The latest Google Bomb is apparently this awful Photoshop of Michelle Obama, which used to come up first when you look for her on Google Images. Google, being devoted to free exchange of ideas (void in China) has chosen not to game its system, but has placed an ad on the page to explain its policies on “Offensive Search Results.” “We do not remove a page from our search results simply because its content is unpopular or because we receive complaints concerning it,” they explain. “We will, however, remove pages from our results if we believe the page (or its site) violates our Webmaster Guidelines, if we believe we are required to do so by law, or at the request of the webmaster who is responsible for the page. We apologize if you’ve had an upsetting experience using Google.”
Meanwhile in some basement somewhere some dildo is high-fiving his Michele Bachmann blow-up doll.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 24, 2009