Posts Tagged: Matt Drudge

Ferguson, Missouri, According to Drudge

"Today Matt Drudge can influence the news like Walter Cronkite did," Mark Halperin said in a 2006 interview promoting his new book, cowritten with John Harris, who had not yet founded Politico. "If Drudge says something, it may not lead everybody instantly in the same direction, but it gets people thinking about what Matt Drudge wants them to think about." A late entry in the literature of the Drudge mythology, but a representative one: Drudge drives the news! All hail Drudge, the rascal.

Eight years later, his site looks and feels the same. The same people read it: The establishment crew maybe a little less; the paranoiacs maybe a [...]


Please Explain The Drudge Report To Me

Okay, help me with this. I've read the article to which it refers. I understand that it's a play on the title of Woodward's most famous book. I've looked through various online dictionaries to see if I'm overlooking something. But I can't for the life of me figure out what Matt Drudge is trying to say here with "All The President's Hen." The president is a chicken? He's a woman? I'm perfectly happy to admit that I'm missing the point, but there is something a little disturbing about the thought that I can't even understand Drudge's cheap digs anymore.



And! WILL BARACK OBAMA RETURN $551,683 IN NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS INC. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS? Those swindling pornographers from Massachusetts, owned by legendary grifter Sumner Redstone, provide Americans with 3D porno and make America fat at the same time with their absurd movie theaters! What's more, National Amusements Inc. owns controlling interest in Viacom, which includes MTV, which includes JERSEY SHORE. When will Barack Obama stop doing Snooki's bidding in our WHITE House?


Active Man Too Thin?

Is this man TOO SKINNY TO BE PRESIDENT? We should have an investigation or something.


Warning: Contains Madonna And Honey

Matt Drudge: the early years.


Pelosi: Wicked Bitch Of The West

Matt Drudge is trying to tell us something about Nancy Pelosi's acknowledgment that climate change is such a grave danger to the planet that serious attention must be paid. But his use of a green filter for the Speaker's face reminds me of something! What on earth could it be?


Internet Writer Has Opinion On Value Of Internet Website

Before the entire economy of Earth collapsed, online reporters who covered the exciting world of "blogs with banner ads" enjoyed speculating on the value of various websites run by a couple of clever weirdos here and there. Was Gawker Media worth more than General Electric? Had eclipsed Disney in valuation? Etc. Well, the economy must finally be "great again," because there's a new Business Insider post claiming Matt Drudge's web page is worth "$150 million to $375 million."


Matt Drudge, Polytheist Meteorologist

Finally, an explanation of what Drudge believes in instead of global warming. I can't exactly say I'm surprised.


Matt Drudge Gives Obama Reasons To Drink

Matt Drudge is STILL running this meretricious caption which implies that Barack Obama has a drinking problem even though it was clearly debunked yesterday. In fact, he's added the debunking bit to make it look as if the President doesn't take good care of his teeth. He's crafty, that guy. Anyway, the President does not have a drinking problem. But, really, could you blame him if he did?


Drudge Report Aggregates Stories, Study Finds

Some unfortunate son of a bitch at the University of Illinois analyzed six years of posts and links-171,717 page updates-from the Drudge Report to find that the site "relies heavily on wire services and obscure news outlets to find small stories that will break large tomorrow, making it highly dependent on mainstream 'old media' sites.'" Also, Matt likes to smear Democrats, show unflattering pictures of Hillary Clinton, and is happy to post anything that will make black people or immigrants look bad. [Via Politico, full study here.]


Or maybe he just forgot how to spell "ANGRY BLACK WOMAN"

I'm not sure what Matt Drudge is trying to say by running this photo of Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni without a link or caption. Is he making a comment on the state of Franco-American relations? Is he thinking, "Man, these are two smokin' babes?" Is there some larger truth in the picture that he's trying to wordlessly impart? It is truly a mystery.


Matt Drudge saves lives!

Of course you're worried by the crazy pig disease from Mexico (where it is called "puerco loco"), but you probably haven't asked yourself the most important question about the whole affair: "Is Matt Drudge a National Hero?"


Washington Punditocracy: The Littlest Achievers

"For the Washington punditocracy, to attain last-name status on Drudge marks an achievement of sorts: It’s recognition that political observers find your work so familiar that a first name is hardly needed. 'Having your last name touted on Drudge is sort of the Washington equivalent of first-name recognition in Hollywood, where Jen and Brad and Angelina need no further identification,' said The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz."


Color Of Money Has Right Seeing Red

As Abe Sauer noted amid yesterday's unveiling of the new $100 bill, the crazier elements of the right were sure to complain about "how this demonstrates Obama is making good old US greenbacks all colored like that socialist euro money." Vanity Fair's Juli Weiner took things even further, suggesting the bill might as we be a Euro and appealing for the crackpot version of the Bat Signal: "Um, Drudge-siren! Is this bill a Communist-style invasion of our civil liberties?" Well, it's not exactly a siren, but Matt did indeed take note. Whether this is an indication of self-awareness or the typical knee-jerk response to anything involving the [...]


How Reuters Pays For Traffic

Here is an in-depth look at the relationship between Reuters and Matt Drudge and Andrew Breitbart. Drudge and Breitbart's business decisions couldn't be more brilliant, so I suspect their relationship with the news wire service is equally genius. After a legal fracas, Reuters and Breitbart made an arrangement that including using a click-tracking code in Reuters URLs-like that used for Amazon "partner" links, basically-which indicates a commercial understanding. The Drudge Report linked to just 29 times from January 1, 2005 to October 14, 2005. Then, Breitbart signed his new deal to drive traffic to for money. From October 15, 2005 to December 31, 2005, the Drudge Report [...]


The "Angry Black Man" Meme, 2009 Edition

See, I would have gone with "That colored guy looked at me funny!" I guess that's why Matt's still the king.


Bowing Is The New Something

At what point does comical desperation devolve into tragic desperation? I'm tempted to say "right here," but I bet these guys still have a few tricks up their sleeves that will be even more pathetic.