Google wants anti-Michael Moore ads

They say this right on their Health Care blog in a post with the cutesy title, “Does negative press make you Sicko?“. Google is pitching that the health care industry buy ads from them whenever someone searches for “Sicko” or “Michael Moore, ” ads which will counter the message of Sicko.

Just so there’s no misunderstanding about which side Google is on

Moore’s film portrays the industry as money and marketing driven, and fails to show healthcare’s interest in patient well-being and care.

So all you health care advertisers, go spend your money at Google, combating the evil Michael Moore. We’ll have no criticizing of American health care.

This reminds of radical organizer Saul Alinsky’s dictum. “Pick a target and freeze it. The rats will crawl out to defend them, then you’ll know who your real enemy is.”

Update: Google is now doing damage control, with the author of the post doing an aw shucks, that was my personal opinion, not Google’s. However it sure reads like a non-apology apology to me.


  1. Sicko is an enlightening and thought provoking film! In it, Moore does a fantastic job of exposing the shortcomings and downright failures of our system…
    But did you know that there is already a Bill in the House that proposes a solution? Its called HR676: National Health Insurance Act and 70+ Reps have already signed on to it!
    Go here: to ask your rep to support this revolutionary legislation!
    HR676 may not be the ultimate final answer to this massive problem, but we need to push Congress to continue the dialogue on this issue now!

  2. Nice catch Bob! There is so much more going on today than just the cover up of a conspiracy of treason with Bushy commuting Libby’s sentence today.

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