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Wed Feb 17, 2021, 04:02 PM

What Rush Limbaugh did to us: [View all]

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What Rush Limbaugh did to us:
1. Made opponents into true enemies
2. Revived overt and dog whistle racism
3. Stifled attempts to revive the Fairness Doctrine
4. Showed Roger Ailes the formula for right-wing broadcast success
5. Offered ignorance as "common sense" thinking
6. Created an army of listeners with little knowledge and skills in civics or critical thinking into believing themselves political experts
7. Stifled dialogue and said it was OK to talk politics without debate (rarely took calls from those who disagreed)
8. Made partisan propaganda into a consumable product with tremendous market value.
9. Made hatred and violent rhetoric commonplace and "acceptable"
10. In sum, laid the groundwork for the triumph of MAGA and Trumpism, a reality we will deal with for decades to come.

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