He literally changed talk radio. After the “Fairness Doctrine” doctrine was repealed in 1987 (thank goodness), an age-old policy that mandated that both sides of controversial political issues receive equal time on radio programs, Rush Limbaugh (#15 FCIL) was like a lion released from its cage, and what followed would be 30 years of logical, conservative, in-your-face “Excellence In Broadcasting” coming to you straight from a fiery #15 who said things as he saw it. On Wednesday morning, Limbaugh sadly passed away at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer.
According to Rush, it all began when he visited Europe and came back to the States. “So I started asking myself, ‘How is it that we, who have only been around 200 years, are light-years ahead of people that have been alive a thousand?’ So, I started thinking this. It was a matter of genuine curiosity to me, and not from a braggadocios standpoint … Manufacturing, technology, innovation, invention, creation, and it all led back to liberty and freedom and the pursuit of happiness and dreams coming true and working hard for whatever you want and being able to do what you love, not just have to dream about it.”
Limbaugh was a man gifted with words, and as one commentator writes, “especially those flowing from his own lips.” Yes, it is quite true that #15s enjoy making themselves heard, and as Q3s strongest in the Front-Left region of the brain, it comes as no surprise. “His vocabulary is extensive,” this author went on to write. “His diction tends to the grandiosely formal, though overblown to the point of self-parody.” Limbaugh could indeed be quite dramatic, but that’s what made him Rush Limbaugh. He could capture an audience simply using his voice, and what a large audience of 15.5 million listeners it was!
Fellow #15 FCIL former President Ronald Reagan once said to Limbaugh, “I know the liberals call you ‘the most dangerous man in America,’ but don’t worry about it, they used to say the same thing about me. Keep up the good work. America needs to hear the way things ought to be.”
Written by: Staff
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