May 06, 2004


Is Mark Latham the victim of an insidious Google bombing?

Type the name of Labor's chief on-the-run policy maker into Google's image search facility, add some double quotation marks at each end, and the search engine throws up a picture of David Brent, from British TV series The Office.

So who would go to the trouble to link Latham with Brent - the smug, self-righteous boss from hell? And what are they suggesting about the two men's similarities?

The comparison is absurd. Brent is far more likeable.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 6, 2004 01:06 PM

...and if you enter "john howard", you get this bloke.

Or try "tim blair": before your good self shows up, we get this picture.

It's extremely unlikely that this was a googlebomb -- it's just that Google's image search is not particularly reliable.

Posted by: Robert at May 6, 2004 at 01:35 PM

Margo? That's classic :)

Posted by: CCD at May 6, 2004 at 01:59 PM

Also from the 'Tim Blair' google search results page: I think he wants you to follow him Tim.

Posted by: CurrencyLad at May 6, 2004 at 02:46 PM

Why Tim, I never knew you were so good looking :)
Or are you really margo in disguise?
or perhaps margo is Tim in disguise?

Hmm, maybe the pic IS Tim. Their is a distinct lack of tits on the pic in question, and that hair could easily be a wig. Or is it an ex-wife?

Hey yeah, Tim creates this ficticious columnist, and then pretends to be this psycho self-righteous bitch to scare away sane people from the lefties through over-the-top ranting.

Were onto you now dood.

Posted by: RhikoR at May 6, 2004 at 03:17 PM

I thought this was the most interesting sentence in that whole google bombing article. How did you all miss it Raad on

And girls? Hewitt's impression is that they don't exhibit the same skills. "Boys try all the time to break into the back end as a challenge - girls are just not interested."


Posted by: NEsta at May 6, 2004 at 05:26 PM

When I do the "Tim Blair" search I get this cutie.

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at May 7, 2004 at 12:03 AM