It is very funny, but more seriously some appear to be changing their opinion of Santorum prompted by Google — which is kind of the definition of ‘Santorum’s Google Problem’!
Just to rehash. Eight years ago, Rick compared loving same-sex relationships to child rape and bestiality. Dan Savage asked for a redefinition of his name, published the frothy result and the InterWebs then took over. The Market Spoke.
Apparently when Rick says gay sex = child rape it is ‘free speech’, and when anyone criticizes him its ‘anti-religious bigotry’ and when the reaction shifts to a successful ‘Google bomb,’ it’s definitely anti-religious bigotry.
And Google’s problem. And Bing’s.
But Danny Sullivan, a well-known Google and search engine expert, posted a technical explanation yesterday about how — basically — the senator’s campaign has serially failed to get its InterWeb act together and only has itself to blame.
In a postscript to his blog post Sullivan notes how the campaign then (badly) followed his free advice …
Santorum’s Wicked Witch of the East (Seattle), Dan Savage, points out today in The Guardian that ‘Rick Santorum’s homophobic frothing’ may have paid off in Iowa but in the end is losing the GOP votes.
“The GOP has doubled down on homophobia in an attempt to appease its increasingly elderly, marginalised and out-of-touch base. Betting on homophobia may pay off politically in the short run (ask Rick Santorum), but it is a losing bet for the GOP in the long run – one that will cost them at the ballot box this November,” Savage predicts.
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