VP of Media Research Center: Santorum 'Google Bombing' Shows Dark Side of LGBT Movement


Catholic News Agency:

Media attacks on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum show “just how twisted and vile the LGBT movement can be when anyone dare disagree,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center.

Members of the media “bash Santorum whenever possible,” Gainor said to CNA on Oct. 6.

Gainor responded to ongoing Google attacks against Santorum by gay sex-advice columnist Dan Savage.

Santorum is Catholic and has vocally expressed his support for the Church’s teaching on marriage. In recent years, Savage has lashed out at Santorum for his belief that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.

In 2003, Savage organized a “Google bomb” against Santorum, setting up a website displaying a graphic sexual term as the definition for the word “santorum.” Through extensive use of links to other sites, he then caused this site to rise to the top of Google search engine results.

... Gainor described the attacks are “part of an ongoing hate campaign organized by Savage against Santorum. It is despicable that Savage would help equate Santorum's name in such a bizarre sexual way,” he said. “And even worse that media outlets continue to work with Savage after his repeated attacks on Santorum.”