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#252 Feb 18 2014 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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If your religion is **** racist ring-wingnut douchery with a side of tabloid pablum, WorldNetDaily is your online Jerusalem, pilgrim. Be sure to bring it a big offering, though: Google is blocking ads from popping up on the site over its obsession with "black mobs."

Via the creamy nougat center of this nut pageant:

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WASHINGTON – The world's most powerful Internet search engine has accused WND of using "hate speech" and has threatened to block ads on the news site over its use of the term "black mobs" in news stories and columns reporting on a two-year epidemic of racial attacks in the U.S.

In response, WND is preemptively blocking Google ads in content in which that phrase appears in past and current stories, including this one. Other ad providers have agreed to step in and fill the gap.

Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, said the Google policy is flawed because it "attempts to censor words and phrases that are truthful and accurate from First Amendment-protected media on the basis of political correctness and faulty algorithmic methodology."


In response to queries from WND, Google cited its AdSense policies against using "derogatory racial or ethnic slurs to refer to an individual or group," and knocked WND's 670 "black mob" stories—yes, 670!—for "making sweeping generalizations about a group."

Balderdash! cried Farah, the poppa birther whose Grecian Formula-infused baguette-sized mustache is the blackest thing on the "news" site:

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"Google is clearly assigning motives to our reporting on the basis of the linking of two words – 'black mobs,'" explained Farah. "Euphemisms for two perfectly accurate words must now be found because Google has determined that the linking of these two words is hate speech. When one of the most powerful media companies in the world starts banning words and phrases and imposing its speech police standards on all those it does business with, we are headed down a dangerous, Orwellian slippery slope."

The term "black mobs" as used in the more than 670 WND reports is not a pejorative term, explained Farah.

Defining black is self-explanatory, and the dictionary defines mob as a disorderly or riotous crowd of people, a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence, a group of persons, the common people; the masses; populace or multitude or a criminal gang, especially one involved in drug trafficking, extortion, etc.


Plus, there's no way that talking about black thugs and black mobs can make WND racist, because some of its best friends are—well, you know:

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The idea that WND somehow has racist motivations is bizarre, said Farah, especially when fully 20 percent of the site's regular weekly columnists are black – including Sowell, Star Parker, Walter Williams, Eric Rush, Mychal Massey, Ellis Washington, Selena Owens, Ben Kinchlow, Alan Keyes and Larry Elder, not to mention other black WND columnists like Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson and Albert Thompson.

"Everyone in America today knows about the ugliness of the 'knockout game' as a result of this reporting," Farah said. "It all originated in WND. We cannot and should not be forced to sanitize our compelling reporting on a subject of national importance because it is labeled thoughtlessly and falsely as 'hate speech.'"


"They say truth is an absolute defense in libel cases," he wrote. "But what about when you're accused of 'hate speech'? What then? Is truth a defense?"

In the interest of truth, below are the headlines for some "related stories" that popped up on WND's anti-Google rant. Enjoy!
#253 Feb 18 2014 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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Should we really defend a site that has budget Samuel L. Jackson and the Goth chick from CSI as journalists?
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Should we really defend a site that has budget Samuel L. Jackson and the Goth chick from CSI as journalists?

They used to have Victoria Jackson but they must have canned her.
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#255 Feb 18 2014 at 5:38 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Which CSI? I don't remember her, though admittedly I only really watched any version casually at best.
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Which CSI? I don't remember her, though admittedly I only really watched any version casually at best.


NCSI, if that helps.

I think she's pretty, personally.
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Which CSI? I don't remember her, though admittedly I only really watched any version casually at best.


NCIS, if that helps.

I think she's pretty, personally.


Yeah that one, I used to watch it with my dad and she's the only thing I can remember about it.
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#258 Feb 18 2014 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
Yeah that one, I used to watch it with my dad and she's the only thing I can remember about it.


My mom and step-dad watch it, and she's the only thing I remember from it as well. Smiley: lol
#259 Feb 18 2014 at 9:23 PM Rating: Good
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Interesting, relevant, linkage.

Small nut is this: WorldNetDaily is being hammered on by Google over its content, and they refuse to back down. Because: not pussies.


And somehow I completely missed Belk's post about this.

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#260 Feb 18 2014 at 9:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, it was only 70 lines at the very top of the page. You probably thought it was a gbaji post.
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#261 Feb 18 2014 at 10:22 PM Rating: Good
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When I clicked on the unread posts, this page didn't even show up. It was weird, but whatever, I don't give a **** The important thing is that if WND can tell Google to eat **** then Zam should as well.
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#262 Feb 19 2014 at 10:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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We need more old racist white guys giving us money before that's a viable option.
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Being financed certainly does present a few more options.
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#264 Feb 19 2014 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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If Zam has to decide between Google and a couple tangential, profitless forums - I think we all know who they'd pick.
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If Zam has to decide between Google and a couple tangential, profitless forums - I think we all know who they'd pick.
I'm having flashbacks to schoolyard football games; and it isn't pretty. Smiley: frown
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If Zam has to decide between Google and a couple tangential, profitless forums - I think we all know who they'd pick.

The scrappy underdogs, right?

Hey, what if we had a car wash!
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If Zam has to decide between Google and a couple tangential, profitless forums - I think we all know who they'd pick.

The scrappy underdogs, right?

Hey, what if we had a car wash!


Nah, let's challenge Google to a downhill ski race!
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#268 Feb 19 2014 at 12:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
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If Zam has to decide between Google and a couple tangential, profitless forums - I think we all know who they'd pick.

The scrappy underdogs, right?

Hey, what if we had a car wash!


Nah, let's challenge Google to a downhill ski race!
We could make a small fortune selling the bloopers video! Smiley: nod
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Nah, let's challenge Google to a downhill ski race!

What if we snuck into their offices and filled all their briefcases with pies? Then they'd go to their meetings and be like "Let me show you these important documents on how to take over Zam and stick their hands into their briefcases and then they'd have pie on them!

They might even unthinkingly wipe their hand on their expensive suits!
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#270 Feb 19 2014 at 1:06 PM Rating: Good
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Let's just set California on fire.
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Are we hoping the wild fires will spread to Texas? I mean, otherwise, I don't know why we don't just start there.
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Wait... so does this mean we aren't burning Kiev to the ground now?

I swear I can never keep up with what's going on around here. Smiley: glare
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Let's just set California on fire.

Please don't, they make great beer and it would be a crime to waste that.
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#274 Feb 19 2014 at 4:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Let's just set California on fire.


Like that doesn't happen on its own. We have three seasons here: rain, fog and fire.
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Let's just set California on fire.


Like that doesn't happen on its own. We have three seasons here: rain, fog and fire.


Four seasons: rain, fog, mud, fire.
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Sounds like the Planeteers are **** at you.
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Sounds like the Planeteers are **** at you.


NSFW

Edited, Feb 19th 2014 5:58pm by Shaowstrike
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Belkira the Tulip wrote:
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Which CSI? I don't remember her, though admittedly I only really watched any version casually at best.


NCSI, if that helps.

I think she's pretty, personally.


NCIS*

CSI = Crime Scene Investigation
NCIS = Naval Criminal Investigative Service

The difference is that NCIS uses CSI agents to do the crime scene work while they go out and arrest/interrogate suspects. I know that CSI agents do the same in a lot of CSI episodes, but that's Hollywood for ya.

On topic: My peeve with this Google censoring stems from me growing up in a country where pretty much anything goes. No one gives a **** about swear words here. Well, some shows for kids do, but come on, someone published a children's book called "The mole who wanted to know who had taken a **** on its head" (lit.transl.). Yeah, no, I'm not kidding. And this is what it was translated into...

Oh, yeah, and we have this children's book. Smiley: lol I'm pretty sure that cover art would make some people choke on their morning coffee at Google HQ.

Anyway, they're free to cut funding to whatever they disapprove of, but I think it's ridiculous.
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Yeah but the Danish are filthy animal murdering **** anyway so who cares about what you think! Smiley: tongue

Edited, Feb 20th 2014 12:15pm by Aethien
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Aww, but we killed him out of love...?
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The kids enjoyed it.
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Has the change happened yet, or is it going to be a gradual thing....like puberty?



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If we can't tell let's assume we're still in the transition phase, either that or we aren't being nearly offensive enough.
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I'll let you know when the filter changes go live, once they go live, the rule change will imidiatly follow.
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