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Google Veterans Day Controversy: American Flag, Islamic Crescent Moon Doodle Sparks Internet Outrage
Associated Content ^ | November 11, 2010 | William Browning

Posted on 11/11/2010 12:19:29 PM PST by lbryce

Motifs of the American flag have become a regular addition to Google's artistic repertoire celebrating patriotic holidays but today's Veterans Day doodle has sparked a measure of controversy.

In the past Google personified its doodle with red, white and blue letters but the addition of an Islamic crescent moon-looking "e" has all the Internet abuzz.

Tweets via Twitter have included a broad range of hostile opinions about 'Old Glory' appearing with the shadow of a stylized Islamic crescent moon--especially on Veterans Day. The Google doodle is definitely stirring up fears of fanning the flames of anti-Islamic sentiments in America. Was that what Google intended?

Reactions on Twitter have ranged from shock to disappointment at Google's choice of doodle designs for Veterans Day.

LaughTech on Twitter enlarged the logo and set its caption as "Google says, 'Happy Veterans Day, Islam'".

AdrianTweeting makes a similar observation: "The Veterans Day Google logo kind of makes the "e" on the end look like a sinister Islamic crescent lurking behind the flag. Unfortunate.

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To: lbryce

More needless distraction.

This is just getting silly.

Let’s say they did it on purpose. Who cares? Use some other search engine, it won’t hurt you.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 12:22:41 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: lbryce

All I see is the bottom of the last E. Some people have too much time on their hands.


3 posted on 11/11/2010 12:24:28 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: lbryce

4 posted on 11/11/2010 12:25:13 PM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Sometimes an “e” is just an “e”.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 12:26:04 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: lbryce

Red, white, and blue would have been a better design today. Thank you to all of our veterans.


6 posted on 11/11/2010 12:26:47 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: UCANSEE2
More needless distraction.

Bah. I say, if these people want to go after Google or any other idiot leftist organization, more power to them. I don't even care if the crescent thing was just an accident. What we need in this country is a reverse political correctness, where the lefties are scared to express their leftist views because of the smackdown they might receive, rather than Americans being scared to express patriotism and common sense. Besides, most of the people freaking out about this are not the type to be out handling the bigger issues, anyway. If they weren't freaking out about the crescent, they'd be sitting on their rear ends watching TV. Let them kick Google's ass. Let the momentum build. Go, patriots, go.
7 posted on 11/11/2010 12:27:35 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: w1andsodidwe
Some people have too much time on their hands.

No kidding. Maybe some of the "perpetually offended" attitude has rubbed off on them.

8 posted on 11/11/2010 12:27:51 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: lbryce

Perhaps there are those who do not realize that the word Google ends with the letter “e.”


9 posted on 11/11/2010 12:29:23 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: lbryce
Is this the flag of an Islamic state?

10 posted on 11/11/2010 12:30:35 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

It has been widely documented that the founders of Google have a long running, deep seated hatred for our country. Aren’t they foreigners? At least one of them is a damn dirty furriner that I know of. I think the other one is a secular jew who has turned his back on his faith, and thus has no moral anchor.


11 posted on 11/11/2010 12:31:09 PM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: lbryce

Fear the “e”


12 posted on 11/11/2010 12:31:24 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: lbryce

Do you realize how foolish you look?


13 posted on 11/11/2010 12:31:53 PM PST by SaveTheChief (Obama dithered, America withered.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I LOVE that flag. My boy’s a senior at The Citadel.


14 posted on 11/11/2010 12:33:09 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: lbryce
Dogpile's graphic.....


15 posted on 11/11/2010 12:33:54 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: lbryce

Looks like an e to me.


16 posted on 11/11/2010 12:34:44 PM PST by Ben Mugged (War does not determine who is right -- only who is left.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Precisely correct.

Everybody take a breath.

No story here.

If it ticks you off, use Bing.


17 posted on 11/11/2010 12:35:11 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: lbryce

...it’s the letter ‘e’ blotted out by the American flag.

NEXT.


18 posted on 11/11/2010 12:35:29 PM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (To view the FR@Alabama ping list, click on my profile!)
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To: lbryce
moslems even have crescents on their mosks!!!


19 posted on 11/11/2010 12:36:28 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: lbryce
It's the bottom curve of the "e"!

For Pete's sake, some people just need an excuse to bitch about something.

20 posted on 11/11/2010 12:36:46 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: lbryce

This is absurd. That is the ‘e’ in Google that is partly obscured by the flag and cloud image; the ‘l’ in google is fully obscured. This is a non-issue.


21 posted on 11/11/2010 12:37:09 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: lbryce

But!

Notice the American Flag flies over and above the imagined crescent.


22 posted on 11/11/2010 12:37:30 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: lbryce

tempest
teapot


23 posted on 11/11/2010 12:38:06 PM PST by HKMk23 (Politics ain't hard! You want worse; vote Democrat. You want better; vote Conservative.)
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To: lbryce

This issue is an excellent social engineering metric. I can instantly deduce the level of vague, diffuse, sub-threshold panic latent within various demographics of our society by gauging the squawking we see. This shite is better than sending out night reconnaissance units. We gotta stop being dumb enough to lose this conflict.


24 posted on 11/11/2010 12:39:23 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui (consciousness is a heads up display)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I now use yippy.com as my search engine. It is the first fully functional virtual computer. They protect our privacy and respect the laws and principles that made our country great.


25 posted on 11/11/2010 12:39:37 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: fr_freak

Idiots who watch TV helped elect Obama and keep him in power. This is anyone who watches TV and ALL of TV including Price Al Waleed’s Fox which is only marginally better than the others.


26 posted on 11/11/2010 12:39:46 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: RJS1950
"..the ‘l’ in google is fully obscured.."

Oh - I thought it was "Goog c".

My bad...

27 posted on 11/11/2010 12:40:24 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: lbryce
What do you see in this?


28 posted on 11/11/2010 12:40:27 PM PST by mnehring
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To: trumandogz

Google is a word? What is its definition? j/k


29 posted on 11/11/2010 12:40:53 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Must be somewhere near this city.....


30 posted on 11/11/2010 12:41:35 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: azhenfud

Yes.

Howdy Az!


31 posted on 11/11/2010 12:41:35 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: lbryce

Wow, who had time to think this up? Are we seeing muslims under every bed?


32 posted on 11/11/2010 12:41:38 PM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

(hick conspiracy theory mode on ...)
Well, some muslim-ish Indian descended person just became their governor...

Meanwhile, Google is clueless.


33 posted on 11/11/2010 12:42:10 PM PST by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Constitution Day

Hey CD!

How’ve y’all been?!


34 posted on 11/11/2010 12:42:40 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

lol. Thanks. I couldn’t have expressed it any better myself.


35 posted on 11/11/2010 12:42:45 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
"Are we seeing muslims under every bed?"

A camel's nose under every tent!

36 posted on 11/11/2010 12:43:49 PM PST by azhenfud (The government is not best which secures life and property-there is a more valuable thing-manhood.)
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To: lbryce
I prefer to see an American flag enveloping a crecent moon. But realistically it is just an "e".
37 posted on 11/11/2010 12:44:54 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: lbryce
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Sometimes and “e” is just an “e”

When did we become so sensitive that we attribute “evil” intentions when none was intended.

When I saw the Goggle logo today all I saw was they finally decided to honor and American Holiday.

Are we going to become like those on the left and search for slights when none exist.

As someone else posted, if you are not comfortable with Goggles political bent, use a different search engine.

38 posted on 11/11/2010 12:45:50 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: mnehring
What do you see in this?

Obama doing the limbo

39 posted on 11/11/2010 12:46:35 PM PST by bigheadfred (wogga la hooga)
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To: Red Badger; lbryce

Looks to me like the US of A is “smothering” islam if anything.

That is of course, if I’m looking to make a controversy out of this.

Bing’s is better...

http://www.bing.com/?FORM=MFEHPG&PUBL=Google&CREA=userid1743go51d367c64cb6b50c6d8b0b7fe5f35618


40 posted on 11/11/2010 12:46:53 PM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: azhenfud

Doing pretty good! I hope y’all are as well! :)


41 posted on 11/11/2010 12:47:42 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: SaveTheChief
Did you even read the article??
42 posted on 11/11/2010 12:48:36 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: lbryce

Just one question. Is the “e” the same font as it has always been, or did they purposely reshape it to look like a crescent?


43 posted on 11/11/2010 12:49:12 PM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: ResponseAbility
Same font, at that, if you look at the original logo, it is clear it is just the normal "e".


44 posted on 11/11/2010 12:52:19 PM PST by mnehring
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Future flag of America? LOL!

45 posted on 11/11/2010 12:52:30 PM PST by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: ResponseAbility

Same e as every other day. check out google.com.au


46 posted on 11/11/2010 12:52:30 PM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: azhenfud
Thank you! Even if this crazy conspiracy theory was true, in the end the American flag is still standing, regardless of the "explosion," and it's trumping the "crescent." So what the hell?

(Was kinda funny that this topic is loony enough to even drag out the "TV is the mostest evilist thing ever" guy.)

47 posted on 11/11/2010 1:00:33 PM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: mnehring

AW shucks.....(blushing) I really can’t say, it’s kinda dirty.


48 posted on 11/11/2010 1:04:30 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: fr_freak

Well said. I agree.

At the very least the left needs to take people’s sensitivities into account on a day like Veterans Day. The left wants everyone else to walk on eggshells in the things they say and express...they need to be forced to walk on eggshells themselves. This is healthy pushback.


49 posted on 11/11/2010 1:04:44 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: mnehring

My mothers a saint! Leave her out of this!


50 posted on 11/11/2010 1:07:08 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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