Bil Browning

Video: CNN's Coverage of Santorum's 'Google Problem'

Filed By Bil Browning | February 21, 2011 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media, Politics
Tags: CNN, Rick Santorum, santorum, sexual neologism

This whole mess just keeps getting better... Last week former Senator Rick Santorum acknowledged that he had a "Google problem" that could be damaging to his presidential run. After Dan Savage's successful campaign to have Santorum's name become synonymous with a disgusting sexual reference, if you search for the candidate's unique name on any search engine, the sexual neologism come up first.

Watch as CNN dances around the topic without ever referencing what the word means: "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex."

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The thing is that at this point that "sexual neologism" holds more meaning to more people than that politician. It's likely that more people have read about santorum then people who have read about Rep Santorum and more folks have run into santorum than Rep Santorum. And I'm certain that there's more talk going on about santorum than Rep Santorum. And for many people the first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word is that frothy mix of fecal matter and lube.

By all means, it should be the first and second search engine result, if not the third through tenth. Calling it a "google problem" is clouding the issue -- it's an understood meaning outside of google. I'm not sure what is the most accurate phrasing is, but I do like how Mother Jones called it "Santorum's Anal Sex Problem."

Jaja. Santorum: The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.
Saw this on Colbert and had to google it. Funny as hell.