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Joe Walsh talks about the late Rush Limbaugh

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17 February 2021, 01:59 PM
wtg
Joe Walsh talks about the late Rush Limbaugh
quote:
Rush Limbaugh Leaves Behind a Conservative Movement No Longer Interested in Truth. That Alarms Me as a Conservative


https://time.com/5915574/rush-limbaugh-dies-legacy/


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17 February 2021, 02:23 PM
pianojuggler
Good riddance.

Lamebrain spawned an entire generation of right-wing nuttery, each one trying to out nuttery the last.

He was enabled by Reagan killing the Fairness Doctrine. Not as much the "equal time" part as the stipulation that anyone broadcasting on the public airwaves must operate in the public interest. Spewing hate, misinformation and disinformation is not in the public interest.


I once heard that Lamebrain actually got his start as a left-wing talk show host, but he quickly figured out that that market was saturated and he could make a lot more money by switching sides.


Few people have done so much to destroy American democracy.


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17 February 2021, 03:58 PM
CHAS
I am from a town an hour south of Limbaugh's home town, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Was told that for amusement when he was a high school student Rush would call poor elderly people after the ice storms that hit the town of steep hills. He would tell the people that if they went to a certain church the church had money for them. He would then watch the people arrive at the church and pay the cabbie only to learn there was no money. Anything for laughs, huh?

When I was farming the tractor drivers would listen to the radio all day. The Black farmhands realized when Rush began his right wing show that he as all about hate.


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17 February 2021, 09:00 PM
CHAS
To paraphrase Bette Davis: "You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Rush Limbaugh is dead. Good."


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17 February 2021, 09:48 PM
Steve Miller
To quote Rush Limbaugh himself, remarking on the death of Jerry Garcia:

“Another fat addict has gone toes up.”


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17 February 2021, 10:30 PM
Piano*Dad
Tough crowd ...

Wink
17 February 2021, 10:41 PM
Piano*Dad
Delicious sarcasm

This post had Matt Yglesias uttering "well done."
17 February 2021, 11:39 PM
CHAS
Limbaugh celebrated the deaths of gay men from Aids on his radio show.


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A person who cheats to win thinks the only way someone else could win is by cheating.

18 February 2021, 10:42 AM
pianojuggler
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Miller:
To quote Rush Limbaugh himself, remarking on the death of Jerry Garcia:

“Another fat addict has gone toes up.”
Heh. In the few articles I have had the stomach to read, none has mentioned Lamebrain's drug addiction and his utterly hypocritical (public) presentation of it.

Just one more way in which he was a horrible person.


One commenter pointed out that Rush's nasty comments about Michael J. Fox's uncontrollable movements due to Parkinson's enabled I-1 to mock a disabled journalist -- and get cheered for it.

Just one more way in which he was a horrible person.


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When a door closes, a can of worms opens.

18 February 2021, 12:28 PM
Jack Frost
There is a little less hate in the world with his passing. Good fing riddance. Awful man.

Jf


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18 February 2021, 05:17 PM
RealPlayer
Buh-bye, Rush.


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20 February 2021, 09:07 AM
wtg
Michael Smerconish's opening comments today:

https://www.smerconish.com/exc...s-complicated-legacy

Rosenwald's book might be worth a look...


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