Little Green Footballs

Monday, January 30, 2006

Google is evil

But then, so are Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, GM, Ford, GE, Citigroup, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Altria, Boeing, Target, Bank of America, Costco, Dell, Sears Roebuck, UPS, J.C. Penney Co, Microsoft, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Disney, PepsiCo, Kmart, American Express, International Paper, Caterpillar, FedEx, Coca-Cola, Cisco Systems, 3M, McDonald's, General Dynamics, The Gap, Xerox, Federated Department Stores, May Department Stores, Eastman Kodak, Office Depot, Toys "R" Us, Nike, Circuit City, Texas Instruments, Oracle, Marriott, Limited Brands, Clear Channel, Yum!, Nordstrom, Apple, Saks, Unisys, R.J. Reynolds, Estee Lauder, Mattel, Foot Locker, RadioShack, Liz Claiborne, Levi Strauss, Hilton, Starwood, and Reebok.

Not to mention Daimler-Chrysler, News Corporation, EADS, Shell, BP, HSBC, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Sony, IKEA, Fuji, Canon, Volkswagen, Hitachi, Toshiba, Carrefour, Tyco, BMW, Samsung, Nokia, Ericsson, Hyundai, British-American Tobacco, Sanyo, Ricoh, Suzuki, and Sumitomo.

As Dennis the Peasant so rightly points out, if you're going to mount your moral high horse and proclaim that any company whose business model depends on maintaining cordial relationships with the ChiComs is evil and must therefore be punished (sort of, maybe, in an entirely theoretical sort of way), then you'd better be prepared to go All. The. Way.

Otherwise -- as DtP also rightly points out -- you're just a rhymes-with-banker.

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