Rush Limbaugh says tech media treats Apple like mainstream media treats Republicans

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh poses with a bust in his likeness during a secretive ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. Credit: AP 

While you may be used to Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh offering thoughts on current political issues, last week he waded into the tech waters with a new comparison involving Apple, journalists, and the GOP.

Last Thursday, the talk radio personality said tech bloggers are biased against Apple the same way that the mainstream media is biased against Republicans.

“I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple,” Limbaugh said on his radio show. “Apple is the equivalent of the Republicans on these blogs, and Google, Android, and Samsung are the equivalent of the Democrats. They’re perfect, they can’t do anything wrong, they’re ideal, and everybody hates Apple.”

Limbaugh, who recently celebrated 25 years in national syndication, is best known for edgy political commentary. But he is also a fan of tech blogs, and occasionally speaks well of Apple products on the program.

Limbaugh said he didn’t think even the minority of pro-Apple tech bloggers were Republicans.

“This entire universe of tech bloggers is probably liberal Democrat, in their politics,” Limbaugh said.

He added, “most of them think they’re young and hip, pop culture hip, that’s high-tech, of course it would be.”

But he spoke well of the tech bloggers professionalism, saying they were journalists. Still, he had had a question for other tech reporters, “would you try to open your eyes and see that in the mainstream media, the Republican Party is Apple, and the Democrat Party is Samsung, Google, and Android?”

(H/T: The Verge)