Talk Radio Pioneer Passes
"We love people. When we look out over the United States of America… We see human beings. We don't see groups. We don't see victims. We don't see people we want to exploit. What we see -- what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don't think that person doesn't have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government,"
- Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh’s family announced early Wednesday morning, February 17th, 2021, that he has tragically passed away at the age of 70 from losing a long and hard battle with lung cancer. Limbaugh was an icon and an influential speaker who had much to share with the many people who were given the opportunity to listen to his words. The radio icon learned that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in early January of 2020, and then several days after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former Donald Trump during the State of the Union address. Immediately following this event and high achievement, First lady Melania Trump presented America's highest civilian honor to Limbaugh, this was a truly hard and emotional moment for him and his supporters.
Limbaugh had begun his consequential role in conservative politics in 1988 by hosting "The Rush Limbaugh Show." He spent over three decades doing what he loved and making the most out of the time he had on this Earth. His platform allowed him to be one of the biggest and most beloved people in the conservative media. According to the show's website, "his program that began 33 years ago on national syndication with only 56 radio stations grew to be the most listened-to radio show in the United States, airing on more than 600 stations, and Up to 27 million people tuned in on a weekly basis" to hear his commentary.
Rush Limbaugh had such a strong presence and impact on American media today, and he changed this world for the better. As the world moves forward in time, he is a true legend that will always be remembered and live forever to those who loved him so much.