posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 08:30 AM
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
I've just spent the last few minutes in Google Images trying to find pictures of the looting in New Orleans. However.... no matter what reasonable
combination of words I type.... I can't get ANY pictures of the looting that is going on. NONE. I've tried every combination I can think of...
searches that have mixed and matched words like 'looting', 'katrina', 'new orleans', and 'distaster'... only to constantly get replies that
say, "sorry, your search returned no images."
The weird thing about this is that ANY combination of words in Google Images usually generates several photos (even photos that have nohing to do with
the subject of the search). I'm beginning to suspect that photos of the looters are being censored online.
you realize all the google images does is search for pictures named with the words you used in your search criteria, right ? so if no one has posted
on their blog page "looting in new orleans" you won't find anything....and people down there with arean't exactly sitting around at their computer
uploaded images right now
I'm not 100% certain, but news organizations with proprietary photos probably don't allow google to display their copyrighted photos for a certain
amount of time, if ever
there must be 1,000,000,000,000 other sources of pictures, what would google accomplish by trying to sandbag any photos ? How embarrassing would it
be if they censored photos that were released by other outlets ?
if you're going to throw out a conspiracy theory, please at least give us who is behind it, what the motive is, how it benefits them, and a shred of
oh yeah, and you pretty much just need to go to google news.
[edit on 31-8-2005 by syrinx high priest]