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Clay Travis Looks Back at Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy

On OutKick the Show, Clay Travis looked back at Rush Limbaugh’s legacy and the impact his career had on the country.

“There is an argument, a very strong one, that Rush Limbaugh is the most influential person in American radio history,” Clay begins.

“Rush spent his career fighting the good fight on behalf of the First Amendment and the marketplace of ideas.”

Here is the full segment:

While a long list of conservative broadcasters correctly credited Rush for their careers yesterday, Rush’s impact spread well beyond just conservative media. As I explained on Twitter last night, Rush paved the way for voices that didn’t fall in line. Those who didn’t try to fit into a box but create their own box. Rush proved you shouldn’t want to be the next anyone. Rush was the inventor of alternative, fearless media. It was he who proved that Americans connect with an everyman, not writers from the Ivy League.

Clay’s tribute to Rush is one of many worth checking out this afternoon.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers any news story that deserves attention but focuses on media. His interests include reading Stephen King novels, avoiding traffic on the road, and pretending to solve true-crime mysteries. He still believes Cersei should've won and encourages everyone to always question the news.

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  1. listening to old clips of Rush is like watching old family movies.

    at almost every turning point in my life and at the highest highs and lowest lows, Rush was there. i was listening, but he was also keeping me company.

    my eyes were opened to talk radio and i consumed lots of talk radio across state lines and across time zones.

    i would always catch Rush, but i would grab and listen to other shows. smaller shows to hear variants of what Rush said on a topic; always comparing and confirming my own knowledge.

    i could not have finished college, grad school, law school or created my own business without some reassurance from Rush. i used pull nuggets of philosophy from his words and carry forward.

    i’m at another turning point and hearing Old Rush today reminded me, that the only obstacle to doing and getting what i really want … is me.

    We are the only ones in control of what we do.
    And the challenge is to not get in our own way.

    Thank You Rush (and outkick).

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