Is Goolge baised to the Left.

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  1. CParso

    CParso Founding Member

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    Wow. Just wow. It's sad that businesses have to stoop to this level - can't you just make a profit and keep your own politics out of it!?
     
  2. Mystikalilusion

    Mystikalilusion Founding Member

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    I agree that a company that provides a service like this should be more neutral in these matters.

    On the other hand, "Nancy Pelosi" (the Democrat leader, who violated ethics rules much worse than what DeLay is accused of).", that is the most absurd thing I think I've ever heard.

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is under fire for an advisor’s nine-day, $4, 475 junket to Spain and Germany last April, a trip primarily paid for by a nonprofit transportation-research organization Pelosi had helped to secure Federal Transit Administration monies, according to a report in the Washington Times.

    VERSUS

    1) United Parcel Service provided a chartered flight between Washington and Las Vegas for between 50 and 60 people--including lobbyists, top aides and political supporters--at DeLay's request, according to a company spokesman. DeLay flew separately on a Federal Express corporate jet. Lobbyists with the National Association of Manufacturers, the D.C. law firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, and the National Association of Convenience Stores were among those present for the weekend.

    The weekend included a late-night party Saturday in DeLay's suite at the Rio Hotel and Casino, which featured a living room, bar and hot tub on the balcony. DeLay was not present, aides said; the event was hosted by his daughter, Dani Ferro, the campaign manager for DeLay's reelection campaign. After the party, Ferro told associates that a lobbyist poured champagne on her while she was in the hot tub.

    2) A six-day trip to Moscow in 1997 by then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, was underwritten by business interests lobbying in support of the Russian government, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the trip arrangements.

    DeLay reported that the trip was sponsored by a Washington-based nonprofit organization. But interviews with those involved in planning DeLay's trip say the expenses were covered by a mysterious company registered in the Bahamas that also paid for an intensive $440,000 lobbying campaign...


    3) The wife and daughter of Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, have been paid more than $500,000 since 2001 by Mr. DeLay's political action and campaign committees, according to a detailed review of disclosure statements filed with the Federal Election Commission and separate fund-raising records in Mr. DeLay's home state of Texas.

    and that's just the big ones, that we know about. . .
     
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Re: Is Goolge biased to the Left.

    It is amazing to me how the right has now determined that any media (now including Google) that does not toe the conservative political line must be guilty of liberal bias. This is mostly spewed by such "fair and balanced" observers as Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.


    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    -- Stephen Stills, "For What it's Worth" 1966
     
  4. martin

    martin Banned Forever

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    Re: Is Goolge biased to the Left.

    i am not buying it either, i can believe that a couple employees at google did something stupid, but i cant believe there is a companywide bias. conspiracies are never true.
     
  5. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    Re: Is Goolge biased to the Left.

    boy no kidding. every time you turn around, there's a new accusation of some gigantic left-wing conspiracy. it's getting as old as the liberal whining they fear so much. and that article doesnt offer much (or anything, really) in they way of hard evidence. for all the reader knows, it could be 100% made up. as with anything, you have to be extremely discerning with what you buy from politically motivated sites. they'll skew anything to fit their agenda. further, i dont know much about computers and the web, but it seems very unlikely that a search engine could actually perform a function like filtering out pro-conservative content.
     
  6. G_MAN113

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    Re: Is Goolge biased to the Left.

    Rush Limbaugh has never claimed to be "fair and balanced". He comes right out and says that he is a counterbalance to the liberal media bias that we're force-fed on a daily basis. And if you really believe that the mainstream media doesn't have a liberal bias, then all I have to do is tick off the names Brokaw, Jennings, Rather, Couric, etc. All of these self-admitted liberals are literally the faces of broadcast network news in this country. And they all put their particular slant on what they report. That's not paranoia, that's FACT.
     
  7. martin

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    Re: Is Goolge biased to the Left.

    thats all nice, but has nothing to do with google.
     
  8. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    hi!

    if you knew anything about him other than what hannity and o'reilly tell you, then you would know that to be true. JS is very much a centrist. i don't suppose you caught the interview with the author of Independent Nation. but to a conservative, i guess that means 'liberal'.:dis:

    what a bunch of garbage. if you CHOOSE to watch it, you can't possibly say that you're being force-fed something. ppl who listen to rush don't watch CNN or CBS. they watch fox, who, despite their pathetic efforts to deem themselves as such, are in no way fair and balanced. they, too, are the balance that rush claims to be. talk about an agenda. not to mention, they're the most aggressive sensationalists i've ever seen...by a long shot. in my opinion, ALL network news is a disgrace to humanity. fox, cnn, headline news...it's ALL garbage and literally makes me sick to my stomach.

    i'm not sure exactly how these types of things work, but i'm pretty sure that the anchors (brokaw, etc.) don't write their own dialogue.
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    True enough, it could be done. But how is Google going to profit by that? They are a publicly traded company and they need to be making profits. They make profits by being the best search engine out there. It would be stupid to risk customers to stake a political position . . . and Google never has been stupid.

    All mainsteam media, eh? A moderate and balanced assessment would probably say that Hollywood and television are left of center. But radio and political book sales are clearly dominated by right wingers.

    These things balance each other out in general, but many on the extreme left and right are oblivious to any but their own viewpoints. One of the problems with extreme positions is poor perspective.
     
  10. Contained Chaos

    Contained Chaos Don't we all?

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    i misunderstood the gist of the theory. they are going after google mainly for their 'ads' that show up when a search is done. interesting thing, though. i performed searches for terms like 'george w. bush', 'conservative', etc. and got plenty of pro-cause ads (not search results). delay is a bad example b/c that guy is thrown WAY off and should be considered an abomination and an embarassment to republicans everywhere. however, it is also likely that google rejected the ad they submitted because of copyright infringements (or something of that nature). if google does have those capabilities, it should have been very easy for them to discover that the submission was nothing more than a slanderous fark.
     

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