SOURCE: Universal Marketing Industries, LLC

Universal Marketing Industries, LLC

March 30, 2011 15:29 ET

Google Labels Obama Countdown Clock Racist -- Compares to Ku Klux Klan -- Refuses Ads, According to Universal Marketing Industries, LLC

AKRON, OH--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Universal Marketing Industries, LLC (UMI), marketers of the popular "BYE BYE OBAMA COUNTDOWN CLOCK" announced today that Google has refused to run ads promoting their clock for reasons deemed "unacceptable anti content."

The statement explaining the reason for disapproval reads, "Google policy does not permit the advertisement of websites that contain content such as Nazi memorabilia or KKK collectibles."

"We're shocked," said UMI President Lance Davis. "We've been marketing this one-of-a-kind clock since September of last year on dozens of internet sites, including Drudge Report, Newsmax and even on Google sites with zero problems. Now they're comparing us to the KKK? This is outrageous and totally unfounded."

Davis went on to challenge Google's arbitrary decision making process, "If Google can make baseless accusations and decisions like this regarding a humorous clock that has already sold thousands of units to satisfied customers, it makes you wonder what they can do to a conservative candidate for President. What if Google decides they don't like a candidate's policies? Will they refuse to run their ads and paint them as a Nazi as they have to our ads?"

"I call on the American people to decide for themselves," continued Davis. "We've posted the ads that Google refused to run on our website at www.byebyeobamaclock.com. Go view the ads and come to your own conclusion. I've never seen such over the top censorship with absolutely no basis. If they're trying to run us out of business, I hope conservatives across the country will stand with us and buy a clock or two."

The Bye Bye Obama Countdown Clock counts down the days, minutes, and seconds until the 2012 election and features a likeness of Barack Obama in Hawaiian shorts and a t-shirt that reads "Hoax" as a takeoff of the President's 2008 campaign slogan.

Universal Marketing Industries, LLC is a marketing company based in Akron, Ohio.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lance Davis
    Universal Marketing Industries, LLC
    330-867-3700