Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oh, come on...

Flipping through the BBC News links we read that Michelle Manhart is a US Air Force sergeant involved in training recruits, that she's 30 years old, married, and a mother of two.

We see that she's reasonably attractive:

We read that she's now in trouble with the Air Force for becoming a Playboy model, and that the AP quotes her as saying, "Of what I did, nothing is wrong, so I didn't anticipate anything, of course."

Of course.

She's been in the US Air Force, the same US Air Force infested with proselytizing fundies, part of the don't-ask-don't-tell military, since 1994, but she didn't anticipate anything. Right.


What really caught my eye, though, and what prompts this post, is this:

What does it mean that Google's image search service doesn't turn up a single image of Michelle Manhart? Not one. The pictures are definitely out there - you can find them if you look.

Maybe it's just a glitch in Google's service, but I don't think so. Google is too good for that.

It seems highly likely that the lack of Michelle Manhart images is deliberate. That's the troubling part.

I gave Google some slack for cooperating with the Chinese, but this is supposed to be a free country. I hope that's not the issue.

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

It might just be the recency of image availability. Dogpatch returns some images, but they are all very similar from the same shoot. Some sites claim to have the Playboy pictures. I didn't want to get sucked in. Google is probably a little sensitive about the copyrights and whatnot, though they also might be affected by preferences of big customers, such as the PRC.

She looks very healthy, no?