Talk:Rush Limbaugh

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  • Article is fairly disorganized, also very bullet-pointy. Some bullet points definitely need expanding on.

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Soros-DNC Conspiracy Theories?[edit]

This page really underplays how much he's gone off the deep end in terms of Alex Jones-ian conspiracy theories. Rush Limbaugh accuses George Soros of paying millions of liberal protesters to march, says Obama orders movies to have secret subliminal messages, pushes conspiracy BS like Seth Rich, says that Obama is still running things through a deep state conspiracy etc. I think it's his defining feature in the Trump era, and deserves a section. I could write a section, but I'm not too familiar with Wiki editing... — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs


we should give feminazi its own page. it's use is similal to grammar-nazi and the like so I dont think it should redirect here.— Unsigned, by: Betrix5068 / talk / contribs

Don't wish to step on any toes, but[edit]

I'm not sure I'm too fond of the way that drug addiction is kinda being used as an insult here. I don't know much about this guy, so I may be missing something, but either way, it kind of makes me feel a little uncomfortable. Petrichor (talk) 11:38, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

He's being attacked for hypocrisy, of criticising drug addicts while being one himself, and promoting draconian law-and-order policies while breaking the law. Annquin (talk) 11:49, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Oh, righto. That makes more sense. I don't know if I just missed that in translation or what, but would it help if that wasade more obvious? Sorry, I feel I'm being irritating now. I'll leave it. Petrichor (talk) 11:54, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Misattributed quotes[edit]

There's some quotes floating around that have been attributed to him that are either misleading or outright fabricated. Credit to Newsone for the alleged quotes.

“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

“You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”

The first one I've seen circulated a bit online but it seems to be cribbed from 101 People Who Are Really Screwing America, and there's dubious sourcing for that one. Rush also denies ever saying that too. I think we need to document those dubious ones in our attempt to curb the spread of misinformation. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 00:26, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Comedian ?[edit]

I'm going to need a source proving he was a "comedian" Now, no doubt he would claim that so that when he said something too horrible for even his audience and spondors he could claims "it was just a joke". But other than a cover story, I don't believe he there was anything comedic about this tragic waste of skin and oxygen. (talk) 08:05, 19 February 2021 (UTC)