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What Google Considers News Sources For Haditha
Sweetness & Light ^ | May 31, 2006 | N/A

Posted on 05/31/2006 10:18:42 AM PDT by Sam Hill

Notice the organizations that Google considers to be reliable media outlets for news on the "Haditha massacre":

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Haditha Massacre Darting against Bush
Prensa Latina, Cuba - 56 minutes ago
Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The indelible stain caused by the Haditha massacre continues to strongly shake the administration of US President George W. ...

Haditha Massacre: Was it an Isolated Event and Did the Military ...
uruknet.info, Italy - 16 hours ago
... [includes rush transcript]. We take a look at the Haditha massacre and the aftermath, which has continued to rock the military and political establishments. ...

Massacre at Haditha: how the occupation turned an Iraqi town into ...
Socialistworker.co.uk, UK - 23 hours ago
... But this was not an isolated incident. The same Marine battalion involved in the Haditha massacre spearheaded the assault on western Fallujah in November 2004. ...
Haditha Massacre: Iraq’s Mai Lai Aljazeera.com
The Few, The Proud, The Murderers Mathaba.Net

Haditha Massacre: Was it an Isolated Event and Did the Military ...
Democracy Now, NY - May 30, 2006
We take a look at the Haditha massacre and the aftermath, which has continued to rock the military and political establishments. ...
Listen to the show Pacifica Radio
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Haditha: The Iraq War "My Lai Massacre"
uruknet.info, Italy - May 28, 2006
The Haditha Massacre is today being compared to the infamous My Lai Massacre that occurred in the South Vietnamese district of Son My on March 16, 1968 during ...

The Haditha Massacre: War Crimes Begin At Home
BTC News - May 26, 2006
... The Iraqi civilians murdered at Haditha died because George W. Bush needlessly put them in harm’s way. ... George W. Bush put them in Haditha. ...

 Zone 4 Tower Ad
Progressive.org, WI - 16 hours ago
... with increasing anger. It's not a hopeful atmosphere. The Haditha massacre shows how badly things have deteriorated. For the first ...
Zone 4 Tower Ad Progressive.org

Ayoon Wa Azan (The Ongoing Countdown)
Dar Al-Hayat, Lebanon - 4 hours ago
... The US forces used white phosphorus rounds in November 2004 and in the Haditha massacre in November 2005; They may be planning for a new massacre next November ...
Blair has been blinded by an imperialist illusion Guardian Unlimited

Countless My Lai Massacres in Iraq
uruknet.info, Italy - 20 hours ago
Yet just like Abu Ghraib, while the media spotlight shines squarely on the Haditha massacre, countless atrocities continue daily, conveniently out of the ...
Pattern of Force uruknet.info
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com uruknet.info

Press Release: Haditha Massacre Is Iraq's My Lai
Bay Area Indymedia, CA - May 19, 2006
... Asked by. the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, Murtha said they were. Military sources. consulted by other media outlets have confirmed those claims. ...

This Revulsion Will Not Be Televised: America Do You Think it's ...
Empire Burlesque, UK - 10 hours ago
Is the Haditha Massacre My Lai-esque enough to jolt the nation's conscience out of its blinkered denial? America Do You Think it's Bad Enough Now? ...

A Higher Standard
Dissident Voice, CA - 1 hour ago
... committing war crimes. The most recent atrocity to come to widespread horror is the Haditha massacre. Associated Press describes ...

ThinkFast: May 31, 2006
Think Progress, DC - 3 hours ago
Out of the loop: White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said yesterday that Bush learned of the reported Haditha massacre after the press did. ...

Bush & Blair’s hollow words
Workers World - 11 hours ago
... all the way to 4-year-old Abdullah—suffered a similar fate. (“In Haditha, Memories of a Massacre,” Washington Post, May 28). ...

Antiwar activists take struggle to Capitol Hill: Massacre spurs ...
People's Weekly World - May 25, 2006
... The Pentagon attempted to cover up the Haditha massacre but Time magazine exposed it, forcing the US Navy to launch an investigation. ...

Massacre at Haditha: Return of the Bad Apple Defense
PEJ News, Canada - May 28, 2006
Feral Scholar - Stan Goff - The Guardian Unlimited ran a story today about the Haditha massacre. It called the Marines who slaughtered ...
Rogue Apple uruknet.info

Awol in Iraq
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2006
... Incidents like the Haditha massacre in which 24 Iraqi civilians including women and children —as young as a 3-year-old were killed by Marines —is being ...

Military Inquiry Contradicts Marines Account Of Haditha Deaths
MTV.com - 3 hours ago
... Marines have changed their story on what happened at Haditha several times ... support allegations that the Americans carried out an unprovoked massacre (see "Bush ...

The Iraqi My Lai? Tragically, Only Half So
Dissident Voice, CA - 1 hour ago
... The significance of the My Lai massacre in the political arena was that ... movement, Americans' justifiable revulsion at November's events in Haditha is unlikely ...

My Lai . . . Haditha . . . and America’s whitewashers
uruknet.info, Italy - May 29, 2006
... The incredible bottom line to this massacre was, however, that the only person found ... the hamlets of Pinkville have given way to the streets of Haditha, and the ...
My Lai… Haditha… and America’s whitewashers Middle East Online

MEDIA ALERT: SILENCE IN THE SERVICE OF POWER Media Protection Of ...
uruknet.info, Italy - 17 hours ago
... It's clear that what happened in Haditha is a ... It must be assumed that more of this is going on." (Raymond Whitaker, 'The massacre and the Marines,' Independent ...

Iraq: Horrific details of atrocities in Haditha emerge
uruknet.info, Italy - May 27, 2006
... Her article on the Haditha Massacre has made the rounds on very many blogs recently because of some of the details that emerge in her content.

"Nobody was killed at Abu Ghraib"
uruknet.info, Italy - May 27, 2006
... David M. Brahms is quoted in the Washington Post about the Haditha massacre (item below): "When these investigations come out, there's going to be a firestorm. ... 

Pentagon Tries to Cover Up Massacre in Iraq
Prensa Latina, Cuba - May 28, 2006
... on Sunday denounced the Pentagon´s efforts to cover up the massacre of Iraqi ... investigated by US authorities, took place in the town of Haditha, 200 kilometers ...

Marines massacred civilians in Haditha, Iraq
Workers World - May 26, 2006
... Iraqi sources consider the Haditha massacre a normal Pentagon operation. That’s why so many Iraqis join the resistance. What makes ...

Probe presents evidence Marines killed Iraqi civilians
Aljazeera.com, UK - May 27, 2006
... to probe whether the Marines lied to cover up the event, which included the deaths of women and children, are expected to make the Haditha massacre the most ...

And this is just scratching the service. Check out any of the sites listed. They are all vehemently against the war in Iraq.

Prison Planet, Indymedia, Democracy Now, Cuba's Prense Latina, the Peoples Weekly World, the Workers World -- these are all "news outlets" according to Google.

Uruknet is a site which celebrates the "Iraqi Resistance."

Even BTC, which is a minuscule hard left blog named "Betty The Crow" productions. (Its slogan is "if it says it's news it must be true." Apparently that is Google's philosophy as well.)

Obviously no site is too small or too far left for Google to ignore if it smears the US.

But what else can one expect from a company that gives MoveOn.org millions and wants to see it control the internet?


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: google; haditha; mediabia
It was ever thus.
1 posted on 05/31/2006 10:18:44 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Howlin; Deb; kcvl; Mo1; Enchante; nopardons; veronica; KJC1; stocksthatgoup; mewzilla; backhoe; ...

A "Google hates the US" ping.


2 posted on 05/31/2006 10:19:47 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill
Goober.   (Not google.)
3 posted on 05/31/2006 10:24:29 AM PDT by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops. Our thanks to each and every one of you!)
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To: Sam Hill

Well Sam, who they going to use? Yahoo News purchased exclusive rights to most news sources. Use Yahoo, don't bother with Google for news.


4 posted on 05/31/2006 10:25:25 AM PDT by Shermy (Ronald Reagan was man enough to call an Amnesty an Amnesty.)
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To: Sam Hill

The solution is simple. Tell Google they have to censor anti-U.S.content, block sites that we deem "subversive" and allow Bush administration "content supervisors" complete access to all of their data, or they can't do business in the U.S. They'll go for that, right? I mean, we're a pretty big market, and business is business.


5 posted on 05/31/2006 10:26:53 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Sam Hill

That will happen if you google 'haditha massacre'.
You're getting the 'coverage' you asked for, don't blame Google.



just entering "haditha" gets different results:

Washington Post Bush vows punishment if laws broken in Haditha
Reuters.uk, UK - 1 hour ago
... on Wednesday said if an investigation turns up evidence of wrongdoing by US Marines in the killings of civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha, those involved ...
Bush Learned of Haditha Deaths After Press ABC News
White House will go public on Haditha deaths inquiry Telegraph.co.uk
White House: Haditha findings to be made public CNN International
CNN - RTE.ie - all 932 related »

ITN Investigating Haditha
Chicago Tribune, United States - 3 hours ago
19 in Haditha, an insurgent stronghold 150 miles northwest of Baghdad. ... Let the courts decide if these [Haditha] Marines are guilty. ...
Death in Haditha Boston Globe
Rampage at Haditha: Aberrant or Endemic Century Foundation
Haditha massacre: America's allies shocked, but no longer ... San Francisco Chronicle
FOX News - Radio Netherlands - all 27 related »



6 posted on 05/31/2006 10:27:23 AM PDT by Syberyenta
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To: Sam Hill

False postivies.

What would you expect when you include the word 'massacre'?

If I looked up "naked pictures" when I wanted to see pictures of the moon, and being offended naked pictures came up would make no sense... no?

The googleAD system is certainly biased, but the search only returns results of WHAT YOU LOOK FOR.

Its kinda' like going to DU and being shocked at stupidity.

Search "haditha" only and if you got same results mabye... or "haditha incident" or "hadita inquery"



7 posted on 05/31/2006 10:27:28 AM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Better to take what they can throw at us now,rather than take what they promise to throw at us later)
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To: Sam Hill
http://www.search.com/

Above URL is the search engine I use.
It includes Goggle with many more search engines.
8 posted on 05/31/2006 10:31:04 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: Sam Hill
Notice the organizations that Google considers to be reliable media outlets for news on the "Haditha massacre":

Search engines list the websites with the most hits first and go down from there. The left is well aware of this. Their sites contain all the usual key words, and the engine picks them up easily. That sends people to their sites first, and gives the site a "hit."
If you want pro-American sites listed first, you'll have to get "activists" to start hitting honest (non-MSM) websites, other wise, the left will always get theirs first in line.
The left is rabid, and because they don't work they can spend all day trying to destroy the hand that feeds them. Picture the leftists home in their mothers basement seething over the death of their socialist revolution. These are the type of far out left wing kooks we're dealing with.

9 posted on 05/31/2006 10:31:22 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: All
I neglected to mention another site Google presents as a legitimate news source:

A blog run by Jason Leopold's partner Chris Floyd, the Empire Burlesque - High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium.

(Floyd started EatCrowDotOrg with and for the liar Jason Leopold.)

10 posted on 05/31/2006 10:31:55 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill
Google and Walmart are evil and are working to undermine this country, one with commie info the other with commie products made by slaves and paid by bribes
11 posted on 05/31/2006 10:34:35 AM PDT by roverman2K6
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To: concerned about politics

"Search engines list the websites with the most hits first and go down from there. The left is well aware of this. Their sites contain all the usual key words, and the engine picks them up easily. That sends people to their sites first, and gives the site a "hit."
If you want pro-American sites listed first, you'll have to get "activists" to start hitting honest (non-MSM) websites, other wise, the left will always get theirs first in line."

You are uninformed.

Google has supposedly very strict requirements for listing as a news site -- as opposed to just being a blog site.

Google has recently kicked a number of "right wing" news sites off of their list, because of "hate speech."

Check out any article using Google news and you will see for yourself. There are a hundred leftwing sites for every so-called conservative site, such as National Review.


12 posted on 05/31/2006 10:35:26 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: FreedomNeocon

"False postivies. What would you expect when you include the word 'massacre'?"

Er, do a Google search for "Haditha Marines" and you will get the same sources.


13 posted on 05/31/2006 10:38:07 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Syberyenta

"That will happen if you google 'haditha massacre'.
You're getting the 'coverage' you asked for, don't blame Google."

See my previous response.

Also, you are missing my point. Yes, they also list ABC News as a news source.

But how is it Google considers Indymedia, Chris Floyd and other such agit-prop blogs as "news outlets." They don't list many right wing blogs as "news outlets."

They have a blog search engine, you know.


14 posted on 05/31/2006 10:40:27 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

www.clusty.com


15 posted on 05/31/2006 10:46:50 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: Sam Hill

You could always try www.goodsearch.com and support your favorite charities while searching the internet.


16 posted on 05/31/2006 10:50:14 AM PDT by gruffwolf
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To: neodad

"The solution is simple. Tell Google they have to censor anti-U.S.content, block sites that we deem "subversive" and allow Bush administration "content supervisors" complete access to all of their data, or they can't do business in the U.S. They'll go for that, right? I mean, we're a pretty big market, and business is business."

There is possibly another solution. Which is to complain to Google.

Some claim that it was complaints to Google that got the Americ-hating terorist loving Howard Dean paid stooge The Daily Kos removed from their news listing.

Google News removes Daily Kos
http://underscorebleach.net/jotsheet/2004/12/google-news-removes-daily-kos

But Kos claims his site was removed at his own request.

In any case, it is worth a try. As I said, they have removed many a conservative site.

Here's who to write"

news-feedback@google.com


17 posted on 05/31/2006 10:51:37 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: All

Some related articles:

Google Terminates Relationship With Conservative E-Zines Due to ‘Hate Speech’ | NewsBusters.org
http://newsbusters.org/node/5440

New Cases of Google News Source Exclusion
http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2006-05-23-n67.html

Google Removing News Sources For Hate Speech
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/060523-090255


18 posted on 05/31/2006 10:56:55 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: gruffwolf
www.goodsearch.com

Bookmarked...gracias!

19 posted on 05/31/2006 10:57:51 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: Sam Hill

I was cruising radio stations in the car yesterday and guess who was on NPR's "Fresh Air"? There was Al Gore hawking his new "global warming" book/movie.

He also bragged about being on the board of directors of Google and Mac Computers. I found that interesting. That might also indicate some leanings at Google.


20 posted on 05/31/2006 10:58:28 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered (Ann Coulter/ Mark Levin tag team in '08)
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To: Sam Hill

21 posted on 05/31/2006 11:03:28 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: myheroesareDeadandRegistered

Yes, Gore has a lot of Google stock, as well as being a member of the board.

And, as I noted, Google has teamed up with MoveOn.org to try to control internet content:

Google: MoveOn.org's Million-dollar Sugar Daddy | NewsBusters.org
http://newsbusters.org/node/5372

Google and MoveOn are for "net neutrality" don't you know. And they are trying to get Congress to pass legislation putting them in charge of judging "neutrality."

Google is giving MovOn.org millions to push this.

Meanwhile, they are banning conservative sites from their News search engine:

Is Google Purging Conservative News Sites? | NewsBusters.org
http://newsbusters.org/node/5477


22 posted on 05/31/2006 11:03:58 AM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Shermy

23 posted on 05/31/2006 11:04:48 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ErnBatavia

de nada.

Have a great day!


24 posted on 05/31/2006 11:06:08 AM PDT by gruffwolf
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To: neodad

Business is business? Google is only going along because their pals are liberals.


25 posted on 05/31/2006 11:09:06 AM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Sam Hill

Well, you DID google "Haditha massacre." Hence, it's only natural that the sources you'd get are all those which are so inflammatory that they would call it a "massacre." Even if accurate, "massacre" just has an explosive tone. What does this mean then? That AP, UPI, Reuters, and the major newspapers aren't calling it a massacre, or aren't presuming that their audience knowns what Haditha is so as to place the words closest to each other.... or they've moved on.

Googling just "Haditha" got me Reuters, Bloomberg, Daily Telegraph, Chicago Tribune, Fox News, CBC, ABC, CBS-5, NPR, Washington Post, Washington Times, and NY Times. I would also not be surprised if there were some less hystrionic news sources which simply moved on already.

Of course, that still doesn't mean Google isn't Satanicly evil.


26 posted on 05/31/2006 11:39:40 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Sam Hill

Google Spits on Vets

http://macsmind.blogspot.com/2006/05/google-spits-on-vets.html


27 posted on 05/31/2006 11:53:22 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

The Google feedback link I posted earlier no longer works.

But this one does:

Google News
http://www.google.com/support/news/bin/request.py?contact_type=feedback&submit=Continue


28 posted on 05/31/2006 12:42:06 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: dangus

I know it's a chore to actually read the thread, but all of your (obvious and errant) points have been previously addressed.


29 posted on 05/31/2006 12:42:54 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: dangus

Don't go getting all logical.


30 posted on 05/31/2006 12:45:33 PM PDT by notigar
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To: Sam Hill

Not true. Newsmax came up as 2 of the top few sources when I did Haditha Marines. And the rest of the sources weren't close to the same.


31 posted on 05/31/2006 12:48:44 PM PDT by notigar
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To: notigar

Please see my previous post.

It is simply outrageous for Google to use such propaganda sites as Cliff Floyd's blog as a news source.

The brilliant revelation (LOL) that they also cite ABC News does nothing to less the truth of that.

Google claims they review these sites to see that they are legitimate. And they have removed many "conservative" sites which were much more legitimate news sources for using "hate speech" like "terrorists."

But don't let the facts get in the way of your unfounded feelings of superior knowledge about this.


32 posted on 05/31/2006 12:52:09 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: notigar

You're pretty thick, I guess. (Have much Google stock?)

I never said that these were the ONLY sources cited.

Again, don't bother to read. Just spout. It's the best way to always think you are right.


33 posted on 05/31/2006 12:54:17 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Shermy

Thanks for that info.


34 posted on 05/31/2006 1:02:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Sam Hill

"It's the best way to always think you are right."

It's also the right way to always think best.


35 posted on 05/31/2006 1:04:48 PM PDT by notigar
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To: Sam Hill
Thanks for the thread Sam, its good to see what the enemy is writing and WHO gives them an front and center forum.

It's also a good troll bait thread! Very telling who raises their hands in defense of Google, (who btw, has never managed to find a way to honor Memorial Day with a graphic).
36 posted on 05/31/2006 1:28:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

You're certainly right about the "troll bait."

I just clicked on some of the homepages of these Google defenders. And see their latest "in forum posts."

Man alive. Get the Raid.


37 posted on 05/31/2006 1:33:05 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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