Are conservatives getting scroogled at Google News?
As most Legal Insurrection readers are avid news consumers, I bet many wonder why there are so many “low information voters”.
Perhaps Google is to blame. Take a look at their top news stories when I checked yesterday:
Now, compare this to Bing News and its top stories:
IRS scandal – check. International news of importance – check. If you want a serious-minded, pro-American information homepage and search venue, why not go with Bing? They even have a translator now!
Hey Google, here’s a little something in Klingon!
Truly, Bing is to Goggle what Fox News is to MSNBC.
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I went to the Bing home page and at the bottom:
POPULAR NOW Ken Venturi dies • Mrs. Jobs steps out • NY-area trains crash • Stodden’s admission • Kirstie Alley vs A&F
So I digress…
Google News is a leftwing version of Drudge.
After Easter…and Cesar Chavez…Google was dead to me.
I believe most high-info voters, left & right, have known of this collective water down and Yahoo is right in there with them.
Google search is guilty as well.
Don’t mean to be rude, but this ain’t news. It’s google. Don’t expect ’em to be objective. Their core business model is to promote certain data over others under the guise of a seemingly neutral “search” service.
BadBlue is a pretty good alternative to Google News.
Here is another thing. I have noticed thatat my work which uses filters, conservative new sites are blocked because they are listed as personal sites, but liberal new sites are accessable because they are listed as news. Example: no Hot Air, but can get Huffington Post.
Yahoo News is just as bad if not worse.
At one point yesterday I couldn’t find a story on Yahoo about the administration’s scandals.
The number one story at that time was about gay marriage in France.
In the Boston area I listen to Jeff Kuhner on the morning drive. He sometimes reads the top Yahoo News headlines as a joke, but gets the point across about low information voters too!
Google is lefty.
Stopped using them 5+ years ago.
“Don’t be evil”…. what a load of crock!
Bing it is then.
Google are stooges of the Obama administration. They control the information and outrage. Wait until the Obama administration runs out of enemies. They will come after them,too.
I don’t see much difference between Google and Bing, privacy-wise. Both of them record your IP address and compile data on your searches. Personally, I prefer Startpage HTTPS which advertises:
From the standpoint of security, yes, you have a point. I use Startpage (the U.S. branding of the ixquick search engine) also (for Firefox users, it’s stoopidly easy to add it to your list of search engines). I can barely wait for the Startpage email service to begin sometime this summer.
However, it is important to remember that Startpage uses Google as its search engine. It just does so in a somewhat more secure manner.
I have digressed… 😐
You know I’ve noticed this for years but never thought about a competitor. I’m sure the MS isn’t any more conservative, but if they’re offering that kind of product I’ll go there.
I’m glad you’re addressing this. Not only does Google seem to bury some stories, but when it does carry them, it features the media outlets with a liberal bent.
I don’t prefer Bing for searches, but I will definitely switch to Bing for my internet news summaries.
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Whoa, wait a minute now! Does Bill Gates know about this? Betcha that he’ll put a stop to this in an instant once he knows about Bing’s conservative Slant! Either him or his Poppa will do it!
Or just use BadBlue News at http://badblue.com – real-time news updated 24 x 7 for regular Americans.
It only takes a couple minutes to change your default from Google to Bing. I did this about six months ago and have been pleased at my shrinking waist, rippling musculature, and beautiful women asking me for transportation home from parties 😉 OK, maybe not all that but Bing definitely works just as well if not better, and leaves less liberal smear on the monitor!
Sorry to say I may be having a moment of cognitive dissonance here. BING is a creature of Microsoft (just an observation). The “MS” in MSNBC stands for Microsoft which, until recently, was partnered with NBC in ownership of the cable network and website with the MSNBC brand.
Yet, now we’re told that Microsoft’s BING news site gives a more balanced view of what’s happening in the world than Google? I don’t get it.
I use a search engine that only looks up snack foods: bong
if only conservatives have a keener sense even habitual knee-jerk response of boycotting or shunning left-wing outfits which google is one prominent exemplar perhaps the inimical influence of such will be diminished and america will be the better for it.
If a company has to remind its employees to “Don’t be evil,” then it is wise to assume the management IS evil and doesn’t what its employees to get in on the action.
Bing isn’t that much better than google, but it doesn’t need the reminder. Just remember, Bing is part of the family that is MSNbc.