Rush Limbaugh calls MacDailyNews ‘fabulous’ as he lists his favorite Apple blogs

In response to a question from caller Rosie, an 11th grader in Lake Havasu, Arizona, Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh today briefly discussed Apple-centric tech blogs on his radio program that, since its inception on August 1, 1988, is the highest-rated talk radio show in the United States.

The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network. A November 2008 poll by Zogby International found that Rush Limbaugh was the most trusted news personality in the nation.

From the live transcript:

I’ve never mentioned any of these before. I can’t mention them all, but since you said Apple, that helps narrow it down. In no particular order, here they are: That’s run by a guy named Rene Ritchie. I think he’s out of Canada, but this site, in addition to keeping you up-to-speed on everything happening with Apple, will offer you excellent tips on using Apple products, both the mobile and desktop. is also fabulous. is great. World of Apple is okay. There are a couple of others that are not specifically Apple, but they are Apple centric. They cover a lot more than that. One of them is called and the other’s We’ll link to all of these at on our website. Rosie, if you weren’t able to write them all down, they will be on our website. You’ll be able to find them all.

Full transcript here.

MacDailyNews Take: Oh, so that’s where that unexpected Friday afternoon traffic surge came from.

Welcome new readers and thanks, Rush!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews reader “TowerTone” and other readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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    1. Actually being praised by Mr. Limbaugh is a great deal to be proud of, but I know that MDN doesn’t need anyone here to tell them this. I’ll just offer my congratulations and hope that it helps to drive traffic up dramatically.

      As far as the mindless comment referring to Mr. Limbaugh as a bigot, as usual the first cry of anyone on the left when they don’t like something or someone is “racism.” In addition, I doubt that the cowardly commenter known as “Arf,” even knows what bigotry is. I’ve found that most liberals are utterly clueless about bigotry, prejudice, racism, and hatred. They use the words interchangeably and ironically they tend to be some of the most racist people I encounter. They are the people who judge me first by my color and seldom by my character and if they do bother to examine my character, refer to me as a racist, a bigot, prejudiced, or a hater.

      I stand ready to prove that most liberals, leftists, socialists, or Democrats are indeed racist. I stand ready to provide the basis of my observation that the Democratic Party is the most racist institution in this country, past and present, and when those of us they brand as incapable “victims” support them, we are indeed perpetuating an insidious racist ideology that does us far more harm than we can imagine.

      I have also observed that the most harsh critics of Rush Limbaugh have seldom if ever listened to his radio program. I listen often. I’ve heard Rush make what I regard as mistakes. I felt his recent pursuit of the idea that the Bane character in the last Dark Knight movie was somehow an attempt by Hollywood to make Romney look bad, was at best misguided and misinformed. “Bane” truly had nothing to do with Romney’s Bain, and if anything Bane in the movie served as more of a metaphor for the now defunct Occupy movement. That might be the largest error I’ve ever heard him make.

      In the last 15 or so years that I’ve listened to Rush off and on, I’ve never heard anything that could remotely be regarded as racist, bigoted, or hateful. I’ve heard opinions that many people won’t like, however calling the man a bigot (presumably racial bigot as he is definitely a Mac bigot like most of us here) is just an out and out lie. Anyone saying this should be ashamed of themselves for telling such lies.

      What I find when I listen to Rush Limbaugh is a man who is able to take the sheer irrational behavior of the American electorate and the onerous weight of our ever growing federal government, and speak about them in a way that actually entertains us when we should be in tears. I hear a man I know I would be pleased to meet if I ever had the opportunity. Contrary to leftist propaganda I have never been advised to hate anyone by Mr. Limbaugh, just the opposite in fact, and I challenge anyone who slings these slurs toward Mr. Limbaugh to climb out of the liberal racial tainted muck and prove to me the man is anything other than an American, businessman, conservative political commentator, and entertainer.

      1. I almost never listen to Rush (I’m NOT a Republican) but have observed over many years of occasional that his accuracy (including immediate corrections if an inadvertent factual error occurs in a broadcast) level is second-to-none in the news/opinion business. Kudos to you for having the guts to stand up for logic rather than the ignorant emotionalism that seems so prevalent in today’s “culture.”

      2. I met him once and he is not at all a monster, but a mannered man.

        He is a champion of the U.S. Constitution above anything else, and the rest are details to be worked out in public forums and in the voting booth—as was designed by the founding fathers.

        Some of us may disagree with distinct policy points, social theories, or personal insights; but challenge is the midwife to change. And as my sainted mother used to counsel me, change is good, Red Riding Hood.

      3. You can say that most everyone has racist tendencies to a point. You can defend yourself or Limbaugh or the Republican party or whatever. But to say that “the Democratic Party is the most racist institution in this country, past and present,” is just plain stupid. And it exposes your whole diatribe for the incendiary garbage that it is.

        1. Jensen, you really need to do some historical research. The Democrat Party endorsed slavery, the KKK, and Jim Crow laws to intimidate and control black people. Now they use entitlements for the same purpose, while claiming that republicans like Rush are racist. That is Thelonious’s point.

          Please do some research. Search engines are your friend. 🙂

          1. So let me get this straight… When we held black people down, we were racist. When we offer them a hand to get back up, we’re racist. Okay. We use entitlements to intimidate and control black people? You don’t need to read history, you need a psychiatrist because that is paranoid insanity. Entitlements are not always good for people, but they choose to take them. If entitlements are destroying the black community then black leaders need to stand up and say it. Black leaders need to lead their people up.

            I believe we’re coming close to the time when we can have a level playing field but we’re not quite there yet. And we’re closer in some ares than we are in others, it seems.

            Do you know that it was Bill Clinton who signed welfare reform into law?

            1. Welfare Reform was a bill driven by conservative republicans. Clinton vetoed it twice before finally signing a version that was slightly more generous. At the time most liberals hated that reform. That includes President Obama who neutered it last year with an executive order.

              Welfare is now designed to foster long-term dependency. If someone depends on you for their very existence, it is much easier to intimidate and control them. And it works on almost everyone, regardless of their race. When black conservatives like Herman Cain refer to the “democrat plantation”, that is what they are referring to.

      4. Sorry Mate, but what a load of unmitigated and revisionist crap you write.
        OK, so prove to us here and now that Liberals, leftists, etc are racist. We wait to hear your arguments. Come on, PROVE IT, don’t just wheeze and gas about it.
        And for those who are fans of Rush, just google ‘Rush Limbaugh Lies’. I mean, what a tool. But then you’re going to say that it’s all commy lies.
        Maybe one day Republicians will wake up and go figure why they lost the last two elections and are likely to lose the next few as well. It’s simple …. they’re racist!

      1. I seriously doubt you have little to worry about regarding any endorsement of YOU by Rush. As for your descriptive comments, is this a direct determination based on fact or an REO Speedwagon synopsis??? ie. “Heard from a friend whoooo, heard it from a friennnnd whooooooa, heard it from another you’ve been messing around.”

        That’s what I thought, and pretty much applies to all the haters hate comments whenever Rush’s name is mentioned. And what is really funny, is that the party that makes these baseless anal comments, are supposedly the big tent, diverse opinion party of the left! ‘snickers’…

      2. Marcirish, if Rush is the racist that you claim, why does he so frequently praise and endorse successful black people such as Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Herman Cain, Allen West, and Dr Benjamin Carson?

        Answer: Because he’s not a racist. The left does not like to debate Rush, so they simply try to make his views and endorsements seem toxic. This blog is a beautiful case study in that.

        1. As MLK said, we need to judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

          Ms. Rice is a war criminal, to be polite about it.

          Thomas should be impeached.

          Cain was a bad joke, mildly entertaining.

          I think Obama should be impeached, too, I’m not a Democrat nor a Republican.

          Mr. Limbaugh is rather notorious for making up “facts” disconnected from reality.

    1. Sorry to many typos (it has been a long week).

      Liberal, gun-grabing, wants everyone to feed at the public teat (except people that work) peep Melt-down in 3.2.1….

    1. My awesome response … a sample of Limbaugh’s “vile hate”:


      RUSH: Over all of the years that I’ve been hosting this program — 23 — I have been an evangel for Apple Inc. products. I love them, and one of the things that I have always done on this program is talk about my passions and share my passions with all of you. I think a large part of life is passion. When you find it, when you have it, it’s fabulous. It’s a magnet for other people, and it’s self-invigorating, and sharing those passions is something that I thoroughly enjoy. Over these 23 years, each time I would discuss Apple products — a new one that I couldn’t wait to get or one that I was having problems with or frustrated with — I’d always get e-mails from people, “Would you stop talking about Apple? They’re nothing but a bunch of liberals! I don’t want to hear about Apple. Why do you talk about Jobs? It’s nothing but a bunch of liberals.”

      I talk about Apple and Jobs because I love greatness. I just love greatness. I am fascinated by it. I am intrigued by how it happens. I’m intrigued about every aspect of greatness and excellence, because it’s so genuinely rare. It is genuinely rare and exciting, and I am mesmerized by it. I’m inspired by it. I’ve many times told people (and you, too) that one of the greatest perks of the good fortune that I’ve had has been to meet people. I have had the opportunity to meet people who are the best at what they do, and that is exhilarating and fun and inspiring to me. So I attach myself to these things that create childlike wonderment in me. It’s difficult as an adult to have childlike wonderment. How soon do we all outgrow the excitement that as children we all felt on Christmas Eve, and how many of us wish by magic that we could recapture it?

      To find out — to rediscover that total, unbounded passion of childlike exuberance, excitement, innocence, uncluttered by the rigors of life lived as an adult. And for me, speaking honestly, the introduction of every new Apple product ignited that in me. That’s just me. I am fascinated by what Apple products do; how they do it, the invention process, the whole way. I would have loved — and I would never get this opportunity; it would never happen, but I would have loved — to be the guy to write Jobs’ biography. I would have loved to have had the chance to just pick his brain and find out what it was about him. Because he wasn’t very self-revealing. I guess the most he revealed about himself was that Stanford commencement speech in 2005. It didn’t matter to me that Steve Jobs was a liberal. It disappointed me for his sake, but that is not who he was to me.

      Steve Jobs epitomized American exceptionalism. His life epitomized it. His philosophies epitomized American exceptionalism. The fact that he was a liberal, to me, was one of the greatest contradictions. But that is of no matter and no concern now. This past Tuesday they introduced the iPhone 4S, and I told you that on Monday I felt like it was Christmas Eve — and it was for me — and at age 60 I was able to feel like I did as a kid on Christmas Eve when I was eight or nine. There hasn’t been, in the last ten years, an Apple product that has not created wonderment in me, that has not exceeded my expectations. Using Apple products is genuine fun for me; and at the same time, they have increased my productivity. I know I’m making this sound like it’s a lot about me but it’s the best way to explain all this to you. What Jobs did literally changed the way human beings receive-transmit-enjoy all media. One guy did this. He had a lot of great people around him, but one guy did it. One guy’s vision. To me, it’s mind-boggling.

      I’m sad that he’s dead.

      1. Thank you for that. I wish I had said that myself.

        When we approach the end of our lives, what memories will we want to relive? The fatal lessons we taught to errant fools who dared cross our path? No. The last breath of life will surely recall moments of exuberation, youthful excitement, seeking, anticipation—Christmas-like moments.

        And as the author himself expressed, such experience transcends mere politics.

    1. There’s a certain gratification seeing your nickname here Chrissy. You are an icon here (for me at least).

      Oh, and congrats MDN. If anything, your persistence and consistency over the past several years has been rock solid. You have my envy for building a successful business, even if a lot of what you’ve posted is hypocritical. 🙂

            1. F14T16 is just taking cues from Obama. Obama and Biden touted
              ‘Recovery Summer’ in 2010. Since then, 2011, 2012, 2013, the economy supposedly has “turned a corner” so many times that Obama is now an economic expert because he’s been around the block a few times! No, really, repeat it often enough and one of these times will be right…

        1. With the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, Feinstein, Schumer, and Bloomberg just killed the Democratic Party for the foreseeable future. Hillary? Not a snowball’s chance.

          1. While I respect Hilary’s credentials and capacities, a greater respect for her intelligence and realism leads me to believe that she will decide to stay on the sidelines for the next one.

            As for gun control in general, I do understand the “slippery-slope” argument, and would not care to see my rights infringed just because fearmongers wrestled suppressive legislation through into law. It would be infinitely better for Republicans and Independents to offer increased funding related to mental health, which is obviously at the root of the problem, and for Democrats to play ball. Changing the U.S. Constitution is too tall an order.

    2. @chrissyOne
      I’ve been visiting MDN for over a decade. the only poster here that’s consistantly on par, at least gasbag-wise, to Limbough is Thelonious. I know that if you’re reading this, Thelonious, then you’re flattered (or your cover has just been blown… or both).

      1. What? Of course he cares. And he listed this as one of his favorite websites. Of course he would post here. He’s a guy who likes Apple, likes this website, and cares more than most people on earth what others think of him. He’s an entertainer. It’s his stock in trade.

        1. Perceptive, but he wouldn’t post under a nom de plume. He doesn’t post here or anywhere else because he is the central figure in a media conglomerate, one with little time to roam the slums. Yet he gathers reports from the hinterlands, and enfolds their anguish into his broadcasts. Rage on.

      1. Liberals have the same responses everywhere I go. Other than the term “sheeple” being way overused, I bet you fall in the category mentioned above of never listening to rush but simply mimicking commentary you hear about him which ironically puts you in the “sheeple” camp.

  1. I have absolutely no respect whatsoever for that psychotic, bigoted, repulsive POS. How embarrassing that MDN continues to salivate over him and shove him down our throats. He should be taken off the air and deported- an embarrassment to us all. In worshiping that walking hater, you are guilty by association and destroy, not merely hurt your business, your attraction, and your credibility. Why not read a list of even a handful of his comments and then look inthe mirror. So bitterly disappointed…

          1. No … I was simply admiring your attempt to play peacemaker by suggesting emess1950 is a bigot.

            Can’t really calm the waters by throwing a punch, can you?

  2. Let’s not all be hateful, even if we disagree with Rush.

    We’re all here because we at the very least find MacDailyNews interesting to read. Just continue on and stop right now before writing your hateful, political posts.


    1. It’s rather amusing that someone gave my post one star. There’s absolutely nothing to disagree with here. I didn’t even say if I support or disagree with Rush. Someone just doesn’t like that I’m not vehemently anxious about people like him.

      Again, let’s all just get along, and remember why we’re here!

    1. In calling MDN “fabulous,” perhaps Rush was referring not to the quality of the comments but to the very comprehensive roundup of Apple- and AAPL-related stories around the English-speaking world, fed into an ever-churning hopper by tireless MDN spotters like Fred Mertz. It isn’t strictly a tech news site or fan hangout, but also embraces politics, finance, the arts, and the occasional cute puppy story.

      1. I stand by my original comments in that MDN is good rather than fabulous. Dont get me wrong, iIuse the MDN app everyday, but to me at times it seems to have lost its way & should stick to being a site “Where Mac news comes first”.

        I’d also like to know who censored my comment. My original comment contained a comment about MDN having not yet updated its iPhone app to take advantage of the larger iPhone 5 screen & how people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. There happy to criticise others, but it does see, rather lame that a site devoted entirely to Apple can’t even be bothered to update the MDN App when it’s been over 6 months since launch of the iPhone 5.

        Let’s see if this comment get censored.

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