Rush Limbaugh

For decades, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has welcomed controversy and misinformation. Snopes fact-checks what he has — and has not — said.

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Did Rush Limbaugh Call Troops ‘Welfare Queens,’ ‘Moochers’?
  • 11 February 2020
A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Did Rush Limbaugh Say Presidential Medal Was Tarnished by Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou?
  • 10 February 2020
A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Did Rush Limbaugh Say Nicotine Was Not Proven To Be Addictive?
  • 7 February 2020
Some detractors hinted at a degree of irony in this quote after the conservative radio...
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Did Rush Limbaugh Accuse Michael J. Fox of Exaggerating His Parkinson’s Symptoms?
  • 5 February 2020
A 2006 controversy resurfaced in 2020 after the conservative radio host was diagnosed with lung...
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Did a Trump Campaign Advisor Demand Sen. John McCain ‘Answer Questions’ — Four Months After His Death?
  • 21 December 2018
As usual, the simplest explanation is the correct one.
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Is This a Photograph of an Immigrant with Smallpox?
  • 5 November 2018
Anti-immigration memes make sweeping speculations about epidemiology that are not supported by rational science.
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Does USPS Never Deliver Mail Directly to People Under Secret Service Protection?
  • 26 October 2018
The Secret Service appears to have a policy of screening packages intended for its protectees,...
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Does This Photograph Show 66,000 People Outside a Trump Rally?
  • 26 October 2018
Crowd sizing isn't an exact science, but detecting gross exaggerations is often not a difficult...
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Did Congressman Jason Lewis Call for a Dress Code for American Women?
  • 30 July 2018
In his career as a radio host, Lewis said he should be able to call...
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Did Bill Maher Say He Hopes for a Recession ‘to Get Rid of Trump’?
  • 13 June 2018
The always-provocative HBO talk show host stands accused of taking "Trump-hatred" to a whole new...
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Did Newsweek Report That Trump Will Be Impeached and Replaced by Hillary Clinton?
  • 23 January 2018
The news magazine offered a law professor's hypothetical musings, not a report about President Trump's...
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Hurricane Irma Rumor FAQ
  • 9 September 2017
Hurricane Irma has prompted the showering of social media with rumors, astonishing photographs, and other...
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