Google threatens to boot US publication after censoring critics of China Communist Party

Google again took action to disenfranchise a US publication if news reports are correct. The search/ad/YouTube etc. behemoth, having received a report about the Web site The Federalist, threatened sanctions—loss of revenue from advertising—if offensive comments weren’t removed.

That’s right. If the comments weren’t acceptable to Goo, whack ‘em. Continue reading “Google threatens to boot US publication after censoring critics of China Communist Party”

Quirky: From media ‘wall’ at first Super Bowl to bared breasts and Warhol for Llll

Super Bowl Llll is baked, and so are all the ‘old man’ jokes lobbed at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The latest Super Bowl tried the patience of many, as the game played out in a defensive display with the Patriots finally putting up a touchdown towards the end of the game. Punters ruled and field goals made up 9 of the total points scored by both teams. This was one of the quirkiest Super Bowls ever, and if you compare it to the first, you’ll see just how this match has evolved over time. For starters, competing media outlets had a ‘wall’ of sorts erected for the first Bowl. Continue reading “Quirky: From media ‘wall’ at first Super Bowl to bared breasts and Warhol for Llll”