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.