Apparently Rick Santorum really thinks so? This is very sad, as Santorum is an embarrassing failure all on his own and would never have a chance to be elected president of this or any country, even if he weren’t a frothy mixture, etc. Anyway, he is whining to and about Google right now:
A Google search for Santorum has generated some inappropriate results since gay columnist Dan Savage organized an online campaign to link graphic sexual terms to the socially conservative senator’s name.
Now, the Republican presidential candidate says he’s convinced Google could do something to remedy the issue, if the company wanted to.
“I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden, they’d get rid of it,” Santorum said. “If you’re a responsible business, you don’t let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country.”
He continued: “To have a business allow that type of filth to be purveyed through their website or through their system is something that they say they can’t handle but I suspect that’s not true.”
Someone needs to gently explain to the Frothy Mix just what exactly Google is and how it works. He doesn’t seem to be aware that Google doesn’t actually control the whole internet. [I mean, it sort of does, but that’s another discussion.] Oh look, Google is gently explaining it to him:
A Google spokesperson responded to Santorum by advising that users who want “content removed from the Internet should contact the webmaster of the page directly.”
“Google’s search results are a reflection of the content and information that is available on the web. Users who want content removed from the Internet should contact the webmaster of the page directly,” the spokesperson said. “Once the webmaster takes the page down from the web, it will be removed from Google’s search results through our usual crawling process.”
That Google spokesperson is to be commended for issuing that statement without including the words “you stupid moron.”
Anyway, so that is what the Frothy Mix is whining about today.