☛  Rush Limbaugh  —  DEAD at 70  —  New York (CNN Business) Rush Limbaugh, the conservative media icon, ( liar, stroker, bullshitter, prejudiced, corrupt, druggie)  who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and nation, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.   Limbaugh's wife Kathryn made the announcement on his radio show Wednesday.

"As so many of you know, losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life," she said. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”  

SIDEBAR:  ( May He Rest in Peace, but she forgot the lying, the bullsh*t and the obstructionism, drugs, and chaos he caused with his lies…)  

Limbaugh announced in February 2020 that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Limbaugh continued to host his show while undergoing treatment, and he told listeners that he remained hopeful he would defeat the disease. 

Using his sizable platform, Limbaugh advanced conservative ideas, though he often waded into conspiratorial waters and generated controversy for hateful commentary on gender and race. During the course of his career, Limbaugh started a number of fires with his commentary. 

☛   Lou Dobbs,  Liar, Liar, His Balls On Fire  — So He Pee’d On Himself

New York (CNN Business)   Lou Dobbs, the longtime host of the signature right-wing talk show on the Fox Business Network, was canned by the network on Friday night.   Canned?  He, the linguist bastard before T-RUMP that should have his tongue cut out.

Dead as Kelly’s balls…“ Lou Dobbs Tonight” is off the air, effective immediately, a Fox spokesperson confirmed. An interim show will take Dobbs' place at 5 and 7 p.m. starting Monday.  It was a head-scratching change by Fox Business, since Dobbs was its highest-rated host, albeit on a relatively low-rated network.  He often doubled his lead-in’s ratings, which is a rare feat in television.  

Dobbs, a veteran financial news anchor, became known at Fox Business for his sycophantic pro-T-RUMP programs.  He was one of the former president’s biggest boosters on television, and T-RUMP regularly thanked him in return.  Dobbs, Hannity and Carlson along with Ingraham should all be arrested for sedition, falsifications, lies, and distortions.  

In one of Trump’s first statements since leaving the White House, he effusively praised his friend, saying Dobbs “ Is and was great”.  Nobody loves America more than Lou.  Liars only love themselves snf lie bout other things… He had a large and loyal following because people are weak and stupid and, that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me. 

The pro-Trump propaganda bent juiced Dobbs' ratings. But his far-right programming choices repeatedly caused consternation within the company, a source close to the matter said, and his program was a loss leader for Fox because many advertisers didn't want to be associated with his content.

Most recently, Dobbs was named in a $2.7 billion lawsuit filed by a voting technology company, Smartmatic, on Thursday.  The lawsuit asserts that Dobbs and other Fox hosts defamed Smartmatic while perpetuating President Trump’s lies about election fraud.  A source close to Dobbs confirmed that he had been "benched" by the network. Dobbs declined to comment.

The Los Angeles Times, which broke the news, said Dobbs “ remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.   This is something known in the TV business as "pay or play" -- a network can opt to keep paying a host but not put them on TV, keeping them out of the hands of rival outlets.