Trav - 12:30 am on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is terrible - eventually we won't be able to do or say anything without offending someone somewhere, and then what? Google isn't making a claim about WHAT IS with search suggestions; they're making a SUGGESTION about what you MIGHT MEAN. If you didn't mean to type that, then don't click it, and move on. How is that hard?
Furthermore, the algorithm (you're right, this was written by a person or persons), when functioning as intended, derives it's suggestions by evaluating the terms we are already using. As such, if anyone defamed this man (and I don't think anyone did) it would be the searching public and/or the traditional press.
There are much better things to sue Google for, like for example, having a monopoly on search advertising.