March 29, 2005

Google News Drops 'The Jawa Report' for 'Hate Speech' Violation

I received the following e-mail moments ago from Google News.

Hi Rusty,

Upon recent review, we've found that your site contains hate speech, and we will no longer be including it in Google News. If you can guarantee that your news no longer includes hate speech, we will be happy to re-review the site for inclusion.

The Google Team

Needless to say, I am pretty damned ticked.

I challenge Google News to find one instance of 'hate speech' on this site that is not either a case of sarcasm, humor, or a direct quote used in the context of a post that attempts to do just the opposite.

Unless, of course, Google News considers saying bad things about Jew hating anti-semites, fascists who would impose religious law, or those that cut off the heads of innocent civilians hate speech. Cause in my book, that's a good thing.

What can you do to help? Please e-mail Google News. And please, be civil.

Thanks to Blog Father Charles Johnson for the moral support.

UPDATE 3/30: A number of readers noticed that The Jawa Report was not dropped from Google News. However, it seems that it just took Google News a couple of days to finally carry through with their threat. As of today, no new Jawa Report articles are being carried by that service.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:23 PM | Comments |