Will Google survive the revelations of its political bias, or are those revelations nothing new? We delve into the complexities of the world in which important tech companies think they are above politics until they decide they’re not. Also some stuff on the Supreme Court and on polls. Give a listen.

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  1. Coolidge

    I tend to think the lack of vocal response on Gorsuch was due to an assumption that McConnell would adhere to the filibuster due to the “anger” if we were to declare it dead for SCOTUS nominees (the narrative being massaged that sure, Reid did it for judicial nominees, but he NEVER would have intended it for SCOTUS, so McConnell can’t, because that wouldn’t be fair to Democrats. Boo hoo).

    Then when Cocaine Mitch did kill it, it became the stolen seat. 

     

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    • September 13, 2018 at 3:17 pm
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  2. Member

    One of you, I think it’s Abe or Noah (I know it’s not @johnpodhoretz), has his microphone gain turned up too high or his mic too close to his mouth. It’s disconcerting to have a voice much louder than the others in the conversation make its intermittent booming appearance.

    This complaint is not specific to this episode; it’s been been going on for some time. There’s an example of the phenomenon in the episode “The Placid Hurricane,” at 35:50.

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    • September 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm
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  3. Thatcher

    Noah claims that Google is not doing anything wrong is nonsense. Google is the owner of YouTube and has plenty of controversy attached to it for its straight out bias.

    Also last time I checked President Trump has straight out claimed Google is out to get him.

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    • September 16, 2018 at 11:32 am
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