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What Wrong With the Drudge Report????? (vanity)
Me Cause I'm Curious

Posted on 12/01/2009 5:57:47 AM PST by LoveUSA

What's up with the Drudge Report? The news is flat and the coverage is not as crisp as it used to be. Sometimes things of interest go unreported (cyber Monday, for example) but silly Hollywood stuff IS reported (for filler, perhaps). Sometimes the subject is repeated twice on the page; sometimes different articles on the same subject are filed in different sections of the page.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: drudge; drudgereport
I'm just sayin'.
1 posted on 12/01/2009 5:57:48 AM PST by LoveUSA
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To: LoveUSA

Ya can’t get good help these days... it’s a problem that a lot of people have... LOL...


2 posted on 12/01/2009 5:59:23 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: LoveUSA
All I can say is that FR is an indispensable news source for me.
3 posted on 12/01/2009 6:00:51 AM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: LoveUSA
Drudge Report this morning:

They were invited!

sw

4 posted on 12/01/2009 6:02:16 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: LoveUSA

Drudge has always concentrated on Hollywood stories. From the very beginning. I’m pretty sure he’s located out in Los Angeles.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 6:04:25 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: spectre
Yeah, Drudge is doing a great job with CLIMATEGATE! It's only THE BIGGEST SCIENTIFIC SCANDAL IN A CENTURY!
6 posted on 12/01/2009 6:04:53 AM PST by sr4402
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Drudge is in LA.

My understanding is that it’s a small operation.

They are probably off for Thanksgiving.


7 posted on 12/01/2009 6:06:53 AM PST by incredulous joe ("Do I look like Mrs. Obama??")
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To: incredulous joe
Drudge used to link to Freerepublic. It is how I found this site in the year 2000.

Because of that fact I am inclined to cut him some slack. He was pivotal in my awakening!

8 posted on 12/01/2009 6:13:41 AM PST by I Buried My Guns ( B.L.OA.T. : Buy Lots Of Ammo Today)
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To: incredulous joe
Drudge was the first. Like Henry Ford and the Model T, Drudge created Cyber Journalism and started a revolution. Now, like old Ford himself, Drudge has competition: TMZ on the celeb stuff; Free Republic on breaking political news, BigGovernment on investigations, etc. To some extent they all owe Drudge a tip of the hat...
9 posted on 12/01/2009 6:26:29 AM PST by Dansong
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To: LoveUSA

Drudgereport not what it used to be. The guy has become LAZY, doesn’t update his page for days on end and misses out - deliberately or out of ignorance, on some of the big news stories of the day. I mean the guy doesn’t even have to write articles. All he has to do is go through user submitted tips and pick and choose whatever he likes. And now he doesn’t even do that.


10 posted on 12/01/2009 6:27:18 AM PST by libh8er
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To: I Buried My Guns

The FreeRepublic.com link has been back up on Drudge for some time. Just an fyi.


11 posted on 12/01/2009 6:28:44 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The Supreme Law of the Land: "No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.")
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To: LoveUSA

I noticed a big change a few weeks ago...


12 posted on 12/01/2009 6:30:44 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is not credible.)
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To: Freddd

>> I noticed a big change a few weeks ago <<

Maybe Drudge has eloped with Charles Johnson, and they’re honeymooning at one of Arianna’s spare retreats.


13 posted on 12/01/2009 6:35:20 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: LoveUSA

I have noticed that also. I use to pull up Drudge a number of times during the day for news updates and all to often there isn’t anything new on the website. Now I come here more often for updates.


14 posted on 12/01/2009 6:37:11 AM PST by HD1200
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To: HD1200

For news:

Freerepublic #1

Drudgereport #2

I expect Hollywood stories highlight on Drudgereport; it’s always been that way.


15 posted on 12/01/2009 6:39:23 AM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: mountaineer1997

DITTO


16 posted on 12/01/2009 6:48:44 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: I Buried My Guns
Drudge used to link to Freerepublic. It is how I found this site in the year 2000. Because of that fact I am inclined to cut him some slack. He was pivotal in my awakening!

Drudge currently links to FR. There was a period when he stopped, but the link is currently there in the left column two entries down from FOXNEWS.

17 posted on 12/01/2009 6:49:47 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: LoveUSA
I'm not too concerned about Matt's failure to report on “Cyber Monday”.

He does have, at the top of his page, a story about Zero bumping “A Charlie Brown Christmas” off the air tonight. Charlie Brown was the best, most decent and most religious mainstream Christmas special ever produced for American television. I'm glad Drudge didn't miss the significance of the story.

18 posted on 12/01/2009 7:01:02 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: mountaineer1997
FR is on the cutting edge of news. We have hundreds of our own Matt Drudge's researching the news without bias -- AND doing a better job of it. Drudge, for example completely ignored the Best Buy/Eid al Adha flap likely because he receives whore money from a sponsor that carries Best Buy's ad. So did Michelle Malkin who's normally on top of such things.

If you want news, you come to FR.

19 posted on 12/01/2009 7:11:19 AM PST by libh8er
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To: LoveUSA

Probably just like all other blogs.

I understand its still a blog...could be wrong.

They keep track of stories that get hits. Most popular are usually pop culture stories. Naturally they will run more of what gets more hits.


20 posted on 12/01/2009 8:01:51 AM PST by envisio (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: incredulous joe

I thought Drudge relocated to Florida?

I too have noticed that he isn’t as current as he once was. I suppose success takes the edge off.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 11:01:19 AM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: libh8er

Good point. I rarely go to Drudge’s site. Why bother, when FR has it all and more.


22 posted on 12/01/2009 11:06:23 AM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

He’s in Florida.


23 posted on 12/01/2009 11:07:20 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Matt Drudge now lives in Miami Beach. Hired editors do most of the work on the Drudge Report. This makes for differences in story selection and emphasis.


24 posted on 12/01/2009 11:07:24 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Drudge loves weather stories, too.


25 posted on 12/01/2009 11:08:38 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Aria

It’s been slow this week.

I remember that when I was tracking the healthcare bill throught the house and senate that Drudge was there with quick updates.

Don’t know about the move to FLA ~ who could blame him if he did move out of Cal?


26 posted on 12/01/2009 11:14:52 AM PST by incredulous joe ("Do I look like Mrs. Obama??")
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To: libh8er

I noticed that too. They definitely have gotten lazy over there. You can tell when Matt is hopped up on a story and really giving it his all but often they let obvious memes slide. I miss the Lewinsky glory days.


27 posted on 12/02/2009 12:05:45 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Callahan
Matt's definitely excited about OJ Simpson today.

Say, do you happen to have any idea what he thinks of Governor Palin?

28 posted on 12/07/2009 2:52:09 PM PST by hennie pennie
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