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Monday, May 01, 2006

Followup on Google News

A week ago I mentioned that an Arab joke group blog, KABOBfest, was being indexed by Google News as a legitimate news site. The posting got picked up in a number of blogs and Google decided to act.

Of course, Google News could not bring itself to take away the site itself - bowing to Zionist pressure and all sets a bad precedent - so now when Google News references KABOBfest it adds (satire) to its name.

Which of course begs the question: Where on Google News are Scrappleface or The Onion?

If a bunch of Arabs who think the Holocaust is a hoot , who make up Jewish sounding names for their "reporters" and who don't even know how to get their own domain name separate from Blogspot can be considered something worthy of being indexed by Google, why not Infidel Bloggers Alliance? Why not Jihad Watch or Little Green Footballs?

Emailing Google does not usually get an answer, but the history of Google News choices almost invariably show that their editors have quite a leftist slant on what is considered legitimate.