Rush Limbaugh is called himself a truth detector, doctor of democracy, lover of mankind. All around good guy and harmless fuzz ball, titles his legions of followers embraced as he boomed from their radios in a Italy ritual.
He is the conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the republican party and nation.
Limbaugh’s wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show Wednesday, ” as so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger that life,” she said. ” Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.
Rush Limbaugh Announced his health condition
Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease.
He drew people in with his wit, his sense of the theatrical and a made for broadcast voice offering listeners a blueprint for what he saw as the grand scheme of the opposition. And he did it with such unyielding confidence, his followers heard his words as sacred truth.
He said ” I want to pursue people with ideas. I don’t walk around thinking about my power.” He told author zev chafers in his 2010 book, ” rush Limbaugh: an army of one”. But in my heart and soul, I know i have become the intellectual engine of the conservation movement.”
Limbaugh took as a badge of honour the title of “most dangerous man in America”, and called himself “America’s anchorman”. But his assesments of those with whom he disagrees were not nearly so kind.
He called them communists, wackos, feminazis, faggots and radicals. And he would spare none of them.
A pioneer of AM talk-radio, Limbaugh for 32 years hosted “The Rush Limbaugh Show”, a nationally-syndicated program with million of loyal listeners that transfigured him into a partisan force and polarizing figure TN American politics. In many ways, his radio show was like the big bang of the conservative media universe. “The rush Limbaugh Show” helped popularize the political talk radio format and usher in generation of conservative infotainment.
Limbaugh offered a conditional apology after he accused actor Michael J. Fox of exaggerating his Parkinson’s disease and apologized when he insulted law school student Sandra fluke. He relentlessly attached president Barack Obama, Going as far as to fan the flames of birtherism. The discredited idea that Obama was born Outside the United States and therefore not eligible to be president.
Trump’s words to Rush Limbaugh
And in the few years, he peddled “deep state” conspiracy theories, providing cover for former Donald Trump during his term, who he counted as a friend.
In the last years of his life, Limbaugh, like most in conservative media, did everything in his power to protect trump, resorting to peddling disinformation and conspiracy theories to his audience. He attacked the so called “deep state,” special Counsel Robert Mueller, and other perceive enemies of Trump.
When trump faced an impeachment trial time in the senate, Limbaugh went to bat for him each day. Limbaugh attacked then-candidte Joe Biden, while simultaneously defending trump. Limbaugh told his listeners that trump’s only offense was being successful.”
“He’s being impeached bacause his successes threaten great damage to the democrat party,” Limbaugh claimed.
During trump’s second improvement, Limbaugh accused Democrats of advancing as “abject lie” about trump’s involvement in the insurrection as part of a politician effort to disqualify him from running for office again.
Limbaugh said Democrats were “deathly afraid” trump would retain his power over the republican party and so they wanted to “stop” him from having a public life.”
Trump called into fox news Wednesday to react to news of Limbaugh’s passing.
He described Limbaugh as ” irreplaceable” and “unique,” touting his “massive audience”. “He was a fantastic talent, and people, whether they loved him or not, they respected him, they really did, ” Trump said.
Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced cancer. A day later trump awarded him with the presidential Medal Freedom, the highest honour a president can bestow on a civilian. The decision to award Limbaugh the medal ignited fury among those who pointed to the radio host’s division rhetoric and inflammatory comments.
Limbaugh who had a close relationship with radio audience, told his listeners that he appreciated the “love and affection” he had received. Saying it was “unlike anything I’ve ever dreamed of or experienced.” But he said he preferred not to talk often about his treatment or health.