Does Google Know It’s Sponsoring a Right-Wing, Anti-Gay Conference?
Bloomberg reported on Monday that Google, joining with the likes of the NRA and Heritage Foundation, will be a primary sponsor of CPAC, the right-wing conference kicking off tomorrow in DC. Google portrayed its sponsorship as just another way for the company to reach campaign professionals, candidates, and tech-savvy young adults:
That would make sense if CPAC was just another GOP event. It’s not.
CPAC 2012 is as notable for who is coming as who isn’t. Peter Brimelow is a prominent white nationalist and founder of the racist and anti-Semitic website VDARE. He’ll be at CPAC 2012.
“Birther” leader Joseph Farah will be there. He has boycotted CPAC since 2009 when he was blocked from hosting a panel questioning the President’s citizenship. This year he’s being welcomed back with open arms.
Youth for Western Civilization’s founder was arrested in 2007 for karate chopping an African-American woman on the street while calling her “n****r.” They, like Google, are sponsoring this year’s CPAC.
Romney, Gingrich and Santorum will be there too, along with major Religious Right groups like the Family Research Council.
FRC boycotted last year’s CPAC to protest the participation of a conservative gay rights organization, GOProud. CPAC 2012 will be different. The gay group got the boot, and CPAC and the Family Research Council kissed and made up.
Google told Bloomberg that the company is “planning hangouts with top Republicans and well respected conservative journalists at CPAC.” That’s not all they’ll find at CPAC if they go through with their sponsorship.
Note to Google: Find the fucking idiot who came up with the idea that CPAC has to do with anything other than the worst of the worst in our society and can his ass. Then move up the the chain to those who OKed it and do the same, I don't care if it's Herr Google hisself.
Sal si puedes. Withdraw your sponsorship and publicly admit it was a mistake, an affront to everyone except the Dead End Quarter.
At this point, the "oo" in Google look remarkably like self-inflicted bullet holes. We like you, Google, we really do, but less today.