Only a few hours after his impressive Iowa showing, the openly left-wing media is already making an issue out of what’s being called Rick Santorum’s “Google problem,” and they are doing this for a sinister, partisan, and dishonest reason. The idea here is to make this “Google problem” a part of the Santorum narrative. The idea is for the left-wing media to hand this ammo over to their allies in the mainstream media.
Today, the HuffPo was especially helpful in getting the ball rolling:
If you search the term “Santorum” on Google, you’re sure to get some interesting results, notably a site called spreadingsantorum.com. The item’s description sends a pretty clear message:
Santorum 1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum.
The somewhat graphic result at least appears first in Incognito mode using Google Chrome, which doesn’t track previous search history. Searching “rick santorum” also yields the result on the first page, as the third result.
And, it’s not just a Google problem. The search result comes up on Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.
It’s been a problem for Santorum since 2003, but the candidate’s rising search popularity is sure to renew interest in the term. It all began when syndicated sex columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage began a campaign to turn the last name into a sexual neologism, following anti-gay remarks by the then-Pennsylvania Senator. The website came shortly after.
By the way, the LGBT “activist” who started this, Dan Savage, is a pig of a human being only the left could love and attempt to make mainstream:
…he volunteered for the [Gary] Bauer campaign with the intent to infect the candidate with his flu. He wrote that he licked doorknobs and other objects in the campaign office, and handed Bauer a saliva-coated pen, hoping to pass the virus on to Bauer and his supporters[.]
But I digress.
Basically, this Google campaign against Santorum was ginned up in ’03 to make the former, two-term Pennsylvania Senator look like a raging homophobe over a statement he made regarding same-sex marriage. The “Hardball” clip below summarizes it fairly well:
Alan Simpson is a dupe.
Anyway, as you can see, Santorum was making a slippery-slope point and the left intentionally took it and created from whole cloth the idea that he was “comparing” gay sex to bestiality. That’s about as intellectually dishonest as you can get, but thanks to a complicit media, the smear campaign against the Senator has somewhat been effective in unfairly defining him as some sort of gay-basher.
This issue, however, is now nine years old and has been litigated, asked, answered, and so on. This fact makes it somewhat difficult for Obama’s MSM Palace Guards to avoid looking absurdly obvious, desperate, and petty while wielding a way-way-way-back issue to put the Senator on defense with charges of bigotry and keep the discussion off of President FailureTeleprompter’s dismal record.
Thus, a “new” issue that allows the MSM to dredge up an old issue has been crafted under the heading: “Rick Santorum’s Google Problem.” So be on the lookout for questions like: “Does your Google problem worry you, Senator?” Better yet, be on the lookout for entire furrow-browed segments, such as: “Today on ‘AC360,’ Rick Santorum’s Google problem!”
See how that works?
Yes, this decade-old smear has just been magically transformed into a “new” and “pressing” issue. And now the MSM can use it to, you guessed it, keep Santorum on defense with charges of bigotry and keep the conversation off of President FailureTeleprompter’s dismal record.
These people might be awful, but they’re not dumb.