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Conservative radio host denegrates Justice John Roberts

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Michael Savage, a conservative radio host set the media world on fire by claiming Justice Roberts’ decision was due in large part to cognitive dissociation from his epilepsy.

Initially, I was furious. But as I listened to the bit, I began to see the media buzz. It didn’t take long to realize that this may have been the best thing to happen to epilepsy in a long time.

The epilepsy community needed something to galvanize the fight.
This may be it.

Hear the bit:

Reactions on Twitter:
ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress)
6/29/12 9:42 AM
Conservatives claim Roberts upheld Obamacare because of “cognitive problems” due to epilepsy medication thkpr.gs/LVtG9L

glenn fenster (@destinymaker4u)
6/30/12 5:11 AM
Conservative Radio Host Blames John Roberts’ Epilepsy For Affecting His Judgment On The Obamacare Ru fb.me/1NRiDeUZ0
Bryan Fischer@BryanJFischer

NYT, ’07: Roberts’ epilepsy meds “troubling side effects,” include “mental slowing and forgetfulness.” http://nyti.ms/LU0dgv

Reactions in the media:

What do you think:
I expect there is more to come. So, let us know what you think.

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  1. Anonymous
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    meds do have side effects period.

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