Rush Limbaugh thanks Apple for fixing his Mac issues

It looks like Apple has fixed Rush Limbaugh’s Mac issues and he talked about it on the most listened to radio talk show in America; heard on over 600 stations in the U.S.

Selected excerpts from the transcript of today’s edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Last time I was in New York or maybe two times ago, I asked on air, an open-air plea to Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, Inc., to help out with a couple problems I was having with the new operating system: OS 10.5 Leopard. Let me review the problems because it was funny. You know, every time I talk about Apple… I read a lot of Apple Web blogs just to keep up with the latest what’s happening with Macs and iPhones and so forth. Any time I talk about Apple it’s just guaranteed that some of these blogs are going to blow gaskets like everybody else does. They’re mad that I use a Mac, thinking I don’t know what I’m talking about when I discuss Mac issues and so forth. It’s funny to read. As I mentioned there were two things that would really be helpful. Actually, just only one. The other one was more of a fun thing I wish the computer would do that it was supposed to do. Both have been resolved through the diligent work of an engineer that Apple assigned my IT guy, and the primary problem was with their Time Machine program.

MacDailyNews Note: Limbaugh mentions that he has four brand-new Mac Pros, each with 32 gigs of RAM with two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core) processors, and describes what his Mac issues were (Time Machine could not restore mailboxes and Back to My Mac could only connect using direct IP sharing) and what Apple did to fix them. And, for the record, we are not mad that Rush Limbaugh is a Mac user (although based on past Limbaugh-related articles, some of our readers certainly do seem to have an issue with Rush’s choice of platforms), nor do we think that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he discusses Mac issues.

Selected excerpts (continued):
An Apple engineer was assigned to us, and the fix took place last night. I did two weeks of trying it, creating logs for the Apple engineers to look at, and they found the problem… So I just wanted to take a moment to thank people at Apple. I’m not going to mention the name of the engineer. I would love to, but if I did, this guy would be taking heat for the rest of his career from people for helping me. But they were very cooperative, and I think it’s going to end up having to be a system-wide fix, which is good, because it’s been discovered… What? (interruption) Mmm-hmm. Algore is not going to fire anybody. Algore is probably going to say, “Wow, I can use mail now with Time Machine?” He’ll probably go home and try it and see if it works. I don’t even know… Somebody said, “Make ’em name the patch after you.” There will be a patch. I don’t think they’ll say anything about it other than in the release notes of the next security update or system update. But, anyway, I wanted to fill you in on the details of this, because it was very nice [of] them and they were extremely dilligent. It took a lot of time to find out what the glitch was.

Full transcript here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bottom line: more positive PR for Apple and Macs from Rush Limbaugh.


  1. Whether you like Rush or not, this is only good PR for Apple. A user was having a problem, and Apple worked diligently to fix it. Much more than can be said about Microsoft and Windows problems.

    So how about we try to leave the personal comments out (either like/dislike) and keep this Mac-related, eh? Is that even possible with this forum?

  2. “…four brand-new Mac Pros, each with 32 gigs of RAM with two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core) processors…”

    He needed the horsepower. His clone army is nearly complete. And his Saturday morning cartoon.

  3. Rush is the most Right-on broadcaster there is. You wack-job libs should listen for a few weeks. You might change your minds about him. He’s entertaining also. I’d vote for him over Shrillary or Barak Hussein Obama. We need a benevolent dictator in the USA.

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