Controlling the Media

There is no longer an anti-semitic hate site at the #1 ranking when you use Google to search for ‘Jew’. The site that used to be there isn’t on the first page of results, or the second page. A mirror site appears on the third page. What happened? Did Google do what it said it wouldn’t do?

Maybe not. They (or did remove it from a category of hate sites. The directory is accessible at or This undoubtedly affected their ranking negatively. Though, while all the sites in this directory are chosen by people (anyone can volunteer to manage a category), I do question the decision of whoever made the choice. The hate site, unfortunately, does belong there.

The owner of the hate site, who is a St. Louisan, and who’s address and phone number used to be accessible with a simple WHOIS query at has purchased a private registry.

A WHOIS query now results in:
Registrant:Internet Education
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA. 20172-0447
Administrative Contact: Weltner, Frank
c/o Network Solutions
P.O. Box 447
Herndon, VA 20172-0447

A brief search of NetworkSolutions site, and no mention of a TOS requirement for having a private registry. (which has much cheaper annual fees for domain names), refuses to provide private registration to “morally questionable” websites. NetworkSolutions may not make that decision. Which is laudable from a freedom of speech perspective.

Frank Weltner’s domain is still not private, by the way.

My spam mail has increased 10 fold since I joined JewSchool in blogging about this. I’m sure that’s coincidental.

Correction: The link in Google/’s directory hasn’t been removed. It is still here. However, when you list every site that links to the hate-site above, Google only lists one of their directory categories at the top of the list. The second category, where I thought it had been delisted, is actually on the 2nd page. I believe (but I’m not sure) this means the value of that link in a site’s ranking has become devalued. Whether this is a result of something Google did intentionally, or other factors, is unknown.