An item in last week's edition dismisses MSN as part of Bill Gates' evil empire, and similarly scored Google and Yahoo! for doing the same. The entry points out that AltaVista is ultimately owned by Yahoo!, and that Amazon's A9 is powered by Google, and it similarly dismisses the others out there: meta-searchers WebCrawler and DogPile, AOL, Technorati, Feedster, and Snap. In the end, the writer, Ned Vizzini, suggests AskJeeves, but says the issue is troubling to free-speech advocates: "Those who want to use a non-China complicit search engine have only one viable option."
Fons Tuinstra points out that Google is perhaps not acting as evily as it might appear. (Thanks, Alex!)