In the last half-hour of Thursday's Rush Limbaugh show, America's leading talk-show host ripped into the press for its partisanship. On Wednesday, CNN's "Reliable Sources" newsletter reported  Limbaugh "floated a wild coronavirus conspiracy theory" that the virus "is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump." Then CNN and the others promptly weaponized the virus, trashing Trump for being unable to respond (or being too much of a liar to be trusted).



On Wednesday afternoon, as CNN host Brooke Baldwin devoted part of a segment to Pete Buttigieg responding to Rush Limbaugh's comments about him being a gay presidential candidate, CNN Republican contributor and never Trumper Tara Setmayer took the lead in bashing Limbaugh and President Donald Trump as she lauded Buttigieg's reaction as "brilliant."



For much of Thursday, a number of CNN hosts fretted over conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh musing about the possibility that some Democrats are afraid that gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg would be a weak general election candidate against a more masculine President Donald Trump. Host Jake Tapper accused Limbaugh of having a long record of "bigotry" against minorities and women, and hosts Brooke Baldwin, Brianna Keilar, Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow, among others, also devoted segments to fretting over the issue.



I am uniquely blessed to be Rush Limbaugh's brother in ways too numerous to count, and I am blessed to be in the special position of witnessing firsthand the outpouring of love and prayers from his, family, friends and fans. His wife, Kathryn, has been amazing and a rock throughout. I could fill a book with the well-wishes I've received. I sent Rush a link to my “mentions” column on Twitter so he could scroll through it and see for himself what he means to so many people.



As the November 3 presidential election draws ever nearer, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., shows that conservatives within the GOP and liberals in the Democratic Party get their news from very different sources. While noting that Republicans usually rely on the Fox News Channel and talk radio shows, the poll indicated that liberals use such sources as the New York Times and CNN.



The leftist "fact checkers" at Snopes have routinely gone after the Babylon Bee for writing satires that less intelligent Americans might mistake as real, such as....CNN buying a huge washing machine to wash its news. But at least it's spreading its battle on satire sites in defense of both sides. Two recent "fact checks" defended ... Rush Limbaugh.



In a late Thursday, early Friday edition of Cuomo Prime Time, liberal CNN contributors Angela Rye and April Ryan both spewed bile toward conservatives as Rye declared that President Donald Trump's judicial nominees "may be pro-life, but they want to kill off everyone else," and Ryan condemned Rush Limbaugh as a "bigot" and "racist" because he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.



On Thursday morning, in the aftermath of conservative icon Rush Limbaugh being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, CNN's New Day show ran a piece in which correspondent Sara Sidner accused him of a history of engaging in "hateful rhetoric" and of making "racist comments" directed at former President Barack Obama.



Reporters at ABC and CBS went offensive over the sad news that renowned conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is fighting lung cancer. An ABC News writer posted an extraordinarily hostile article after Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom: "....President Donald Trump's decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh -- a polarizing figure who has insisted it was unfair to blame white Americans for slavery, blamed gay marriage for the decline of Christianity, and attempted to slut-shame a woman seeking coverage for contraception -- stood out." CBS was no better: "Mr. Trump's decision drew fierce blowback from critics who pointed to Limbaugh's decades of bigoted rhetoric and spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation on his show...."



New York Times reporter Jacey Fortin reported on renowned conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s sad revelation that he has advanced lung cancer. But not even that cruel diagnosis stopped Fortin from being classless toward a conservative figure: "Mr. Limbaugh, who has said he started smoking cigarettes as a teenager but quit by the early 1980s, and who has often been photographed smoking a cigar, questioned the link between smoking and cancer in 2015."



President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening had several dramatic moments, including when the GOP official awarded conservative icon Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive. Although the radio talk show host recently stated he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, CNN reporter Jim Acosta nevertheless slammed Limbaugh for “a history of making derogatory comments about African-Americans,” a comment Fox News Channel anchor Laura Ingraham hammered as “disgusting.”



On the morning after President Donald Trump delivered his 2020 State of the Union address, there was further evidence of how heavily skewed toward the left that CNN has become as New Day did not feature a single pro-Trump guest to react to the speech. But the four-hour special edition of the flagship morning show did make time for three Democratic members of Congress and one liberal Republican CNN contributor to react negatively to the President's words.