The Washington Post has a report on this ugly story: If You Search Google Maps for the N-Word, It Gives You the White House.
Someone on Google Maps just labeled President Obama a very bad word.
A reader points out that if you enter a search for “N***** king” — which contains a particularly offensive racial epithet for African Americans — Google Maps will point you to the White House. We tested the claim on Tuesday night and confirmed that, yes, this is a thing. It even zooms the camera in, automatically. (For sensitivity’s sake, we partially obscured the search term and the autocomplete responses in the GIF below.)
I confirmed that another racist search term reported by users on Twitter also takes you to the White House:
And here’s another lovely search result from Google Maps:
Remember, though; according to conservatives there’s no more racism in the United States.
Well, here’s an open thread for follow-up discussion of the President’s state of the union address. I’ve already suffered a crushing blow on Twitter, but I think I’ll make it somehow.
Years in the making but his derangement tonight earned @Green_Footballs an unfollow
President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address.
Watch it live at 9 p.m. ET at whitehouse.gov to follow along with exclusive interactive graphics and charts showing what the announcements mean for you.
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Unusually direct words from White House press secretary Josh Earnest, as the House Republican leadership unites to defend Majority Whip Steve Scalise despite his association with a white supremacist group founded by former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.
“There’s no arguing that who Republicans decide to elevate into a leadership position says a lot about what the conference’s priorities and values are,” Earnest said during the briefing.
“Ultimately, Mr. Scalise reportedly described himself as ‘David Duke without the baggage,’” he continued, referring to a comment Scalise allegedly once made to a reporter. “It will be up to Republicans to decide what that says about their conference.”
Good lord, the amount of idiocy in this clip from Fox News could power all the world’s idiots for years. Mind-bogglingly moronic. Astoundingly asinine. I don’t watch Fox News very much these days, I have to admit; is it always this stunningly stupid?
Lending her analysis to the case of the man who jumped the fence and ran into the White House this weekend, Fox dunderhead Harris Faulkner burbles, “I couldn’t help but let my mind just flow to something else”… and that “something else” is… yes, wait for it…