"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and
that cannot be limited without being lost."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"I believe that all entities, whether
government or free-market, need to protect the sanctity of free speech. This
is a basic civic responsibility. Those who do not are cowards. Sadly, we
live in an era where civic responsibility is disposable, considered a burden
instead of a privilege."
-- Frank Salvato, publisher of The New Media Journal
They banned The New Media Journal. They
banned MichNews.com. They
banned The Jawa Report.
Google is on a political and ideological campaign of political
correctness that sees them denying access to their service to any website -
be it news, opinion or a hybrid of both - that dares to address the subject
of radical Islam.
here to see the original email from "The Google News Team."
Interesting that the same three articles that got NMJ banned from Google
News are still accessible:
This sets a dangerous precedent. What
will the next subject be that serves as a catalyst for Google to promote
their unique brand of corporate censorship? Which website will be the next
to have it's Internet presence diminished at the hands of Google's
"progressive" ideological agenda? WorldNetDaily? JihadWatch? NewsMax?
It is because of this - and our
dedication to American Free Enterprise and the free market - that we have
established The Anti-Google Search Engine Index. This index offers an
ever-expanding list of search engines, many more comprehensive and many who
do not manipulate content based on the ideology of political correctness.
We urge you to switch from using Google
as your search engine and try the ones listed below. If you would like to
suggest a search engine for inclusion on the list
We may not be able to force Google to
stop censoring free speech, but we can affect their bottom line.
Note: Of the above mentioned
websites The Jawa Report has been re-instated. The New
Media Journal and MichNews have been re-instated in Google's general search index but
remain banned from Google News. Attempts to contact Google for a
clarification on this matter have been unsuccessful.