April 12th, 2006
Although we showed how Google Canada stepped up to the plate last week (but probably not on their own accord), Google.com is starting to worry us. It appears as though Google News publishes “news” from al-Manar, the official news organization of the terrorist group Hezbollah. Google seems to have a process in place to choose their news sources, which makes their choice of Hezbollah’s news disturbing.
A more detailed description of this occurence is given in the Counter Terrorism Blog. The CTB gives the following advice:
If you find the inclusion of al-Manar as a Google News source outrageous, I encourage you to send a polite but firm e-mail to [email protected] encouraging them to remove al-Manar as a news source.
Does Google actually think Hezbollah is a reliable source for news? If you think that Hezbollah’s inclusion in Google News, write them at the above email address. The more email they get about this, the better… Apparently we have to keep Google in line.
April 7th, 2006
We just came across a website called nowarforisrael.com. From the look of the site, we knew right away that this was the work of an active anti-Semite and a whois check verified our beliefs – the site is the work of well-known anti-Semite and white supremicist David Duke. The site calls prominent American Jews in government “Jewish Supremacist Warmongers” and surprisingly calls Rachael Corrie a “Martyr for Peace”. I don’t know how Rachael Corrie would feel about being called a martyr by David Duke, but this is further evidence of that the far right and far left continue to find common ground, a scary trend.
The Jew-hatred on this site is so obvious, it even takes Palestinian claims at face value, even if they are absolutely ridiculous. Two that caught our eyes – “Palestinian TV claims Jewish state intentionally targets children” and “Zionist Medicial Companies Experiment On Palestinian Detinees”, both of which are ludicrous claims.
Needless to say, the only ONE mention of terrorism on the whole first page (which is filled to the brim with “information”) is “Stranger Than Fiction: An Independent Investigation of 9-11 and the War on Terrorism”. Of course, we wouldn’t expect an apologist site for terrorism to talk about terrorism, would we?