Google Bombing Becomes a Political Tactic

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While the [miserable failure] Google bomb has existed for sometime with the accompanying Google explanation. In all honesty how many people were really searching for that term anyway. Now searching Senator [Rick Santorum] (NSFW) brings up a less than desirable result in the number two slot. Seems the senator made an unflattering remark about gay sex to start off the anti-santorum campaign. We've also got an urban dictionary and Wikipedia entry to round things out.

So are any of you black hats out there shopping your services to the political campaigns, because everybody knows if it's on the internet it has to be true ...

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Santorum 1. The frothy mix

Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum.

Wow!!!

The internet is the great equalizer and it would be very difficult to SEO truth.

Most people know that if you say something about "gays" you are going down online but let the people decide.

Also when I read the above I thought "Wow, what a bunch of angry gays" so it had the reverse result.

The above would also be a good reason for using an ODP description agree?

I propose a Google Bombing

I propose a Google Bombing campaign with the anchor text "Alaska" that goes to the text and audio of Senator Ted Steven's speech about how the Internet is not a truck, it's a series of tubes and how his staff sent him an internet last week along with some commentary about how people like that are unfit to make digital legislation.

Let's shame those fuckers in Alaska into voting out that ignorant wretch.

I second that bomb

This Alaska link should provide a big enough tube to handle all the information that can't otherwise be dumped onto a truck. It has both a transcript as well as a link to Senator Ted Steven's speech. We'll need to ensure this internet gets to everyone else's internets.

I think it is important to

I think it is important to link to somewhere that has the actual audio.

That campaign was started by

That campaign was started by an editor at our local paper here in Seattle based on some comments Mr. S had made about the practice of homosexuality. It started with a letter actually - http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/SavageLove?oid=14267 (scroll to the bottom to see the nascent beginnings).

I think I should throw some link love their way :)

Lefty blogs have been

Lefty blogs have been spreading the news of Spreading Santorum for a couple of years now, but I didn't realize its origins go all the way back to May of '03.

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Also when I read the above I thought "Wow, what a bunch of angry gays" so it had the reverse result.

Believe me, you don't have to be gay to be pissed off.

Been around a while

Yeah, I've known about that Santorum thing for years. The Savage Love column is syndicated in The Onion AV Club, that's where I first came across it. Ooh, missus!

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