"I'm calling for the mayor of Crazytown to build a statue in your honor," said Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper.
This case of mistaken identity, of misidentifying as working class people who are actually quite comfortable, is one that has plagued coverage of American conservatism for years now—and was a crucial error in how people interpreted the people who participated in the Capitol riot.
While conservatives mourned Limbaugh's death, many left-leaning voices criticized the radio host who had been long accused of espousing racist, sexist and homophobic views throughout his career.
"Rush was young, relatively speaking," former President Donald Trump, 74, said while speaking about the death of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday.
The late radio host was a behind-the-scenes confidante to conservatives who worked in one of the most famously liberal industries in America: Hollywood.
"From today on, there will be a tremendous void in our lives, and of course, on the radio," Kathryn Limbaugh said on-air on Wednesday, after announcing her husband's death.
Asked if Rush Limbaugh "made a difference" to him, the former president told Fox News' 'Outnumbered': "I think he did."
Limbaugh announced he had Stage IV lung cancer last year and in October, told listeners of his radio show that his cancer was going in the "wrong direction."
"We are still praying for a remission," Rush Limbaugh's producer tweeted while announcing that lung cancer had forced the conservative talk radio host to miss another show on Wednesday.
Robinhood, an app for trading stock, prevented users from buying GameStop and other stocks that were flying higher. Now, Republicans and Democrats alike are slamming the app.
"There's a lot of people calling for the end of violence," Limbaugh said. "I'm glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual tea party guys, the men at Lexington and Concord didn't feel that way."
On Fox News, Rivera responded forcefully to Limbaugh's comments that political division could lead to a Civil War-style break-up of the U.S.
The radio host's remarks came after a Republican Rep. announced his plans to introduce a Texas Independence Referendum Act.
Trump needed to flip at least three states to pull his current Electoral College total past the winning line, but his path to victory has narrowed to virtually non-existent.
"You call a gigantic press conference like that, one that lasts an hour," Limbaugh said. "And you announce massive bombshells, then you better have some bombshells."
The venerated newsman recently railed against media "enablers" for the spread of misinformation about COVID-19.
Trump attorney Sidney Powell uttered the phrase recently, and social media went wild with it.
A closer look at the frequent guest host (and possible successor) of the popular conservative radio show.
The conservative talk-show host called for an investigation into voter fraud.
Limbaugh said that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election during his talk show on Friday.
"Your vote can cancel out a Democrat vote," Rush Limbaugh told his listeners on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.
The radio legend told listeners on The Rush Limbaugh Show that he has been living under a "death sentence" since his terminal lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
The President claimed he's free of COVID already in the conversation.
Researchers used GPS and polling data to explore the relationship between who residents likely voted for and their behaviour in hurricane season.
Florida Democrat Donna Shalala, the oldest woman elected as a freshman to the House, mocks Trump's latest Obamacare move, downplays the power of the Squad and waxes nostalgic about an old foe named Rush.
Joe Lockhart is reconsidering his message of support for radio host following comments Limbaugh made about Kamala Harris.
Conservative radio host has frequently discussed Harris' one-time relationship with Willie Brown on his show.