Rush Limbaugh has spent years pushing himself to be a feminist, a champion of equality and an advocate for the poor.
But after the launch of his first political show, “Rush Limbaugh: The First 100 Days,” in 2008, Limbaugh’s views shifted, and his first act in office was to broadcast a video showing a woman’s breasts.
In the video, Limbaugh is heard telling the woman to “just shut the fuck up” before the camera zooms in on her nipples.
Limbaugh’s show ended with an “Racism” video, which is currently streaming on YouTube, featuring footage of Limbaugh using a racial slur toward African-American men.
After the video was released, Limbaugh called the incident “unacceptable” and said he’d take “appropriate action” against the woman.
“I apologize to the woman,” Limbaugh said.
“If you don’t like that, then you can find someone else who does.
And if you don`t like it, well, then, fine, go away.”
The woman who made the video has since gone public with her story, which was widely shared on social media and in other news outlets.
“Rush was the one who brought the video into existence,” her father, James, told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview.
“That’s his legacy, and that’s the legacy of his program.”
“I don’t think Rush ever said, ‘Hey, I want to be the one to tell you how to feel,'” James said.
After Limbaugh called out his former guest, his show went off the air, leaving his show in limbo.
“The woman is a survivor,” Limbaugh told the Associated Press in 2008.
“This woman has never been heard from again.
And I will be the first to say that.”
The man in the video who appears to be Limbaugh’s co-host, Sam Roberts, also apologized on his Twitter account.
“When Rush Limbaugh made an offensive remark about an African- American woman, he did not mean to hurt her, and we apologize to her,” Roberts wrote.
“Our apology was wrong, and Rush will never be able to repay her for her pain.”
On his podcast, Limbaugh has since called for an end to the “sick and racist” comments that have characterized his radio career, which began in 2005 with the launch a show called “Ride the Lightning” on Fox News.
The program, which featured clips of women in various states of undress, was shut down by Fox News after one episode.
The show’s cohosts and other hosts have since been fired, and the network has issued an apology to Roberts.
“It’s an awful situation for all involved,” Limbaugh, now 73, said in a statement in 2016.
“We’ve tried to be transparent about this, and our apologies are sincere.
We hope this is a lesson for others to be aware of the kind of behavior that goes on at Fox News.”
Rush Limbaugh speaks with reporters at the White House in 2017.
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Rush Limbaugh became famous in 2008 when he started his first radio show, and since then has become a media darling, a political lightning rod, and a vocal advocate for equality and human rights.
But over the years, his career has devolved from being a radio star into a talk radio star and a public figure with a reputation for misogynistic and racist remarks.
A year after Limbaugh announced he would run for president in 2016, the former talk show host made national news when he called a woman a “slut” and a “whore” during a radio interview, and made a racially insensitive reference to an African American woman.
He has since been criticized for being sexist and racist.
In 2018, the Republican National Committee suspended Limbaugh for one day over his comments, and he also received death threats from fellow Republicans and conservative activists after he was asked to resign from the RNC following a tweet about Donald Trump.
The following year, the National Republican Congressional Committee also suspended him for one week.
In 2016, he told the conservative website Breitbart News that the Confederate flag should be removed from the Capitol, saying it is “a symbol of the slave power.”
In 2017, he apologized to a former caller, saying she had “a very strong argument” to support removing the flag from the building.
In 2017 and 2018, Limbaugh also made a series of racist comments about Muslims and black people.
In a 2017 interview with ABC’s David Muir, Limbaugh said black people “do a lot of things better than white people,” and that he’d like to see a group of blacks join forces to take over the country.
“One of the things I’m most proud of in this country, I don’t believe that you have to be black, or white, or Asian, or Hispanic to be successful,” Limbaugh declared.
“You just have to work hard.”
In a 2016 interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Limbaugh was asked by Tapper if he was