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Rush Limbaugh's plea to Steve Jobs

updated 05:10 pm EST, Wed February 13, 2008

Rush Limbaugh's plea

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is a well-known Mac fanatic who has mentioned Apple and its products a number of times on his nationally syndicated program. His latest rant regarding the company comes across as part conspiracy theory, part plea. He says he's been having some significant problems since upgrading to Leopard and hasn't had success resolving them. "I'm a big Mac guy. I love Macs, and I've got four Mac Pros. They're the top-of-the-line Mac Pros, maxed out.  And they just had a new system upgrade, went to 10.5 Leopard, and they've had two upgrades since October.  Yesterday brought 10.5.2, which was loaded.  It was a big, big update. I've been having two problems since I went to Leopard that I hoped this update would solve, and it didn't solve them; and it's frustrating."

Saying that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is "politically opposite" to himself, Rush told asked his audience. "Do you think I ought to put out a plea to Steve Jobs? [...] ust to say, 'Mr. Jobs, please, I just ordered six brand-new Mac Pros: four for me and two as gifts; maxed out, Blu-ray drives. I've loaded 'em up. Our whole office here is Mac, and I just want it to work because I love them -- and these two things that aren't working would seem to me, as a novice, to be a simple fix, but they're not.'"

One of Rush's staffers apparently thinks there's a conspiracy afoot, stating "You don't understand it. Jobs has you tagged. He's making sure your computers don't work. If you put out this appeal to Steve Jobs and ask him to help, his reply is going to be, 'Mr. Limbaugh. Do us a favor and endorse Windows.'" (laughter)"

Apple has, reportedly, capitulated to Limbaugh before. The company made changes to its podcast delivery service to enable restricted access to some iTunes podcasts, according to a new report by political radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. After receiving requests to make his popular audio and video podcasts via iTunes, Limbaugh said that he has been working to Apple to achieve a solution to allow members of the (paid) Rush 24/7 service to access restricted content on iTunes.

by MacNN Staff



  1. njfuzzy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The conspiracy stuff is just a joke... right?

  1. iFrankie

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hey MacNN

    Hey MacNN, it wouldn't be a bad idea to proof read this article you posted. Also, maybe post the two problems he is having at the bottom.

  1. scottnichol

    Joined: Dec 1969



    maybe its the fact that he shoved an unsupported blu-ray drive into the macs that's giving him problems!

  1. Saint_Stryfe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rush has trouble....

    Understanding technology that doesn't dispense oxycontin.


  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What a pointless article! The guy doesn't even say what his two problems are. The only problems he mentions are after he's gone off on a tangent and started talking about TVs - nothing to do with Apple.

    Tell us your problems, Limbaugh and we'll see how widespread the issue is.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Rush Limbaugh

    Maybe some oxycontin will help ease the pain.

  1. mike3k

    Joined: Dec 1969


    rush limbaugh

    The big blowhard can go f**k himself.

  1. dliup

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Mac Pros cannot be ordered with Blu-Ray drives right now.

  1. Beechlady

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Geez Oh Pete....

    Rush, have your little assistants to to the Mac Genius Bar LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.....

    I've had Leopard since day one on my puny 1.8mhz G5 with NO PROBLEMS....if I DO happen to have a problem, there are a LOT of Mac *agents* out there you can either call or again, go to the STORE! Ugh.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Blue ray

    You can buy external Blue Ray drives for the Mac. Rush certainly has the funds. This article stinks though because it doesn't tell us what the two problems are.

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