Highest US civilian honor awarded to Rush Limbaugh

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American President Donald Trump Tuesday night awarded America’s highest civilian honour, the Medal of Freedom, to one of the country’s most uncivil citizens. Rush Limbaugh — radio host, racist, misogynist, homophobe, transphobe and general all-round bigot — received the award from enabler Melania Trump.

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Donald Trump awarded Limbaugh with the medal during the annual State of the Union address. Previously, Limbaugh announced he would soon begin treatment for lung cancer.

Limbaugh became one of the highest-paid and most listened to radio announcers in the US by acting as offensively as humanly possible.

He often preceded news about homeless people with the song ‘Ain’t Got No Home’ by Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry. Before reports on people living with HIV, he played Dionne Warwick’s ‘I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again’. At one time Limbaugh performed what he termed ‘caller abortions’. He ended calls suddenly with the sound of a vacuum cleaner and a scream.

Yet on Tuesday night, Trump lauded the POS, while wife Melania proudly draped America’s greatest civilian honour around his red neck.

Viewer discretion advised – extreme hate speech

In addition to hate speech directed at racial minorities and LGBTIQ people, Limbaugh frequently targets women. He regularly jokes about consent in sexual relations. He has referred to consent as “the magic key to the left.” He once inspired a boycott of his show by his dismissal of a university’s campaign for male students to gain verbal consent before sex.

“How many of you guys . . . have learned that ‘no’ means ‘yes’ if you know how to spot it?”

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Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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