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Rush Limbaugh Said ... What?

The longtime conservative radio host has sparked many controversies with offensive and/or fact-averse statements.

Published Feb 16, 2020

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 2:  Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks at the National Association of Broadcasters October 2, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Limbaugh resigned from his job at ESPN after racial comments he made about Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb caused an uproar from fans and media. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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Since 1988, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has broadcast his divisive opinions on politics, health, and society to millions of listeners. His influence has been credited with reinvigorating Republican politics in the U.S.; he's also been called racist, bigoted, and homophobic.

In early 2020, he made headlines when U.S. President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, shortly after Limbaugh announced on his show he had been diagnosed with "advanced lung cancer."

The renewed attention prompted something of a double take among Snopes readers, who wrote to ask us whether Limbaugh really said some of the things he's quoted as saying. Here's a collection of those fact checks:

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Bond Huberman is a former editor for Snopes.

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