Thursday, October 06, 2016

I've been Googled

We’re way beyond media bias. They are all-in. The media is the Hillary Clinton campaign staff. There’s not even a pretense of objectivity. It’s so bad, the New York Times had to write a front-page story last weekend talking about how painful it is for real journalists for the first time in their careers out of a sense of duty to adopt an oppositional stance to a candidate. They’ve never done that before, and since they’ve had to do it with Trump, it also looks like they’re pro-Hillary, and they’re so uncomfortable with this! 
(Rush Limbaugh 8/15/2016)

Everybody knows (sme don't care) that Google, by virtue of their deep liberal bias, are a bigger threat to our democracy than the drive-by media. Here's a new example I 've not read about. 

If you use Google Chrome browser, and I do, you know that when you open a new window there are conveniently placed your most used "click-to" sites.  Starting about a month ago I noticed that, of a sudden, my icons reflected sites that I may have only visited one time?  Slowly I realized [Duh] that sites that no longer appeared were my most visited.  Conspicuous by their absence are Free Republic and  Drudge, by far my most visited sites.  In addition, sites like Legal Insurrection, Brietbart, and Front Page, which I visit often, have never once been included.  That this began just as a panicked Media, going nuts over Trump's popularity, went into full regimental attack mode is no coincidence.

Aside: I won't get into why I don't do You Tube videos anymore.


Anonymous said...

Ron in Ohio Sez:

Try DuckDuckGo - The first thing you'll see when you go there, right under the search window, are these words, "The search engine that doesn't track you."

I dumped Google and switched to DuckDuckGo about two years ago and I have never had a problem nor, have I ever felt that my privacy was violated.

I also have much of Google's crap blocked using NoScript and Adblock Plus.

Anonymous said...

I switched to IXQUICK some time ago. They do not rack you.

Stu Tarlowe said...

I recently posted a video on YouTube. What do you know that I should know?

Anonymous said...

Ron in Ohio sez:

Me too Stu. I visit YouTube more than occasionally and have always thought they were OK. It's probably their politics like with too many of the Internet power houses. I too will await hearing about YouTube.

Hellen du Panier said...

If you use Google Chrome browser, and I do,...

Gosh, it's been years since I told you, "Get a Mac." Good times.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Stu. The last two times I posted a video that borrowed 1-2 minute snips from broadcast TV, YT suspended me and made me appear in YT court. I declined, and they eventually reinstated me, anyway. Fkm.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

And I forgot ... DuckDuckGo is not a browser, it's a search engine. Different animals,

Anonymous said...

Ron in Ohio sez:

Yup Rog - You're right! I was so locked-up with the whole "Google" thing that I overlooked your "browser" comment. Sorry!

I won't even mention my browser preference(S) for fear of negative comments from your readers. I still say that my NoScript and Adblock Plus still holds the Google search engine down though and that my distaste for Google probably parallels yours

I wish you and your readers all well. Each of us must have our own nirvana. As an old friend of mine used to say, "Do whatever you want, you will anyway." and, "to each his own."

brinster said...

Try Brave Rog. It has an embedded ad blocker, which, as I found out, really pisses of Slate.
Gonna start using Duck Duck Go...thanks for the heads up guys.

MAX Redline said...

I don't use the Chrome browser in Windows, although it is among the several that I do have.

I use Firefox on the main system, with some of the addons previously mentioned here - Duckduckgo is the search engine, and noscript and adblock knock down the junk.

When I want to watch a movie or something, I turn to the laptop (to which is connected a big screen and surround-sound system). I use Microsoft Edge browser for that, because it works really well for limited purposes.

When traveling, I use the Chromebook, which means using the Chrome browser (probably because I haven't looked into downloading a different browser as yet). Personally, I dislike the Chrome browser because it doesn't display pages properly in many cases.

Where the Chromebook does excel is battery life - that sucker runs for a whole day without needing a recharge.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Max, there was a day when I prolly would have/could have done the same thing. Sadly ....

Anonymous said...

So,Max and Rodger RKoF, what do you use for your smart phone browser? I have tried to not use gooble or fauxblok for some time. Twatter never.

Genghis Con

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I am the last man on Earth without a cell phone

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