View Poll Results: Is Google trying to be politically correct?

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  • Yes, it's obvious they want to avoid a specifically Christmas image

    44 64.71%
  • It could be. I didn't see any Hanukkah ones either this year, come to think of it...

    9 13.24%
  • I doubt it, why would they do that?

    7 10.29%
  • Some Athiest probably complained and Google caved.

    8 11.76%
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Thread: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScummyD View Post
    That's just absurd. What a load. . .Google is showing more pathetic political correctness or more correctly political cowardice and idiocy. Not surprising as they are owned by gel haired, left-wing limp wristed nutless wonders.

    Celebrating a federal holiday in their own country should hardly be seen as somehow not trying to connect with a wide audience or somehow an insult to foreigners.

    This Google logo is a classic example of illiberalism. Illiberals think diversity and multiculturalism is always a good thing unless it has to do with celebrating America and its traditions. If it's about America then they bend over and grab ankle trying not to offeeeeeeend other people. It's laughable.

    Google was founded by Americans, is an American company, and should have no problem celebrating one of the country's federal holidays. I don't expect foreign companies to strip their presence of any references to their nation's customs and traditions; I enjoy the cultural differences as the characteristics that make a nation what it is rather than some generic meaningless blankness.
    Only Google doesn't just cater to Americans. It caters to the 1-2 billion internet users around the globe. Money takes the driver's seat over "AMERICA! **** YEAH!".
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't blame them for doing this. Google is a business and businesses need to cater to the largest demographic possible, especially on a global internet. Not everybody celebrates Christmas. For example, Jews don't but they celebrate Hannukah, and the Chinese don't because they generally aren't Christian.

    It's not that they are trying to be politically correct; it's more that they are trying to connect with the widest demographics possible, so being generic generally helps in that.
    well considering about 1/4-1/3 of the world claims christianity as their religion, so connecting to the widest demographic would probably be connecting to christianity

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    well considering about 1/4-1/3 of the world claims christianity as their religion, so connecting to the widest demographic would probably be connecting to christianity
    And they connected by putting pictures of things like snowmen and Christmas trees on their image. The only people who are offended by it are the crazies who demand that everyone else not only worship Jesus, but wear their faith on their sleeve as well.

    Somehow I can't imagine Jesus getting pissed off that people wish each other Happy Holidays, or use pictures of snowmen and Christmas trees instead of him.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Only Google doesn't just cater to Americans. It caters to the 1-2 billion internet users around the globe. Money takes the driver's seat over "AMERICA! **** YEAH!".
    It's a corporation. Corporations aren't people and, with rare exceptions, don't belong to nations.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yeah, pretty much. Have you not been reading DP for the last couple days?
    I skip over a lot of threads.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Google is a private business. Why not allow them to do what they want with their site without having to accomodate anyone's sensitivity?

    I mean seriously.....if they want to put a nativity scene...more power to them. If they want to put a Santa/Reindeer...great. If they choose to put neither or acknowledge Christmas in their logo...that's fine too. No buisiness you HAVE to do any of the above.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Google is a private business. Why not allow them to do what they want with their site without having to accomodate anyone's sensitivity?
    Ha ha, sweet irony from the hypersensitive left!

    They can most certainly conduct their business as they see fit. And if I don't like the way they do so, I am free to vote with my feet.

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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Ha ha, sweet irony from the hypersensitive left!

    They can most certainly conduct their business as they see fit. And if I don't like the way they do so, I am free to vote with my fit.
    Absolutely. But there's nothing ironic about that. When it comes to private business that has always been my position. If they were a governmental agency, that would be a completely different thing.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I used to enjoy their various images. They seemed to honor special holidays from various faiths.

    This image is pathetic. I might change my search engine and drop them a note.
    I agree. It's bland and unnecessarily PC.

    They should have done Hanukkah on the 11th, Winter Solstice on 21st and Christmas on the 25th and Kwanzaa on the 26th. No need to be boring with a generic celebration image.
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    Re: Is Google trying to be Politically Correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Google is a private business. Why not allow them to do what they want with their site without having to accomodate anyone's sensitivity?

    I mean seriously.....if they want to put a nativity scene...more power to them. If they want to put a Santa/Reindeer...great. If they choose to put neither or acknowledge Christmas in their logo...that's fine too. No buisiness you HAVE to do any of the above.
    Google is a public company.

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