Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Food: For Search Engines

It is a sad fact that too many "news" outlets have chosen to use the horrible shooting in Arizona more or less only as linkbait...
Yes, I am aware that I may be seen as doing exactly the same, and despite ranting about the same thing only yesterday. Still, I believe it's one thing to load your Internet musings with Apples, iPhones, Nokias, Samsungs, Sonys, or whatever you're trying to sell, or trying to make people buy so your web site earns click-money, and a completely different - in a moral sense - to try and achieve the same goals by using an event where people have died, and with them possibly a little bit of faith in American politics, too. And yes, Johnson is a right place to discuss ridiculous language-related conspiracy theories about the "bloodthirsty attack on Gabrielle Giffords". But no, I don't think it should have been given the promotion and prominence of a respected magazine.

Now, if only I could find a casual link between beer and poor Ms Giffords...