by Scoobie Davis
The Art of Googlebombing
I found out the the reason for the big spike in hits for this site based on Google searches for "Tammy Bruce" (see previous post). Apparently C-SPAN aired a Florida State speech Bruce gave in which the Fox News Democrat claimed that the party of Trent Lott was better suited to empowering women and minorities.
I'm tremendously heartened that the blogosphere pulled together and did googlebombing that resulted in three revealing sites to pop up in the top ten for a Google search of Bruce's name. They are: 1) of course, my post; 2) Jeff Koopersmith's APJ column; and Bob Somerby's article.
I have some thoughts about googlebombs. They're tremendous educational tools. Over the weekend, many people who watched C-SPAN got a real education when they did a Google search. Information and the hard right are incompatible (e.g., how many creationists voted for John Kerry?).
Googlebombing has taught me that some people have no sense of shame. Take, for instance, master ratfucker David Bossie. I don't understand people like Bossie. Shit, after the Eric Engberg story on Bossie in 1992, I thought he was history. I know if a national news story like that had been done on me, I would have put the covers over my head and stayed in bed the rest of my life. Not Bossie; he took a small breather and was soon back out there being David Bossie. Now, due to some googlebombing, we own his name; do a Google or Yahoo search and sites and articles exposing Bossie pop up right away. I wonder: Are Bossie's parents dead? If they aren't, is Bossie concerned they will read these sites and articles that expose him? Call Bossie toll-free at (800) 362-4788 and ask him.