A look back at the career of Rush Limbaugh. Of local interest, Rush is identified as the source of some of the fizzling “bombshells” that have been aired on this forum.
I will resist the temptation to editorialize about the corrosive role that Rush has played in the civic and political life of our country. His career speaks for itself.
The long, insightful and very interesting retrospective end with this . . .
“This is the right wing we’re stuck with, even if Trump loses, even after Limbaugh dies. And a Biden victory can only make it worse, for there is nothing conservative media like more than playing the victim. Spinning spurious grievances into bullshit extending beyond the horizon is the quintessential talk-radio trick. Limbaugh pioneered it. Trump perfected it. It’s a potent, brilliant idea that will outlive them both.”