Daily Debrief: Getting to the real story behind 'Googlegate'

Why did a farm lobbying group suddenly wade into the Net neutrality debate? CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh and Charles Cooper dig into the story.

It all started with a letter from the American Corn Growers Association to Congress, complaining about a proposed Yahoo-Google advertising deal . But why in the world would a farm lobbying group get involved in something so seemingly tangential to its business? But when it comes to money and politics, appearances are often deceiving. So it was that sleuthing by my colleague Declan McCullagh uncovered a lot more to this story.


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Charles Cooper is an executive editor at CNET News. He has covered technology and business for more than 25 years, working at CBSNews.com, the Associated Press, Computer & Software News, Computer Shopper, PC Week, and ZDNet. E-mail Charlie.

 

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