Smerconish takes on Rush Limbaugh's legacy

20 feb 2021
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CNN's Michael Smerconish looks at the complicated legacy of late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Smerconish points out Limbaugh was a gifted showman but unfortunately enabled those with microphones to supplant traditional political leadership.
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  • We are conservatives because we vote biblically. We support Godly principles. You democrats vote the way you do because you support anti-God sinful practices, hence you are a godless party. So Rush Limbaugh has nothing to do with the way I vote, God's word and good ole fashion decency is why I vote Conservative.

    Rousosr GL1800Rousosr GL18002 klukkustundum síðan
  • Rush was cruel and a racist. Bet he didn’t talk his way into heaven

    Eli SmithEli Smith6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Smerconish would not make a pimple on Limbaughs ass

    Flash GordonFlash Gordon7 klukkustundum síðan
  • I really like you, Michael, but sometimes I think you are just too damn nice! But, that's a good thing the world needs more of.

    Patricio Da SilvaPatricio Da Silva9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well, I'm going to thank Rush Limbaugh, but for a different reason. Yes, he paved the way, and in his audience, the left behind, the hard working blokes that think leftist governments have been riding on their backs to let lazy people live of the teat of the government handouts, and all these folks found their champion, Donald Trump, con man extraordinaire, a rich guy so rich even God is impressed, and man, America got the full virus. Well, we got it, and now America knows what the disease is all about, and we've been thoroughly inoculated, and the Republican party has been destroyed into two solid camps, the sensible, moderate, well established, educated, old guard republicans, and the brash, young, uncompromising, in your face, loud mouth, racist and misogynist, jew hating gay hating gun fetishing morons in whom Trump is their champion. They have always been there, afraid to take off their hoods, well, Trump, gave them the courage to come out,, get on social media, and let everyone know who they are, not to mention a number of whom will soon be incarcerated and thrown under the bus by their dear leader. who pardoned ony his cronies but not those who really believed in him, attacked the capitol for him. Little did they know their 'champion only wanted their money and adulation, and not much else. I mean, really, a billionaire from seedy side of NYC is your champion? Excuse me, but y'all have taken stoopid to new heights. But, thanks Rush, for giving us Trump, and America is now inoculated against Trump, he's out of the picture, and guys like him will never come to power, ever again and the GOP is now a shit show. Now, we can get back to normal. You might not like it, but it's a much calmer sea, having to compromise with a larger sector of America you don't like, nor do they particularly like you. But get this, and get it good, there are more of us than there are of you. Got that? Good. Now, can we just get along?

    Patricio Da SilvaPatricio Da Silva9 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Patricio Da Silva I gotcha but still great analysis!

      Brad ThompsonBrad Thompson37 mínútum síðan
    • @Brad Thompson Nope, I'm a Bill Maher liberal. Not woke, not crazy.

      Patricio Da SilvaPatricio Da Silva54 mínútum síðan
    • I agree with about 90% of what you said you sound like a reasonable conservative I myself am an independent but overall great analysis!

      Brad ThompsonBrad Thompson6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Thank you for calling me a Ditto-head, Mr. Smerconish, hugely appreciated.

    Wonderwall36Wonderwall3611 klukkustundum síðan
  • Just another bigot taking a dirt nap. 😂

    Byron RainerByron Rainer12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Cause: elimination of the fairness doctrine Effect: polarizing talk radio and cable news

    Nate Gerard Real Estate TeamNate Gerard Real Estate Team13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Godspeed Prince Rush. May flocks of angels guide your way home. Keep the humidor stocked and a seat open at the poker table. 🙏❤️🇺🇸

    Richard LionheartRichard Lionheart15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Such was Limbaugh's reach on mindless sycophants who wouldn't know a critical thought if it bit them in the place their balls were supposed to be.

    Robert ForresterRobert Forrester15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Rush took the discourse from policy disputes to we just need to vilify and all hate the same people. Your touting his genius ? Does take much creativity to stir up a bunch of people or lie to them to stoke violence. We always knew who this guy was .The fact you hold him in such high esteem speaks volumes about who you are

    Edwin WiseEdwin Wise16 klukkustundum síðan
  • I've never killed anyone, but I have read a few obituaries with satisfaction.

    thinghammerthinghammer16 klukkustundum síðan
  • God Blessed Rush...

    Ben YagerBen Yager17 klukkustundum síðan
  • people charged for jan 6 ... need to sue civilly for been miss lead by these lying mother f..cks that need to pay for their actions ... they have money ... let them put there money where there mouth is ... where your ass is right now... civil court... don t take the fall alone

    ham micham mic18 klukkustundum síðan
  • He helped us get through the Clinton years. He was a great man, funny and at times said things I did not like. But he was the voice for us. If you call CNN a fair, unbiased and uncruel station, you are nuts. RIP Rush.

    Lauren PeckLauren Peck18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I never kill anyone, but i read some obituaries with great satisfaction ( Mark Twain)

    Victor MonrealeVictor Monreale18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I do understand that this country has about 70 million hateful hearts hear the church evangelicals are also part of the stain of this country, they have not grasp what the lord Jesus Christ has been saying to them I hope he opened their eyes so they can have enough time to repent ..they have no love . Their God is trump not Jesus Christ but the Bible say that judgement will begin at the house of God first I hope the lord will open their eyes before time draws for eternity

    Jon BridgeJon Bridge19 klukkustundum síðan

    MARIA DE MENCHENMARIA DE MENCHEN19 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m NEVER happy when anyone dies. However I am NOT mourning this loss. He is and was a hateful person. So be it.

    Lucy GooseyLucy Goosey19 klukkustundum síðan
  • ..The Rush Limbaugh Show "grew to be the most listened-to radio show in the USA, airing on 600 stations."IHeartRadio noted that at its peak, the show reached more than 43 million.The Rush Limbaugh Show "grew to be the most listened-to radio show in the USA, airing on 600 stations."IHeartRadio noted that at its peak, the show reached more than 43 million.

    MARIA DE MENCHENMARIA DE MENCHEN19 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’ve often wonder how these hateful men get to have a wife but I soon realized that their wife’s are just as hateful as the men they marry

    Jon BridgeJon Bridge19 klukkustundum síðan
  • So that tells you where a big chunk of white men heads are at. Nothing of substance just raw hate thats why the country is so far behind then you have your corp dems...OMG!!

    Warren HastingsWarren Hastings19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Rush was a great American and patriot and a voice for ppl who had no voice. Ppl who go to work everyday and keep this economy moving in spite of liberal polices that hold us back.

    Chris StittChris Stitt19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Rush is not dead, this is "Fake News"! LOL

    Byron AndersonByron Anderson19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Cancer didn't get Limbaugh, he was cancer.

    Labowski2569Labowski256920 klukkustundum síðan

    Claude WilliamsClaude Williams20 klukkustundum síðan
  • drop the E when adding MENT

    Patrick SullivanPatrick Sullivan20 klukkustundum síðan
  • Caustic windbag dead. What took him so long?

    JMPJMP21 klukkustund síðan
  • Rush was a punk-ass pill head. a Useless human. Glad he's gone.

    mrzeegrrmrzeegrr22 klukkustundum síðan
  • What made Rush resonate? It was the downward spiral of our education system. Reading and critical thinking skills are at an all time low and now those poorly educated are in politics

    Raymond FordRaymond Ford23 klukkustundum síðan
  • Trash...that's all ! TRASH

    Joseph A. MarcheseJoseph A. MarcheseDegi Síðan síðan
  • The minuscule number of views and upvotes on CNN videos is hilarious..

    AQ MAQ MDegi Síðan síðan
  • Michael Smerconish used the same kind of divisive speech on His 1210 Philadelphia talk show back in the day. Birds of a feather.

    Pete UrbannPete UrbannDegi Síðan síðan
  • Say bye bye.... Bye Bye.... whew, glad he finally left the building. What a gaslighter. Someone here said that he probably went into his office(Lair?) after a show, waited 5 minutes, then laughed uncontrollably.’s a gas🤣 The Grand Munipulator...Godspeed.

    reliablebowreliablebowDegi Síðan síðan
  • There hasn’t been this much joy in Munchkin Land since the house fell on the witch. Good riddance to bad garbage.

    James TurnerJames TurnerDegi Síðan síðan
  • So it wasn't Russia Russia Russia that helped trump it was Rush Rush Rush. How can we get the metal trump gave him taken back? For what reason(s) did he really receive it?

    BrianBrianDegi Síðan síðan
  • Limbaugh's legacy is "the spreader of HATE !"

    J. E. KlopferJ. E. KlopferDegi Síðan síðan
  • The first time I ever heard his sneering voice and mean content, I was completely put off. I was stunned that my parents, who were formerly compasionate towards all, fell sway to him and became so bigoted. He ruined many families with his nastiness. Good riddance.

    Space LemurSpace LemurDegi Síðan síðan
  • Its will forever confound me that Limbaugh and Trump, the two greatest darlings of 40 million Christians never invoked the lord or scripture but were openly sinful, immoral, downright evil disturbed people.

    Kevin SysynKevin SysynDegi Síðan síðan
  • He wasn't complicated at all. Like a bellowing drunk he never said anything meaningful. He was loud and aggressive. But he was devoid of intelligence, humanity with no human personality or a single saving grace. An empty person.... a lot like Trump.

    Kevin SysynKevin SysynDegi Síðan síðan
  • Looking at the comments and tweets celebrating Rush's death, particularly on non-Fox sites, shows how one sided cancel culture is. Imagine if those same comments where made for the death of someone on the far left, say Herman Cain. Those people would have their comments and tweets documented to be shown on the Today show to have their lives canceled and for Craig Melvin to shame whites in general for, then promptly deleted. I remember Melvin verbally bullying Biden in an interview on his 'obligation' to nominate a black woman vice president and would he commit to it on the air. That really narrowed the field. Eventually Biden caved to coerced tokenism over actual merit in all his appointments. I wonder what Rush would have said to that.

    Michael BrownMichael BrownDegi Síðan síðan
  • This bobble head was a saint to some people I knew. They would listen to him ramble all day while working. I couldn't talk any sense into these people. He's worse than Q.

    Jeanne OxleyJeanne OxleyDegi Síðan síðan
  • That obesed chum was an adorable doll................. ..... .... .... ...... ..... .... .. . . . .. . . . . . .. ..... like Chucky. LMAO

    Richard LeeRichard LeeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Rush was anti-woman pro racist anti-gay Anti-compassion and empathy for the middle and lower class. He was a real douche bag. He’s not in heaven yet, he’s in purgatory. I’m sure eventually he will get to heaven but he’s has to plead his case.

    Bill JBill JDegi Síðan síðan
  • If hell exist I hope he flew 1st class getting there and may the thermostat be set on extra high. He never apologized for anything he said or did even in the end. He accepted an award that a person with decency and regrets would've never taken after all the negativity that he brought to the world. Screw him......yeah, I said it!

    Al B.Al B.Degi Síðan síðan
  • What made Rush so effective was his intolerance to anything other than white; he spoke to the klansman, the proud boys the alt right, the Aryan nation, the white nationalist, and the white evangelical church...he spoke in a language that white folks understand, and love...hate.

    BuffaloSoldierBuffaloSoldierDegi Síðan síðan
    • Correct...he spoke their mind.

      Kevin SysynKevin SysynDegi Síðan síðan
  • if there is any comfort to be had it is not in knowing that he is dead ... but in knowing that he suffered :)

    firefox5926firefox5926Degi Síðan síðan
  • Democrats . Give us Barabbas

    Democratshate AmericaDemocratshate AmericaDegi Síðan síðan
  • You can not compromise with Democrats. They impeached Trump rather then Covid Relief. Chamberlin tried to compromise with Hitler and that failed. Really to compromise you need a party that actually tries to help the American people and the Democrat party only cares about their own power.

    jon hennemannjon hennemannDegi Síðan síðan
  • He was a bigger man at his first year than this douche will ever be...

    YukozunaYukozunaDegi Síðan síðan
  • People that voted for Biden should have to have "I'm stupid" tattooed on their forehead.

    Kevin AnderKevin AnderDegi Síðan síðan

      Claude WilliamsClaude Williams20 klukkustundum síðan
  • The world is better for his absence.

    Stu BStu BDegi Síðan síðan
  • Smerconish doesn't even have a legacy.

    Patrick BarrettPatrick BarrettDegi Síðan síðan
  • A mean spirit. A draft dodger. A drug addict.. Nothing more.

    dan rodedan rodeDegi Síðan síðan
  • This is a fantastic segment- absolutely correct in his analysis

    Seldz1Seldz1Degi Síðan síðan
  • While hearing about someone's death never brings me joy, at the same time hearing about this one doesn't bring a tear to my eye either...a lot of the political divide, bigotry, and just flat out ignorance that's been plaguing the world for way too long, he played a huge part in keeping it thriving. Not gonna cheer for him meeting his maker but sure as hell not gonna lose any sleep over it either

    Elvin DElvin DDegi Síðan síðan
  • He was a good man told lots of truth

    d md mDegi Síðan síðan
  • Glory Glory Hallelujah! Thank God Rush Limbaugh is no longer around tearing the world apart with stupid conspiracies and lies.

    Free SpeechFree SpeechDegi Síðan síðan
  • RUSH WHO......

    Steve GalloWAYSteve GalloWAYDegi Síðan síðan
  • What’s next. ???? Smir is going to Eulogize the Devil????? No Most Americans are not concerned he’s dead.....They never thought he was alive

    ls400sls400sDegi Síðan síðan
  • Rest in pieces Flush Limbaugh

    Erik KristianErik KristianDegi Síðan síðan
  • Yah!!! Rush is STILL DEAD!! Life is good.

    Linda nameLinda nameDegi Síðan síðan
  • What a pity there is no hell for Rush Limbaugh to go to!

    Ricardo G GarciaRicardo G GarciaDegi Síðan síðan
  • His legacy will be the resurgence of the white supremacy movement in america before he died. And trump wants to solidify that movement before he dies.

    Paul SealePaul SealeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Thank You for this kind of History Lesson! Here is Part of My Processing Feedback to one of my more outward club promoting Trump loving buddies who still believes the election was stolen (including with ongoing talk of an exciting grand awakening, plus his being a patriot in a good vs evil fight: This is my leveling with a brother from another mother: ... "I will focus on my personal arena of options, ... and not on trying to control others with finger pointing shame & victimhood stories that Trump is Famous for !!! ... I Accept You and All Your Feelings (which can only match my acceptance of my own feelings world) !!! ... What I have issues with is your finger pointing at me ... your ways of talking about about your feelings. ... I am asking you to Buck Up some better manners for talking about our contrast of views. I asked for a break from yours news clips, and you keep sending em. I know big reactions in myself are about me, and mostly happen in my closest relationships. Let's take a break, and sort this out later. ... Happy Days ... Bro."

    William SelfWilliam SelfDegi Síðan síðan
  • When Rush got to hell Satan said "Oh good, your are finally here, Goebbels has been waiting for you,he admired your work and opinions."

    Brian TysonBrian TysonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Trump will see you in HELL one day soon R L. I hope

    Ron HuntRon HuntDegi Síðan síðan

    effonefiddyeffonefiddyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Too bad Biden can’t take back the Medal of Freedom that Dump gave him! That was a disgrace!

    cowboy7526cowboy75262 dögum síðan
  • Michael doesn't get it. Mainstream media doesn't get it. Limbaugh didn't spread conservative ideology. He spread hate and vitriol. And his listeners ate it up.

    Dumb PersonDumb Person2 dögum síðan
  • Michael Smerconish is trash. Like Rush was.

    ordinary average guyordinary average guy2 dögum síðan
  • Too bad Ginsberg's passing and his could not have traded places!!!

    Randy IndvikRandy Indvik2 dögum síðan
  • I know you think you know what you are talking about. But in fact you have no clue about what you are spewing. Good luck to you and all those who listen to your hogwash, nonsense.

    dick johnsondick johnson2 dögum síðan
  • hes together with jerry falwell burning in hell

    mrchoochooheadmrchoochoohead2 dögum síðan
  • Being conservative is one thing. Lying is another. I was never a fan, waste of time and energy. 7:20 "puppet master"

    daveshoracewaydaveshoraceway2 dögum síðan
  • CNN are the ones who conflate entertainment with news.

    ManuelManuel2 dögum síðan
  • Rush was The Biggest Racist that's His Legacy #Racist

    James JonesJames Jones2 dögum síðan
  • Unfortunately I think Rush appeals to many who idolize abusive people..Rush Limbaugh and many people like him (Trump one of them and others in power) who also have bigger egos and a strong need for power over others, tend to use their abusiveness to gather a following. It's an unhealthy relationship to say the least. Our country"s collective mental health needs some work...our mental and physical health shows we need a different approach. Hopefully less abusive than Limbaugh and Trump have exemplified over the past 30 - 40 years.

    Melissa Morris-HillmanMelissa Morris-Hillman2 dögum síðan
  • Absolute Trashman. I won't think about or miss him but the division he sowed and hate he spread will probably be with us throughout my lifetime.

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      Claude WilliamsClaude Williams20 klukkustundum síðan
  • im sure he is resting well in HELL!!!

    abduxuel abigarabduxuel abigar2 dögum síðan
  • Evangelicals went right along with Limbaugh.

    Manuel SotoManuel Soto2 dögum síðan
    • They’re called heretic evangelicals

      Bill JBill JDegi Síðan síðan
  • Ooh, Rush Bad because he took the narrative away from the chosen elite and gave it back to the people. The fact that such a large demographic agreed with him and his positions is just something to be denied and denigrated,

    David McCluskeyDavid McCluskey2 dögum síðan
  • CNN you’re a damn disgrace and a disservice to the American people. Regardless of their blind following. Shouldn’t prey on the stupidity of the left. It’s sick.

    Leviathans RageLeviathans Rage2 dögum síðan
  • One of the worst to walk this earth.

    Larenzo GibbsLarenzo Gibbs2 dögum síðan
  • America is polarised dependant upon which channel you watch and therefore what you believe. Cant be right

    john lachucikjohn lachucik2 dögum síðan
  • cnn... next time get someone who has ratings that even approach what limbaugh had... oh, you have no one that fits that description.

    Scott FarnsworthScott Farnsworth2 dögum síðan
  • He's in hell now....

    AcresAcres2 dögum síðan
  • Without Rush Limbaugh, there would be no Capitol Riots.

    September2004September20042 dögum síðan
  • This reporter has the weirdest last name

    Steve RobySteve Roby2 dögum síðan
  • ON EVERY CALL his listeners PROUDLY labelled THEMSELVES as "DITTOHEADS". & They call OTHER people "sheep".

    Artemis atNiteArtemis atNite2 dögum síðan
  • Limbaugh poisoned the minds of the gullible for years with excrement and feculent diatribes.

    Go MezantGo Mezant2 dögum síðan
  • I've always said LIMPBALLS had a rare talent and was worth everything they were paying him. My question: Who was paying him? Who was instructing him what to say? It would be good to know.

    Hat BptoHat Bpto2 dögum síðan
  • The grave worms have welcomed their king at last.

    Jenny C ThivergeJenny C Thiverge2 dögum síðan
  • Someone shit in the capitol can someone shit on his grave 🤔

    R JR J2 dögum síðan
  • The HATE FILLED Left on full display

    john cunninghamjohn cunningham2 dögum síðan
  • lumpaugh was a racist and cared about only rich folks.... one less 😈( u left Trump)

    T. Love 336T. Love 3362 dögum síðan
  • This guy is an idiot

    Edward HesterEdward Hester2 dögum síðan
  • Poor Rush Is In the Ground ! The Flowers will Never Smell the same !

    Joe WeisJoe Weis2 dögum síðan
  • Limbaugh was garbage. Unadulterated garbage.

    James VaughanJames Vaughan2 dögum síðan
  • The world without Rush Limbaugh is a much better place. He was a racist, bigoted, villainous vile person. No one has done more to spread hate, promote intolerance and encourage discrimination like Rush. Rush legacy is a broken and divided United States.

    Ben DenBen Den2 dögum síðan