On Wednesday, it was announced that conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh had passed away after a year-long battle with Stage 4 lung cancer.
“We, the Limbaugh family, are deeply saddened to announced that our beloved Rush has died,” said Limbaugh’s wife on her husband’s Facebook page.
Media outlets moved to publish a range of obituaries. Some were respectful and objective, some were subjective and celebrated Limbaugh’s legacy, while others used the opportunity to criticize the late radio icon.
Here is a breakdown of how various media outlets reacted to the news.
The Daily Wire – Fighting Through Failure: In Memory Of Rush Limbaugh
“Rush Limbaugh tugged at the heartstrings of his listeners many times in the year since he revealed his cancer diagnosis, but his last show of 2020 proved especially poignant.”
New York Times – Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70; Turned Talk Radio Into a Right-Wing Attack Machine
“With a following of 15 million and a divisive style