Reacting to posts on LGF and Instapundit, Jeff Jarvis has demanded transparency from Google in its “news” selection policies (evidently racist websites are news, but blogs are not – unless they’re Blogspot blogs, owned by Google).
I will throw something else into the mix. Google is sleazy in its advertising practices. I have Google Ads on my site (I’m sure most have noticed) and wrote to them the other day to inquire what percentage I was being paid of their revenues. I found out that it is against their policy to disclose this. I have had agents all my life for all kinds of things (from real estate to movie scripts) and always I have known what percentage they are making — but not Google!
Shame on them and shame on me for having them. [Are you taking off the Google ads?-ed. As soon as I can figure out how to do it.] So good-bye, Google ads. It’s a pleasure to get rid of a company that countenances Nazi websites as news.
UPDATE: Google Ads are now gone.