You’ve likely heard by now that Google is in a sticky situation after its “doodle” on Sunday commemorated not Easter but labor leader Cesar Chavez. Morning Joe, too, chimed in on the controversy on Monday — and like many others, the roundtable felt the tech giant simply “screwed up.” And the company should own up to it.
“It’s tough!” Joe Scarborough mocked, gesturing an imaginary balance with his hands. “Two thousand years, this has been a tossup.”
“This might just be a cultural blind spot for our friends at Google,” he further quipped.
On a more serious note, Mika Brzezinski said the company ought to release a simply statement admitting, “We screwed up.”
“I mean, come on, seriously?” Scarborough jumped back in. “Google is saying, it’s tough to decide between Easter and Chavez’s birthday. … I’m not knocking Chavez’s birthday, that’s important, right — but this is crazy.”
And with that, Scarborough quoted John Updike: “Let us not mock God with metaphor, analogy, side-stepping, transcendence, making of the event a parable…let us walk through the door.”
“Google did not walk through the door,” Willie Geist quipped.
For its part, Google, in a response, noted the difficulty that goes into choosing their doodles, adding, “Sometimes for a given date we feature an historical event or influential figure that we haven’t in the past.”
Take a look, via MSNBC:
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