Rush Limbaugh has advanced lung cancer. He made the sad announcement yesterday.
ACTION ITEM: Please pray for a complete, swift, durative miraculous cure for him, perhaps through the intercession of Ven. Augustus Tolton.
Every reader here, every committed conservative, faithful Catholic in these USA and elsewhere, owes Rush a huge debt.
Some of you are young and don’t remember what main stream media was like back in the day. It was dominated by few, extraordinarily liberal outlets.
Then came Rush.
He busted the liberal hegemony.
I think he made it possible for the emergence of a new conservative movement in general and, therefore, in the Catholic sphere.
Talk radio changed everything. And there really isn’t much of a lib talk radio. The same goes in the Catholic blogosphere.
When ideas are truly exchanged, libs flee.
Rush was the trailblazer. He developed a new genre in radio.
Last night I heard Mark Steyn, frequent sub for Rush, say that once when he was in Australia he was called up to fill in for Rush. He told the PM there that he had to go back to these USA for Rush. When Steyn remarked that Rush, then, had 25-30 million listeners, the PM said that that Rush had more listeners than there were Australians.
I once had a conversation with the late Card. George of Chicago. He asked me how many readers I had. When I told him, he was surprised. He said, “You have more readers in a day than I have in a month.”
The same phenomenon, but in different settings.
It is unassailable that Rush has a galactic influence on the media. He made it possible that more than one side of issues be aired.
Older folks might not have grasped completely what was going on back then. Younger people did. Libs are still bumfuzzled.
Those of us who were young when Rush started, are older now. We remember what it was like to experience this shift in the media. We know what Rush did and will continue to do for as long as he can.
Again, please pray for a complete, swift, durative miraculous cure for Rush Limbaugh through the intercession of Ven. Augustus Tolton.