Skip to comments.Giving up on Drudge for a while ....
Posted on 01/06/2013 10:51:49 AM PST by Usagi_yo
I'm giving up on Drudge report for a while, not going to visit it.
There is too much subtext going on, incitement and hyperbole, propaganda and manipulation. The picture that often accompany headlines are not in context with the 'moment' but rather stock photographs that portrait an emotion or sense of predicament that the author wants us to feel.
Almost every headline for the past few months have been foreboding impending doom of some sort that I don't want to deal with or be reminded about on a daily basis.
Just sticking with Fox News, they temper that stuff down and keep things in reasonable terms. Townhall does similar things that drudge does, so I haven't been visiting them as often as I once did. Politico, I gave up on politico about 4 months back because of their pro-progressive slants. WND, I visit on occasion because I really like Joe Farrah and his writings, but WND in general lacks veracity and is somewhere between a dubious blog and a dubious news outlet.
And refrain from cooking bacon while naked LOL
Here is how to keep it from refreshing.
I stopped reading drudge when he became an open shill for his boyfriend’s boss Mitt Romney during the primaries
Drudge is part of the reason we were stuck with a candidate that couldn’t win.
I haven’t forgiven him for that yet.
“Drudge did quite a hit job on Newt early in the campaign.. Drudge was no longer my default home page after that.”
I agree. I have dropped Drudge after that.
I was a fan of radio even before that.. I liked the shows -- and the news broadcasts even as a grade-schooler.
I understand of course that no one is calling for an end to Drudge, WND, whoever.
However I've heard similar thoughts expressed about conservative talk radio on conservative talk radio; to wit, "expert" consultants are telling broadcasters that the public is tired of Obama, Obama, and "foreboding impending doom."
I say just as the "Fairness Doctrine" was used by liberal/progressives to threaten the licenses of radio station owners --
-- the liberals today are attacking by flooding the nation with "consultants" and bullshit.
I praise Drudge and all the others because I had the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and almost all of the 1980s when it was dangerous for radio station owners to permit any argument against liberalism. ("One hour a week on PBS of William F. Buckley's Firing Line was all the fairness conservatives needed. By golly.")
Again, I understand of course that no one here is calling for an end to Drudge, WND or whoever. But there are many dedicated to the cause to end all conservative access to the media -- an end to yet another inalienable right.
Seriously, I gave up on Drudge during the Clinton years.
Drudge Report is just "too much information." If it's important you'll find it out soon enough elsewhere on the web.
You can see that he's a bit of an artifact from an earlier era. Over the years I've come to realize that I don't need to access all those print columnists and periodicals Drudge links to. Most of the time, they just don't have that much to say, and if they do, I'll find it out sooner or later.
But he did introduce me to Free Republic, so the experience wasn't all bad.
I quit watching ALL cable and network ‘news’ since the ‘election’, you wouldn’t believe how liberating it has been.
I check Drudge everyday and follow it up with Free Republic.
Really? You just listed many of the reasons why I go to the Drudge Report! Your whining about it aside, it’s your loss not to read it.
“Yeh they dumb it down so folks like you will think everythings OK..... Fox News is just the stalking horse for the GOP RINO establishment dude..... Go back to sleep everything is good get on the FEMA bus....”
Some people who even consider themselves conservatives will never get it....THERE IS NO GOOD NEWS....It’s not about FEELING GOOD.....We’re in trouble, and at this point I have ZERO tolerance for family or friends who refuse to see the truth.....My only hope is Christ, and I have to repent constantly with my anger issues at the stupidity of folks who are in denial at what is happening.....It’s best to stay away from dumbed down folk if possible whether they be friends or family...At this point there is no pleasure in going out having to deal with Obama’s children and the mindset that surrounds you.......
Good idea. Reading Drudge with blinders on is not a great idea. Same with all news websites...including Fox News.
I don’t permit anyone to carry me anywhere.
I get through those in the course of the day, with lots of searching on google. I like firefox for the add-ons that make surfing and posting easier, like these:
Copy as HTML Link
Copy Pure Text
Greasemonkey with these scripts for Free Republic:
FR Tree Viewer
FR Posting Form Enhancer
FR Youtube Embed
still like Drudge
Get lost Lefty.
just remember, Drudge is the homo in Miami that could very well have given us Romney, instead of Newt.
There’s nothing on Drudge’s site that you can’t get elsewhere, without the filter.
“Now I KNOW you are a troll..... I have plenty of knives and “Semi-automatic weapons.”... People say I’m unbalanced, but I will NEVER hurt kids.... Quite the contrary, people like me are the ones who PROTECT kids....”
I’ve been told I’m unbalanced too, a hypocritical Christian ect....Bad temper, ZERO tolerance for stupidity which is why I rarely go out anymore unless it is necessary...One thing I do know for sure, I would NEVER point my gun at anyone unless is was for self defense...I’ve only been armed for a short time (out of necessity in today’s America which makes me angry in itself) and believe me I’ve had instances where if I were moved by emotions to shoot someone I could have.....And Christ knows my heart and I REPENT and make amends if required (at times even when I was not wrong except in the way I handled myself being confronted by idiotic behavior) just to make sure all is well with my soul......
Be careful....there is a $ 5.00 per day fine if you don’t click on Drudge Report...
Executive Order # 56734217
Payable to the treasury dept... In platinum coins....
“I quit watching ALL cable and network news since the election, you wouldnt believe how liberating it has been.....I check Drudge everyday and follow it up with Free Republic......”
I could have written that.....
14 years, where does time go?
Maybe one day you’ll realize that all news media are in the business to make money and ditch all of them. Watching any ‘news person’ spew opinion that is supposedly ‘news’ has become so tiresome.
Just read FR.
Talk radio doesn’t have out of context pictures, mainly because they don’t have pictures on talk radio.l
Drudge has become a propagandist. Manipulating news headlines via out of context photos that imbue a false sense of emotion about the topic.
SNL, comedy channel, MTV, they all do it for comedic laughs, Drudge is doing it to manipulate.
Call someone who cares!
that was my thought
That is the dumbest statement that I have ever read. I feel much more stupid for having wasted the time to read it. You're a troll, and not a good one at that.
I don't get it so I would appreciate someone educating me about Farrah and WND and what it is they are in error about.
Thanks in advance.
I use breitbart.com for balance
You are an idiot.
I agree, “why care?”.
Oh good grief. It always surprises me when Freepers criticize Drudge. He puts himself out there on the front line and people like you target him.
Did you know Drudge took off link to Freerepublic on his site for a good long while? Wonder why?
Lol!! Exactly. We have a site in Drudge that uncovers and Headlines truth and some think its just too depressing.
This house is just about down to watching old movies.
......when the page refreshes there are actually new stories added that come up. It’s not all about ads and page hits.
Manipulated? Reading Drudge?
Its called having discernment. Some people look past the pics and r ead the articles linked.
Treat like you would a copy of Playboy. Just read the articles and ignore the pictures.
Dump FoxNews. They are nothing more than Obama apologists now. And they are pushing the GOP Hispanic Vote....Illegal Alien Amnesty.
Man, I miss your posts when you are absent. You truly get it more than anyone I "know".
Ha-—I do have a life outside of my computer room :) ....I was in Austin and didn’t bring my computer with me : ) . But I still read tons and follow the news, even if I can’t post.
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