If not a form letter then it’s probably a minor modification of one. I doubt that they really know what to say when confronted with their own bigotry. I can’t imagine their policies “ensure the effectiveness of Google ads“. I think it is more likely the “Google Ethics Committee“ believed they were being ethical when they banned firearms. And once a decision is made and they defend it against critics it is hard for people to admit they were wrong. It takes very strong character to be able to do that. Google, as a company, is probably not much above average in character. It’s just a battle we have to keep fighting one day at a time while showing all the character we can.
Subject: Re: [#17065471] Google AdSense Account Status
From: “Google AdSense”
Date: Mon, December 20, 2004 22:21 (GMT)
To: Joe Huffman
Thank you for your email. I understand that you are disappointed with our
current policies. We apologize for the inconvenience. However, we have
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