Jon Swift, self styled reasonable conservative blogger, has had his attempt to promote Jonah Goldberg’s absurd new book Liberal Fascism blow up in his face. Swift wrote a piece, intended to amuse, using the popular concept of “LOLcats” to illustrate the points in Goldberg’s book and encouraging other bloggers to make their own “LOLcats” pictures and post them with links to Swift’s blog, causing a “Google bomb” of inflated page rankings. Google has apparently caught wind of this nefarious plot and has suppressed the ranking of Swift’s posting.

This blatant attempt to subvert the mechanism of Google’s page ranking algorithm by Jon Swift is an outrage, typical of the right wing’s dirty tricksters. I have no doubt that Jon Swift learned this at Lee Atwater’s knee. Congratulations to Google for nipping this bomb in the bud.