Saturday, May 17, 2014

YES, FOX IS STILL FLOGGING PRESCRIPTION GLASSES-GATE

No, Fox isn't dropping this -- you didn't think anyone there was capable of shame, did you?





It's at Fox Nation, too, of course.

From the story:
A New York ophthalmologist told FoxNews.com that special glasses former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen wearing last year are used to treat double vision, which is sometimes caused by severe head trauma.

Dr. Marc Werner explained the purpose of the Fresnel prism eyeglasses, like the ones Clinton wore, amid questions about the potential presidential candidate's health....

"Any issue which raises intracranial pressure can damage one of the nerves which moves the eye around, and if it damages one of the nerves, your eyes will be misaligned -- maybe temporarily, maybe more permanently," Werner said....

When asked what he might look for given the chance to see Clinton's medical records, Dr. Werner said he would want to examine imaging studies.

"I would like to know what the results of any imaging studies were and the cause of why someone needed Fresnel," Werner said. "There are lots of different causes, anything from Myasthenia to Multiple Sclerosis to maybe a blood clot, these are all possible causes, but all we know is that she was using a Fresnel prism and therefore had double vision."
Jesus -- multiple sclerosis. Hope you got a sweet paycheck for that bit of insinuation, Doc. "Maybe more permanently" was choice, too.

(Well, it beats the American Thinker, which is asking whether Hillary suffered a stroke.)

Steven Galetta, a neuro-ophthalmologist interviewed by The Washington Post this past week, said concussion victims generally recover quickly, though some show symptoms even after a year.

But, um, Hillary isn't wearing the glasses anymore in public appearances. However, the people who won't let go of Benghazi sure as hell aren't going to let go of this, even if they propaganda goes over equally poorly with non-wingnuts.

5 comments:

Chris Andersen said...

I've often thought medical professionals should actually be restricted from giving diagnosis of people they haven't personally examined. It should be considered a violation of their professional code of conduct.

And yes, that include the guy who wrote the book psycho-analyzing Bush.

gocart mozart said...

It's a known fact that getting hit in the head by a high and tight fast ball will cause double vision. Maybe the next Fox theory will be that she is secretly a major league baseball player.

Victor said...

Our Reich-Wingers are truly terrified of her!

They're going to pull out any and all stops that may still remain in their empty and ravaged heads, hearts, and souls.

All I think they're accomplishing, is to make Hillary more dedicated to running.

I think that, before Ham Rove started with this bullshit, she was 80% committed to running - after this ham-handed attempt, I think she'll be ALL-IN!

Stupidity and ignorance often brings on it's own demise.

I was half-hearted about her candidacy, but after this bullshit - RUN, HILLARY, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ten Bears said...

Seriously, ten more years of this shit? That's just nuts.

I can't help but wonder if there isn't some kind of Fruedian teat-suckling Mother Worship thing goin' on, this obsession with establishing a dynasty - I thought you people fought a revolution to get away from that shit? The daughter of every bit a family old school Robber Baron money as the Bush, Carnegie, Kennedy, Koch and Rockafeller? For ten more years of this shit? That isn't just nuts, to put the rest of us through it is selfish, is inconsiderate, is rude.

Not to mention stone cold full on Drank the fucking Kool Aid.

No fear.

Aunt Snow said...

How does someone know what prescription a person's glasses are just by seeing them on TV? Is this the Bill Frist school of medicine? Is this guy a member of Rand Paul's splinter ophthalmology board?