Bing vs. Google on Flag Day

We all know about the Google Doodle. It’s an image or animation they add to their homepage to honor particular days. It’s become something of a football to note what Google chooses to honor and what Google chooses not to honor. Today, they chose to add nothing for Flag Day.

Homepage of Google, Flag Day, June 14, 2016.
Homepage of Google, Flag Day, June 14, 2016.

By way of comparison, remember that they regularly honor radical environmentalist Rachel Carson, friend of malaria. They’ve done #BlackLivesMatter. But today, two days after the deadliest terror attack in America since 9/11, nothing.

And not for the first time.

Bing uses an image for their background every day. A high res, usually stunning photo each and every day. I use their homepage photo as the rotating lock screen photo on my phone. Today, this is what their home page looks like:


And here is their description:

American flags over Middletown, Ohio
We celebrate the adoption of the now-iconic Stars and Stripes with this image of skydivers in the air over Middletown, Ohio. The skydivers were part of a 2011 commemoration of the September 11 attacks, their US flags rippling as they slowly descended. Flag Day pays homage to the day the Second Continental Congress gave an official resolution to adopt the Red, White, and Blue—with just 13 stars at the time—as our nation’s flag.

You can view the full size image, the description, and other Flag Day information from Bing here.

Point: Bing. Jerks: Google.

Read more about Flag Day here.


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