Rush Limbaugh is ailing. And so is the conservative talk radio industry.

February 9, 2021 ☼ medianutjobs

Source: The Washington Post

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From his earliest days on the air, Limbaugh trafficked in conspiracy theories, divisiveness, even viciousness (“feminazis” was one of his infamous coinages). He created what Columbia University historian Nicole Hemmer calls a kind of “political entertainment” that partially supplanted traditional conservatism and was crucial to Trump’s political ascendancy.

One can hope that when Rush is gone that the hole will take a long time to fill, but I despair. There are many who thrive on outrage.