“Limbaugh popularized conservatism with wicked and sometimes abusive humor. Is abhorrence of his worst comments more important than support for Israel? Or is this really about partisanship?”

The Jewish debate about Rush Limbaugh
by Jonathan Tobin
February 18, 2021

In this most partisan moment in living memory, everything— including and perhaps most especially—the deaths of famous people, are perceived through a political lens and provide fodder for abusive exchanges on Twitter. So it comes as little surprise that the passing of conservative talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh, who spent his career engaging in no-holds-barred polemics, would trigger an overheated debate about his life and work. For conservatives, Limbaugh, who turned talk radio into a vital part of American politics, was a hero and a source of inspiration. For liberals, he was a despicable person whose death has inspired many of his detractors literally to wish they could dance on his grave. READ MORE

BREITBART Netanyahu: We Will Dearly Miss Great Friend of Israel Rush Limbaugh “He was a great friend of Israel and he stood by us through thick and thin, always firm, never wavering. We shall miss him dearly,” Netanyahu said. Limbaugh viewed Israel as the U.S.’ strongest ally in the fight against terrorism. Following the 9/11 attacks, Limbaugh called on the the George W. Bush administration to give Israel carte blanche to destroy its enemies.

NATIONAL REVIEW Why We’re Taught to Not Speak Ill of the Dead We used to widely honor the instruction to not speak ill of the dead, at least in media and public communications. But in our modern era of social media, the instinct is largely the opposite. When a prominent political figure passes away, those who loathed the figure jump online and instantly proclaim how happy they are that the person has died, how terrible the figure was, how they hope that figure is burning in hell, etc.

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