Rush Limbaugh’s passing was the bad news many conservatives dreaded hearing.
After being in the public eye for 30 years, his fans thought they knew everything about Rush.
But then Tucker Carlson let his audience in on a secret about Rush Limbaugh that no one knew.
Tucker Carlson eulogized Rush Limbaugh the night the talk show host giant passed away.
“Instead, we’re going to tell you about Rush Limbaugh, what he did and why he mattered. Limbaugh was a profoundly talented broadcaster, but that’s not why he endured for generations and singlehandedly reshaped the media business, which he did,” Carlson began.
Instead, Rush continued to preach gospel of the greatness of America and the rightness of conservatism.
“The founding documents. He had actually read them, he really believed them. He wasn’t just saying it, and that was obvious when he spoke,” Carlson added.
Carlson explained that while Americans think of cancel culture as a modern-day phenomenon, Rush Limbaugh has been fighting the left’s attempts to censor free speech since his first day on the air.
“That was a threat to the people who want it to be more powerful than the Constitution allows, so they tried to silence him. We think of corporate censorship as a new phenomenon, but Rush Limbaugh was fighting it 30 years ago and winning,” Carlson added.
The left originated sponsor boycotts and demand that corporate entities censor political speech to try and silence Rush Limbaugh.
In the 1990s they tried to smear him as a racist, sexist homophobe.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, liberal activists thought they could cancel Rush after his comment about radical abortion activist Sandra Fluke.
And back in the early 1990s Democrats in Congress even tried to pass legislation to take Rush off the air.
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan ended the fairness doctrine which mandated broadcasters provide equal time to opposing points of view.
Ending this government-mandated censorship allowed stations to carry Rush Limbaugh.
If Democrats in Congress succeeded, stations would have dropped Rush’s show rather than be forced to carry three hours of a liberal talk show host that brought in no ratings or advertising revenue.
That legislation died in Congress as Republicans rallied around Rush and blocked the bill.
But the echoes of this fight still ring true today as Democrats demand media outlets and Big Tech censor speech that exposes Americans to an alternative to the Democrat Party’s preferred political narrative.
Rush Limbaugh showed conservatives how to defeat censorship by always speaking the truth and building a relationship with your audience so they will not abandon you at the first sign of a liberal smear campaign.
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