Chavez vs. Chavez: The Wingnut Google Doodle Resurrection Day Freakout
Wingnuts on Twitter are in a rage because Google had the audacity to feature Cesar Chavez in today’s Google Doodle (it’s his birthday), rather than some pagan idolatry like the Easter Bunny or colored eggs.
Earlier this morning, Michelle Malkin and her gaggle of Twitchy geniuses tweeted about Teh Outrage of Google featuring “Hugo Chavez” rather than Easter eggs. (The headline has since been changed, but as Buzzfeed pointed out, the URL is the same).
If only Michelle Malkin had used Google to figure out the difference between the two Chavezes, she might have saved herself some embarrassment:
Although, if this is any indication, Michelle Malkin is incapable of being embarrassed.
And in any event, in the addled mind of the wingnut, Cesar Chavez is as much of a socialist radical leftist as Hugo Chavez. Via Raw Story:
“I thought the Chavez-google thing was a hoax or an early April Fool’s Day prank…are they just going to leave that up there all day?” Fox News host Dana Perino wrote on Twitter.
Other conservatives also expressed their disapproval of the “doodle” via Twitter. Some of the reactions were compiled by the conservative website Twitchy, showing conservatives announce their astonishment that the search engine didn’t recognize the religious holiday.
One man declared that Google had alienated “all Christians in America today.” Others promised to switch to Microsoft’s search engine Bing, which featured Easter Eggs on its website.
Radio host Glenn Beck also joined the chorus of conservative outrage on Twitter, writing, “Cool for Google to not celebrate Easter but really?!!? Go to http://google.com . HAPPY Caesar Chavez day everybody! #HELIVES!”
So now, there are calls in the wingnut Twittersphere to boycott Google, which is hilarious since facts and wingnuts go together like facts and something that doesn’t go together with facts, like, at all:
LMAO, so the right is all “boycott google” as if they ever use it to get information anyway
— Sabrina(@Charmed86) March 31, 2013
And, of course, the fact that wingnuts are complaining about a brown person being featured on Google Doodle — a brown person who is literally one of the most important leaders in Latino history and quite popular among the brown people who are currently being subject to failed Republican outreach efforts — is just icing on this Fail-cake:
Has anyone asked Don Young (R-AK) how he feels about the Chavez Google doodle? #outreach
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 31, 2013
(For those who don’t know, Don Young, is the Alaska representative who got busted calling Mexicans “wetbacks” last week.)
So yeah. That’s happening right now.
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