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Editorial: Rush Limbaugh's influence was as big as his ego


U.S. radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh looks on before introducing U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 2018. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

If you listened to Rush Limbaugh, you knew how great he was.

The controversial radio talk show host, who died Wednesday at 70 from lung cancer, told listeners that he had, “Talent on loan from God.” Frequently, he said he debated callers “with one half of my brain tied behind my back, just to make it fair.”

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or