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Bozell, Conservative Leaders Demand Answers From Google CEO After Blacklisting

By Craig Bannister | July 27, 2020 | 12:36pm EDT
MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

On Monday, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell and the MRC's Free Speech Alliance released an open letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai ahead of Wednesday's House Judiciary Committee and the Antitrust Subcommittee hearing featuring Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The letter comes less than a week after major MRC's major sites (including NewsBusters) and other conservative platforms were blacklisted from Google's search results.

The full text of the letter can be found below:

July 27, 2020


Mr. Sundar Pichai
Chief Executive Officer at Alphabet
1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA


Dear Mr. Pichai,

This past Wednesday, July 21, several conservative media platforms, including four of Media Research Center’s (MRC) major sites, were removed from Google’s search results. Google’s official response was that this was the result of a technical glitch. 

We don’t believe you. 

We believe Google is lying yet again. It's the same old game. Censor conservatives, wait for someone else to call you out on it, then blame the algorithms or another technical problem for the censorship. Somehow you never manage to discover your own glitch. It’s always your victims who do. Your approach to this scandal is one of an utter lack of transparency and has become second nature to you and your organization. It’s not merely shameful, it's a clear and present danger to our civil society. You need to answer for this.

Who at Google was responsible for this latest instance of deliberate censorship against conservatives?
Why did they do it?
What are you doing about your employees who did this and who are trying to undermine our democratic process?
What information are you going to provide to both Congress and those impacted to show what actually happened?

How many more times will Google censor conservatives, and then lie about it before Congress has to take action against your company? The time has passed for lame excuses. If you won’t be honest and fix the problem, then Congress must act decisively to counter the threat to freedom of speech from you and other Big Tech companies. It’s time for the federal government to consider antitrust solutions for companies like Google and the rest of the Big Tech industry that have grown too powerful and too irresponsible.

Your claims that Google is neutral, while your company continues to censor conservatives deliberately and deceptively, are simply not credible.

On Wednesday, July 29 you are appearing before the The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust. Google deliberately censors conservatives. We dare you to deny that under oath.  

Sincerely,

L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
 
Charlie Copeland
President
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
 
Will Chamberlain
Publisher
Human Events

Erick Erickson
Editor
The Resurgent

Craig Strazzeri
Chief Marketing Officer
PragerU

Ron Robinson
President
Young America’s Foundation

Jenny Beth Martin
Honorary Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Action

Ryan Williams 
President
Claremont Institute

Terry Schilling
Executive Director
American Principles Project

Craig Shirley
Ronald Reagan Biographer and Presidential Historian

Steven Ertelt
Editor
LifeNews.com

Floyd Brown
Publisher
The Western Journal

Tricia Erickson
President
Angel Pictures & Publicity, Inc. 

Anne Schlafly Cori
Chairman 
Eagle Forum

The Honorable George K Rasley Jr.
Managing Editor
ConservativeHQ.com
 
Deborah Weiss
Attorney and Journalist
 
Lady Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & Chairman
ACT for America
 
Kassy Dillon
Founder & President
Lone Conservative
 
James Taylor
President
The Heartland Institute
 
Gavin Wax
Publisher
The Schpiel
 
Justin Danhof
General Counsel
National Center for Public Policy Research
 
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
Editor-in-Chief & Founder
The American Spectator
 
Gene Mills
President
Louisiana Family Forum
 
C. Preston Noell III
President 
Tradition, Family, Property, Inc. 
 
John-Henry Westen
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief
LifeSiteNews
 
Bill Donohue
President
Catholic League

Mark Fitzgibbons
President of Corporate Affairs
American Target Advertising

Gary Bauer
President
American Values

LTC Allen West

Jeff Hunt
Director
Centennial Institute

Sandy Rios
Director of Governmental Affairs
American Family Association 

Christie- Lee McNally
President
Raven Strategies

Rick Manning
President
Americans for Limited Government

Joseph Farah
Founder and CEO
WorldNetDaily

Kevin Freeman
Founder & Chairman
NSIC Institute

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis
President 
60 Plus Association

Rod Martin
Founder & CEO
The Martin Organization

Christina Murphy Lusk
Campaign for the American Future

Brian Brown
President
International Organization for the Family 
 
Ryan Bomberger
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Radiance Foundation

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