Kelly Holland's Sunday Business story,"How Office Politics and Real Politics Can Mix ,"includes an intriguing peekinto the political life ofGoogle, the ubiquitous search engine company that just bought the popular internet video clip host YouTube.
"Political discussions are more than just tolerated at Google. It regularly invites speakers to its main campus in Mountain View, Calif., and while most of them come to discuss technical issues, the company has also played host to luminaries who happen to have strong political views, like the billionaire financier George Soros."
The Times doesn't see fit to mention it, but that would be left-wing moneybags George Soros , who told the Washington Post in 2003 that removing Bush from office was "a matter of life and death."
Holland: "Google employees also operate several online mailing lists for discussions of a variety of topics - mostly related to engineering and technology, though at least one is political. A Google employee who has seen it says the viewpoints expressed are all over the political map."
Really? Jim Hopkins reported on February 13, 2005 that Google employees are hardly "all over the political map" when it comes to campaign donations: "As it claws for greater power, the Democratic Party has found a newly rich ally in one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies: Google. Google employees gave $207,650 to federal candidates for last year's elections, up from just $250 in 2000 when it was still a start-up. And 98% went to Democrats, the biggest share among top tech donors, a new USA TODAY campaign finance analysis shows."