How Fox News Stars Remembered Rush Limbaugh

By The White House from Washington, DC - State of the Union 2020, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86676226

Legendary conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh died at 70 on Wednesday morning after a year-long battle with Stage IV lung cancer. He spent more than three decades hosting “The Rush Limbaugh Show” which became the nation’s most popular radio program with up to 27 million weekly listeners.  

“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said in his final 2020 broadcast. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”   

During his time on air, Limbaugh influenced a generation of Fox News hosts and commentators, here’s how they remembered him: 

“He was an innovator. He was a pioneer. He was a trailblazer. He was a great patriot,” Sean Hannity praised in his opening monologue. “He fought every single day to make this country a more perfect union and a better place.”

Hannity described him as an “unyielding champion” of freedom for everyone.   

“It wasn’t just [if you were] a conservative or a Republican. His love for country and the people who live here was boundless,” he said. “Over five decades, it was his words, his principles, his ideals, his spirit — it shaped the soul of a nation.”

Former Fox host Glenn Beck told Tucker Carlson that Limbaugh was responsible for saving AM radio. “That medium was over. He completely reinvented it,” he remembered. “He was the first voice since Kennedy was in office that didn’t have to answer and have a liberal on the other side. He could actually speak in a way people understood. He was a great teacher.” 

Laura Ingraham mourned Limbaugh as both a radio personality and a friend that supported her own cancer battle.  

“I think more than anything else for the people out there who had the chance to really get to know him on the radio, that sense of eternal optimism about the American experience is going to be sorely missed,” Ingraham lamented. “So that part of his spirit I think … it’s a cataclysmic loss.”

As a friend, I will say, as someone who has gone through cancer and lived through that, he was one of the first people I called and he was one of the people that just got me through it,” recalled of her 2005 battle with the illness, “I wish that I could have done for more him.”

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Big Schlong
Big Schlong
4 months ago

A Sad day for Conservative’s and any American who loves America and cares about the future of our loved ones

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
4 months ago
Reply to  Big Schlong

I absolutely agree with you, and love the way Sean eulogized him.
Rush will be remembered by millions.
I loved him and learned so much from him. Condolences to his beautiful wife Katherine and his family.

Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Yeah right…if Rush passed away at the NEXT election date FOX would be criticizing him as a criminal. Do not trust or believe the FOX owners.

Dodie
Dodie
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

He loved this county. Rush will missed.

Maryann
Maryann
4 months ago
Reply to  Tom

There will always be someone with a nasty comment. Congratulations!!

Gary Von Neida
4 months ago

True to the end RUSH was recording commercial messages live during His last few Days; as close as He could come to being live on air at death—May He rest without pain and with restored hearing.

Anne
Anne
4 months ago

God will put Rush to good use in heaven. Rush has moved on to bigger and better things. He is 27 million listeners guardian angel.

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