Google to Murdoch: Whatever, Dude

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Rupert Murdoch—owner of some of the finest and fairest news organizations in the world, true beacons of journalism—is thinking about retiring all his content from Google. Well, Señor Ruperto, apparently Google doesn't give a goddamn about it:

News organizations are in complete control over whether and how much of their content appears in search results. Publishers put their content on the web because they want it to be found, so very few choose not to include their material in Google News and web search. But if they tell us not to include it, we don't. If publishers want their content to be removed from Google News specifically all they need to do it tell us.

How can they say that? I really can't begin to imagine the despair and sadness that will engulf me the day Fox News and The New York Post disappear from Google. Just. Can't. [AFP]

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tiras73
I see the light. It burns!

Wow! Why all this hate for Fox News? I mean I'm not political, but I do like to listen to both sides. Fox news has a conservative lean and CNN has a liberal lean. They both have their beliefs and stick to their guns. I've listened to liberal talk radio and conservative. One thing I've noticed is that conservative are quick to criticize "their own kind". Heck, I get quite a laugh listening to Glenn Beck rip on the Republicans. (Don't tell him I listen to him for comedic puposes. It might hurt his feelings.)

And as far as people listening to Fox News not knowing how to use the internet? That is as biased a statement as they come. The people who I know that listen to right wing talk radio and take it for gospel are very technically saavy, and the "rednecks" from the south don't really listen to any of it. Politics is politics. Don't trust none of em. That's the mantra that I've heard from them.

Me, I'm environmental, get ticked off when I see people not recycling, but I'm still on the fence about global warming. I do believe in corporal punishment for children.(I never would've survived Compton without it. Fortunately my fear of Mom's switch was greater than the fear of not fitting in). But I also believe in letting you children be themselves. I believe there are some children you should never hit. Time-out's work better for them. And, to stay on topic, I also believe that tech should be used to better ourselves. Not just for correcting medical problems, but for "optional enhancements" that people may desire.

I'm just trying to show that I "lean both ways", and I'm ranting about false statements that I hear too much on this site about a certain group of people. If it was the opposite, I'd be ripping the conservative for being "biased" against the liberals

/rant complete. Ending program #rupertmurdoch