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Leary Elaborates

Oct. 16, 2008by: Cherry Liquor

Denis Leary, who I reported yesterday as having a rather harsh view on autism, is (as one would assume would happen after damning excerpts from a book are leaked) explaining what he really meant to say.

In a statement issued to E!, Leary states, "I not only support the current rational approaches to the diagnoses and treatment of real autism but have witnessed it firsthand while watching very dear old friends raise a functioning autistic child. The point of the chapter is not that autism doesn't exist - it obviously does - and I have nothing but admiration and respect for parents dealing with the issue, including the ones I know. The bulk of the chapter deals with grown men who are either self-diagnosing themselves with low-level offshoots of the disease or wishing they could as a way to explain their failed careers and troublesome progeny."

Wow, that sounded like Palin getting her feathers ruffled when people asked her to explain why she called the war a mission from god. The point is that Leary chose to make jokes out of something that people take seriously and he needed to be prepared for the backlash. The strange thing is that I would have supported him more if he came out and said, "Yeah, I said it and y'all dumbf*cks misconstrued my meaning before reading the whole thing."

Source: DListed

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11:09PM on 10/16/2008
He still is an ******* for saying what he said earlier.

An apology would be nice and I suffer from Asperger's too. Does that make me a failure? No.
He still is an ******* for saying what he said earlier.

An apology would be nice and I suffer from Asperger's too. Does that make me a failure? No.
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9:45PM on 10/16/2008
When I first read about the original backlash I immediately assumed he was talking about something similar to Asperger's. I'd say more about how I don't feel that it is a real condition, but I won't.
When I first read about the original backlash I immediately assumed he was talking about something similar to Asperger's. I'd say more about how I don't feel that it is a real condition, but I won't.
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9:28PM on 10/16/2008

Issues with his clarification as well...

Wow! I've always been a Leary fan because of his ascerbic wit, and this whole thing will not change that. Most good comics do (and should) have not only the propensity but also the inclination to offend someone -- especially in today's all-too-PC world.

That said, Dennis' clarification is far from an acceptable explanation. I presume he is referring to Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is on the autism spectrum and is characterized by high-functioning individuals who typically have
Wow! I've always been a Leary fan because of his ascerbic wit, and this whole thing will not change that. Most good comics do (and should) have not only the propensity but also the inclination to offend someone -- especially in today's all-too-PC world.

That said, Dennis' clarification is far from an acceptable explanation. I presume he is referring to Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is on the autism spectrum and is characterized by high-functioning individuals who typically have above-average intelligence but do not have the capacity to form normal social bonds. I know because my son & I have both been diagnosed with Asperger's. It is a real condition and no more worthy (or unworthy) as comic material than is classic autism.
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