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Google blocks ad for anti-Clinton book
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 06/11/2005 @ 1:00 am In Front Page | Comments Disabled
A conservative book publisher says the search engine giant Google rejected his ad for a book critical of Bill and Hillary Clinton while continuing to accept anti-Bush themes.
Eric Jackson, CEO of World Ahead, said his ads for “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine” were rejected, without futher explanation, due to “unacceptable content.”
Jackson says Google’s online ad guidelines make no mention of political content being disallowed.
He points out that while ads for the anti-Clinton book — which featured images of the book’s cover and pictures of the former first couple — were deemed offensive, the company continues to run ads for overtly liberal advertisers with headlines such as “Hate Bush? So Do We,” and “George W. Bush fart doll.”
As WorldNetDaily reported, 98 percent of all political donations by Google employees went to support Democrats.
CEO Eric Schmidt gave the maximum legal limit of donations to Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry and to primary candidate Howard Dean.
Schmidt also contributed the maximum amount to Sen. Clinton, whose role in helping her husband intimidate his female accusers is addressed in the new book.
Last month, Google, valued recently at $80 billion, rejected an attempt by the conservative activist group RightMarch.com to run ads critical of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., while continuing to run attack ads against besieged House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.
Also, Google has agreed to allow the communist Chinese government to have the search engine block “objectionable” search terms such as “democracy.”
The company came under fire for a recent editorial decision to rank news articles in search results by
“quality,” giving preferential placement to large and predominately liberal media outlets such as CNN and the BBC over conservative news sources, even if they are more recent or pertinent.
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