Talk about sensitive! For some reason, Google has its panties in a bunch over a post at Heartland Diary USA from over a year ago.
The title was “Joe, Barack and the unraveling of the Deep State Coup,” and it was posted on October 25, 2019, in the midst of the run-up to the fake impeachment of President Trump.
Today, 364 days later I got notified by Google that the post is considered “Dangerous or Derogatory Content,” and that Google Ads would not be served onto the page until I removed the “dangerous” or “derogatory” context.
LOL! Dangerous to who?!? It sure as hell was derogatory to Joe Biden, but why shouldn’t it be?!? He IS running for president, isn’t he? So he’s fair game isn’t he? After all, liberals can say the most disgusting things about Donald Trump, and I doubt they are ever demonetized.
Of course, the funny thing is that probably no one would ever even visit the page these days. Or almost no one. Turns out, on Oct. 23, 2020, there was one lone visitor to the post. Whether it was a Google snoop or just some triggered Democrat who reported it to Google I don’t know, but it’s pretty funny either way.
Google says content is banned as “dangerous or derogatory” if it:
- incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other characteristic that is associated with systemic discrimination or marginalization.
- harasses, intimidates, or bullies an individual or group of individuals.
- threatens or advocates for harm to oneself or others.
- exploits others through extortion.
All I can figure is that someone thought I was making fun of Joe Biden because he is too old to get away with his corrupt practices any longer. Strike that. I never said anything about Biden’s age.
OK, so that means the post was dangerous rather than derogatory, and yes it could be seen as dangerous to the House of Cards that Biden was living in. But blame Hunter Biden’s laptop, not li’l ol’ me!
If you go back and read my earlier column, it starts with an anecdote about President Obama talking about his concern about Biden running for President:
“You don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t,” Obama supposedly warned.
My next paragraph from October 2019 sounds vaguely prophetic:
“We now know very well why Obama was worried about his former vice president running in 2020. There were too many bodies buried too shallowly to expect that none of them would surface if attention turned back to the Obama years.”
Apparently someone at Google thinks I nailed it too closely!
Coincidentally, President Trump brought up the same conversation between Biden and Obama during his campaign stop in Wisconsin today:
“‘Joe. Joe. Don’t do it. You don’t have to do this. You don’t have to run. Please Joe. don’t do it,’” Trump said, recreating Obama’s warning/plea!
Oh yes, and if you are wondering, I requested that ads be excluded from the old post. That seemed easier than removing the so-called dangerous and derogatory material, which so far as I know doesn’t even exist!
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