Well the battle for the hearts, minds and future of the Ameican people has taken a hit. A big one.
Add it all up, and with its pending buyout of YouTube as announced on October 9, Google, with its billions of dollars worth of market cap ($130 billion as of October 13!), now has the money and the vehicle to impact public opinion like no other e-company. This is crucial, for the Internet has become a significantly more important political resource in recent years. American Thinker 10/16/06, see below
The idea that GOOGLE is buying YouTube is disquieting but predictable. Given GOOGLE's history of blatant bias, bnning right of center blogs, accepting Al-Manar ( designated a terrorist entity on the terror exclusion list) as a credible news source - not to mention their censorship and ties in China. Censorship? Gotta love those crazies liberals.
The American Thinker agrees here
Five months ago, the Internet’s top search engine Google was accused of banning conservative websites from its news crawl. Last week, the e-behemoth offered to purchase YouTube, the preeminent provider of videos over the Web that has recently been implicated in censorship of its own. With their pending merger, serious questions arise about the future of the most powerful telecommunications medium on the landscape, and who if anyone is trying to control its content.
As reported by American Thinker on May 22, Internet search king Google eliminated a number of conservative e-zines and blogs from its news crawl earlier this year. In all of the cases cited, the alleged offense was the dissemination of “hate speech.”
After closer examination, the tie between all the banished websites was the publishing of articles about radical Islam and its relation to international terrorism. Yet, sites that actually were more specifically involved in such activities – like Hezb’allah’s propaganda arm in Lebanon, al Manar – were unaffected by Google’s “hate speech” policies, and continue to be a part of its news crawl.
The Liberal Bias Virus: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You
Now, five months later, the web’s leading video-sharing portal YouTube has been implicated for demonstrating a similar hypocrisy in its business practices. In the past several weeks, some leading conservative websites have had videos pulled and their accounts closed.
Read it all, I insist.
UPDATE: Brian at Snapped Shots writes here here;
MyPetJawa is calling for an attack on jihadi videos on YouTube. This is definitely the right approach—if the jihadis and their leftist sycophants are so comforted by YouTube's controls that they can flag anti-jihadi videos, then why can't we do the same?
So, there are a few things we can do to fight back against MartyrdomTube. I'll keep the details posted on the main page for now, but as it gets longer, I'll probably fold the details off into the extended article. Good luck, everyone!