Drudge Smears Justice Roberts Over His Seizures
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.
Also, over at Think Progress:
Chief Justice John Roberts — a George W. Bush appointee — surprised many conservatives when he wrote the majority opinion upholding Obamacare’s individual mandate, but now some conservative activists are trying to link the side effects of Roberts’ epilepsy medication to his jurisprudence.
On his radio show yesterday, right-wing host Michael Savage — who has previously called autism a ‘phony disease’ — claimed that Roberts’ epilepsy is the root cause of his ‘cognitive dissociation’ in the Obamacare ruling:
TP has audio and a transcript.