World Affairs Brief, February 19, 2021 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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THE DEATH OF RUSH LIMBAUGH
Accolades are pouring in from conservative circles over the death of Rush Limbaugh from cancer. Adjectives like “great,” “Titan among men” and “hero” are being bandied about. Phyllis Schlaffly’s organization said that,
Multiple generations of conservatives were trained by Rush’s voice on the radio. He spoke his mind. He never shied from the truth.
Frankly that last statement isn’t true. Like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, Rush never talked about the conspiratorial aspects of history. He used to long ago, when he was building his syndication network from the ground up. In fact, he talked openly about it, and showed he had studied “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” and other books. But when his radio talk show was picked up by one of the big 3 companies with a multi-million dollar contract, he suddenly became a conspiracy denier.
I was listening to his show on the day after he announced his new network affiliation and one of his regular listeners brought up a conspiracy issue, as usual, only this time Rush pounced on him like a tiger, lambasting him for conspiracy theories. “But Rush,” the perplexed listener protested, “Yesterday we were talking about this same issue on the air.” Limbaugh denied it and changed the subject. Continue reading “Skousen: The Death of Rush Limbaugh — “Not a great man in my book because of two things””