Jared Cohen

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]

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    Jared Cohen was lured away from the Hillary Clinton's State Department earlier this year to form a group within Google called Ideas.  From Cohen's earlier description of the work he'd be doing at Google:

    [Ideas is] basically a think/do tank. Much of the model for it is built off of my experiences on the MORE

    - Nov 1, 2010 3:23 AM ET
  • Jared Cohen starts Google Ideas

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    I reported last month that '21st century statecraft' specialist, Jared Cohen, would be leaving his role in the State Department and heading to Google to form a new Think/do Tank called 'Google Ideas'.  Today that became official.

    Cohen talked to Foreign Policy about his time at the State Department and his new gig at Google.  On the last page, he finally gets to the new MORE

    - Sep 7, 2010 1:38 PM ET
  • Google to open 'Google Ideas' global technology think tank

    Hoping to apply technology solutions to solve the world's problems, Google is hiring Washington technology insider Jared Cohen.

    A rumor surfaced last month which put Washington insider Jared Cohen on the fast track to Google-dom.  Cohen is famous for his work as 'Twitterer in Chief' of the State department where he has lasted through two administrations.

    He's a fascinating fellow.

    Cohen was hired during the Bush Administration by Condoleezza Rice's State Department's policy planning MORE

    - Aug 15, 2010 8:51 AM ET
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