Editorial: Jew Gotta Friend At Google
By Greg Lloyd Smith
OfficialWire, February 14, 2006
Hate speech claim laughable, but theres a more serious issue
NEW YORK, NY (OfficialWire) 02/14/06 As a Jew (my mother was Jewish and so am I) I am expected to automatically detest those who might speak against the popular belief associated with the "H" word. We are expected to speak in hushed tones in observance of The Holocaust, praise and support those among us who have sought or seek to hunt down and kill anyone with direct knowledge of the horrid events of the Second World War and pass-on the story "so that it never happens again".
Google, Inc. stopped indexing OfficialWire into Google News on January 31, 2006. Despite repeated daily requests for an explanation and or the restoration of service-OfficialWire had been indexed since Google News was launched-no reply was forthcoming.
Its important to point out that the last time Google dropped OfficialWire (one year ago), the eventual reply/excuse was not merely untrue, but not worthy of their purported expertise. The Google Team wrote that the problem was that our newswires URLs appeared as dates and could not be indexed properly. That was a lie.
Well, last night an un-named member of The Google Team offered an explanation for the most recent removal of OfficialWire from Google News.
The Google Team member wrote: "We do not allow articles and sources expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints in Google News".
I had to read it a couple times before it sunk in... I mean, Im a Jew, for Christs sake! I am fairly confident that I have never written what might be considered "Hate Speech". Hate Speech?
The Google message continued...
"For example, a number of the complaints we looked at on your site were found to be holocaust negationism [sic] (a form of hate speech):
To be honest, I couldnt recall any of these articles, but after a minute or two of re-reading them, I was shocked-not by their content-but by the revelation that Google would consider them "Hate Speech". One article merely discusses the ongoing legal problems experienced by Ernst Zundel. I dont think there is anyone on the planet who would deny that his problems were instigated by a small group of Jews. In other words, the article is factual.
The problem with Google executives like Larry Page and Sergey Brin labelling OfficialWire as a "source expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints" is that its alittle like the pot calling the kettle black. All of these links and many millions of others that might represent far worse examples of objectionable points of view (to some people) are found within Google Search and yet they do not filter their search engines content, except in China.
Shame on Google. OfficialWires dedication to Free Speech requires me to permit even those whos opinion I may disagree with the opportunity to express themselves. One case in point: OfficialWire has republished Frosty Wooldridges endless stream of articles on the U.S. immigration issue, despite the fact that I personally disagree with his point of view.
The truth doesnt need to threaten or bully. The truth does not need to jail or denounce. The truth shouldnt attempt to overwhelm a false statement. The truth is simply the truth and in most cases can be distinguished from a lie without much difficulty. On the other hand, in my opinion, when an alleged truth professes too loudly, it must be questioned. Remember the weapons of mass destruction?
The tendency for the Western world to protect and shield Jews from all criticism I believe is a telling sign. The fact that Google executives would yield to a small group of bullies, I am ashamed to be associated with, is their problem.
Shame on you Google.