Hi, sorry I’ve been incommunicada again. I’m back! But first, a little musical interlude:
Ah, that was lovely. And now, the news of the day…and quite possibly the best news you’ll hear all day it is, too:
Rush Limbaugh, the most prominent political radio host in the United States, said Monday that he is beginning treatment for lung cancer.
Limbaugh, 69, told his radio audience Monday that he was diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease. He said the diagnosis was confirmed on January 20.
Ach, du liebe Schadenfreude. The biggest fascist enabler in media is finally getting a dose of karma! And you know what that means, eh? Yup, grab your barf bags:
Limbaugh’s radio contract was due to expire later this year. He renewed his deal with the syndication company Premiere Radio Networks in early January.
“Rush is both a colleague and a dear friend, and I know he will handle the situation with courage and grace,” said Rich Bressler, the president of Premiere’s parent company iHeartMedia, in a statement. “I know millions of people nationwide join me and all of iHeart in wishing him a full recovery.”
I know millions more around the world who won’t. But hey, if you’re looking for a media outlet to boycott, there’s one right there. Not least because they’re firing DJs so the owners of the shitshow can give themselves a raise, incidentally.
Meanwhile, here are some sweet, sweet scumbag tears for y’all to bathe in:
Limbaugh’s fans expressed shock about the diagnosis on Monday afternoon.
“Say a prayer today for my fellow talker Rush @limbaugh who just announced he has lung cancer and will be undergoing treatment,” Lars Larson tweeted. “America needs his voice!”
Republican Congressman Mark Meadows tweeted Psalm 46:1 for Limbaugh. “Sending prayers to him, his family, and his show staff for the coming days ahead,” he wrote.
Nah, I think I’ll save those prayers for those in actual need of them. I suspect there are an awful lot of people in the Dominican Republic who will need them much, MUCH more.