The World Gets a Little Uglier: Former CNN Host Asks If We're Better Off with Hateful Racist Rush Limbaugh Dead

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You’ve most likely heard by now that Rush Limbaugh has lung cancer.

Such news is guaranteed to ignite some very, very ugly comments on social media.

Here’s a bit of what’s going on at the moment:

And this:

Of course, I have no idea what anyone’s exposure has been, but based on what I’ve seen in the world, I’d say there’s a good chance more than a few Rush haters are genuinely unaware of the man. I’ve noticed it’s a popular thing to rage against what one’s heard rather than what one knows.

But what about TV’s talking heads? Are they in the know? What do they have to say?

A former CNN host — Reza Aslan — surmised he had a really good question Monday: Is the world better off without Limbaugh?

Reza used to host the show Believer, and he believed he should ponder the following before the world:

Not everyone was on board:

And there was one excellent use of the word “frick”:

Reza was undeterred:

This seems to me a question worth asking: What does it say about our media world when one of its members feels — presumably — completely comfortable pitching the potential virtue of a talk show host’s death?

Regardless, it’s not the first time Reza’s had strong words for someone in the American ether:

 

Hence, this comment:

From the refuge of your house, look out the window — it’s getting uglier out there.

And that’s worse for everyone. No matter your politics.

-ALEX

 

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