WASHINGTON — University of California faculty delighted at the death of conservative radio legend Rush Limbaugh hours after his passing Wednesday, calling him a “one-man hate industry” in an email pitching themselves as “Rush Limbaugh experts” for media interviews.
Three professors from the University of California, Riverside appeared to celebrate Limbaugh’s death after he lost his battle with lung cancer at age 70, claiming that “America is objectively a better place without Rush in it.”
“For decades, Rush Limbaugh made millions trafficking in racism, sexism, and xenophobia,” creative writing professor and former CNN employee Reza Aslan said in the email distributed by the university’s PR department which read “Rush Limbaugh experts available to media.”
“He was a one-man hate industry. And while the hatred and fear he sowed throughout his destructive career will continue long after his death, America is objectively a better place without Rush in it,” he continued.
Aslan made similar incendiary remarks after Limbaugh announced his