Skip to comments.Google bans Anti-MoveOn.Org Ads(Heil Hillary-No Dissent Will Be Tolerated!)
Posted on 10/11/2007 9:22:05 AM PDT by tcrlaf
WASHINGTON- Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of MoveOn.org, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its General Betray Us message.
The ads banned by Google were placed by a firm working for Republican Sen. Susan Collins re-election campaign. Collins is seeking her third term. Earlier this week, Google told Lance Dutson, president of Maine Coast Designs, that the ads he placed for Collins had been removed and would not be allowed to resume because they violated Googles trademark policy.
Googles Web site states, Google takes allegations of trademark infringement very seriously and, as a courtesy, were happy to investigate matters raised by trademark owners. That suggests Google acted in response to a complaint by MoveOn.org.
The banned advertisements said, Susan Collins is MoveOns primary target. Learn how you can help and Help Susan Collins stand up to the MoveOn.org money machine. The ads linked to Collins campaign Web site with a headline reading MoveOn.org has made Susan Collins their #1 target.
The Collins Web site claims that MoveOn has contributed $250,000 to her likely Democratic opponent and has run nine ads against her costing nearly $1 million. The Web site also displays MoveOn.orgs controversial General Betray Us ad.
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The closer we get to November 2008, the more blatant and bold the the left is going to get.
You don' need no stinkin' free speech anyway...
“The closer we get to November 2008, the more blatant and bold the the left is going to get. “
Agreed. The libs know it’s not easy to get someone elected with such high negatives. But they will get the pig elected. Not necessarily legally, but elected all the same.
I loathe the little Stalinists at Google as much as anyone, but if there’s a legal issue with the ad, there’s a legal issue with the ad.
Besides, it’s hard to get all bent out of shape about Susan Collins getting screwed over by her fellow travelers on the left.
That was my thought also.
And I fully expect all kinds of election fraud in 2008 by the dims.
I’m shocked! ...that google wants Collins to lose. She’s as good as having a Dim in the house, and they may get better bang for the buck supporting a dim in another race.
Thanks for the tip. I just changed my default search engine to dogpile
She will never be POTUS.
It’s just an indication of what crazed loons inhabit moveon. If even the “moderate” Sen Collins is too conservative for them then they are the truest examples of extremism in America, not any conservative group. Collins is even against banning partial birth abortion. I guess the only way to satisfy the far left is to make late term abortion mandatory. I wouldn’t put it past them to propose it either.
“I loathe the little Stalinists at Google as much as anyone, but if theres a legal issue with the ad, theres a legal issue with the ad.”
When the ‘legal issue’ is that a political entity is invoking a trademark on its name so it can’t be criticized, that is a First Amendment violation of the highest order.
Where’s the ACLU when you need them? /sarc
We could use an equivalent organization that’d be a civil rights watchdog regardless of the political bent of the issue.
Then we’ll have a Republican President, because Hitlery will be the Dim nominee.
I’m done with Google, I just changed my start page to Dogpile.
OK I’M with you. Now, what is a start page and how do I change it without messing myself up?
I thought the use of the "Betray-Us" ad featuring their logo was the trademark violation. If it's just the use of the name at issue, then of course it's insane.
Personally I don’t think we need to use MoveOutAndSurrender.Org’s real name to post an ad. All Susan Collins needs to do is run parodies of the name the same way MoveOutAndSurrender.Org did with General Petraeus. Everyone knows that Google is a communist organization and using a parody of MoveOutAndSurrender.Org’s copy righted name is more than enough to enlighten the voters. We all know who they are and that those they support are just like them.
“She will never be POTUS.”
I strongly disagree. I’d vote for almost anyone over the beast, but I think there’s a lot going on in her favor.
The Clinton machine of contacts, and deals, (legal and otherwise).
The MSM will be totally complicit, as it has been. Hillary! will never be cast in a bad light. In fact, there will be lots of pressure to vote for her or you will be seen as a sexist.
I’m not a big conspiracy guy, but I do remember GWB’s “Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton” and did read about GWB advising the beast.
The GOP doesn’t have a strong candidate with general appeal. At least not yet.
Libs are stupid. I’ve heard lots of them say they’re voting for Hillary! and getting Bill.
I’m going to shift my investments to stable / guaranteed interest type funds in August ‘08, that’s how sure I am she’s going to be elected.
I think MoveOn’s argument is you can’t identify MoveOn.org as MoveOn.org w/o violating MoveOn’s trademark. So, if you don’t want people talking about WhistlingPastTheGraveyard just trademark your name and then people can’t even reply to your post w/o violating WhistlingPastTheGraveyard’s trademark.
Seems kind of specious to me. How many libs make money on Rush Limbaugh’s name?
Here someone is being targeted by MoveOn.org Stalinists and they can’t say so w/o violating Stalinist MoveOn.org’s trademark? How can that be?
“Im going to shift my investments to stable / guaranteed interest type funds in August 08, thats how sure I am shes going to be elected.”
In what currency, the U.S. dollar? That would not be intellectually consistent.
“In what currency, the U.S. dollar? That would not be intellectually consistent.”
I’m not a big time trader, but it’s my understanding that when the market tanks, bond funds do well?
Thanks for the information.