Skip to comments.The Most Tragic April Fools Joke Ever
Posted on 04/02/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz
On March 31st, Easter Sunday, Google posted as their logo-based 'Doodle' a picture honoring far-left union activist Cesar Chavez. This was done instead of honoring the most important Christian holiday in America. Predictably, this led to a large and vocal backlash of Christians and conservatives who were angered that Google paraded out a leftwing icon, rather than acknowledge their Holy Day.
The next day, on April Fools Day, I posted this thread, "Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez 'Doodle'". Sadly, it was an April Fools Joke.... and while I was delighted at the number of people I fooled, I was also appalled at Google's REAL response to the uproar, in which they defended the decision by saying it reserves the spot for historical figures and events... implying, of course, that Jesus was not historically relevant and that Easter was not a noteworthy event.
Said Samantha Smith, Google spokeschick, We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it's difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site, and Sometimes for a given date, we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven't in the past. Yet, an exhaustive search of Google Doodles does not show any honoring of the historical, influential figure known as Jesus of Nazareth, so one is left to wonder how Samantha Smith's statement has any relation to this controversy.
The April Fools joke thread had a noteworthy, albiet fictional, line: The [apology] appeared to appease some high-profile Christian figures. "I'm not much of a fan of Google," remarked Cardinal Timothy Dolan, "but I appreciate their apology. It shows a sense of respect for Catholicism and Christianity."
If only. If only Google had showed the slightest modicum of respect for Christianity. Instead, they chose to shove their leftwing politics in the public's faces. As Malkin's Twitchy website put it, "Googles Doodle logo overlords sure have a way of rubbing their politics in peoples noses.
What started as an April Fools joke, became a demonstration of the uberpoliticking performed by the leftwing Google, and their Obama-esque 'doubling down' when caught in a huge poltical gaffe.
This one was a short editorial, but they say brevity is the soul of conciseness.
I gave up on Google a while back. Way too intrusive. Tracking you like a hawk, etc. I prefer Bing. Or, if I’m feeling particularly paranoid, startpage.com which does an anonymous Google search for you.
Nicely done - so now they’ve been exposed... twice.
Ping, because this is a meaningful issue for you.
Good points, Mr. Mataz. I wish I were still using Google so I could dump them.
This latest stunt of theirs was my wake up call to begin the weaning process from Google. I am amazed at how much they are involved in my “web” life.
Having a drink of orange juice this morning.
Well done, sir.
Historical figures, huh? Maybe the morons at Google should educate themselves and find out what Josephus, for one, had to say about Jesus.
I'm never buying gasoline again.
A Google logo with the two o’s being replaced by the doorway to the empty tomb and the stone rolled away from it would be another nice touch.
Well played my friend. If I were still using Google, I’d dump them. I may use them once and then dump them again in your honor.
A big “thank you” for the excellent postings both today and yesterday from Laz Master Mataz.
My better half has been urging me for a while to get Google off of my computer. Their in-your-face Easter homepage was the last straw. I am switching to Startpage.
Google is Goo-gone.....
There is NO “historical figure” that defines history like Jesus Christ.
Bing gave google a nice little slap yesterday with the animated Easter Island photo of the grinning heads.
Thusly my incredulity at their nonsensical statement.
NICE.... I missed the reference.... EASTER Island.... LOL
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