Google goes political

Nathaniel Thomas nathanielt at AIRPOST.NET
Mon Apr 5 22:20:15 UTC 2004

That's been around ever since the whole debacle began, and though I'm
sure Ron Butters knows this, the error page has nothing to do with
Google, and is hosted at a different domain as one can tell by looking
at the address bar.  Just noting this so the rare souls connected to
the Internet who haven't seen this yet realize it isn't Google's
employees displaying any political preferences in their product.  It is
fun to play havoc with what the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button turns up,
though :-).  Some list members might remember the whole Santorum thing
orchestrated by Dan Savage...same game of playing with Google's

Nathaniel Thomas
nathanielt at
On Apr 5, 2004, at 5:56 PM, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> Those of us who use Google a lot might be interested to know that
> their=20
> politics occasionally shows through:
>> =A0 =A0 1) Go to
>> =A0 =A0=A0 2) Type in (but don't hit enter): "weapons of mass
>> =A0 =A0 destruction" including quotation marks.
>> =A0 =A0 3)=A0 Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, instead of
>> =A0 =A0 the normal "Google search" button.
>> =A0 =A0 4) READ CAREFULLY what appears to be a normal ERROR
>> =A0 =A0 message.
>> =A0 =A0 Make sure you read the whole error message.
>> =A0 =A0 Someone apparently still has a sense of humor in all the
>> madness.

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