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.