Rush Limbaugh, beating heart of conservative US middle class, dead at 70

Washington (AFP) – Rush Limbaugh, the firebrand radio host and relentless provocateur with a finger on the pulse of America’s conservative middle class, has died after battling lung cancer. He was 70. The death of the hugely influential broadcaster, who announced he was sick in 2020, drew an outpouring of tributes from right wing figures led by former president Donald Trump. “He was a conversationalist, a brilliant guy,” said Trump, who phoned into Fox News. “Totally brilliant. He was unique… he was a great man.” Over a career spanning half a century, Limbaugh cultivated a reputation among h…

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