Skip to comments.Ding Dong, Lean Forward Is Dead
Posted on 07/16/2012 7:24:32 AM PDT by Shout Bits
Today, the AP is reporting that MSNBC.com will be no more. Formed in 1995 to be a powerhouse combination of NBC's mass market muscle and Microsoft's online dominance (remember MSN TV?), the site has become the online home of partisan hacks devoted to socialism and Pres. Obama in particular. While MS's Bill Gates is a closeted liberal, he has not controlled the giant for some time, so this divorce is well overdue. Can a reboot of the cable franchise be far off?
Freedom loving internet consumers should avoid Google's products because of the company's hard left ideology. Google's founders think capitalism and tough competition is "evil," although their actions hardly live up to such idealism. Google's top management donate millions to the far left of the Democrat Party spectrum. They promote ridiculous 'green' initiatives that threaten to spill over into expensive mandates for less well-heeled companies. Unfortunately, the alternative, Bing by Microsoft, was little better with its support of MSNBC.com.
Of all the technology companies, MS seemed the least likely to support the politics of Silicon Valley, situated in the shadow of San Francisco and the cradle of numerous left-wing universities. MS is outside of the slightly less leftist Seattle, but more importantly, MS suffered at the hands of evil government manipulation. Prior to the Silicon Valley funded government witch hunt of the 1990's, MS essentially had no presence in Washington. MS made products that people were free to buy or not buy, and played a rough, but open game of pure capitalism. MS asked for nothing more than to be left alone by the government. Fools.
MS was nearly destroyed by penalties and oversight that became wholly irrelevant long before they expired. As with nearly all government intrusions into technology, the market moved much faster than the regulators, and the very technologies the government sought to protect became outdated. Just as nobody cares that the FCC regulates land-line telephone rates, nobody cares whether Windows 7 is pre-loaded with free software tools (Windows 8 will be pre-loaded now that the FTC is out of MS's hair).
Of all companies, MS should value freedom from government abuse, yet their marriage to the radicals at NBC News continued, until today. MS will no longer lend its name, financial support, or office space to NBC News's radical socialist agenda. The AP report states that MS had grown tired of MSNBC's leftward shifts and wanted to develop its own news content. The obvious next step is to withdraw from MSNBC's cable propaganda as well.
Here's hoping that MS's new news web site will serve free markets and freedom loving minds. The other side is fully saturated, so the smart business bet is that they will. Either way, those who do not want to support far-left Democrats with each internet search should feel better when choosing Bing over Google. Libertarians now have a good chance to flex their economic muscle thanks to MS's divorce from NBC; choose Bing over Google.
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Well, first MS will have to make Bing not suck so much.
Whenever I buy something on the internet, I use google chrome and google to search for what I want. When I then find the site I want to purchase from, I go directly there by cut and pasting the site’s home page address into the address bar in Firefox. :-)
Bing results are often inferior to Google.
A pity, but true.
Can we hope? I reserve judgment until I see it.
Can we hope? I reserve judgment until I see it.
Whoops. Microsoft pulled out of the MSNBC cable channel six years ago. Many apologies for the oversight in reporting. Still, this move should cause MSNBC to change its name.
I have heard this complaint about Bing, but I only very rarely do not get what I want from Bing. Once or twice a year, I have to switch to Google to get the information I need.
Sorry, but Microsoft is the GM of the computer industry.
Heck, I had to rebuild my Microsoft junk just about as often as I had to take my GM cr*pmobiles to the dealers. Both were purchased back in the days when I had no engineering standards. It’s Japaneese/Apple/and Linux for ne now.
Sorry, but Gates can shove his silly company up his smelly Obama....and he can take Google with it.
As you say, the choice is between left and far left.
I use Bing as my default search engine. It usually works. If not, then I use Google as a backup. But that’s pretty rare.
Given the microscopic ratings of MSNBC, there might be changes there as well.
Sad to say for the liberals, that Rachel, Ed, someone called “Toure”, have lower ratings than they get for re-runs of “Cake Boss” on another channel.
Since there’s no way MSNBC makes money off of ad revenue since the ratings are so low, did someone at NBC/Universal decide that the rest of the network will subsidize MSNBC, so that liberalism has a major outlet on cable TV? Just wondering...............
Someone here recommended smartpage.com as an alternative, a choice which may have some added advantages also.
Just for laffs I tuned into MSNBC over the weekend and They might as well just change their name to ONN - Obama News Network
It was nothing but Romney bashing over and over and over
Try www.ixquick.com for all searches.
Great results, no bias, and they don’t store and sell your info.
Have been considering switching to reagan.com for all email to foil MS spying.
One thing I hate about Google is that it edits your search, going by what you searched for recently or where you live. You can’t get a “pure” search anymore.
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