Skip to comments.Google is latest weapon against Republicans
Posted on 10/19/2010 9:11:13 AM PDT by facedodgeEdited 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.
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The libs often do this and twitter news stories to push them up the headline ranks.
I watched in horror as they “disappeared” over a million hits on “obama birth certificate” in mid-July 2008.
This ain’t new, guys.
Does this require a picture of Soros, lube and a box of kleenex?
Your right, this is not news. Pushing fake, unsubstantiated stories is nothing new for the left.
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.
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.
I make the same assumption.
I avoid google as much as possible.
Perhaps this is something that should seriously be considered as a capaign contribution
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.
disgusting. we need a new google :(
October 18, 2010 8:05 AM *
I dont use google anymore. Bing, ixquick or something else. Most of the time I use ixquick.
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.
OK, is anybody really going to make their ballot decisions based on what Google tells them?
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.)
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