Thursday, October 9, 2008


So, I'm having a conversation with a friend of mine tonight. And he talks about Tim Kaine's restoring 1500-some felons' right to vote in Virginia. I hadn't heard about it, so I look it up Hopefully, the Google results will be the same for you as they were or me. Because for me, the top five results were one blog, one Post article, and one Times article. Not bad. However, note that that is only three of five. The other two including the first hit are blatant Aryan Nation websites. And by blatant, I mean BLATANT, complete with burning cross and Nazi flag avatars...

I don't know what to make of this. All I know is that it freaks me out.

1 comment:

Momagain said...

One of the things we learn in our 2 years of graduate school for a Masters in Library and Information Studies is how to authenticate source materials. You would not be surprised at how many bogus email stories I've had to reveal to gullible bankers, scientists, and yes, even English majors. Not to mention teaching people how to judge the authority and accuracy of Wikipedia articles. There is a niche for some enterprising person to annotate these sites on the Google hits page. Don't even get me started on Craigslist!