Donald Doesn’t Like What He Sees On Google

E5BE65B6-2887-4F0C-B50A-37CEE5EE9CB5Poor Donald Trump. He doesn’t like what he sees when he Googles himself. So what is the big baby going to do? He’s sending out Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council and his chief economic adviser, to “take a look” at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated by the government.

It’s not surprising, since our President gets all of his daily briefings from Fox News, that Trump’s tweets about Google being biased against him came the morning after Fox Business host Lou Dobbs aired an interview with pro-Trump commentators Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, popularly known as “Diamond and Silk.” They have long claimed that their online videos are being suppressed by tech companies like Google because of their conservative views and support for Trump.

Poor Donald. He can’t handle the truth.C1B4F733-2D3F-4547-AD77-608AB32449FE

34 thoughts on “Donald Doesn’t Like What He Sees On Google

  1. rugby843 August 28, 2018 / 9:23 am

    If this was a hundred years ago in a European country of infamy, I could understand it. My imagination envisions a man with what are now probably arthritic deformed fingers from over tweeting, sitting by himself on his bed having a tantrum. It’s unbelievable how he thinks he can control everything he doesn’t agree with. More than that it’s scary.

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    • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 9:46 am

      He’s an egomaniac. Everyone knew this going in though. He knows how to play the system and has no problem saying that. What he is highlighting is echoed throughout every group in America as we sloshed through another period of social change. Times changed because the majority wanted it to, but not everyone likes change. What he does when he tweets this crap is further solidify the “attack on our values” because of that social change. By saying that conservative news is not on page 1 points out conservative views are now the minority and, in their opinion, are under more attack. Let’s face it, from a conservative standpoint, they really have lost since the early 1970s. Yes, we have had “conservative” presidents, but not ones that wholly rejected the liberal point of view like Trump. Up until now, it has been give and take to find what is best for the country while not making either side 100% happy. We have been okay with moderate leadership and we need moderate leaders because we are 380 million diverse individuals. In a world of “equality means taking away from someone’s perceived value”, moderates are the worst thing alive. He calls to the American Nationalist the way Putin does a Russian Nationalist, and Hitler did a German Nationalist. Nationalism can be a good thing for a country…or a terrible thing. Unfortunately, Trump does not have the educational, ethical, moral, or political knowledge or aptitude to drive American Nationalism in a positive direction. We see this in his America First policy and even in the Be Best campaign of the First Lady. We are going to require more from our Supreme Court and Legislative Branch than ever before, but few there have the power, control, or influence to counteract this new nationalism. Only time will tell, but I would not hold my breath for the midterms to change anything.

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      • Fandango August 28, 2018 / 10:31 am

        I’m holding my breath, hoping that there will, indeed, be a big blue wave, which will send a message to Trump and his cronies. Fingers crossed, anyway.

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        • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 10:38 am

          I’m sure there will be a blue wave (maybe not making a majority, but there will be more), but from what I have seen of many of the candidates few seem to have the gumption to be seeking the position for change. What would really be needed is for the leadership to lose reelection. Many in those positions are personally corrupted like Boehner was. Let’s not forget what he did to those Senators not voting for him even when they were in his party. The early polls and comments coming out of Ohio suggest more people are voting 3rd party, which is fantastic, but the response from the Democrats suggests we still have a long way to go before change will really happen.

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          • Fandango August 28, 2018 / 11:28 am

            The only problem with voting 3rd party is that the 3rd party candidate likely can’t win and it takes votes away from the Democratic candidate. As a result, the Republican candidate might end up winning, giving Trump just what he wants.

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 11:44 am

              True. That’s why so many in Ohio were mad…lol. We need to survive these hard years while building the 3rd party -or- change the voting system entirely to accommodate non-traditional parties. We have the foundation of a Republic…it’s time we started acting like one again.

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  2. Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 9:44 am

    This is why I hate this guy.. He makes other bad guys look good.. Google agreed to spy on us.. Even while we controlled the privacy settings,…. Everything and everyone is bad these days…

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    • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 9:55 am

      I wouldn’t call it spying…we live in a capitalistic society where humans are capital and simply parts of the market system. Therefore, as a business, it is in their best financial interest to monitor, track, and monetize all aspects of the market. With more and more Internet users using adblock add-ons, personal interests, habits, and preferences have a higher value. The problem comes when people don’t want to be in the market. Well…unfortunately, nothing really has the option of being in or out of the market. I have a greater concern about individuals “spying” rather than large companies. Here’s why…as a company I am not concerned about the individual–I want to know the regional market. If I were to open a retail clothing shop in a particular neighborhood, I could stock my store in the exact sizes, style preferences, and even designers that the neighborhood desires. Talk about meeting consumer demand. As a consumer, it’s almost a win-win. If an individual has that same information, it could be used in blackmail, psychological warfare, social outcasting, etc.

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      • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 10:08 am

        Depends on the perspective. What makes an individual not going ahead and accessing it from their end. Google was giving you option to do it, Facebook collected the same ‘personal data’ to target politically motivate ads, Apple made sure the old smartphone users battery got drained through a software update.. It’s not a win-win from where I’m standing.

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        • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 10:28 am

          Apple’s actions that you mentioned was a poor business decision made to increase sales, Google did not provide personal data (name, address, phone #, personal data, etc.), neither did FB. The Google and FB uses of personal online activity (in terms of $$ for action) is a double-edged sword. Since companies base advertising on personal actions (your browsing/search history can influence seen advertising), it can create a feedback loop, like it did in the election. If I only visit right-wing conspiracy sites, I will see ads relating to and supporting those sites…it increases the chance that I will click on the ad (thereby generating $$ for the advertiser). There are ways around advertising. Since ads are being blocked, companies have shifted to “sponsored posts” (ads) that get through ad blockers. There has always been a mismatch of knowledge between advertisers and consumers…that’s why ads are psychological studies unto themselves. Blaming the election on political campaign ads is not the whole story. People only read/believe/act on things that they already agreed with. This election simply pointed out that many people’s opinions have not changed much since the 50s. It also highlights room for improvement in our state voting systems. There is no reason a candidate should have won a state without reaching 50.1% of the votes, yet Trump was declared the winner in 6 of those states. It also clearly demonstrated polling discrimination, and voter registration discrimination. These things will take time to fix.

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          • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 10:47 am

            Wow.. Read the Cambridge Analytica report.. Also, It’s obviously left for people on reddit, and dark net to expose these ‘confidential business’ decisions. What I’m sick of is people actually defensive their actions, and ad-blockers is the right of consumer. Just don’t give the option than, first pretensions based on user right afterwards infringing on them.. No wonder it’s true when we say China is shaping our web.. Apple action was not a poor business decision it was down right immoral to say the least.

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 11:01 am

              I have read the report. Apple’s actions were a poor business decision. Morality and ethics are two different things. The world of commerce and the public world do not operate with the same code of ethics. Oh, there are times when they overlap, but those times are thinning now, and have been since the 80s. China is not shaping our Internet…we are. Only a capitalist would see an individual’s interests as an untapped source of revenue. China would see those interests as potential threats to the State. Blocking advertising may or may not be the right of the consumer…that has never been challenged in court. However, since browsers (like Google) allow third-party apps to be installed on their software, there is a certain level of approval. Now, the greatest legal question of the decade may actually be that of the website owner…Does Google have legal authority to allow a 3rd party to modify the intellectual property of the website? When you block an ad, you stop a script from running…in other words, you prevent a business from operating in the manner in which it was intended. That would be a very interesting debate. One much more interesting than the collection of consumer data that happens every time you shop at the grocery store, shop online, or fill out a retail survey. If you don’t like the information they collect, simply do not use their services.

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            • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 11:33 am

              I never realised I was talking to a follower of Friedman.. In all seriousness either you’re not wary of the problems or ignoring it. Their was a debate, similar I dare say, when it came to manufacturing companies. The worst part is not understanding the potential hazards.. You see simply not using the service is not an option. I would be much happy if they use “curse of bigness”.. And what a way to paint the picture by using the profit example. It has 88 percent of advertising share for Christ’s sake, it’s the other way around, it decides, which it wants to show.. With no regulation.”Morality and ethics are different” wow.. So pedophiles should upload their content for free on YouTube seeing their is a demand. Huh! No code of ethics Yay! Legal questions.. Are you a Suit?

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 11:47 am

              Good grief. Neither of us know the other. Morality and ethics are fundamentally two different things. I’m not even going to argue that with you. Even though Google may control a large portion of the market share, they are not the only browser. One can actually live their life without the Internet. I am neither wary of or ignoring the problems…there are simply many ways to view the situation in light of the current administration.

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            • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 11:57 am

              I know that they are fundamentally different but don’t take the long way in saying the good old words.. Only individuals can be moral agents. When you have executive compensation debates happening it transfers to morality.. Sheesh! I have listened to this a countless time, change the course of debate to Law when it comes to ethics, and change it back social system and individuals when it comes to morality.

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 12:04 pm

              I said nothing of the sort.

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            • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 12:19 pm

              “The word of commerce and the public… Same code of ethics”. “Blocking may… Right of consumers”.. your words not mine. The tech companies should either just remove the option all together, or just plain old tell us in the face. Their was a report in offline world what happens when Walmart closes. It’s plain old fact we don’t have options over these guy monopolistic tendencies, and by the way I don’t agree with your statement that one can live their life without Internet, that’s an ignorant living to say the least…

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 12:29 pm

              Well, as someone who has lived half their life without internet, yes it is doable. Now Google, FB, Twitter, etc are not monopolies any more than Walmart.

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            • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 12:47 pm

              I’m lived a quarter of my life and they have tendencies I used the word.. Tendencies.. Walmart is a classic example, when they open a store they force shut all the local rivals. Money wins big times. And when they close.. Awful.. Their is also called something Uberisation of jobs.. I don’t know if you’re familiar with it. The fact is in short consumer activism is based on sites maintaining the right to expose confidential activities like Apple getting exposed, or Volkswagen through reddit and other sources. And while we’re still debating about legality of the issues. Just because you’re not seeing it doesn’t mean someone, somewhere is not getting screwed. United Fruit Company was a classic example, no American complaining about that one, oh yeah no Internet and no papers to expose.. Hand-in-hand, future without regulations bleak, just break it, Bell labs is a good example..

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            • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 1:12 pm

              We will not see eye to eye, and that’s okay. Walmart does not force shut small shops. It is about specialization vs. diversification. Have a good day. This conversation hijacked Fandango’s blog long enough.

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            • Sight11 August 28, 2018 / 1:23 pm

              I hope you’ve a good day too.. And Sensei apologies for occupying your space. And Haunted Wordsmith that’s not a specialisations vs diversification debate,never was You oversimplified it.. Again apologies if I was in any way out of line in my argument.
              It will be good if I quit WordPress so I could stop arguing. Sensei goodbye..

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    • Fandango August 28, 2018 / 10:33 am

      No. But I did see an article on my newsfeed about Kudlow’s “looking into” Google. I’m actually not on Twitter.

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      • The Haunted Wordsmith August 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

        You’re missing all the real fun…lol. I read his Twitter feed for shits and giggles, but I love reading the comments to his posts more…lol

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  3. Osyth August 28, 2018 / 9:48 am

    For. Pities. Sakes. Just when I think he’s plumbed the depths – this!

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  4. Marleen August 28, 2018 / 11:21 am

    … So what is the big baby going to do? He’s sending out Larry Kudlow, Director of the National Economic Council and his chief economic adviser, to “take a look” at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated by the government.

    This is the kind of thing that angers me. Republicans have been all about using boycotts and other private means to control things, and supposedly as a matter of principle that people can do what they want with their companies and money. No memory?

    I once in a while (no particular timing or schedule) turn on FOXnews, and last night I heard Tucker Carlson saying “the left” have “wised up” to a “new avenue…” [he could have said new avenue for them… and will likely cop out that way if anyone calls him in it]* of …

    Of course he characterized it as censoring free speech and having a problem with the constitution. We know it’s only bad when the left does what you do. But, really, it’s not quite what Republicans do — because the person Tucker wants to have free reign is Alex Jones (someone who was shouting fire in a crowded theater).

    Trump went on Alex Jones’ show (at least during the campaign season) and told him he wouldn’t disappoint HIM.

    * I have put these words in a more sensible order than the way Tucker presented it. He is clearly trying to mess with the brains that hear him.

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  5. writebrainwidow August 28, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    He wants to make sure everyone gets their news from Breitbart or state run Fox News, because otherwise people just may make up their own minds. Horrors. Also, with wagons circling, he’s sending up smoke screens – ‘no, look over there’. Not working, Donny

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  6. Marleen August 29, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I saw Kudlow respond to questions on this directive. His demeanor, although I could be mistaken, was that he has to humor his boss’s whim… go through some motions. So the confusion is for the masses (and the president and some of his aids — but this total break from conservative public ideology isn’t going to see follow through). A problem with the confusion is that masses who call themselves conservative are being ill-educated and hoodwinked. And, like I said and we can notice from other right-wing media folk, there is a concerted effort at this. We already knew that, but since I spent a lot of time being taught conservative philosophy (a set of thoughts and supposed principles regardless of how people are living), it’s galling.

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