Today Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced the House Judiciary committee and performed his amazing Bart Simpson impression: “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, you can’t prove anything.”
“Again and again, Pichai stressed during the Tuesday hearing that Google operates ‘without political bias,’ as Republican lawmakers hammered him over allegations that the search engine manipulates results to show conservatives in a negative light or suppresses the viewpoints of right-leaning voices.”Jessica Guyn – USA Today
I started noticing the severe throttling of conservative and “non-PC” content about a month ago when I was working on one of my frequent rants about how the Clinton administration, using its weaponized Endangered Species Act , decided to “re-introduce” Canadian Gray wolves (a species that was never native to the area) into the Yellowstone Basin in Montana, a move that continues to thrill liberals world-wide. I mean, who doesn’t love fuzzy puppy dogs? Other than the thousands of head of elk and countless moose that were helplessly annihilated by roaming packs of the 175 lb. killing machines? The photos of dozens of game animals, especially newborns, shredded and bloody, strewn all over the springtime snowy meadows of the western states were chilling, not to mention the calves and sheep that met a similar fate.
Those photos and the accompanying articles are no longer found by Google and the other search engines that rely on Google for their content, or are so deeply buried as to never see the light of day.
Over the last several years I have written many articles about the wolves and used searches such as “Yellowstone wolves” to retrieve content about this horrific federal program. Now the prominent internet search results point to stories describing how wonderful the loveable wolves are, and the many benefits they have brought to the ecology. Top placement is given to propaganda pieces by the NY Times and USA Today that are riddled with exaggerations and blatant lies, while covering up the devastation wrought by the monster wolves. A Newsweek drama piece about a mother wolf that was legally shot just outside Yellowstone Park by a hunter now gets top billing.
A Huffington Post piece quote says, “Spitfire showed incredible strength, courage and resilience in everything she did.” Yup. Those wolves have incredible strength, all right.
Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte [R-VA] said Google’s search algorithms favor “the political party it likes, the ideas it likes or the products it likes.” His counterpart Jerry Nadler [D-NY] called the charge a “right-wing conspiracy theory”. Nadler didn’t discuss Google’s plans to cooperate with the Chinese government to censor searches. I suppose that’s a right-wing conspiracy too.
Hey Jerry, how’s about we put a couple of those cute, fuzzy wolves in your back yard in New York? And maybe we could send a couple over to the Google campus in California! We’ll just make sure nobody sees us do it.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
I’ve been all night drivin’ heifers
Closer in to lower ground
Then I spent the mornin’ thinkin’
‘Bout the ones, the wolves pulled down
Wolves – Garth Brooks