Rush Limbaugh compares Apple to the Republican party, Google to Democrats

Apple as republicans

Well this is one of the most interesting things I’ve heard in a while, and it’s from none other than famous outspoken Republican and radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh. He claims that lately in the media, Apple is being portrayed the same way Republicans often are and Google is portrayed as the Democrats.

“I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple,” he said on his radio show. “Apple is the equivalent of the Republicans on these blogs.” It’s certainly an odd perspective and whether it’s even accurate is highly arguable. He’s already implying that the vast majority of mainstream media hates Republicans. Plus, while there is a trend lately to pick at Apple’s flaws, to say that nine out of 10 bloggers hate the company is a harsh exaggeration.

The only details Rush Limbaugh has to back up this assumption that the same people who are hating on Apple probably hate on Republicans is the mere assumption that we’re all young and likely Democrats. To us, Republicans are “probably aliens from Mars, racists, sexists, bigot homophobes.”

First of all, since when are all young people Democrats? Younger people sometimes tend to be more progressive, but progressive and Democratic aren’t necessarily always linked together. Everyone progresses at their own pace. Second, since when are all of us even young in the first place? All of what he’s said is based on his own observations and little to no real research. It seems like Limbaugh found a new way to play victim as a Republican by making a comparison between mainstream media and technology publications.

Let me be clear that I’m not siding with any political party here, this is just solely about Rush Limbaugh’s comments. Most Americans hate brussels sprouts, so according to Limbaugh’s logic, that makes brussels sprouts the Republicans of vegetables.

[via CNET]

  • Nick V

    I am a conservative, and I listen to Rush, but do not always agree with him, and this statement is just ridiculous. I love your editorial though. At least it looks as though you put more thought into what you said, than Rush did.

    Personally, I would have gone with Samsung as the Republicans, while Apple is the Democrats, but that is me.

    • http://www.twitter.com/gtinari George Tinari

      Thanks for the compliment!

  • Tojen1981

    In a sense of Apple has been around longer than Android with Android being seen as more hip, I guess I can see his point. But, the same analogy could be made to the extent of Android=capitalism/Apple=socialism, Imo.

    Nevertheless, I happen to agree with him on politics, though the analogy is a bit of a reach. He’s a talk show host who has an interest in technology and reads tech blogs. He’s not an expert, it’s his opinion, nothing more. Why that statement is getting so much attention by the tech sites is really quite puzzling to me.

  • giant slor

    Everything can be made political by Rush and everything can be spun to feed a conservative persecution complex. Ironically he’s said many times Democrats are anti-business yet he also complains most techies and, presumably, most tech companies are full of Democrats.

  • Roaduardo

    I don’t know, I just can’t help feel a bit sick to my stomach when I see or hear his name.

  • James N

    Rush is probably back on drugs.

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