Hate Fox on Google News? Join the Google Club

Dec 29, 2009 • 8:11 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Everyone talks about how liberal Google is and how it may bias their objectivity in the search results and their other agendas. But every day, I check the Google News Forum and see complaints from "liberals" that Google News shows Fox News, a very conservative news source, in the Google News search results and home page. The more I see the complaints, the more I see that Google is not politically bias in their search results.

Just take a quick scan of the Google News Forum and see how many complaints there are about Fox News being included:

Fox News Debate on Google News Forum

I find it a bit comical to be honest. I did think it would be nice to give searchers an option about how liberal or conservative they want the news to be. I asked they create a liberal & conservative news slider control that allows users to adjust how liberal or conservative the news gets. Of course, if Google did that, they would have to label each news source as liberal/conservative or pick up words on a page that make a news source liberal or conservative. That can get a bit hairy.

I just thought I point out the daily activity in this Google News Forum.

Forum discussion at Google News Forum.

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Comments:

Ken in Maine

12/29/2009 06:24 pm

As Jon Stewart so deftly pointed out, Fox News is not news (by their own admission): http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-october-29-2009/for-fox-sake-

Steve

01/05/2010 05:07 pm

(yawn)

Hilary

01/12/2010 06:41 pm

Yeah, I find it strange that Google News displays so many Fox News headlines, as if Fox were a legitimate news organization. It is disturbing that Google News fails to balance its Fox headlines with headlines from more liberal media outlets like Salon or the Progressive. Google News also likes to display a lot of WSJ headlines too which also should be balanced by the presentation of liberal perspectives. The site fails in that regard. At the bottom of it's main page, Google News makes a statement that it's headlines are randomly selected by a computer. I'm planning on writing a program that will take a twice-daily snapshot of the Google News site so that after a year a content analysis can be performed and we can find out how balanced the site actually is.

Jake

12/19/2010 03:47 pm

Good thing you've got this crappy little website to spout nonsense about it!

Barry Schwartz

12/19/2010 03:53 pm

Glad you spent the time to comment on my web site.

Brando Furtado

10/05/2011 09:23 am

That's pretty unfair and petty. Especially since you're on here commenting about it.

Guest

05/06/2013 11:27 pm

FOX new aka the LIAR news network is by far the worst of the worst. I say this as an individual that leans center RIGHT on most issues. I say this because of fox's fraudulent practices which has been repeatedly documented over the years. MSNBC and CNN also I find very unreliable. See, for myself, I don't give a fuck about what you think of the news. Just report the shit the way it really happened. Honestly, I don't think that is too much to ask cos opinions are like assholes and they all look and sound the same. Here's another surprise for you. I was a regular viewer of fox for three years and after they brought that space alien cookieland moron jeff beck or bob beck or whoever the fuck he is, I shoved my tv out the tenth story window of my condo right into the fuckin dumpster where it belongs. I don't hate them anymore. I nothing them.

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