4:05 PM, Mar 25, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Ramesh Ponnuru factchecks Obama's claim last night that greater federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research may help find a cure for Alzheimer's:
Ponnuru notes the many press reports that failed to point out Obama's distortion. The press failed to hold Obama accountable when he made the same dubious claim in January.
One has to wonder: Is Obama knowingly giving false hope to those suffering with Alzheimer's? Or does he not know enough about stem-cell research to understand that he's simply repeating a "fairy tale"?
For more fisking of Obama's stem-cell remarks last night, see Yuval Levin here.