Clean Sweep Of Google

Looks like the White House has been busy. The May 18 Obama born in Kenya Dystel/Goderich pamphlet story, has disappeared from Google News.


News search May 2012

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33 Responses to Clean Sweep Of Google

  1. Andy DC says:

    It would appear the only way to get rid of Obama is to defeat him.

  2. kim2ooo says:

    Got it on BING

    Goderich obama 55,000

  3. geologyjim says:

    Google is an obedient lapdog.

    Ministry of Truth working overtime to rewrite history, much like the Hansen-Reudy GISS Gang

  4. Karl says:

    I got 110,000 hits on google
    4,310 for the given date range

  5. Karl says:

    sorry, again I didn’t see; your search was on “google news”, not google. I was tricked by the title…

  6. Traitor In Chief says:

    ……and they claim to do no evil……

  7. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Let’s hope that soon ALL references to Obama are taken down, like tearing down a statue of Lenin in Red Square…

  8. Many events today are connected, but society is only now awakening to that fact:

    1. Sun and Earth are magnetically, electrically, gravitationally connected parts of the Solar System, so named becausethese invisible fields and a constantly changing stream of particles (mostly electrons, H+ ions, neutrinos) keeps them connected !

    2. Mostly invisible since 1945 have been connections between Liberals and Conservatives, Capitalists and Communists, Atheists and Religionists – united through their common instinct of survival and deep-seated fear of the “nuclear fires” that consumed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 Aug 1945 and 9 Aug 1945.

    3. Officially united in establishing the United Nations on 24 Oct 1945, partially disconnected by the election of John F. Kennedy in Nov 1960, and then reconnected after his murder in 1963 and Henry Kissinger’s secret trip to China to end the space race and the arms race in 1971:

    I do not understand – but I am now absolutely certain that – international intrigue is the root of the Climategate scandal. I was told that a NASA Atlas V rocket carried Rover to Mars and advised that this suggests Obama is serious in his threat to invade Syria, despite warnings of retaliation from Russia and China.

    Society is deeply troubled worldwide. I mostly know that I do not know what has happened to the founding principles of the United States of America, nor do these recently awakened high school students in San Diego: “Voices Without A Vote”

    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  9. You don’t understand the point of Google News, or how it works. Articles remain on it only for a limited time, the length of which is set by Google’s mysterious algos. That’s so that a search returns only current news.

    My articles remain for a few months. Others longer, or shorter. It’s not like the main google, an archive.

    There is the google news archive to find older material.

    • I use google news search every day for articles going back to the 19th century. You have no idea what you are talking about

      • Your reply is unclear.

        (1) Please give us an example of a Google News search that returns articles from the 19th century. You don’t appear to using the archive function (which returns 32 hits for a “Goderich obama” search) or custom range. You don’t say what specific item you’re looking for).

        (2) Try searching on Google News for old articles. It’s easy to do in for specific website (source:) that publishes infrequently, so you can see all the articles. You’ll see them drop off after a few weeks.

        Or try “Katrina New Orleans”; the oldest story returned is 25 July 2012. Nothing from the million stories in 2005!

        (3) If your site is published on Google News you can see old articles drop off day by day. Go to Webmaster tools, Health, Crawl Errors, News.

        When they drop they appear with the error message “Date too old”, which is defined as “The date that we determined for this article, either from a tag in the Sitemap, or from a date in the page HTML itself, is too old.”

        They keep everything (from eligible site) in News Search for at least 30 days. For details see “Your content’s life in Google News” in the Publishers Help.

  10. It was a good use of my time. When seeing websites like this a casual reader has no way to tell if the author provides reliable information. You answer provides a clear answer for this website, testing your reliability on a tiny issue.


    • The fact that you are incompetent at doing Google searches is a pretty good indication of your overall competence level

      What an arrogant ass you are.

      • Me says:

        I think the Fabius Maximus one forgot to add the Democritus to his name.

      • Ben says:

        Now this is interesting…

        Leaving the link you provided, I replaced “goderich obama” with “dystel obama” for the same data range.

        It finds the breitbart story.

        Someone at google needs a better scrub brush…

        So Fabius, if stories disappear based on data range, then why does it still find “Dystel Obama” for the date range in question?

      • Ben says:

        With apologies, it should read “Using the link Steven provided…”, not “Leaving…”

  11. You are writing about science, and this is an empirical question. I made an assertion, and documented it by describing a test I’ve done — and that you can replicate — along with explanatory documentation from Google. It appears you just misunderstood one aspect of Google News, easy since Google explains very little. I made no insults.

    You reply with …
    (1) A repeat of your original assertion — that your google search returned no results. I did *not* disagree with you, but instead explained *why* that is so: it’s the normal operation of Google News. You have to use Google News Archive or Custom Search to find older articles.
    (2) With insults, supported by a fanboy (or fangirl).

    Why is my reply that of an “arrogant ass” and your insults reasonable?

    Do you believe this kind of reply builds your credibility? You do interesting work here, but this is (as you well know) a complex and politicized field in which laypeople are easily misled. Credibility is everything.

    • Me says:

      BWAAAAHAHAHAHA you’re trying to make a funny, That’s good, you at least have a sense of humour. Do you want to see how far it goes? 😆

      So lets get this straight, because you search the Internets news and found something someone else wasn’t privy to lately means it’s science. Creating the Internet was a science of it’s own, (Inconvenient for some one and now a bunch of others) but what some deem to allow others to see on isn’t. Well it is a science but that goes back in history now doesn’t it. 😆

    • You chose to challenge the article, and you didn’t do your homework first.

      • I don’t believe calling me an “ass” is a rebuttal. You have not shown that I didn’t do my “homework”. Your repeat of the search from the post shows only that you didn’t read what i said.

        Let’s try again, some “Real Science”. Give us a Google News Search that returns some news stories from 2005 (no need to do the 19th century).

  12. Like kim2000, I have bing (bing! — never mind, it’s a “Friends” inside joke). As an intelligent human being over the age of 13, I don’t trust Google (unreservedly, shall we say) any farther than I can throw them (though I use Google Translate routinely, for translations — and if you have done that, you will see yet another reason not to trust them unreservedly). So this is not news, to me, and again, Big Deal, Buckaroo Banzai (I may start associating that name with you in my mind, Steven — and no insult intended, I like Buckaroo Banzai, and he’s not real anyway). The phrases, “caveat emptor” and “tanstaafl” come to mind. (I don’t trust anyone’s internet apps today — and I don’t trust the internet, which is like the cheesiest, run-down, neon-lit, red-light district ever… or much like Las Vegas — “What happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet”, unless, of course, Google or the like takes it off.)

    • Richard T. Fowler says:


      A question for you. I was just curious as to why you trust Microsoft more than Google. Thanks.


      • squid2112 says:

        I trust Bing more than Google as well, however, I could not really tell you why, other than I have found fewer controversial stories surrounding Bing. This is probably naive on my part. I remain guarded and skeptical of all of them to one degree or another. One of the research projects I have been working with for the past decade deals with the various search engines and specifically SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I have a pretty good handle on what search engines are all about, and how they work (including selective removal of material references), as I have developed one of the most powerful and successful SEO engines on the planet (one of my few proud accomplishments).

      • Richard T. Fowler says:

        Thanks, Squid. Your reply is most welcome and more or less confirms my own belief that Microsoft and Google are equally untrustworthy. At one time I trusted Google more, and Yahoo even more than that. But now I find that the latter two have sunken and I find them all equally suspicious. That said, I still it’s newsworthy if the most heavily used search engine deliberately, maliciously, and without comment disappears an article about the White House occupant less than 2 1/2 months before he stands for “re-election”.


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