During a recent segment on CNN, media analyst Bill Carter took issue with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lowering flags to half-staff to honor Rush Limbaugh after his death.
Asked by host Brian Stelter what he thought of the move, Carter said he found the tribute “kind of shocking.”
Carter went on to say “you know the governor of Florida is just playing for conservative attention doing that.”
“But the justification is really questionable,” he continued “I mean look, Limbaugh had a huge following and he was very popular among a group of right-wing listeners, but he wasn’t a heroic figure. He had a lot of incidents that were extremely questionable and his views were pretty ugly and they hurt a lot of people. They hurt some people personally.”
Carter then lamented “an awful lot of people are justifiable saying why are you celebrating a guy who attacked Barack Obama on race, who sang ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ and all kinds of extremely outrageous things that frankly conservatives loved.”
“They loved him for that, and he established the brand. He did. That was a brand. But to make it a heroic thing, something that should be celebrated like a war hero, I find that pretty questionable,” he added.