The Fox News / Google Debate

September 22, 2011

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Now that the fall weather is here The Angry Squirrel has headed south to New Mexico. Or as I am also putting it, early preparation to quickly hop the border in the event of a Rick Perry Presidency.

All kidding aside, I am actually here for a job interview. So here is to hoping all goes well on that front. Although I am going to be missing the next all important debate today.

You know the one that Fox News is teaming up with Google to have people submit and vote on questions. Which in turn Fox News will completely ignore most of the top questions and just ask whatever it wants and make up shit as it goes. Kind of like their news coverage.

The more pressing issue for me though will be what will the Republican base show themselves to stand for this time around. Two debates ago it was cheering the execution of more people under any Governor in recorded history. Then last debate the death is something to cheer about continued with screams and yeahs along with thunderous applause when the question of society allowing a man without insurance to die. This was after Ron Paul had already referred to this situation as being what freedom is all about. Who knows maybe this time around they will cheer about grandma dying when her Medicare and Social Security are done away with by a President Perry.

Anyways, to conclude this months post I am gonna do something different. Let’s open the comments to ask and talk about questions we would like to see asked of the participants¬†in tonights debate.
I’ll start off.

Newt, Why the hell are you pretending to be in this race still?

Or I could just do some joke with Santorum and Google since they are the co hosts after all.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kosmo
    Sep 22, 2011 @ 09:03:35

    Fox News and Google seem like strange bedfellows. When I first saw the term “Fox News Google Debate” I immediately thought they were debating each other (like “The Coke Pepsi Debate”.)

    I’m not sure why Santorum thought Google would “clean up” the search results for his name. They have a history of letting their algorithm speak. Altering results would undermine the credibility of the search process. This isn’t a political issue – there have been examples of negative results being attached to people across the political spectrum.

    In anything, Santorum made the problem worse by drawing attenton to it. I wasn’t aware of the issue until recently.


  2. Evan
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 09:00:31

    Living in Santorum’s home state, the whole idea of him running is perplexing to many of us. A large portion of the population here – even those on the right – view him as an extreme nutjob, which I think is part of the reason he lost the last time he ran for office. I was under the impression that his political career was over after his last loss. Shows what I know.


  3. kosmo
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:51:28

    @ Evan – Well, you can win a nomination by lining up on the far side … it’s just hard to win a general election that way.

    I still think a latecomer will get the nomination. Strange that we’re 13+ months out an can refer to those who aren’t in the race as “latecomers”, but it’s an apt description nonetheless.


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