Rush Limbaugh is Wrong – The Tech Media is Leftist and Pro-Apple

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Source: Rush Limbaugh Show

Rush Limbaugh is a bit of a blowhard, and the typical conservative. I agree with Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, which means that I find liberals and conservatives equally offensive–which further means that I might coincidentally agree on occasion with something that Rush says, but certainly not with the principles by which he arrived at it.

In this post, Rush says that the tech media is largely liberal, and anti-Apple:

I would venture to say that nine out of 10 bloggers writing high-tech hate Apple.  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.

And:

I’d say most of them vote Democrat. Most of them think they’re young and hip, pop culture hip, that’s high-tech, of course it would be. Republicans to them are probably aliens from Mars, racists, sexists, bigot homophobes.

The funny thing is, in my experience, he’s partly right and partly wrong. I’ve found the tech media to be largely leftist but pro-Apple (at least, many of the major sites), and I find Rush’s position almost a bit ironic because I’ve always associated Apple with the left. Certainly, their company politics lean left (including their self-serving support for cap and trade), and Steve Jobs was a quiet leftist (he didn’t really often comment on politics, but his political contributions were 99% to leftist causes).

Therefore, saying that the tech media is both leftist and anti-Apple is, to me, a contradiction born out of ignorance. I’ll say this: just as I think most tech media should stay out of politics, I think Rush Limbaugh should stay out of tech.

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