This sickening attempt to sell left wing websites and attack conservative ones is brought you from those nice left-wing folks who run google.
From Eric Lieberman’s article at the justifiably furious dailycaller.com:
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.
When searching for a media outlet that leans right, like The Daily Caller (TheDC), Google gives users details on the sidebar, including what topics the site typically writes about, as well as a section titled “Reviewed Claims.”
Vox, and other left-wing outlets and blogs like Gizmodo, are not given the same fact-check treatment. When searching their names, a “Topics they write about” section appears, but there are no “Reviewed Claims.”
In fact, a review of mainstream outlets, as well as other outlets associated with liberal and conservative audiences, shows that only conservative sites feature the highly misleading, subjective analysis. Several conservative-leaning outlets like The DC are “vetted,” while equally partisan sites like Vox, Think Progress, Slate, The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Salon, Vice and Mother Jones are spared.
Occupy Democrats is apparently the only popular content provider from that end of the political spectrum with a fact-checking section.
Big name publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times are even given a column showcasing all of the awards they have earned over the years.
Could this be more blatant? How?
And if you read the entire article – which I urge you in strongest terms to do – you will find that not only is google’s political bias in full view, but its so-called “fact checking” is replete with errors…which (surprise, surprise) all seem to be to the detriment of conservative websites.
What are these people afraid of? That people have an alternative to the political views they apparently hold dear?
And what will be next? When will google start censoring these websites altogether? If you do one, why wouldn’t you do the other?
This is a disgrace. A sham. A bad joke.
And don’t count on most of mainstream media to demand that it be stopped either. These folks know who they’re in bed with.