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Conservatives Outraged by Cesar Chavez Google Doodle on Easter
Posted on Mar 31, 2013
Members of the right wing are freaking out online after Internet search giant Google chose to honor Cesar Chavez with a doodle on Easter Sunday instead of something Christian holiday related. Some even attempted to divert traffic from the world’s largest search engine to Microsoft’s Bing, which the right applauded for featuring Easter eggs on its home page.
President Obama first declared March 31 “Cesar Chavez Day” two years ago to honor the celebrated co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association on his birthday. Chavez, who died 20 years ago, would have been 86 this year.
Here’s a sampling of the reaction from some of the influential pundits on the right:
As BuzzFeed noted, to further add to the right’s ire, some on Twitter thought the doodle was honoring Hugo Chavez after Michelle Malkin tweeted out a link from the conservative site Twitchy that initially had mistakenly claimed Google was honoring the recently deceased Venezuelan leader.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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