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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
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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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