Glenn Beck: Google Is Pretty Deeply In Bed With The Government

February 15, 2011: 6:12 PM ET

If you don't get to watch his comedy hour often, here's a look at what you are missing.

Unfortunately, I usually only get to see Glenn Beck when he's the butt of jokes on the Daily Show.  Luckily, MediaMatters recorded this little bit from a recent show where he points out how Google seems to be embedded into the [US] Government.

"Why does Google keep getting kicked out of all of the other countries?"

"Who is [Bush Administration hire] Jared Cohen and is he private citizen or government operative? Isn't this the second government agent we've found?"

In all seriousness, there seems to be a rift between Google and the far Right. We have more on Google and the Republicans today.  Transcript below.

[via Slashdot]

Beck:

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. Remember, maybe this is explaining why Google is being kicked out of all the other countries. Are they just a shill now for the United States government?

Who is Jared Cohen? Is he a private citizen or government operative? And isn't this the second Google guy we've found? This is the second Google executive now being exposed as an instigator of a revolution.

Are you comfortable with a government partnering covertly with media organizations, search engines, social networking so they can bring change that the Washington elites have designed? I don't know about you, but I am not really comfortable with that. I don't care George Washington, George Bush, Barack Obama, or Abraham Lincoln, I'm not comfortable with that. It used to be called propaganda. What do we call it now? That's right -- community organizing.

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Seth Weintraub
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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