Google “news”

Google “news”
: Google “News” won’t put up weblogs of good repute but it does list this as if it were a legit news. Huh?

: It gets worse. I just found this from News?

If GoogleNews wanted to have a separate opinion scrape, that would be good and useful. But I’d recommend a hundred weblogs before I’d recommend the two sources linked above — two sources that happen to exhibit the same slant. So is GoogleNews slanted?

  • Mike G

    Treated as news by Google because it has “News” in the URL, I’m sure. Brilliant, you’re really ready to replace the NYT, Google.
    Incidentally, what a hilarious piece of auto-fellatio. I think this line could serve as the party platform for the Democratic party: “The stupidity of conservatives never ceases to amaze me, as well as that of the media (and the majority of the American people, come to think of it).”

  • Harald

    Another case of rabies….. or is Ted Rall giving classes and this is one of his pupils?
    But then again… this could also be a Moore-Rall joint effort …
    I almost feel sorry for him.

  • Adam Morris also includes Xinhua in there, an organization notorious for cut and pasting from western sources. In cases where they are actually report original stories, the information is worth less than a shake of salt. Not to mention the things they don’t report on.
    Unfortunately, we have no choice. There just is no other source for mainland chinese news.

  • Yehudit

    It took a persistent letter-writing campaign to get Google to stop listing Indymedia as a credible news source.

  • Bill Herbert

    Oh, they’ve done worse. A lot worse.

  • CharlesWT

    Google News seems to even consider discussion forums news if they have something like “pravda” in their URLs.

  • Reid

    I took Google off my favorites list and simply refuse to use them anymore. It’s not like there aren’t dozens if not hundreds of alternatives.

  • Damian Penny

    I wrote Google to complain about some of the blatantly antisemitic articles linked by Google News, and all I got was this lousy form letter:

  • Oliver

    For the record, I think Google News’ selection process is screwy, but I’ve found more than a few fringe right-wing news sources listed there as well.