by Ben Cohen
Please excuse the title, but I couldn’t think of a more appropriate one. Check out this clip of Glenn Beck sliming the British NHS by literally making up a story about Stephen Hawking (via Media Matters).
Beck implies that Hawking ‘pulled himself up by his own bootstraps’ to make something of himself after the evil socialist doctors told him he wouldn’t live for more than a couple of years. Firstly, Hawking was already a prodigious talent before he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and secondly, the evil socialist doctors managed make their predictions irrelevant by prolonging his life for another 46 years.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.