PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh is at a loss to explain a bizarre occurrence that took place in his car today on his way to work in South Florida.
Limbaugh says he was about a quarter-mile away from his home, and while using his iPhone with a voice-transcription feature that turns spoken words into printed text, a mysterious message suddenly showed up.
Limbaugh says the sentence read: “Obama’s minions are taking over and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
The blurb stunned the radio host, as he noted, “I hadn’t said anything like that!”
Unfortunately, he admits he doesn’t have evidence to show anyone.
“I was so discombobulated by what happened that I didn’t save what showed up on my iPhone,” he said. “I can’t prove this, because I didn’t keep the transcriptions. I deleted them. I don’t even know if I actually deleted them. I just didn’t send them. They are not on the phone. I went and looked.”
Limbaugh is so mystified by the strange event, he went into extreme detail about the specifics during his top-rated national broadcast, acknowledging he cannot figure out how it could have happened.
“For Obama and his minions to end up in a translated voice-to-text message when I didn’t say Obama, I didn’t say minions, I didn’t say anything about any of that, the dictation’s never been that far off. I don’t take super-secret phone calls. That’s the point. This wasn’t super-secret. It was just to [my wife] Kathryn. It happens all the time.
“If it happens this afternoon I’m gonna keep whatever it throws back at me. I won’t be able to prove what I say, you know, that’s lost to the ether, but I will be able to show whatever it thinks I said in terms of the translation that comes back.”
Limbaugh said he wanted to know if the mystery message was just isolated to his car, or if it would happen in his office as well:
“The first thing I do when I get into the studio on our network system is start dictating, and it’s flawless. It’s perfect. It was only in my car that this happened. It was only with my Verizon LTE hotspot and my Bluetooth. I got in here and I used our Wi-Fi network, and dictation worked perfectly. It’s been working perfectly all morning. It was only in the car. I got so busy, I didn’t have a chance to go back out to the car and try it again. I’ll try it later when I leave. So I sent this story. I typed this story I just told you and I sent it to a bunch of computer people. I said, ‘What could possibly explain this?’ And the answers I got back ranged from, ‘You’ve been hacked,’ to, ‘Somebody got into your car,’ to, ‘Somebody’s tampered with the Bluetooth module.’
“It was, ‘Somebody’s done something. They’re sending you a message that they can do it,’ or, ‘Your Bluetooth module is so totally defective that you need a new one,’ or, ‘There’s something wrong with the LTE hotspot.’ There was no answer that was satisfactory. This has never happened. But that first message that came back was: ‘Obama’s minions are taking over.’”
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