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Saturday, June 06, 2009

An unfortunate contrast

What does the Google home page show today?

d-day google - full

That's right on this the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy Google honors.. Tetris:

d-day google

For comparison...

Bing:

d-day bing full

d-day bing 

CNN:

d-day cnn

Fox News:

d-day foxnews

MSNBC:

d-day msnbc

Shameful Google, shameful.

7 Comments:

  • i don't think its shameful. For us non-us citizens I believe tetris is a better anniversary to celebrate.

    //
    Andreas from sweden.

    By Blogger Anna & Andreas, at 2:59 AM  

  • LOL ... yeah I always scratched my head over googles choice of celebration. Seriously, Google is pretty much the front page of teh internets for the entire human race, shouldn't they put Important messages on there? For example human rights, peace etc? Tetris is important, but not that important

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:20 PM  

  • I would think, even in Sweden, its a date that you you can look to and be thankful that another 9 million+ people weren't murdered.

    By Anonymous Brian Reisman, at 8:59 PM  

  • Sweden was allied with Germany, remember. Maybe that's why she doesn't know about all the Canadians and Brits who landed, too. Or why she doesn't know that France, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Denmark happened to be liberated. A fine anniversary for all of them. But not for Sweden.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:48 PM  

  • A fair point... though I would think that no matter which side of the war your country was on then (as few today would be likely to explicitly support the Axis side)... that all would think the Normandy invasion an important thing to remember given its helping to lead to the downfall of such evil.

    By Blogger Brendan, at 9:22 PM  

  • War. Imagine if you were German, or from any country that belonged to the Axis powers. Everybody visiting Google saying "HURRR SHAME ON THOSE NAZIS DURRR THOSE DAMN GERMANS." Why bring drama up?

    I really liked Google's position on trying to lay low.

    What if on August the 24th Google or any website brought up the burning of Washington? or any other violent historical act?

    Not shameful at all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:34 PM  

  • This isn't about bringing up violent historical events, if it was their calendar would be pretty full... instead it is about meaningful historical events, violent or not.

    The funny thing though, is that you actually weakened your own point when you said you said "THOSE NAZIS" rather than... "THOSE GERMANS".

    You'll find very few Germans today who are proud of their country having played such a pivotal role in WWII and while they may not like reminders of it, they recognize the necessity of the fall of the Third Reich and such reminders serve to help reinforce the idea that such evil should never be permitted to grow as it once was.

    By Blogger Brendan, at 7:24 PM  

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