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Google is latest weapon against Republicans
politico ^ | October 18, 2010 06:35 PM EDT | Sarah Lai Stirland

Posted on 10/19/2010 9:11:13 AM PDT by facedodge

Edited on 10/19/2010 9:41:42 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

How many clicks does it take to soil a candidate’s online reputation? A prominent liberal activist would like to find out.

Chris Bowers, campaign director for the Daily Kos, is launching a behind-the-scenes campaign against 98 House Republican candidates that attempts to capitalize on voters' Google search habits in the hopes of influencing midterm races.


(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010election; 2010midterms; chrisbowers; corruption; dailykos; democratcorruption; democrats; election; electionfraud; elections; fail; google; googlebias; kos; liberalfascism; mediagate; midterms; pravdamedia; republicans; smearcampaign; thoughtcontrol

1 posted on 10/19/2010 9:11:15 AM PDT by facedodge
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To: facedodge

The libs often do this and twitter news stories to push them up the headline ranks.


2 posted on 10/19/2010 9:15:11 AM PDT by Tempest (I give up)
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To: facedodge

Latest?

I watched in horror as they “disappeared” over a million hits on “obama birth certificate” in mid-July 2008.

This ain’t new, guys.


3 posted on 10/19/2010 9:17:54 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 636 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: facedodge
“ get Daily Kos participants more excited

Does this require a picture of Soros, lube and a box of kleenex?

4 posted on 10/19/2010 9:19:24 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Tempest

Your right, this is not news. Pushing fake, unsubstantiated stories is nothing new for the left.


5 posted on 10/19/2010 9:21:14 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: facedodge

The problem for this technique is that I ASSUME that the news articles will be negative for Republican candidates.

So if the first 10 links are negative links then I’m thinking - hey, status quo - and keep digging.


6 posted on 10/19/2010 9:24:09 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: facedodge

Google is all about liberals heck eric schmidt stumped for BO and google donated heavily.

Another thing about google is they seem to be attempting to erase some history.

http://www.marketskeptics.com/2010/10/articles-are-disappearing-form-google.html


7 posted on 10/19/2010 9:24:36 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Noamie

I make the same assumption.


8 posted on 10/19/2010 9:25:42 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: null and void

I avoid google as much as possible.


9 posted on 10/19/2010 9:26:57 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: null and void

10 posted on 10/19/2010 9:30:25 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: facedodge

Perhaps this is something that should seriously be considered as a capaign contribution


11 posted on 10/19/2010 9:36:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: facedodge

Google or Yahoo Search just about anything political and you’ll have to go to page 3 or 4 of the results before you get to a non-lefty source. And remember, Google now owns YouTube.


12 posted on 10/19/2010 9:42:42 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: facedodge
ONE OF THE POSTER PUT UP A GOOD IDEA:

*Robert said...
disgusting. we need a new google :(
October 18, 2010 8:05 AM *

13 posted on 10/19/2010 9:51:59 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: facedodge

I don’t use google anymore. Bing, ixquick or something else. Most of the time I use ixquick.


14 posted on 10/19/2010 9:53:05 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: KC_Conspirator

pushing fake stories should carry a liability.

Remember the late Johnny Cocrahn? He actually took a case to the US SC to obtain injuctive relief because no monetary relief would be sufficient.

Imagine Google and Kos being enjoined from such manipulation.


15 posted on 10/19/2010 9:53:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

bump


16 posted on 10/19/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

OK, is anybody really going to make their ballot decisions based on what Google tells them?


17 posted on 10/19/2010 10:03:09 AM PDT by marlon ("They talk about me like a dog" Barack Obama)
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To: marlon
Dunno, but America would be happy to see Google put through the wringer over a contributions investigation.
18 posted on 10/19/2010 10:06:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: boomop1
Please try DougSearch.com <-- this link is embedded to tea party news search

The search isn't finished, but it is pretty good and it isn't google. The news comes from Yahoo's news feed. One cool thing is you can use the small fr icon to check to see if the article has been posted and it will then help you a little in posting the article. It also pre-filters out a lot of sites that Free Republic doesn't allow posting to. I always hate loading up stuff from a site (i.e. Huffington compost) and having FR say no thank you after you hit submit. Please try it and give me feed back. (I am hoping to move it to faster servers soon.)

19 posted on 10/19/2010 10:09:07 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: PATRIOT1876

try www.goodsearch.com


20 posted on 10/19/2010 10:09:51 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: facedodge

It takes anywhere from two weeks to 3 months for Google to index new web pages, so this is a huge waste of libtard time.


21 posted on 10/19/2010 10:12:31 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: PATRIOT1876; ETL

try http://dougsearch.com/ and type in right or left in the category search. I loaded it up so that those categories would search only the top left or right websites.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

thanks, FreeAtl


22 posted on 10/19/2010 10:16:09 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Parmenio

That is for new sites. Once you are in their indexing and if your content is good and changes often, they increase their indexing rate. Some sites get indexed multiple times a day. Also, data feeds are submitted from sites.


23 posted on 10/19/2010 10:21:12 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

I just did “Obama”, “right”, and didn’t see any quality right-wing sources on the first page of results. In fact, the first few results/sources included MSNBC and the far left CommonDreams.org.

http://dougsearch.com/web/?query=obama+right&SuperCategoryOption=all+the+web&searchtype=web&catbutton=Search+All+the+Web&startquery=0&searchtype=web&noh=&nop=&ds=0


24 posted on 10/19/2010 10:25:38 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Jackson57; PATRIOT1876
Goodsearch is a cool idea. On my search site, I just put anything I make back into my struggling independent (and very conservative) coffeehouse. :-)

Also, I do things with my news search to help posting to freerepublic, and I hope to add more cool tools that will help more in the future.

For fairness, I have researched lefty posting sites, but so far have not set up post helpers for them. I have trouble surfing their junk. DU seems to be the only fractionally comparable site. I love FR :-)

25 posted on 10/19/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Cool!

I’m glad to see 3 times as many come up for the Right 303K to over a million.


26 posted on 10/19/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Did I follow the instructions correctly?

Perhaps there needs to be a check box for “left” or “right” sources.


27 posted on 10/19/2010 10:28:00 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Sorry ETL

Try it this way; http://dougsearch.com/web/?query=obama&SuperCategoryOption=Politics%3ARight&catbutton=Search+Politics%3ARight&startquery=0&searchtype=web&noh=checked&nop=checked&ds=NewsStyle&searchtype=web&imgs=1 The category box has to have Politics:Right selected. The way you searched was "all the web" Obama right

28 posted on 10/19/2010 10:29:55 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: ETL

oops; try this;

http://dougsearch.com/web/?query=obama&SuperCategoryOption=Politics%3ARight&catbutton=Search+Politics%3ARight&startquery=0&searchtype=web&noh=checked&nop=checked&ds=NewsStyle&searchtype=web&imgs=1


29 posted on 10/19/2010 10:30:53 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: ETL

I am working on added a box that will come up with all categories. Right now, I only have about a dozen categories loaded. In time, I want to make it so if you want to log in, you can set up your own category and add as many sites that you want searched to it. That is version 2 :-)


30 posted on 10/19/2010 10:32:46 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: null and void
I don't know if it relates to what you are saying, but Yahoo rolls off news articles after a month. Google might do the same.

Indexed web pages are different and they hold them.

If you see a news article that is important, save a copy or move it to a web site that keeps a good archive (Free Republic :0. Ok, so we do have to excerpt articles :-( At least, the link to the newspaper website is preserved along with the excerpt and comments from FRiends. I still thank downloading a copy of the article or pushing it to your own blog is a good idea.

31 posted on 10/19/2010 10:38:53 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Nice website.. bookmarked. Thanks


32 posted on 10/19/2010 10:41:28 AM PDT by facedodge (Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. ~Friedman)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Thanks. That’s much better. I should have taken more time to figure out how to do it properly. :) In any case, good luck with the site.


33 posted on 10/19/2010 10:43:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: facedodge

Thank you. I will keep working to improve it.


34 posted on 10/19/2010 11:02:07 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: ETL
No, it was good getting your feedback. I need to have it as intuitive as possible. I think I have some ideas on how to improve the category selections, but could stumble some.

Please try it out from time to time and send me feedback.

35 posted on 10/19/2010 11:04:02 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: facedodge

Don’t use google if you love this country.

It’s an uber blue Nor Cal company to the left of Nancy Pelosi.


36 posted on 10/19/2010 8:27:37 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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