On the day of his death, MSNBC host Joy Reid says conservative icon Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy is “weaponizing white male grievance”
“Rush Limbaugh reached millions of listeners via his golden microphone with his shows airing in small stations out in rural America that even Fox News couldn’t reach,” Reid said. “Hardening rural white listeners and weaponizing white male grievance. It was the perfect inheritance for a president who would take Rush style politics right to the White House and ultimately pin a Presidential Medal of Freedom on one of the GOP’s real architects.”
“I would listen to him, and his show and what I heard was a guy who took white Americans out there in the hinterlands and fed them a narrative of, ‘You’re the victim, no, no, you’re the victim. Don’t feel like there’s any privileges coming to you. You’re the victim, the black people, the brown people, the women, the feminazi. They’re taking things from you.’ And it kept people so hyper and amped up. He was able to turn that into politics,” she added.