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Vanity: Why Is Drudge NOT Covering Kenya Slaughter?
9/22/2013

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?


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KEYWORDS: breakingnews; drudge; drudgereport; kenya; mallattack; media; nairobi; obamaspeople; religionofpieces; terrorattack; terrorism
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1 posted on 09/22/2013 9:03:59 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

He had it as his headline all day yesterday.


2 posted on 09/22/2013 9:05:39 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Good question!


3 posted on 09/22/2013 9:05:52 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

... because the story has only gotten worse/bigger since yesterday.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 9:06:24 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

When he wakes up he might


5 posted on 09/22/2013 9:06:50 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: My Favorite Headache

Drudge doesn’t choose most of the stories any more. Joe Curl does.


6 posted on 09/22/2013 9:07:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: My Favorite Headache

Don’t know, but it’s the exception that proves the rule—there’s very little that’s newsy that Drudge doesn’t catch. Probably will be up by tomorrow.

What I love is that he’s got Palin’s defense of Cruz on Obamacare above the title in big font, and he also has Cruz’s Sunday AM appearance covered.

In that sense, he’s got his priorities perfectly in order IMO.


7 posted on 09/22/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Blackirish

Yeah, of course you’re right. Forgot that.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 9:09:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jimbo123

So the Drudgereport is now Curling?


9 posted on 09/22/2013 9:09:14 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Yes. Curl runs the show now.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 9:10:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Blackirish

I refreshed his page a bunch of times yesterday and only saw the hurricane on it.


11 posted on 09/22/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Blackirish

Serious...I am on the page right now and the headline I see is Palin Bombs Away and the hurricane story moved to the left side of the page. Not one story in the links below about Kenya and didn’t see any yesterday and I have cleared out the cache and refreshed just to see if it was my computer but my cell phone is showing the exact same thing.


12 posted on 09/22/2013 9:14:51 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: jimbo123

With American and Canadians being killed, you would think the media would want to carry this.


13 posted on 09/22/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: My Favorite Headache

An American diplomats wife was apparently killed


14 posted on 09/22/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Blackirish

The only thing I saw was a hurricane headed for Hong Kong.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Blackirish

“He had it as his headline all day yesterday.”

????????????????

Not where I am — I refresh often, but the headline was the typhoon, the Kenya terror attack wasn’t even mentioned — still isn’t.

Someone else made a comment on one of the threads yesterday about Drudge’s lack of coverage of this Breaking News.

I guess terrorists killing non-Muslims and holding them hostage is not sufficiently important for Drudge, but someone peeing on vegetables in a grocery store, is important news.

At this rate he is going to lose a large number of his readership...


16 posted on 09/22/2013 9:17:32 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: GeronL

And an on-going hostage situation....I can’t stand “cable news” channels on the weekends and their B crew and canned programming. I refuse to turn on Al Jazeera or Russia Today to watch the one sided programming either.


17 posted on 09/22/2013 9:18:12 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“I refreshed his page a bunch of times yesterday and only saw the hurricane on it.”

Me too. Nothing on the terrorist attack in Kenya.


18 posted on 09/22/2013 9:19:11 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Probably because the headline didn’t get many hits. Black on Black crime whether in Chicago or Nairobi isn’t news any more. Same for Muslim vs Muslim bombings....


19 posted on 09/22/2013 9:19:27 AM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Kenya TV feed

http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b6519-NTV-Kenya.htm

Not in English of course


20 posted on 09/22/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Innovative

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.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 9:20:26 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I don’t know BBC world news and Al Jazeera America been cover it more

I been watch those news network more too


22 posted on 09/22/2013 9:20:44 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe for the same reason Americans yawn about various African genocidal slaughters.
The soft bigotry of low expectations.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jimbo123

So what does Drudge do?


24 posted on 09/22/2013 9:22:30 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: My Favorite Headache

Obviously a conspiracy.


25 posted on 09/22/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Blackirish
Probably because the headline didn’t get many hits. Black on Black crime whether in Chicago or Nairobi isn’t news any more. Same for Muslim vs Muslim bombings....

You nailed it. If Natalee Holloway was in that mall it would be all over cable news.

26 posted on 09/22/2013 9:25:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


27 posted on 09/22/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by MPB
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To: My Favorite Headache

Also some coverage on Israeli TV (in English)

http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/live


28 posted on 09/22/2013 9:33:35 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SevenofNine

http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/live

Israeli TV

http://wwitv.com/tv_channels/b6519-NTV-Kenya.htm

Kenya TV with coverage


29 posted on 09/22/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
When he wakes up he might

Then there's that. :-)

30 posted on 09/22/2013 9:43:04 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

You must be trying really hard not to see because I’ve been getting tweets from him about it since it started.


31 posted on 09/22/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Blackirish

No, he did not have it as a headline all day yesterday; he had that big storm near Asia as his headline all day.


32 posted on 09/22/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: GeronL

He’s always been tabloidish...if it is negative, then it’s up. So I am surprised...


33 posted on 09/22/2013 9:45:35 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: My Favorite Headache

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.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT by omniscient
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To: GeronL

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


35 posted on 09/22/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Exit148
So what does Drudge do?

Rakes in the cash and watches NFL football.
36 posted on 09/22/2013 9:49:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SevenofNine

That would be better than watching CCTV4 out of commie China


37 posted on 09/22/2013 9:49:58 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: My Favorite Headache
I remembered seeing links yesterday as I went around online, especially because the site linked to a Daily Mail page that was also the subject of a thread here.

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.

38 posted on 09/22/2013 9:50:31 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Exit148

“So what does Drudge do?”

He does very little on weekends.


39 posted on 09/22/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Blackirish

the only headline I saw there all day yesterday was about the typhoon hitting China


40 posted on 09/22/2013 9:52:00 AM PDT by digger48
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To: My Favorite Headache

I think what we all need to know is how this terrorist group got its weapons.


41 posted on 09/22/2013 9:53:09 AM PDT by grania
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To: Innovative

Because it’s the weekend. The “A” team is not on duty.

The Chinese intern is probably working, hence the hon kong headline. (They are getting their Katrina standing headlines and dusting them off.)


42 posted on 09/22/2013 9:56:36 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will watch the watchers?)
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To: omniscient

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.


He has much Birther news on his site for years...so doubt if Kenya is a verboten word.

Wonder if he has been threatened by Islamic Terrorists from CAIR, or other Islamic Terrorist Groups? That would be suspicion #1


43 posted on 09/22/2013 9:57:42 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Supporting Communism is never Conservatism)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Send them a news tip. 2/3rds of the way down and on the right.


44 posted on 09/22/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: My Favorite Headache

He did have it yesterday. I woke up to the headline around 5am PST. Then the HK storm bumped it, now it’s completely gone from the page. Strange.


45 posted on 09/22/2013 10:13:07 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

It’s been gone for 24 plus hours with no mention of it...again...this is an unfolding big story with hostages and Hong Kong was taken out of the danger zone with this typhoon about 20 hrs ago when they realized it was going to pass 100 miles to the East. I love weather stories as much as the next guy but Kenya is big important news.


46 posted on 09/22/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: AppyPappy

His tweets are not read by the tens of millions who log on to his main page every day and hour.


47 posted on 09/22/2013 10:37:54 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: Lancey Howard
The only thing I saw was a hurricane headed for Hong Kong.

LOL...Bastardi nailed it...he said it would go inland ENE of Hong Kong. Right on the money, Joe.

48 posted on 09/22/2013 10:43:21 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yes — I know that Drudge news is slow on weekends. I guess if something big was up, it would be popping, but it does seem as tho everyday has popping news — even on the weekends.


49 posted on 09/22/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: MPB

“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 am with you on this one — maybe he got a note from someone warning him to not “hype” terrorist activities, or else.... There is no way he would miss this.


50 posted on 09/22/2013 10:59:39 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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