Romney now synonymous with “completely wrong”
A Google image search for the phrase “completely wrong” pulls up an interesting array of photographs: namely, a bunch of photos of Mitt Romney.
Apparently, Mitt Romney’s visage is now synonymous with “completely wrong,” at least according to the Internet. Google’s search algorithm has been the subject of political contention before: how many of our parents and grandparents Googled Santorum’s name during the primaries? Rick Santorum got so mad that he accused Google of “spreading filth” and demanded they remove the X-rated results.
At the time, a Google spokesperson put out a statement regarding their practices. Via Politico:
“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.”
The spokesperson said that Google does not “remove content from our search results, except in very limited cases such as illegal content and violations of our webmaster guidelines.”
So Mitt Romney is probably plum out of luck if he wants this new image affiliation taken off the Internet. Yes, there are things money can’t buy. He can take comfort in the fact that his name isn’t synonymous with a byproduct of gay sex… at least, not yet.