Posted by on February 17, 2021 12:36 pm
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One of the nation’s most toxic and divisive fascists is dead:

Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.

The right-wing broadcaster was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Feb. 4 [by twice-impeached Donald Trump, the most corrupt president in history], one day after he announced his diagnosis.

The Missouri native was the nation’s second-highest paid radio personality, according to Forbes, which put his net worth at $600-million. His $87 million annual income is second only to Howard Stern’s deal with SIRIUSXM.

An unusually understated TMZ:

Limbaugh’s success in radio did not come without a lot of controversies, as his views on race, LGBTQ+ issues, feminism, sexual consent and climate change — just to name a few — have been widely criticized … making him one of the most polarizing figures in America.

The same was true for Rush when he ventured to television, as evidenced by his very first appearance in 1990 as guest host for “The Pat Sajak Show.” As Limbaugh was discussing affirmative action, he got jeered by the audience … resulting in everyone being escorted out of the studio so he could finish the show solo.

Rush went on to host his own TV show from 1992-96, and during this time he was one of the most vocal critics of President Bill Clinton and influential figures of the “Republican Revolution,” in which the party regained control of Congress in 1994.

Years later, in 2003, Rush found himself in the middle of a new type of controversy — in the sports world — after joining ESPN as a football commentator. Limbaugh made incendiary comments about Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, claiming he was overrated due to the media being “very desirous that a black quarterback do well.” Rush resigned shortly afterward … but there were plenty more controversies to come.