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Rick Santorum's Google problem

By AV . ·
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Rick Santorum is running for President of the US, but his Google search results leave a lot to be desired in a candidate. Just Google his name and you'll see what I mean. I sort of feel sorry for the guy.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/21/tech/web/santorum-google-ranking/index.html

Google will not remove those results either, saying that its up to Santorum to get the results removed. Thats not going to happen. I think he might have to live with this - forever. I guess the moral of this story is payback is a b*tch.

AV

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Slander or insult.

by JamesRL In reply to Hm?

Its clear Max has a negative opinion of you.

I don't know nor to I care to examine the history between you two to see whether one has slandered the other, or whether it has been simple insults. To be slander, he would have to knowingly put forth a lie.

I've known Max for far too long, we have argued, both here and in private, and sometimes I've been frustrated at his inability to understand what I'm trying to say but I will say that I don't think he has ever knowingly stated a total falsehood. Oh sure, he has been wrong on more than one occasion, but to prove slander you have to get into his head and prove he knew differently.

So I continue to ask, what purpose does this bickering serve? It does not contribute to understanding these issues. It doesn't improve the debate. It does I think detract from the debate. I seriously doubt this approach will result in some sort of enlightenment and raproachment from either of you. So why bother?

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You're a crafty one...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Hm?

As you guessed, the fact is that I can't be bothered to actually go through with something so pointless.
It felt good to vent a little, and I do feel I was entitled to venting - but I have more rewarding things to do.

I guess Maxwell really does think my messages are incomprehensible, and if they are (to him) I can certainly see how that would be confusing, frustrating, threatening even.

Luckily others seem to get what I mean most of the time, or I wouldn't bother.

Ya hear that Maxwell? Your lack of ability got you off the hook!

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I'm done tilting at windmills.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Hm?

I can see that there's no point in pursing a peacemaking process without all parties willing to cooperate. Unlike US policies in the Middle East, I know when to abandon the attempt.

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Peace on earth and good will unto good people.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Hm?

I apologize for letting myself be provoked.

I am over it, thanks to your efforts and James'.

Peace out.

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Ansu

by maxwell edison In reply to Hey, Ansu,

Re: Ya hear that Maxwell? Your lack of ability got you off the hook!

How can I possibly thank you? I am SO RELIEVED! I've been fretting over this all day long, and I even feared losing sleep over it. You are such an icon here at TR. I can't find the words to express how grateful I am that you decided to let me off the hook.

< insert the dripping with sarcasm emoticon >

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You're welcome.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Ansu

Your lack of ability also gets you this here carte blanche to say whatever you want. Like, you know, the right we all have.

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Re: "here is the excerpt of what Rick Santorum said that you missed"

by maxwell edison In reply to I posted the CNN article

I didn't miss it. While you read the excerpt, I read THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW.

You missed it, AV. And you make excuses and provide reasons for Dan Savage. Go ahead, AV, defend the indefensible. But don't expect me to agree.

Vulgar and vile - and you give reasons and make excuses for it.

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Good for you

by AV . In reply to Re: &quot;here is the exc ...

My post isn't about Dan Savage. Its about defamation of character on the web and how it can happen to anyone and you have no recourse.

It happened to Rick Santorum and I don't know how he will ever be able to clear his name if Google will not help him, aside from trying to get Dan Savage to stop his attack. Thats not likely. Yes, its vulgar and vile, but this type of attack could happen to anyone

AV

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That's not the only recourse though

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Good for you

All he has to do (and you can tell him so if you want to) is hire a publicity company with heavy SEO capacities.
And... he has to do this without calling further attention to said problem (oops, too late for that now), since you can be sure that this ruckus will lead even more people to link to the offending page, thus making his SEO pocket-grab that much deeper.

With google, you can't cut out the offending stuff, but you can bury it.

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Okay, that's just scary. No text.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I posted the CNN article
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