Simon Maloy

Simon Maloy writes about politics and the media as a research fellow at Media Matters for America. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and Politico.

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Limbaugh Doubles Down

AP Photo/Photo Courtesy of Rush Limbaugh

Listening to the crude, discursive monologues on Rush Limbaugh’s daily three-hour radio program, which I have had occasion to do for a living, is a test of endurance for a person with minimum standards of decency. It’s a bit like being blown out of an airlock into the vacuum of space without a spacesuit. You can hold out for only so long before your lungs rupture and air bubbles perforate your brain. You lose consciousness just as your saliva starts to boil.