Sunday, March 31, 2013

Holy Chavez! #GOP Hopped Up Over Google's Easter Doodle

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Google honored Cesar Chávez with a doodle Sunday on the 86th anniversary of his birthday, drawing nationwide attention to the Latino civil rights leader and sparking a backlash among those upset with the company for taking a pass on Easter.
. . . President Barack Obama proclaimed March 31 as Cesar Chávez Day in 2011.
But the decision to honor Chávez infuriated many religious people and conservative publications who wondered by Google didn’t honor Easter instead. Conservative blog Twitchy blasted Google for featuring the image of Chávez and praised Bing for posting an image of Easter eggs.
~ Huffington Post

Google has commented on the online backlash its doodle has stoked in conservative quarters.
In a statement emailed to the Guardian, the internet giant acknowledged that there had been a "lot of angry user emails" but only a couple of press inquiries.
A spokeswoman said: "We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google but, as you may imagine, it's difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site. Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven't in the past."
~ Guardian UK

Hugo Chavez? No, Cesar - Why Didn't You Google It?

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Google Should Stick to Christianity, or at least, Pagan Easter Eggs

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