Skip to comments.Vanity: Why Is Drudge NOT Covering Kenya Slaughter?
Posted on 09/22/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Anyone know why Matt Drudge has ignored the Kenyan mall massacre that is going on still at this hour? He has updated with other stories but has not once posted a single link to this on-going nightmare going on in Kenya. I find this very odd and can't think of a reason why he would be ignoring it?
He or his crew was quick to post about the Christian killings this morning at the church by the terrorists and he has been sprinkling stories about how long Earth is going to last etc...but not one single story on this huge story. I just am lost about this one.
I don’t know BBC world news and Al Jazeera America been cover it more
I been watch those news network more too
Maybe for the same reason Americans yawn about various African genocidal slaughters.
The soft bigotry of low expectations.
So what does Drudge do?
Obviously a conspiracy.
You nailed it. If Natalee Holloway was in that mall it would be all over cable news.
Yeah, I’m just perplexed by the silence of Drudge on the Kenya mall shooting. During my work day, I usually try to check Drudge on my phone once or twice just to keep myself apprised of anything interesting or breaking news. Imagine my surprise when the day ended and I had time to check other sources, and there was this HUGE story about mass killings, including dead Americans, that Drudge ignored.
Days later, and he’s still ignoring the story. At this point it goes beyond “we didn’t think it was newsworthy” to being downright suspicious, as if there’s some reason he doesn’t WANT it to be covered more prominently.
I don’t buy the idea that he’s not putting up links to it because it’s being well covered everywhere else. Since when has that ever stopped Drudge (or Curl) from linking to big breaking news stories?
The fact that it *did* show up at the very outset (I missed it, but saw it in the archive) and was quickly removed is telling. Normally a Drudge headline gets bumped down when something bigger comes along, but that original link is still there on the right column for a couple days. And especially with breaking stories, there are updates to the original story, and links to other news sources with different angles, etc.
This is the kind of story I would have expected to be on Drudge, and it’s not. That’s VERY weird. I’ve lost a lot of trust and respect for Drudge based on this experience.
Also some coverage on Israeli TV (in English)
Kenya TV with coverage
Then there's that. :-)
You must be trying really hard not to see because I’ve been getting tweets from him about it since it started.
No, he did not have it as a headline all day yesterday; he had that big storm near Asia as his headline all day.
He’s always been tabloidish...if it is negative, then it’s up. So I am surprised...
Anything with “Kenya” in it is filtered as possible birther stuff, and this of course is verboten on Drudge, as in virtually all other media in the USA.
Speaking of Israel 24 they may be cover to the US very soon they are in talk to with Verzion FIOS and others to carry their news channel
Probably in 2014 maybe in mid part of 2014
I do watch Israel 24 on live stream sometime
That would be better than watching CCTV4 out of commie China
If this archive is correct, my memory was correct (look in the right-hand column), but I wonder if the Kenya story was ever especially prominent there. It's not there now.
“So what does Drudge do?”
He does very little on weekends.
the only headline I saw there all day yesterday was about the typhoon hitting China
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