Glenn Beck: 'Don't Do a Google Search'

Glenn Beck thinks Google's "in bed" with the U.S. government. So much so that you shouldn't Google anymore. One wonders if Beck's next venture will be a Beck-approved right-wing search engine. If Google is making you stupid, one can only dream what Beck's search engine would do to your brain. You'd need a full New Yorker feature to get to the bottom of the damage, co-authored by Nicholas Carr and Chris Mooney, of course.

Encouraging people to investigate hypothetical ties between the government and the media, Beck said: "May I recommend if you're doing your own homework, don't do a Google search. It seems to me that Google is pretty deeply in bed with the government." His basis for this argument was instances of antagonism between Google and foreign countries. He may have been referring to China authorities who threatened to revoke the company's license to operate there last year.

Read the full story at The Hill.

Presented by

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

More in Technology

Just In