“For decades, Rush Limbaugh made millions trafficking in racism, sexism, and xenophobia”
We saw a lot of this from the left this week. It seems even uglier coming from supposed educators.
The New York Post reported:
University of California staff celebrates Rush Limbaugh’s death as media pitch
University of California faculty expressed delight 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 that 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 diagnosis last year, calling him “evil” and a “curse upon this nation” in a tweet.
When Breitbart News covered his comments, an unapologetic Aslan shared a link to the article and wrote: “Actually ‘curse upon this nation’ is just about the nicest thing I can think of to say about Rush Limbaugh dead or alive.”
His colleague, media and cultural studies professor Dylan Rodriguez, said Limbaugh will be remembered as “an unapologetic purveyor of right-wing conspiracy narratives, racist mythologies, Islamophobic hate, and smug claims of white ‘American’ victimhood.”
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