Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) founder Steve Jobs extended support for the Democratic Party, and the company has Al Gore, former Democratic Vice President, on its board of directors. But right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh thinks that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the Republican party of the tech world. He said that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) are like the Democratic Party.
Apple the most hated tech company, according to Rush Limbaugh
Without offering any explanation, Limbaugh said Friday that liberal bloggers hate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and love Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), according to the transcript of his talk show. He said 9 out of 10 high-tech bloggers hate Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the same way the mainstream media hates Republicans. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), like Democrats, are ideal, they can never do anything wrong.
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Limbaugh said reading tech blogs is one of his hobbies. Pro-Apple bloggers have now started observing the way pro-Google and pro-Samsung bloggers write. And they have now started writing about the media bias. Pro-Apple bloggers are piling up data on how pro-Google and pro-Samsung bloggers manipulate news and fake data to make things appear bad for the iPhone maker, said Rush Limbaugh.
Reporters question Limbaugh’s knowledge of tech world
Limbaugh added that a large part of the current generation would vote in favor of Democrats. For them, Republicans are like “aliens from Mars, racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes.” When one of his listeners asked him to name the biased blogs, Limbaugh refused to name them. Jemima Kiss of The Guardian says that his interpretation of the tech world would amuse the tech world community. Limbaugh’s sentiments perhaps were linked to pro-Apple bloggers John Gruber of Daring Fireball and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, who regularly attack the tech media for writing bad things about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Anyway, Rush Limbaugh’s statements infuriated tech reporters. Chris Matyszczyk of CNET called it a thoroughly silly analysis. Many other reporters questioned the talk show host’s knowledge about technology media.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were down 0.78% to $465.71 at 12:47 PM EDT.