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Giving up on Drudge for a while ....
vanity | 1/6/2013 | vanity

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.


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To: rabidralph
You may want to give up reading vanities, too.

And refrain from cooking bacon while naked LOL

51 posted on 01/06/2013 12:06:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NCjim

Here is how to keep it from refreshing.

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/stop-drudge-refreshing-t3136529.html


52 posted on 01/06/2013 12:07:20 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


53 posted on 01/06/2013 12:08:45 PM PST by ziravan (Choose sides.)
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To: mylife

LOL! Ouch!


54 posted on 01/06/2013 12:08:54 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“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.


55 posted on 01/06/2013 12:09:48 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Usagi_yo
I didn’t realize that Drudge was involved in all the shootings! I always thought the liberals wanted to take our guns so they could rob us of all that Boama’s taxes missed. I did not know that Drudge was lying about Global warming and changing the data bases back as far as 1860’s. Soon Drudge will help the muzzies get atomic bombs to school kids. I did not realize things were so serious.

/s p)

56 posted on 01/06/2013 12:11:09 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: hole_n_one

like


57 posted on 01/06/2013 12:12:18 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NCjim

If that doesn’t work, use Chrome and in the settings, you can list drudge as a site to block javascript.


58 posted on 01/06/2013 12:14:35 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Usagi_yo
"The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949 . . . ."

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.

59 posted on 01/06/2013 12:16:51 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Usagi_yo
Me too. Got to deal with that Millenium bug or it could destroy civilization as we know it.

____________________

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.

60 posted on 01/06/2013 12:18:55 PM PST by x
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


61 posted on 01/06/2013 12:34:57 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


62 posted on 01/06/2013 12:45:39 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Yeh they dumb it down so folks like you will think everything’s 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.......


63 posted on 01/06/2013 12:55:41 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


64 posted on 01/06/2013 12:59:16 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Usagi_yo
My firefox opens with these tabs (left to right):
drudge (viewed then closed)
Email/messenger (viewed,remains open)
Free Republic (viewed, remains open)
148apps (NEED apps, viewed & closed)
mydeathspace (Viewed & closed)
mugshots (viewed and closed)
the sun(viewed and closed)
liveleak (viewed and closed)
vimeo (viewed and closed)
my tumblr (shameless blog pimp link, remains open)
Burqa Booty Channel (viewed and closed)

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:
AddThis
Context Search
Copy as HTML Link
Copy Pure Text
FireGestures
Google Shortcuts
Greasemonkey with these scripts for Free Republic:
FR Tree Viewer
FR Posting Form Enhancer
FR Youtube Embed

65 posted on 01/06/2013 1:00:32 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Usagi_yo

still like Drudge


66 posted on 01/06/2013 1:00:40 PM PST by rocky50
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To: Usagi_yo
You want to be manipulated, go ahead and start your day with drudgereport. See how long you live or how long it incites an unbalanced person to go to a grade school with knifes, grenades and Semi-automatic weapons.

Get lost Lefty.

67 posted on 01/06/2013 1:03:55 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: TomasUSMC

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.


68 posted on 01/06/2013 1:13:54 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: NCjim
For Firefox: NoScript
69 posted on 01/06/2013 1:26:42 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“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......


70 posted on 01/06/2013 1:26:58 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: Usagi_yo

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....


71 posted on 01/06/2013 1:30:41 PM PST by JZoback
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To: RetSignman

“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......”

I could have written that.....


72 posted on 01/06/2013 1:35:38 PM PST by 3722535r
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To: gaijin

14 years, where does time go?


73 posted on 01/06/2013 1:43:59 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: Usagi_yo

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.


74 posted on 01/06/2013 1:55:02 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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.


75 posted on 01/06/2013 2:12:08 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo
Here's a:

Call someone who cares!

76 posted on 01/06/2013 2:14:39 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: bigfootbob

that was my thought


77 posted on 01/06/2013 2:20:10 PM PST by woofie
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To: Usagi_yo
You want to be manipulated, go ahead and start your day with drudgereport. See how long you live or how long it incites an unbalanced person to go to a grade school with knifes, grenades and Semi-automatic weapons.

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.

/img

78 posted on 01/06/2013 2:20:21 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: Usagi_yo
I'm giv ing up on the Springfield Shopper for a while, should I start an FR thread? Why shouldn't I?!


79 posted on 01/06/2013 2:24:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Usagi_yo; All
Okay. I plead ignorance on this issue about WND. What is it they are writing that keeps the majority of Freepers disliking them?

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.

80 posted on 01/06/2013 2:42:59 PM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Usagi_yo
One problem with Drudge is he creates the news around his personal drama. Such as, like now, the score of the Redskins game. Or when he occasional tries to make Hillary look like some diva.
81 posted on 01/06/2013 2:48:15 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Usagi_yo

I use breitbart.com for balance


82 posted on 01/06/2013 2:51:40 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Usagi_yo

You are an idiot.


83 posted on 01/06/2013 2:55:24 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: bigfootbob

I agree, “why care?”.


84 posted on 01/06/2013 2:58:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Usagi_yo

IBTZ !


85 posted on 01/06/2013 3:02:36 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Usagi_yo

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?


86 posted on 01/06/2013 3:05:38 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Lol!! Exactly. We have a site in Drudge that uncovers and Headlines truth and some think its just too depressing.


87 posted on 01/06/2013 3:08:13 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Usagi_yo

This house is just about down to watching old movies.

I’m serious.


88 posted on 01/06/2013 3:09:07 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: NCjim

......when the page refreshes there are actually new stories added that come up. It’s not all about ads and page hits.


89 posted on 01/06/2013 3:12:07 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Manipulated? Reading Drudge?

Its called having discernment. Some people look past the pics and r ead the articles linked.


90 posted on 01/06/2013 3:21:52 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Treat like you would a copy of Playboy. Just read the articles and ignore the pictures.


91 posted on 01/06/2013 3:31:17 PM PST by Starstruck (Obama is now proposing a bottomless pit off the fiscal cliff. Enjoy the ride.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Dump FoxNews. They are nothing more than Obama apologists now. And they are pushing the GOP Hispanic Vote....Illegal Alien Amnesty.


92 posted on 01/06/2013 4:30:14 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: savagesusie
Breitbart-—understood all of this—and ideologies and philosophies—that is why he was eliminated, because he was effective at getting people to understand the “truth” as he knew it—which was aligned with the truth of the Founding Fathers and in opposition to the One World Marxist view of human nature.

Man, I miss your posts when you are absent. You truly get it more than anyone I "know".

93 posted on 01/06/2013 8:16:18 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

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.


94 posted on 01/07/2013 9:49:09 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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