I am not the biggest fan of Google or its practices, but with the Mohammed movie, the company has shown a greater willingness to stand up and take risks in defense of free speech than the Obama Administration which asked it to take down the video and which is trying to intimidate or jail the filmmaker behind it.
This is all the more extraordinary because as a private company, Google has no obligation to keep the video up and is not bound by the Bill of Rights.
And it is to the greater shame of Barack Hussein Obama, who pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, who took an oath to that effect, has shown less commitment to the Constitution, than one of those corporations that his supporters whine endanger our freedom.
Google rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East.
The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud and philande
White House officials had asked Google earlier on Friday to reconsider whether the video had violated YouTube’s terms of service. Google said on Wednesday that the video was within its guidelines.
We’re in a pretty bad state of affairs when a company that isn’t bound by the Bill of Rights cares more for it than the White House.