Maureen Dowd goes to Google

The CEO doesn’t look like the ‘Dick Cheney World Domination sort’


Maureen Dowd, distinguished by an often acerbic tone, today visits Google, a company currently engaged in a “battle royal over whether it has the right to profit so profligately from newspaper content at a time when journalism is in such jeopardy.” The AP is threatening legal action against Google, which uses headlines and newspapers stories without permission or sharing a “fair” portion of revenue. But inside the Mountain View, California complex, the New York Times columnist finds an idiot’s paradise, stuffed, as it is, with volleyball courts, ejector seats, wheat-grass shots, framed stuffed-animals, sugar cereal, Haribo Gummi Bear dispensers and heated toilet seats. And, she finds, “the C.E.O. of Google doesn’t look like a Dick Cheney World Domination sort whom we should worry about as Google ogles our houses, our oceans, our foibles, our movements and our tastes.”

New York Times

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Maureen Dowd goes to Google

  1. How dare you criticize Master Google…ALL BOW BEFORE THE MIGHTY GOOGLE!

  2. you are a corker corkey

  3. distinguished by an often acerbic tone

    That’s quite the understatement. She has created her own sub-genre of commentary, for better or for worse.

  4. Have any of you actually seen what happens to someone who criticizes Google nowadays, its become such an appendage for so many that’s its bordering on religion.

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