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Internal Google memo claimed conservative whistleblower promoted alt-right views
CNBC ^ | 8/6/2019 | Jennifer Elias

Posted on 08/06/2019 8:10:44 AM PDT by semimojo

Kevin Cernekee, a former Google engineer who told several media outlets that he was fired for being an outspoken conservative, had a history of defending white nationalist ideals and organizations, according to a lengthy internal email posted by another conservative employee in 2018.

However, Cernekee denies he agrees with alt-right viewpoints, and says he was simply being smeared for being an advocate of free speech.

Mike Wacker, a Google employee who describes himself as a conservative, claimed Cernekee led conversations that defended white nationalism and garnered a band of followers internally. Wacker’s message, which was initially sent to an internal mailing list for Republican Googlers in 2018 and forwarded to CNBC, shows that even some conservative employees have been at odds with the far-right conservatives within the company. The Daily Caller reported on the Cernekee’s internal messages Monday night...

In a statement to CNBC, Cernekee called Wacker’s memo “false and baseless smears from a jealous and vindictive ex-colleague” and claimed that he “always supported free speech and opposed white nationalism. He says he was routinely and unfairly labeled as “Alt-Right” because he spoke out against violence against Spencer, who was punched in the face at a rally in January 2017, and others.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2020election; cnbc; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; election2020; google; jenniferelias; mediawingofthednc; mikewacker; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine
Looks like Cernekee's biggest problem at Google was with another self-proclaimed conservative.

Not sure what to think.

1 posted on 08/06/2019 8:10:44 AM PDT by semimojo
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To: semimojo

Google thinks that if you don’t support their use of violence, then you are as bad as the people they use violence against.

2 posted on 08/06/2019 8:13:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: semimojo

Anyone can claim to be anything.

We know that Google is censoring conservatives. Is Wacker likely to be part of the Google censor machine?

3 posted on 08/06/2019 8:17:19 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: semimojo

Can you say,”1984”?

4 posted on 08/06/2019 8:17:55 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: Don Corleone

Can you say,”1984”?

Can you say “defamation lawsuit?”

5 posted on 08/06/2019 8:19:30 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: semimojo

My first thought is that the accusation is a smear, like calling someone a kulak, or a running dog capitalist, or a Jew lover. The American left now has a phrase with which to hang everyone who disagrees with them.

6 posted on 08/06/2019 8:19:51 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: semimojo

Nothing wrong with the Alt Right. The Alt Left are causing all the problems.

7 posted on 08/06/2019 8:23:37 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: jimtorr
Anyone can claim to be anything.

True that. This is a pretty perfect narrative for Google.

“One of my persistent worries is that the alt-right will one day cause some sort of controversy at Google, but the right will end up taking the blame for their actions.”

8 posted on 08/06/2019 8:24:33 AM PDT by semimojo
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My FIRST question was “What EXACTLY did this guy say?”

Is he some wackjob alt right Nazi?


Here is what he said that got him fired AND his response to accusations against him.

VERY enlightening. He is an anti-violent, free speech advocate. His views are being distorted and misinterpreted.

Make sure you read his recent response at the end.

Well worth your time. If you want to know the TRUTH.

9 posted on 08/06/2019 8:43:27 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: semimojo

Google could have planted him too, or the guy is a Conservative like Stevens, Souter, Bush family, Comey, Mueller, etc. who know how to please their leftist overlords.

10 posted on 08/06/2019 8:48:28 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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“...message, which was initially sent to an internal mailing list for Republican Googlers in 2018...”

Why does a huge corporation have internal mailing lists for employees in different political parties?

What do these employees do wherein they can waste their time on superfluous activity?

11 posted on 08/06/2019 8:52:06 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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Alt-Right is the derogatory term for traditional Americans

12 posted on 08/06/2019 8:52:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: semimojo

So being white and a nationalist is not allowed anymore? Or is that just an white American nationalist? How about a white Swiss nationalist? White Australian nationalist? Maybe a white Canadian nationalist? Polish? French? German? Belgian? Irish? Perhaps Icelandic nationalist?

Are we evil because we are white? Or because we love and loyally put our own country before all others? Combination of both? All three? White, American and nationalist? Which “offends” the most?

It would be really interesting to ask the Dem candidates to define a few of these phrases and terms being recklessly thrown around these days.

13 posted on 08/06/2019 8:58:03 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: semimojo
In his email, Wacker alleged that Google sent both him and Cernekee to an external organization for mediation. Ultimately, no one was punished, he added.

Looks like you are correct.

14 posted on 08/06/2019 9:16:38 AM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: HombreSecreto

“Can you say “defamation lawsuit?”

With a liberal woke judge hearing it?

15 posted on 08/06/2019 9:51:15 AM PDT by Luke21 (Vote, vote, vote doesn't work, work, work.)
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To: semimojo

a “conservative” by google’s standards. Likely a center-left Biden type.

And even if not, sounds like this guy was labeled alt-right for simply suggesting that *maybe* Richard Spencer doesn’t deserve to be assaulted in broad daylight by every leftist he runs into.

16 posted on 08/06/2019 10:20:28 AM PDT by TarasBulbous
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To: faucetman; semimojo; BenLurkin; jimtorr; Don Corleone; redpoll; justa-hairyape; HombreSecreto; ...
Excerpt from his rebuttal to being called every name under the sun:

"...These are false and baseless smears from a jealous and vindictive ex-colleague. I have always supported free speech and opposed white nationalism. I addressed these smears in more depth here. To that point, I occasionally defended the free speech of extremists, and I frequently spoke out against Antifa mobs who supported shutting down political discussion through force. When the infamous white nationalist leader Richard Spencer was sucker punched in the face during an interview, several Googlers openly defended the violent act and took to internal company forums to promote the idea the “Nazis deserve to be punched.”

While I strongly disagree with Spencer’s views, I found this precedent absolutely horrifying, and I spoke out. I also spoke out against a masked gang of Antifa thugs who violently attacked a skinhead group. I would have unabashedly defended far-left activists if violent right wingers had attacked them. I have been steadfast in maintaining that the rule of law and the right to peacefully protest are cornerstones of our society.

Unfortunately, very few Googlers adhere to the maxim “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say.” Instead, they believe that defending free speech of despicable fringe characters means you must agree with them. For merely opposing Antifa violence, I was routinely accused of being “Alt Right” despite never endorsing those positions.

I firmly believe that once political violence and censorship are normalized as acceptable tactics, there is no stopping point and America’s political situation will turn extremely ugly. In just the last few days, three Democratic presidential candidates have described the President as a White Nationalist. Antifa have justified attacks on mainstream conservatives such as Tucker Carlson and Andy Ngo on the grounds that they are fascists. Conservative gatherings are routinely attacked by masked thugs, who operate with impunity and shut down the debate by force.

In the wake of the violent despicable, horrific, and racist mass murder in El Paso, the media will undoubtedly advance a narrative that concerns about Antifa violence should be disregarded. There is no question that murdering dozens of innocent people due to their race is exponentially worse than dousing politicians with sticky milkshakes. Yet this doesn’t make the latter an acceptable form of protest..."

As someone who has stood across from Westboro Baptist scum, Code Pink tools, a-holes, and Veterans For Peace dipsticks, I hate having to abide by my principles of freedom of speech and freedom of association, but if one has any principles, it is an odius end of a wonderful principle one must hold aloft.

It disturbed me a great deal to see their messages with my own eyes and do nothing more than exercise my own rights to stand in a public area and oppose them, but...that is why conservatism is the heart and soul of this country and what it was founded on.

And that is why Leftism is a poisonous, corrosive cancer that is trying to destroy this country.

As conservatives, we practice self control, and on the Left, they practice a lack of self-control which results in violence.

I am sick to damned death of hearing "Oh, we have violence on both sides..."

No. We have occasional people who have nothing to do with conservatism who act out and commit violence, but that is far, FAR fewer than those on the left who murder, assault, and vilify people in the name of their ideology along with the tacit approval of many on the left (see the excerpt above where Nazis DESERVE to be punched) who approve of their actions.

Read his rebuttal, and think of how reasonable and in line with the Constitution that sounds, then ponder the shrieking Leftists in and out of the media who condemn him as evil incarnate, vermin worthy of being squashed.

And then think about how they view those of us who read his rebuttal and agree with it. And what they would do to us if given the chance.

17 posted on 08/06/2019 10:33:28 AM PDT by rlmorel (Trump to China: This Capitalist Will Not Sell You the Rope with Which You Will Hang Us.)
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