012 #12
left on green only Jun 2012 #14
permatex Jun 2012 #28
A Simple Game Jun 2012 #37
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #13
left on green only Jun 2012 #17
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #18
permatex Jun 2012 #31
permatex Jun 2012 #30
onenote Jun 2012 #34
Brickbat Jun 2012 #36
winstars Jun 2012 #4
MADem Jun 2012 #5
Archae Jun 2012 #6
oberliner Jun 2012 #7
Adenoid_Hynkel Jun 2012 #8
Summer Hathaway Jun 2012 #9
ilikeitthatway Jun 2012 #10
lovuian Jun 2012 #15
Nevernose Jun 2012 #23
KatChatter Jun 2012 #16
Deep13 Jun 2012 #19
ProfessionalLeftist Jun 2012 #20
bupkus Jun 2012 #21
annabanana Jun 2012 #22
tanyev Jun 2012 #24
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #25
William Seger Jun 2012 #32
randome Jun 2012 #26
William Seger Jun 2012 #27
permatex Jun 2012 #29
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #33
riderinthestorm Jun 2012 #35
Skittles Jun 2012 #38

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:56 AM

1. Way to stay classy, racist pig. Any of his other decisions he finds incompetent? I bet not. Repigs..

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:14 AM

2. I'm sure that if Drudge and all of the pukes hate on him with enough passion......

then perhaps the R man will have a complete seizure so that Pres Obama during his second term can appoint someone to replace him. Wouldn't that be sweet? That is the way we will get Citizens United overturned!!! Then Scabula and Thomas can go back to picking their noses for a living because they will be in the minority on the court. And since they are so dead set on politicizing the highest court of the land, I am sure we will find a way to really accommodate them.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:17 AM

3. I'm not about to wish a grand mal on ANYONE, period.

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:30 AM

11. Me thinks you are a bit too quick

to equate "wish a grande mal" (whatever that is) with what is merely wishful thinking towards an evil element of our society. Aside from that, I don't think there was anything in my post that encouraged you to do anything, other than read it. It would seem as though you are a bit too quick on the draw (no reference to the DU gun club intended) for someone who has no hidden agenda.






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Response to left on green only (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:44 AM

12. And Me thinks if you don't know what a "grande mal" is you shouldn't go around

wishing one on a person whether you like them or not.

Because that is exactly what you did in your prior post.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:27 AM

14. You need to learn how to read just a tad more critically

The word I used was seizure. Nothing more and nothing less. Your having the audacity to try and put words in my mouth speaks badly as to your credibility to engage in intelligent discussion. In addition to that, I believe there was no part of my post which which made any reference at all to *my* having wished anything on anyone.

So what is your hidden agenda, or are you just being real sloppy tonight?

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Response to left on green only (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:03 AM

28. You said a "complete seizure" which is a Grand Mal seizure

 

I was a Paramedic for 30 years and treated hundreds of people who suffered Grand Mal seizures, it's not a pretty sight. Wishing this on anyone is, in my opinion, distasteful no matter who it's directed toward.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

37. Below is a link for you to study. It's short and concise so you can understand it.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/grand-mal-seizure/ds00222/dsection=causes

I could add something sarcastic but I see you already had your butt handed to you.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:58 AM

13. This is what you said;

 

I'm sure that if Drudge and all of the pukes hate on him with enough passion..... then perhaps the R man will have a complete seizure so that Pres Obama during his second term can appoint someone to replace him. Wouldn't that be sweet?


(My bolding)

A grand mal - the proper medical term is a tonic-clonic seizure - are a seizure that effects the entire brain. it's a main hallmark of epilepsy.

This is what it looks like, video provided by a sufferer herself;

Play it with the sound so you can hear her choking. Pretty fucking sweet, amirite?

No. I don't care how "evil" someone might be, wishing they'd suffer something like that is just despicable.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:48 AM

17. Sorry, I see that you have given it your best shot

and you have failed once again (still no reference to the DU gun club intended). But many thanks for your dramatic attempt to put words in my mouth. There are many different kinds of seizures, and your are implying that my post was in reference to that which is apparently your favorite kind. But be my guest. If it pleases you to in your mind elevate the way in which you regard yourself, then go for it.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:27 AM

18. You think it'd be "sweet" for someone to have a seizure

 

However you want to dice the turd up, it's still a turd.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:09 AM

31. I couldn't agree more

 

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Response to left on green only (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:08 AM

30. Wishing a seizure on anyone

 

no matter what degree of seizure, is just dispicable. I despise Roberts but I would never wish harm on someone.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

34. You may not want to admit it, but you've been totally discredited

Your original post was clear in expressing a desire that Roberts suffer a seizure so "complete" that it forced him from the bench.

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Response to left on green only (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 12:27 PM

36. You seem to think "complete seizure" is a scientific term. Could you describe the symptoms, causes,

risk factors and diagnosis of this so-called "complete seizure"?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:27 AM

4. What SCUM!!! I want us to fight them just as hard as they do us but,

I almost (almost) rather fucking lose than be like them to win!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:29 AM

5. Well, that didn't take long, did it?

Drudge, what a tool!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 02:33 AM

6. Is it any wonder I call them them "Sludge Misreport" and the "Savage Weiner?"

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:00 AM

7. Actually Michael Savage is the one making the smear

And Real Clear Politics hosting the audio on its site.

Drudge just linked to it but the above should get the approbation.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:17 AM

8. Drudge is doubling down on Weiner's tinfoil hattery and legitimizing it

by providing his own 'flashback' link to make wingnuts think this asinine theory has credibility.
and by hyping it so heavily, he's fast-tracking it from the fringe of SavageWeinerdom to the mainstream of conservative and Republican talking points.
This will be a common theory among Republicans within 24 hours.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:45 AM

9. Looks like Justice Roberts

just got some dead fishes wrapped in newspaper, delivered to his door by the RW blogosphere.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:06 AM

10. Drudge hasn't been relevant in years

But he's a constant reminder of the scum that makes up the Republican Party.

You know what's funny, the majority of his readers will actually believe this nonsense.

They don't want to believe that one of their own cannot see things "their" way.

Drudge won't dare out him though. That would have been the next step for a non-self-loathing homosexual.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:37 AM

15. It just shows How removed Republicans are from beingin touch with human beings

they are non empathetic and NOT CHRISTIAN

It really shows their inhumanity to man .....that is what fascism is all about

Justice Roberts ended up showing his empathy for children and mankind

Scalia is a Vatican yes man

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Response to lovuian (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:12 AM

23. Oh, they're Christians all right

They're just really, really bad at being Christians.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:45 AM

16. So Justice Roberts can resign for Health Reasons after Pres Obama's

 

Election in Nov, Jan 13 would be a fine time to start the hearings on President Obama's nomination for Roberts replacement.

Win, Win for America, Liberals and Progressives.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:05 AM

19. Find out what pills Roberts takes and give them to some other justices. nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:25 AM

20. One word: low. Not that I'd expect any different from Drudge. n/t

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:35 AM

21. Drudge is sludge nt

 

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 07:59 AM

22. By all means, Roberts should resign! . . . but not until

Obama is snug into his second term.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:44 AM

24. Anyone with a health condition should have recused themself from this case!




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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:30 AM

25. Smears from Drudge?

Isn't that like saying: "Shitting through asshole"?

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #25)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:11 AM

32. Yes, it's exactly like that (n/m)

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:54 AM

26. Good.

 

Pile on, conservative numbskulls. Keep pushing. Maybe you'll get Roberts to take it personally for the rest of his term.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:58 AM

27. Michael Savage's "cognitive disassociation"

Cognitive disassociation is a defensive mechanism: Since Savage expected a different result, his attack on Roberts is an attempt to keep his head from a-sploding.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:06 AM

29. But if Roberts had ruled the other way

 

Sludge would be praising him to the heavens. Pretty amazing.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:47 AM

33. Uh, shouldn't these people have objected back when Roberts was nominated?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 11:15 AM

35. I'm no fan of Justice Roberts but this is disgusting. nt

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #35)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:20 PM

38. ditto

 

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