Rush Limbaugh’s on-air appeal to Apple CEO Steve Jobs [UPDATED 2:55pm EST]

Partial transcript from The Rush Limbaugh Show yesterday:

Rush: For those of you watching on the Dittocam today at, you’ve probably seen me pretty animated here during the break talking to the broadcast engineer and my trusty aide-de-camp and chief of staff, H.R. I didn’t want to bring this up. I hadn’t thought I was gonna bring it up. You know, 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. I’m telling these guys. I’ve worked patiently. I’ve been very patient with my Apple rep, with my developer rep, and they’re working hard on it, but nothing gets done! All use file reports and get lost in the Apple bureaucratic system — and occasionally a good-intentioned, good-hearted Apple rep will get on the phone, try to solve it, and will say, “Yep. It’s the same problem I’m having on my machine.” They’re having the same problem at Apple that I’m having here, but it’s supposed to work.

So I’m asking these guys during the break, “Do you think I ought to put out a plea to Steve Jobs? I know he’s politically opposite of me, but just 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.” So I was telling these guys, “Do you think I ought to make an appeal, a direct appeal to Steve Jobs from behind the Golden EIB Microphone? ‘Mr. Jobs, please help me.’ I know we don’t agree on anything. You love Algore — and by the way, I’ve got no problem with him now, but can you put me to somebody that can get this going, because I know it’s gotta work for most people. What am I doing wrong?” Maimone said, “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)

Full transcript, in which Limbaugh never does get around to identifying his two problems, here.

[UPDATE: 2:55pm EST: According to MacDailyNews Reader “Tommy Boy,” Rush has identified his two problems: Back to My Mac (can connect using direct IP sharing but not using Back to My Mac) and Time Machine (cannot restore mailboxes). More info here.]


  1. Well, he has been a mac user for a long time now. So hopefully he is a little smart when it comes to fixing his own mac problems.

    Just a detail show out what the problem is and let us try to recreate it.

    Mac user in need is a friend, no matter what their opinions are.

  2. If there are Limbaugh listeners here on the list (as I’m sure there are) could you report back on this and let others know what his specific issues are?

    One of the most amazing things about the Mac is that the community of people are for the most part so helpful and willing to loook into problems others are having. There’s probably a developer out there who at least has a decent work around.

  3. For some living under a rock, this should reveal that yes, Macs appeal to people of all political spectrum’s (man, Rush’s system setup sounds sweet, but I digress…).

    It goes to show that Mac’s “transcend” politics, and give us all “common ground” on which we can agree.

    Mac for PRESIDENT!

  4. Limbo has always had a problem with facts and complete, consistent thoughts (remember when he used to say drug addicts should go to jail?). Why should his attempts to define a problem with Apple be any different? His mouth just runs, it doesn’t actually go anywhere.

  5. Rush talked and talked and never got to the point?
    I’m shocked!

    Just let us know what it is, I’m sure we Mac users (including listeners to your show) will have loads of workarounds till Steve J puts you back on his good list. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

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