Remember those delicious election-day ‘meltdown’ clips of national media figures reacting to the defeat of their Beloved Hillary? Now Google execs have one, too.
The Media(D) weren’t the only ones who took the loss of their dear ‘Madame President’ like a kick in the crotch.
Big media had a cry-in of their own. And they had it on company time.
But they maintain that there is nothing in that private meeting that suggests their PRODUCT might be biased.
No, just every person who MAKES that product. That has absolutely no connection to almost every right-of-center youtube channel dealing with issues of being ‘demonetized’.
This video will make for some interesting discussions as the Government discusses how to handle the legal implications of Tech potentially advantaging public discourse of one party over their rival in the digital public square, don’t you think?
Watch the meltdown, and notice especially the ‘Confidential – internal only’ watermark. This is from official sources within Google.
Observers noted not only the bias but how interesting it is that the company somebody leaked it to was none other than Breitbart.
Deeply concerning to watch the leadership of a company responsible for more than 90% of internet searches discuss ways to leverage their platform against @realDonaldTrump.
Regardless of politics, that's terrifying.https://t.co/sFHgnfwSfY
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 13, 2018
It wasn’t the ONLY bad news the company got, either.
Google is having a very, very, very bad day…
1 Lost EU Copyright fight: https://t.co/RRnsFF869H
2 TGIF Breitbart leak: https://t.co/epuCvxyBeN
3 Brave lawsuit: https://t.co/P5mu4oOXTC
4 Senate Commerce: https://t.co/Kyp8Vbzm3r
5 Sued by state AG: https://t.co/ALpTAxHW9z
— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) September 12, 2018
Strange to hear that the NYTimes had this story before, but we never saw this tape until now. Here’s the CYA:
Here is the extent of the reference to that video.
“There is a lot of fear within Google,” said Sundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, according to a video of the meeting viewed by The New York Times. When asked by an employee if there was any silver lining to Mr. Trump’s election, the Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, “Boy, that’s a really tough one right now.” Ruth Porat, the finance chief, said Mr. Trump’s victory felt “like a ton of bricks dropped on my chest.” Then she instructed members of the audience to hug the person next to them. NYT, March 30, 2018
Apparently, he (or someone else at NYT) didn’t think it sufficiently newsworthy to stand on its own. That was back at the end of March when the Facebook Hearings were still a big news story.
But months later the same video comes to light, and the reaction the video is getting is a hundred variations of ‘holy sh*t’.
The TIMES (part of the much-celebrated ‘free press’) didn’t run the story. But Breitbart, part of the maligned new media on the right, is actively suppressed by these same social media platforms.
It makes you wonder whether the ‘free press’ has forgotten its role in society and if its position of wealth and influence has caused the Media(D) to become dangerously domesticated by the same powerful entities they are supposed to be keeping in check?