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The Real Reason Behind Google's Challenges

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 4, 2008

Forget about the economy. I just discovered a new reason why Google might be slowing down. It’s those lefties running the place.

Here’s a sampling of some astute analysis from a few incisive commenters on my story in this week’s magazine on Google and the controversy over whether paid clicks are slowing down:

i try to never use google they are evil hate america and will do anything to make more money to make BIG BROTHER a reality that they control wake up now and avoid the GMEN

There’s no mystery to Google’s falling ad revenues and stock price. Like the left-wing newspapers that are experiencing the same poor economic returns, it is a public reaction to their biased positions. Just last weekend, the left-wing bias of Google again frothed to the top, as they “shut off the lights” for an hour in support of the Global Warming Hoax”. This afternoon I just mailed a letter telling them I no longer would use their services, and consequently would not see their clients’ ads. Mainstream folks are sick of the left-wing agenda being shoved down our throats to make us think that their agendas bespeak mainstream thought. Enough is enough; just say NO.

Well, maybe Google will wake and recognize that the majority don’t buy into their environmental/Global Climate Change crap! I dumped Google the minute I found out about their support of Al Gore and his stupidity!

So, now you know.

Perhaps you won’t be surprised that the story managed to get flagged on the Drudge Report yesterday.

Reader Comments


April 4, 2008 4:11 PM

I'd like to see the second writer avoid all Google products.

Unless this gent never plans on visiting a new site again he's going to have a hard time living up to his promise of "not see[ing] their clients’ ads"


April 7, 2008 1:37 PM

Yea I much prefer big US corporations that have no sole whatsoever, whose only driving force is share holder value. Free do offshore, dump waste and lie to the public. You don’t have to agree with their stance on the world, but its sure cool to see a mega-corp with a stance.

Why do Americans always want to tear down successful American companies? Do we all want to work for foreign interests? We should support our Boeings our Microsofts our Googles, they are keeping us in the game, bringing money in instead of shipping money out.


April 7, 2008 7:22 PM

LOL the despicable "leftwing newspapers" are going dowwwwwn!

some people can't seem to think in any other terms but left and right, american and anti-american...

what unbelievable mental poverty in our wonderful land of people of all colors from all over the world.

Who are these people? I never have met one in person... was their only upbringing done by Rupert Murdoch's world wide propaganda machine?

Danger Rodneyfield

April 7, 2008 11:01 PM

@ NB. There are no "gents" in the US, my friend. And by the way, don't you use "ask jeeves"?


April 13, 2008 11:00 AM

Unfortunately, this shallow connect-the-easiest-dots mindset isn't just an American thing. It's a global trend, reflecting that even though we have access to a million times more information than our descendants, we cannot process a million times faster than them. Thus, people manage complexity by taking shortcuts.

...Sometimes irrational shortcuts.

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