There's no way someone can tell me that a human looked at our website and came up with this answer, "We don't include sites that are purely news aggregators, and we weren't able to find any stories on your site that weren't from outside sources."
We were delisted from Google News on March 7th and we did a hell of a job covering the tsunami warning, updating our site throughout the night and aftermath here in Hawaii. We received tons of compliments that we were the best local news site to let them know what was really going on.
It galls me that Google says we're a pure aggregator. And this "don't be evil" mantra of Google? Well, delisting us from Google News could be even considered a threat to public safety for our community as people who searched for local information in Google News would not have found us. The local newspapers here? They only updated their websites hours after the tsunami actually hit and caused damage here in Hawaii.