Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claims to have had a strange experience on his iPhone 4S while driving to work. According to Limbaugh, Siri began giving strange responses, such as “Obama’s minions are taking over and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
What came back to me the second time was totally unrelated to anything I had said. It was talking about wind power and Obama and, “You don’t have a chance.” I am not making this up. And I said to myself, “You know, somebody’s hacked Apple’s servers. I’m gonna get in there.”
Of course, Limbaugh is convinced that Obama’s minions tampered with his iPhone 4S just to mess with his head. But as Limbaugh says himself at the very beginning of the above clip, “Sadly, I can’t prove it.”
It’s possible that Limbaugh’s iPhone 4S was, in fact, tampered with – a similar stunt was performed to make Siri shout obscenities at a young child last December.
The fact that he claims the incident “discombobulated” his radio and car audio system, however, and the fact that it only happened in his car, and that he could not reproduce the effect, suggests it’s nothing more than mere nonsense.
Is Limbaugh telling the truth? Or is he paranoid, or just obsessed with spreading nonsense? You decide. You can check out a full transcript of Limbaugh’s absurd rant over at Cult of Mac.