Right Slaps Google Over Cesar Chavez Doodle on Easter

Search engine celebrates leader's birthday
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2013 11:19 AM CDT
In this March 8, 1989 file photo, Cesar Chavez gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Alan Greth, File)

(Newser) – Yesterday's Google Doodle completely ignored Easter in favor of Cesar Chavez's birthday, and conservatives are livid, Politico reports. "While two billion Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday on this 31st day of March, Google is using its famous ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader Cesar Chavez," said Michelle Malkin's site, Twitchy. Meanwhile, commentator Michael Krempasky tweeted, "Settings>Search>Default>Bing."

A Google rep says no harm was meant: "We enjoy celebrating holidays at Google, but, as you may imagine, it’s difficult for us to choose which events to highlight on our site ... Sometimes for a given date, we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven’t in the past."

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