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Why did Drudge pull this link so quick?
http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/13/obama-hikes-subsidy-to-wealthy-electric-car-buyers/ ^

Posted on 02/13/2012 4:03:15 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer

Drudge pulled this link after just a few hours, but has others on there all day.

A $10,000 proposed subsidy for Volt buyers is a relevant story.

Is Drudge not a reliable source anymore?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: sourcetitlenoturl; subsidy; volt
Drudge, dont tell me it was pulled to make room for other links. Taxpayers need to know Obama wants to pay people to buy a GM car....more stupid subsidies for this wind, solar, battery crap.

Bring on nat gas for trucks, fleets and one day soon nat gas refueling stations so we can buy nat gas cars...

1 posted on 02/13/2012 4:03:20 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Drudge blew his credibility the day he dogpiled on Newt. 14 negative stories on Newt at one time and bupkus on anyone else. Yeah, that’s not biased.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 4:06:49 PM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

A week or so ago Drudge looked down and saw Ø where his testicles used to be.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 4:13:01 PM PST by tomkat ( --/\/\/\--)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Oh I can help Drudge out with that:

4 posted on 02/13/2012 4:13:11 PM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Let’s see??? Very successful..been around for years....the standard in the industry...

And you say he has crashed and burned because HE did not keep a marginal story up as long as YOU think he should?

Really???


5 posted on 02/13/2012 4:13:17 PM PST by Ecliptic
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To: MeganC

Were they all the same stories? Did he write the stories? Are you one of those that think Drudge converted to Mormonism? Do you expect me to believe that you never look at his site anymore?


6 posted on 02/13/2012 4:13:36 PM PST by Misterioso (The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. - Ayn Rand)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Drudge is a blogger who posts links to what he is interested in, no more no less.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 4:14:21 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: MeganC

I was deeeep in denial about the Drudge changes.

I just assumed it was impossible.

Alas.


8 posted on 02/13/2012 4:14:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Former MSM Viewer

This afternoon, Drudge posted a nice photo of Rick Santorum with a headline that said he was surging. But it seems to have disappeared completely, after being up for just an hour or two. Not even moved down the page, but yanked.

I was wondering when I saw that earlier if Drudge had decided to stop shilling for Romney. Evidently not. I’ve never seen him so biased. He has sold out.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 4:15:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

You know, it could be as simple as counting the number of hits it was getting and deciding to substitute something else. He does this to drive traffic. It’s his business.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 4:17:01 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

In a related story the City of Manassas, Virginia has purchased a Chevy Volt for a Utilities Department meter technician. The Chevy Volt requires a nightly charge and fill-up of the 10-gallon gas tank once a month – if that. The City vehicle maintenance technician has completed installing emergency lighting and radio equipment. (I wonder how that will affect mileage.)
The Volt will run up to 40 miles on a charge and then switches to gasoline. The City is scheduled to install five charging stations throughout the city – part of a federal grant award from ChargePoint America, a US Department of Energy program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
No word on cost or break-even point. I suggest you contact the City of Manassas if you want more information.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 4:18:54 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Cicero

“I was wondering when I saw that earlier if Drudge had decided to stop shilling for Romney”

When pigs fly...


12 posted on 02/13/2012 4:19:42 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Mush is not going to carry the day" Mark Levin 2/09/12)
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To: Misterioso

I haven’t been back to his site since the attacks on Newt. I’m not pulling for Newt. But Drudge didnt’ have to go after him like that either.

I also haven’t visited dailycaller since their nasty attacks on Sarah Palin....


13 posted on 02/13/2012 4:23:44 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That fag in the White House needs to propose a $10,000 subsidy for all Ford Mustang buyers. I’d be at the Ford dealer already.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 4:25:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (FOX News! In the barrel for Barry!)
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To: MeganC

I have not visited Drudge once since the day before he unleashed that cowardly attack on Newt. It’s nice that his site is no longer a habit for me.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 4:25:42 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Former MSM Viewer

“Is Drudge not a reliable source anymore?”

Drudge has gone progressive with rombots running the show. If something was pulled, it very likely is because rombots didn’t like it.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 4:26:22 PM PST by pallis
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To: Ecliptic

I think Drudge lost credibility when he went after Newt in obvious support for RINO Romney.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 4:26:21 PM PST by lara
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That story says 33% hike and I seem to remember Drudge said “doubles”...maybe he needs a correction.

Seeing his lead line I was so mad I did not read the story.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 4:26:44 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Matt Drudge

FUMD


19 posted on 02/13/2012 4:26:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Cicero
This afternoon, Drudge posted a nice photo of Rick Santorum with a headline that said he was surging. But it seems to have disappeared completely, after being up for just an hour or two. Not even moved down the page, but yanked.

Actually, that was there ALL DAY yesterday (Sunday).

20 posted on 02/13/2012 4:30:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I saw the Santorum story several times too.

There are big financial international news and other stories and pictures there now...maybe just a lot coming in at once...we’ll see if he puts the Volt story back up...


21 posted on 02/13/2012 4:35:20 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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I pulled the plug on Drudge several weeks ago. “He’s just a guy who posts things that interest him.” I’m not too interested in his interest any more.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 4:36:13 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Drudge has a picture of an oil well spewing crude and talks about $4 oil. Looks like Boama is pushing electric cars to make someone rich.
23 posted on 02/13/2012 4:36:16 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Who’s Drudge?


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:37:08 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Misterioso

I haven’t looked at Drudge in years. FR is all I really need.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:41:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ecliptic

Drudge is full of crapo. Site is a parttime effort. No news night or weekend. Hasn’t done anything since Clinton left.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:46:11 PM PST by Pit1 (Omama is the chief gun-runner.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I deleted Drudge from my bookmarks a couple of weeks ago and I am proud to say that I am Drudge Free! Don’t miss his sorry a$$ one bit.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 4:54:41 PM PST by Dacula (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Drudge has his own agenda.
More or less like MSNBC.


28 posted on 02/13/2012 5:01:30 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: satan

The unemployed/unemployable Hispanic copper thieves will have them stripped by the end of the month.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 5:08:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mkjessup

Re-Volting


30 posted on 02/13/2012 5:26:53 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Lancey Howard

I think most of Sunday was dominated by the drug/alcohol death story, although I’m not sure when it was changed.

Drudge sometimes refreshes itself, if you stay there for a while. But if not, you need to refresh it yourself to see the new layout. I’m not sure about the timing at this point, but I don’t think the Santorum story, with the photo of him in a cowboy hat, was up very long.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 5:28:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Thought Barry said he wasn’t interested in running a car company.

Also will the government give me a new house if my volt burns it down?


32 posted on 02/13/2012 5:32:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

At the rate that Baraq’s EPA is effecting the shutdown of refineries, we may need those e-cars.

Of course Baraq’s EPA is also effecting the shutdown of coal powered generating plants.

Maybe next he’ll subsidize Chinese bicycles.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 5:33:08 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: CASchack

I likewise have sharply curtailed my visits to Drudge since bloody Thursday ... after visiting Matt at least twice a day for the last decade ... Honestly, I think Axelrod or Sorros (cellphone refuses to let me spell his name) ... have successfully blackmailed Matt ...


34 posted on 02/13/2012 5:33:58 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: MeganC

Don’t you want it known and documented when all of the stories in the MSM are anti-Newt and there are no anti-Mitt stories to be found? You do know that Drudge didn’t write those anti-Newt stories, right?


35 posted on 02/13/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Cicero

I removed Druge’s bookmark. He has ‘jumped the shark’, just like what’s her name: Ann Coulter! I never read anything from her anymore. She can go with Drudge to Romnay’s lovefest all she wants.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 6:10:02 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Cicero

I removed Drudge’s bookmark. He has ‘jumped the shark’, just like what’s her name: Ann Coulter! I never read anything from her anymore. She can go with Drudge to Romnay’s lovefest all she wants.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 6:10:19 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Former MSM Viewer
To the thread... Just a few thoughts on why MD removed* the link.

1. It's just another story about a wet dream Odumbo had to repay his union buddies by incenti-fying that stupid car and his green agenda. There is not one chance in hell his wet dream is ever going to be a reality.

2. Maybe MD doesn't like driving traffic to the DailyCaller website. Drudge drives so much traffic to sites around the world; some sites that would otherwise unnoticed. These sites make money when MD throws up a link to their site on his page. Do you visit the DailyCaller on a daily basis?

3. Many here has voiced their displeasure over MD's 'attack' on Newt a few weeks ago. I don't recall but how many of those articles did MD actually write himself? And further more, did you track which sites those anti-Newt stories were posted at, and have you thrown your disgust towards them as well?

* You can search for any of the headlines posted on MD site by using the link provided. If it's not there front and center where YOU expect it, use the search function to find it. The archive site is not run by MD and usually has a 12 to 24 hour lag. But if you saw it on MD, it will be at this site for reference long after MD has removed it.
38 posted on 02/13/2012 6:51:37 PM PST by sjm_888
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