The Colbert Report: Santorum and Google Search Debuts

The latest episode of The Colbert Report picked on Google's handling of the Spreading Santorum situation.In his usual brand of snarky political commentary in "the Word" segment, Stephen Colbert mentioned Matt Cutts as he cut into Google over this week's anti-trust Senate hearings and raised potential free speech issues around changing search results.Cutts is mentioned […]

The latest episode of The Colbert Report picked on Google's handling of the Spreading Santorum situation.

In his usual brand of snarky political commentary in "the Word" segment, Stephen Colbert mentioned Matt Cutts as he cut into Google over this week's anti-trust Senate hearings and raised potential free speech issues around changing search results.

Cutts is mentioned at 2:45 in the clip below:The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c -- The Word - I Think, Therefore I Brand

Colbert cited Cutts' December 2010 comment on John Battelle's blog:

"our web search results are protected speech in the First Amendment sense"

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Colbert mocked the statement with a jab about how the founding fathers surely thought ahead to protect Web documents as free speech:

We have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of hacked Scarlett Johansson nude pics.