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Anyone both remotely in touch with Reality and honest – knows and acknowledges that the vast majority of our nation’s colleges and universities are ultra-Leftist academic swamps. In dire need of just the sort of draining Washington, D.C. so richly deserves.
Ahh…the diversity. Want more evidence? For but one catalogue, take a dive into CampusReform.org. The collegiate Leftist inanity is nigh endless.
President Donald Trump’s Special Persecutor…oops, I mean Prosecutor – is Swamp Thing Extraordinaire Robert Mueller. Who is giving the staffing of his unlimited-budget, no-time-limit, no-parameter-limit “inquiry” – the old college try.
As to the latter – an investigation of the investigation? If only. This is DC, after all. There are almost as many Republicans as Democrats opposed to Trump and The Draining.
Diversity Programs at Google Discriminatory, Engineer Claims in Anti-Diversity Manifesto: “A document written by an unnamed senior software engineer at Google suggesting the company encourage “ideological” rather than gender diversity….Titled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,’ the male author…writes that the company’s focus on diversity tends to alienate conservatives, which he believes is bad for business as conservatives tend to be more conscientious, a trait that is required for ‘much of the drudgery and maintenance work characteristic of a mature company.’”
Google Diversity Push Attacked by One of its Own: “One of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies is being attacked from within for being a liberal bastion. A screed titled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’ that’s making the rounds at Google says the company’s diversity initiatives are discriminatory….”
Well that sounds…just like just about any college campus anywhere in America. Or a visit to the Mueller Investigation break room.
Anyone both remotely in touch with Reality and honest – already knew and acknowledged this about Google too.
Because Google has spent its entire existence dumping millions of dollars upon a wide array of ultra-Left individuals and entities – all pushing ultra-Left, huge government policies.
And Google has dumped millions of additional dollars into DC – trying to get the Swamp to ooze in their direction. Which beget, amongst many other things, their eight-year cronyism heyday – the Barack Obama Administration.
The Obama Administration spent its entire tenure – issuing Google crony policies like a Pez dispenser.
Now that We the People have elected Donald Trump – in large part to undo Barack Obama – Google is freaking out. Which is understandable – if not reasonable.
Meanwhile, Google and their Silicon Valley cohorts – overwhelmingly Leftist all – have also revolutionized the media landscape: “The benchmark of Media success is with ever-decreasing frequency subscriptions sold – and with ever-increasing frequency clicks generated. Thus the outrageously Left Silicon Valley has become the Media’s hub – and chief ideological demographic. Which is why you’ve over the last several years noticed an even more maniacal bend to all things ‘news.’”
So this is yet another reason why Google’s internal, inherent Leftism – actually does matter to you and the nation. Want another? No problem.
Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites: “Over the last week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome….Google kicked off the action on Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its online advertising service….Taken together, the decisions were a clear signal that the tech behemoths could no longer ignore the growing outcry over their power in distributing information to the American electorate.”
Clearly, We the People can’t be trusted to delineate between real and fake news. Thank goodness uber-Left Google and Facebook will be making these determinations for us. And eradicating what they – through their uber-Left prism – deem to be fake news. From their sites – and our sight.
How’s that going to look? A lot like this:
This particular passage is key: “(T)he decisions were a clear signal that the tech behemoths could no longer ignore the growing outcry over their power in distributing information to the American electorate.”
I’ll join in that outcry – albeit for a much different reason.
I’ll ask a slightly amended version of what has been asked for millennia – by people everywhere seeking freedom from overlords:
Who watches the Silicon Valley Watchers?
[Originally Published at RedState]