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Google edits out "Obama bowing" search
google.com | 4.6.2009 | TexasNative2000

Posted on 04/06/2009 2:42:18 PM PDT by TexasNative2000

I decided to check Google to see how much reporting had taken place on Obama's bow to the Saudi King.

Google has a feature that will pre-fill a drop-down menu based on what you type. For example, when I typed the letters O and b, it started listing various Obama topics. As I typed out O-b-a-m-a b-o-w, the drop down menu listed "Obama bowling". I continued to spell out the word "bowing" and the menu selection remained "Obama bowling".

So I clicked on my original selection "Obama bowing" and clicked "Images". There is not a single image of Obama bowing to the Saudi King on Google. There are various photos of Obama bowing his head to pray, along with other miscellaneous photos of Obama.

Then I clicked on "Web" to see what stories were posted about this episode. The only stories listed by Google are all from blogs, which means one of two things - either there are NO stories from any news organization other than blogs, or Google is not listing them.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhovisit; google; houseofsaud; obama; purge
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Who needs state-sponsored censorship when the news and information outlets do it for you?
1 posted on 04/06/2009 2:42:18 PM PDT by TexasNative2000
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To: TexasNative2000

It was still on ytube last night.


2 posted on 04/06/2009 2:42:54 PM PDT by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: TexasNative2000

I still don’t understand why it wasn’t on drudge, who only cares about the almighty click.


3 posted on 04/06/2009 2:43:52 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: TexasNative2000
try "obama bow saudi"

youtube video popped up on the first page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed0Qp2vxkSQ

4 posted on 04/06/2009 2:44:48 PM PDT by sten
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To: TexasNative2000

Try Google images ‘obama bowing saudi’ and you’ll get plenty of pics.


5 posted on 04/06/2009 2:45:18 PM PDT by avacado
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To: TexasNative2000

You are flat wrong. Try googling “Obama bows Saudi” I did, and found it immediately.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 2:45:18 PM PDT by Elpasser
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To: TexasNative2000

Microsoft

http://www.live.com

http://search.live.com/images/results.aspx?q=obama%20bowing%20saudi&FORM=BILH


7 posted on 04/06/2009 2:46:10 PM PDT by fishtank (Until the GOP repents of supporting Bush, people will think they're just "bashing 0bama".)
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To: TexasNative2000

Try Obama grovelling, grovels


8 posted on 04/06/2009 2:46:25 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: TexasNative2000

I just entered obama bowing to saudi king in google and got an appropriate response.


9 posted on 04/06/2009 2:46:56 PM PDT by devere
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To: TexasNative2000

I got it on google. msnbc has an article.


10 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:07 PM PDT by libbylu (Sarah - the light of the midnight sun)
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To: TexasNative2000
"googled "obama bow", first pic..

I'm a Mac!

11 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT by WVKayaker ( Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke)
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To: TexasNative2000

Works for me. The drop-downs work as well.


12 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:21 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: TexasNative2000
I just tried it & got 957,000 hits (for images alone). When I used “obama bowing Saudi king” (without the quotes) I got 63,700 hits for images.
13 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:23 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TexasNative2000

I tried obama bow....it worked for me!


14 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:51 PM PDT by HomersNose
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To: avacado

I tried “obama kisses saudi ass” and I got tons of returns also.


15 posted on 04/06/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: TexasNative2000

use goodsearch to do your searches

guck foogle


16 posted on 04/06/2009 2:48:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: TexasNative2000

I repeated your experiment, same results, except images #12 and #13 were indeed 0 bowing to Faud when I did an image search.

It may not be such a common search phrase, yet.


17 posted on 04/06/2009 2:49:22 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I searched Obama bowing and got quite a few results


18 posted on 04/06/2009 2:50:02 PM PDT by leenie312
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To: TexasNative2000

Yes. “obama bowing saudi “brings up plenty of hits on Dogpile. Although Dogpile searches several different search engines, including Google, I never go to Google. Only Dogpile.


19 posted on 04/06/2009 2:51:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: TexasNative2000
http://images.smh.com.au/2009/04/03/448297/obamabow420-420x0.jpg

http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/04/president-of-the-united-states-bows-to-foreign-king/

http://worldnetdaily.com/images/misc/bowone.jpg

20 posted on 04/06/2009 2:52:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (El Pres__dente, es un cula grande!)
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To: TexasNative2000
Google edits out "Obama bowing" search

You must have had a dream, never happened Number Six, go back to sleep, everything will be ok in the morning. Be seeing you.

21 posted on 04/06/2009 2:52:52 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: TexasNative2000

.....34,500 hits for obama saudi suckup...with the pics!


22 posted on 04/06/2009 2:53:05 PM PDT by HomersNose
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To: libbylu
I got it on google. msnbc has an article.

Do you have a link to the MSNBC article? I searched Google news, and I didn't find such an article. The closest that I could find were some comments about the bow which were posted as replies to some MSNBC articles.

Thanks in advance...

23 posted on 04/06/2009 2:53:08 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: TexasNative2000
It may take a while for trends to get into suggestions

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24 posted on 04/06/2009 2:53:47 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: TexasNative2000
Try Google NEWS —

NO problem

http://news.google.com/news?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=obama+bowing+saudi

25 posted on 04/06/2009 2:54:29 PM PDT by Jackson Brown
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To: TexasNative2000

Bush kissing Abdullah works! Must be a conspiracy! Think it will take a bit until it will start to autofill.


26 posted on 04/06/2009 2:55:23 PM PDT by Iwentsouth
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To: WVKayaker

we need to do a full size cut out for the Tea Parties ,of obama groveling and bowing to that monarch, but with an opening as is done in fairs of the monarchs face so that we as citizens can insert our faces and have a picture with Obama taken.


27 posted on 04/06/2009 2:56:25 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: TexasNative2000

I just did a search using ‘obama bow saudi’ 333,000 hits came up. 4:55 4/6/09


28 posted on 04/06/2009 2:56:29 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: TexasNative2000

More hysterical ravings from someone who can’t use The Google. Because you can’t use it, it must be a conspiracy!


29 posted on 04/06/2009 2:57:18 PM PDT by Kleon
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To: TexasNative2000

works in Yahoo!, which is why I don’t google.


30 posted on 04/06/2009 2:59:31 PM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I use the googlw tool bar and I found what you mean: it will not suggest ‘obama bowing’ — interesting.
I did find some stories though.


31 posted on 04/06/2009 2:59:40 PM PDT by Unassuaged (I have shocking data relevant to the conversation!)
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To: Kleon; TexasNative2000

I’m wondering if his brower is set to “Stune”.


32 posted on 04/06/2009 3:00:12 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Elpasser

I didn’t use “Obama bowing Saudi” and I should have. My mistake.


33 posted on 04/06/2009 3:00:22 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I cant find it either.....


34 posted on 04/06/2009 3:00:45 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Kleon

No, not hysterical rantings. Just an observation. I didn’t put in as much info as some others did. My mistake.


35 posted on 04/06/2009 3:03:32 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: TexasNative2000

Gee, it couldn’t have anything to do with Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google attending one of the Bilderberger meetings. I do not believe in this whole one world conspiracy the media keeps talking about. Even if the media says its true it still can not be true. Hold on I have a call coming in from the ghost of George Orwell.


36 posted on 04/06/2009 3:03:41 PM PDT by Steel Bill
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To: TexasNative2000
Actually, your search keywords were weak.

Do you know about weighting and such? How search engines work?


37 posted on 04/06/2009 3:04:09 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: TexasNative2000
Click on video at the top. You'll find a clip from "Mosquewatch" ...

... which sounds like Bigfoot's Arab cousin.

38 posted on 04/06/2009 3:04:46 PM PDT by x
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To: TexasNative2000
I just tried “Obama bowing” and “Obama bows”.

It doesn't appear to be edited.

39 posted on 04/06/2009 3:06:10 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: humblegunner

Yep - that’s what I’ve learned from this thread. I thought the broader the search the better, but narrowing the search is more effective. Thanks.


40 posted on 04/06/2009 3:06:43 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I just used google and typed in “Obama bows to Saudi King” and got tons of places including the YouTube of it?


41 posted on 04/06/2009 3:06:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: TexasNative2000
I entered "Obama bowing" and got a whole page of news stories and images of him bowing, just now.

Not only that, but when I entered the search words and got as far as "obama bowi__" it filled the rest in to make "Obama bowing".

Give it a shot and see what you get.

42 posted on 04/06/2009 3:15:11 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: TexasNative2000

That is one reason I avoid Google. I use Clusty and “Obama bowing” gets the video.


43 posted on 04/06/2009 3:15:27 PM PDT by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: WVKayaker
"googled "obama bows to saudi king", first pic..

First picture, I'm a PC

44 posted on 04/06/2009 3:15:45 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: TexasNative2000

try “obam bows to king”


45 posted on 04/06/2009 3:18:41 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: TexasNative2000

6,450,000 hits for Obama bow.

Maybe the message to you is to stop letting Google think for you!


46 posted on 04/06/2009 3:18:58 PM PDT by Technical Editor
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To: TexasNative2000

47 posted on 04/06/2009 3:22:04 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: TexasNative2000

I searched for it earlier as “YouTube Obama bows.”

It’s still there under that search:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WlqW6UCeaY


48 posted on 04/06/2009 3:23:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: WVKayaker; All
I'm a Mac!

YouTube - Obama is a Mack

(Bad language warning....not suitable for playing in a work or family environment)

49 posted on 04/06/2009 3:23:28 PM PDT by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I never go to Google. Only Dogpile.

Sucks to be limited that way I'll bet.

50 posted on 04/06/2009 3:26:50 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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