MSNBC's Reid: Limbaugh's Legacy Is 'Hardening Rural White Listeners and Weaponizing White Male Grievance'

MSNBC's Reid: Limbaugh's Legacy Is 'Hardening Rural White Listeners and Weaponizing White Male Grievance'


MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Wednesday’s broadcast of her show “The ReidOut,” gave her take on the legacy of late conservatives talker Rush Limbaugh.

Reid said, “Rush Limbaugh died today at the age of 70 from the complications of lung cancer. And I would argue that he is among the three people in recent American history who had the most influence in building the modern Republican Party. None of whom are named Reagan or Bush. This is a party that was built by right-wing media, by Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch and Rush Limbaugh. They influenced the way Republicanism and conservatism sound and the way it attacks its opponents, and what generations of self-described conservatives think.”

She continued, “The idea of injecting chaos and sexism, manipulation, racism, and dirty tricks directly into the artery of the Republican Party, bloodying people up, rather than faking compassionate conservatism and trying to get crossover

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