Google Bans Anti-MoveOn.org Ads
Just one more example of the leftist bias of Google: Google bans anti-MoveOn.org ads.
WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of moveon.org, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its “General Betray Us” message. The ads banned by Google were placed by a firm working for Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ re-election campaign. Collins is seeking her third term.
Earlier this week, Google told Lance Dutson, president of Maine Coast Designs, that the ads he placed for Collins had been removed and would not be allowed to resume because they violated Google’s trademark policy. Google’s Web site states, “Google takes allegations of trademark infringement very seriously and, as a courtesy, we’re happy to investigate matters raised by trademark owners.” That suggests Google acted in response to a complaint by moveon.org.
The banned advertisements said, “Susan Collins is MoveOn’s primary target. Learn how you can help” and “Help Susan Collins stand up to the moveon.org money machine.” The ads linked to Collins’ campaign Web site with a headline reading “moveon.org has made Susan Collins their #1 target.” The Collins Web site claims that MoveOn has contributed $250,000 to her likely Democratic opponent and has run nine ads against her costing nearly $1 million. The Web site also displays moveon.org’s controversial “General Betray Us” ad.
(Hat tip: LGF readers.)