Google Neglects to Recognize D-Day on Homepage
June 6, 2016, marks the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, when more than 150,000 U.S., British and Canadian forces stormed five different beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy region of France to fight the Nazis in World War II. The Germans were unable to hold back the relentless advance of allied soldiers, and the hard-fought victory became a turning point in the war. Of course, the invasion came with a heavy price: an estimated 10,000 allied forces were killed, wounded and missing in action -- 6,603 Americans, 2,700 British and 946 Canadians.
For some reason, the occasion didn't meet Google's standard for it to be recognized with a homepage doodle tribute, even though last month Google honored the birthday of one Yuri Kochiyama. Since 99% of Americans didn't know who she is, millions of us googled "Yuri Kochiyama."
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 30, 2016
Kochiyama, it turns out, is a terrorist-supporting Marxist, Maoist admirer of Osama bin Laden who eventually converted to Islam. She is a "human rights activist" who spent a lifetime protesting against the U.S. government and the American military’s war on terror. Why on earth would Google pay tribute to such a person? Who's next? Bill Ayers?