Publishing opportunist and political hillbilly Rupert Murdoch doesn’t want Google to index his online properties like “The Wall Street Journal” because he doesn’t want people to read his stuff for free.
Misanthrope Murdoch only wants paying subscribers to have access to his material and we laugh at his quaint notion that you can stop a waterfall with your finger: Google isn’t a dike and information, like waves on the ocean, cannot be locked down.
We encourage Google to accept Murdoch’s threat and then go the extra step and remove any and all links to Murdoch, his family, his companies, anything Fox — and prove to him in his bones how wrong he is to decide what we are allowed to discover and read online.
Google can wipe Rupert Murdoch off the face of the ethereal earth and we cannot wait to live in that brighter world.
Looks like it hasn’t worked out so well for the WSJ or they just gave up. Google continues linking to their articles!
I think that’s the smart business move for Dow Jones, Gordon!