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Drudge is now an Official RINO (Republican in Name Only) or is now a mainstream Republican.
Me just an observation | 2/21/2012 | Me

Posted on 02/21/2012 2:21:26 PM PST by DebraAI

I noticed that Drudge is doing his best to continuously paint Santorum as a religious nut. Over and over if you notice Drudge's headlines will show over and over what other people say, mistakes other people make and he purposely highlights any comment made even if remotely connected, that Santorum makes or has made even in a Church.

Why does Drudge want Romney so bad he is really pissing me off. Here is a site that I used to love and found this site through it long ago. It is like he and Coulter just lost their minds or were paid off by Romney.

That is how Romney got the governor or South Carolina even though the state chose Gingrich.

Now Santorum is the big threat so a pattern is easily seen if you use Drudge daily. He tries to only show slightly negatives towards Romney, and even those are light negatives now that would make you laugh.

Gingrich he let up on as he is no longer a threat (at the moment) to Romney.

So now the threat is Santorum and Drudge is doing his best to use the MSM biased media to attack Santorum.

I am getting sick of Drudge more and more and now looking for an alternative news source , to what Drudge used to be which is an alternative collection of news.

I get this horrible feeling deep down that all of the NWO people are right. it is like we have to get Romney in or else the Federal Reserve will be upset. Or Coulter will have another fit like the recent one on o'Reilly that would make any conservative laugh. That's how erratic she was when Gingrich looked to take Florida.

Well Drudge and the MSM did a number on Gingrich. Even the impossible, made him look like an insider shill.

Now - Santorum is some loon right wing nut but every interview I see on him shows the reverse.

I'm getting scared. Really thinking we are already in a dictatorship and being played and Romney will be the nominee and Soros is right, there is no difference between he and Obama. Which leads me back to the bankers and the Federal Reserve.

Can Paul be right on it all?

if Paul wasn't such an isolationist on the foreign scene he might be president even now. But think of this - when Paul was about to win Iowa anyone else notice how all radio stations and websites, including Drudge then like a chorus called him some racist due to some other person who wrote articles on some pamphlets years ago?

Something is very fishy and as a news junkie who watches all, something scary is going on and I do not like it. Anyone with me on this - only those who watch closely see the chorus, the MSM chorus I call it but it is really an establishment chorus that does not want Gingrich or Santorum in.

Hmmmm.


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1 posted on 02/21/2012 2:21:41 PM PST by DebraAI
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To: DebraAI

I never went back on his site after he had the attacks on Newt.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 2:24:19 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: DebraAI

I used to go to drudge a couple times a day. Not anymore. He is not reporting the news but pushing his chosen candidate.
Do not give drudge the hits that make him money.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 2:24:58 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: DebraAI
Drudge Buddy is Romney Manager


It looks like no mystery who Drudge is in the tank for.

4 posted on 02/21/2012 2:26:34 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: DebraAI

It’s Matt’s new partner’s fault..

The Satan Report, formerly known as the Drudge Report.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 2:28:20 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: oldenuff2no

I stopped going there weeks ago. Not sure why people keep feeding his pockets with hits if they know he is putting out crap they don’t like.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 2:29:09 PM PST by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: DebraAI

Drudge jumped the shark long ago


8 posted on 02/21/2012 2:30:53 PM PST by Nifster
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To: DebraAI

He lost me a while back. He always had a bit of a tease in him. You had to be very careful at times referring to his posts. Matt is now all-in for Romney. He can not be trusted. I will not click on him again. I know he is very upset about that. But if enough of us would do it, he would feel it in his wallet.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 2:31:40 PM PST by dt57
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To: DebraAI

He’s just been drinking the “electability” Kool-Aid. I’m sure he’ll calm down after the election.


10 posted on 02/21/2012 2:31:40 PM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: DebraAI
Over and over if you notice Drudge's headlines will show over and over what other people say, mistakes other people make and he purposely highlights any comment made even if remotely connected, that Santorum makes or has made even in a Church.

Kinda like the rules on this forum: Post the article as is, don't modify it to suit your purposes.......

next time please post your concerns in CHAT.

11 posted on 02/21/2012 2:31:55 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: DebraAI

I never understood the loyalty sme have had to the Drudge website.

I never cared for it. There’s nothing special about that site. Everything you need is right here.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:01 PM PST by publius321
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To: DebraAI
I agree with you that Drudge is trying to hurt Santorum. But it is not just Drudge it is the entire MSM. The current headline is from a private speech delivered 4 years ago. Rather than covering what Santorum is saying today and addressing the real issues they are taking statements from years ago and distorting them to make Santorum look bad.

Ron Paul has bought attack ads against Santorum.

The purpose is to promote the dishonest MSM/Democrat attack machine narrative that Santorum only cares about social issues and that Santorum is out of the mainstream and independents hate him.

I am sick and tired of hearing this narrative mindlessly parroted in the media.

That being said, I think Santorums points about immoral influences infiltrating our government and society are completely accurate and I applaud him for having the courage to say so.

13 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:11 PM PST by detective
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To: Politics4US

I’m curious what kind of hit loss Drudge took after he attacked Newt, I’d guess 20% or more. Now he’s just doubling down since all the po’d readers left.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:52 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: oldenuff2no

I gave him up two months ago! Never looked back and DONT miss him a bit.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 2:34:35 PM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: DebraAI
The one POSITIVE thing about THIS Republican Primary has been the outing of those who have soldout to The Establishment Elite (such as Drudge, Colter, Rove, etc.)

Now there is NO MISTAKING who's on the side of The People, and who's on the side of the Elite.

Never Forget......

16 posted on 02/21/2012 2:34:48 PM PST by traditional1
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To: DebraAI

The jerk happily soaked up adoration at the March for Justice.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 2:37:22 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DebraAI

Stopped going there when it was “Destroy Newt Day.” I have no idea why people keep going there. There are plenty of other places to get the news.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 2:38:05 PM PST by Neverforget01 (Beating Romney is so easy McCain did it.)
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To: DebraAI

Haven’t been to drudge since he started backing mittens and attacking Newt.

I did just go over and see his big headline “SANTORUM’S SATAN WARNING”.

And? I don’t see a problem here. He warns about Satan, the master of lies, as have many many others before him....and still do.

The only thing that bothers me is.....why is this a problem?


19 posted on 02/21/2012 2:38:43 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: DebraAI

I no longer go to Drudge, he can urinate off.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 2:41:43 PM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: DebraAI
Better now than later. rick has time to recover. Newt recovered after hits, Romney recovered after the Bain hits... It is better it resurfaces now than late October.
21 posted on 02/21/2012 2:43:38 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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22 posted on 02/21/2012 2:44:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DebraAI

Welcome to the club. Newt had to go through this. Now it is Santorum’s turn. Rush says Saintorum will have to answer this Exorcist stuff.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 2:45:09 PM PST by conservative98
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To: DebraAI
called him some racist due to some other person who wrote articles on some pamphlets years ago

If I published a newsletter, under my name, and I had someone else write articles for it, under my name, and those articles were racist in nature, it would not be unfair to call me a racist.

24 posted on 02/21/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: DebraAI

My question to you is: why give Drudge Reports the hits?

Or are you doing it as a public service to keep us informed?


25 posted on 02/21/2012 2:47:54 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: DebraAI

2012:anyone saying anything bout my guy is evil!!!!


26 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:17 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: DebraAI
He is reporting the news - he is reporting what is known to the opposition. You are burying your head in the sand and assume that what Drudge is reporting is bad. He is acknowledging what the opposition is going to use against him.

People like you are completely irrational. Drudge doesn't need your page views. The fact is Santorum's statements are correct and his statements about mainstream Protestantism is also correct. Normally, potential candidates aren't so blunt, but Santorum is blunt and it is refreshing.

Having said that, Santorum will need to defend his statements and they will try to paint him as a kook. So, now we will see if he can defend himself. I think he'll do a good job, too.

However, unlike you, I have confidence in Santorum and his ability to defend himself and his statements.

27 posted on 02/21/2012 2:49:25 PM PST by Dave W
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To: OldPossum

I like the variety of links he has on his site. it is only recently after his attacks on Gingrich started that I began to think of not visiting.

the format of links is useful to me and if I can find a site that does the same I would switch.

I love this site but the variety of news and links is not equal. Maybe Jim can put up some test page where he creates his own Drudge type of site. I would use it!


28 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:30 PM PST by DebraAI
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To: DebraAI

I think Rush, Hannity and Levin all get their talking points from the Drudge Report. I too have stopped going there. I hope his number of hits suffers from his obvious, unjustified trashing of Newt. I will never feel the same toward him or his site again. I hope his love for Romney costs him.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 2:51:32 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Politics4US

unless he is planning on becoming Press Secretary in a Romney Administration, I really don’t see what’s in this for him


30 posted on 02/21/2012 2:54:48 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: DebraAI

There’s a history here between FR and Matt Drudge. He’s dropped his link to FR.

No need to give him any further publicity.

Drudge is no longer a warrior with us.


31 posted on 02/21/2012 2:55:02 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: DebraAI

The real lesson here is HOW MUCH the media can influence politics.

When there was no Drudge, we had no influence. Drudge came, and we did have influence. Now that he’s on this weird kick, we have less.

The nice thing is that the secular trend of the media is towards more and smaller networks.

Drudge will continue to be a force, sure, but who really believes there could only be ONE “Drudge”.

In 10 years there will be 100 of him, and many of those will be like our old Drudge.


32 posted on 02/21/2012 2:56:11 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DebraAI
Drudge has always been a peabrain. I met him back in 1998 and he was a peabrain then. I've never understood why anyone who knows about FreeRepublic would ever bother with his website.

ML/NJ

33 posted on 02/21/2012 2:57:14 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: NoGrayZone
You are the one calling it a problem and in a huff. Drudge is only reporting what the opposition knows. Isn't it better to be prepared and defend the statements?

Actually, you really don't know who Drudge supports. Unfortunately, there are many people who are emotionally fragile when it comes to the current primary situation and can't handle any perceived slight even when it is not intended as such. FreeRepublic has a huge number of very weak kneed people who turn and run at the slightest mention of something that offends them such as the Satan warning. They pretend someone is out to get Santorum.

Gosh, Santorum is correct. Shouldn't they be cheering instead?

34 posted on 02/21/2012 2:58:54 PM PST by Dave W
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To: DebraAI

This is going to be a big week for Santorum. As a political activist from Massachusetts I have seen firsthand how Romneys, money, and influence has taken down other true conservative candidates in favor of RINO’s who always lose, even though he stays quietly in the background. To suspect that Drudge and Coulter have been influenced as well is not to much to believe. I hope he stays strong and doesn’t throw any one else under the bus as he did Mr Freeze last week who made an innocent remark about virtuous women in years past “holding an aspirin between their legs” as a sort of contraceptive. Santorum fell apart and then went on to portray one of his biggest supporters as a wierdo. Hang tough Rick, you may indeed be fighting Satanic forces.


35 posted on 02/21/2012 3:01:57 PM PST by jazzpatriot
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To: Politics4US

“I never went back on his site after he had the attacks on Newt.”

You don’t have to be a newt supporter, you can even be strongly against Newt and still realize that Drudge’s attacks were unfair and motivated by a RINO agenda.


36 posted on 02/21/2012 3:03:12 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Dave W

Actually, there is no doubt WHATSOEVER who Drudge supports.

But, who cares!!??

Willard the Lib has Drudge.

Newtorum has Jim Robinson.

Game on.


37 posted on 02/21/2012 3:03:44 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: DebraAI

Did Drudge start writing Santorum’s speeches? Maybe Rick could read some of John Courtney Murray S.J.’s writings on religious liberty and how he moved the Catholic Church from the view that error has no liberty. My immortal soul does depend on my having the freedom to do God’s Will, but that is my choice, not that of the state.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 3:04:39 PM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: oldenuff2no

Do not give drudge the hits that make him money.

That’s what I did a couple of weeks ago, (no hits), haven’t been back, and I don’t miss his web sight.


39 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:15 PM PST by buck61
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To: Dave W
"Actually, you really don't know who Drudge supports."

Hmmm, let's see. drudge has been attacking Newt and Santorum, but "highlights" mittens.

Gee, that's a hard one to figure out.

40 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:48 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: DebraAI
Drudge Fudge Packer.

Do you really think G_d's gonna apologize for Sodom and G?

41 posted on 02/21/2012 3:05:58 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: jazzpatriot

Incorrect.

Rick handled the aspirin joke perfectly. As did his backer.

Check the national polls SINCE then.


42 posted on 02/21/2012 3:06:49 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: DebraAI

What gave you the idea that Drudge was conservative or, for that matter, Republican?


43 posted on 02/21/2012 3:07:38 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: onyx
There’s a history here between FR and Matt Drudge. He’s dropped his link to FR

Just checked, FR is indeed linked.

I've been sending Matt plenty of "tips" lately, hope everyone has.

44 posted on 02/21/2012 3:08:22 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: DebraAI

I’ve not looked at the Frudge packer since he cooperated in Romney’s sleaze attacks on Gingrich.

He’s dead to me.


45 posted on 02/21/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Politics4US

“I never went back on his site after he had the attacks on Newt.”

Same here. I don’t know why anyone would expect anything else from Drudge after his attacks on Newt. Now it will be funny to see what Rush’s response will be after his man Rick is now being attacked by Drudge. Rush stuck up for Drudge while Newt was being attacked. GO NEWT GO!


46 posted on 02/21/2012 3:34:11 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: DebraAI

Drudge to my knowledge is not a Republican nor a conservative. He’s a muckraker.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by steve8714 (Yoda's speech to Luke; copied from Jack Webb in "The D.I.")
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To: Dave W
He is reporting the news - he is reporting what is known to the opposition. You are burying your head in the sand and assume that what Drudge is reporting is bad. He is acknowledging what the opposition is going to use against him. . . . People like you are completely irrational.

Well, actually, it is HOW he reports it. He's doing the same thing to Santorum that he did to Gingrich earlier. Consider the photos. He uses photos that will make them look unattractive to most viewers. In this case, Santorum apparently ranting from an altar, as if he belonged to the Inquisition or something. He did the same kind of thing to Newt.

Second, this news is FOUR YEARS OLD, but the way Drudge posts it, it sounds as if Rick just said it today. It is posted like breaking news. An honest post from Drudge would be to the effect that the Lamestream News is attacking Rick for something he said four years ago, and trying to make him look like a religious fanatic.

The media outright lied about Santorum saying that Obama was not a Christian. And Drudge repeated that lie, although I'm sure he knew what the actual story was.

Same thing with Newt. And when it was proved that the media were lying about Newt, Drudge ignored it, although one of his big things has been exposing the MSM.

This is not typical Drudge. I've never seen him go out on a limb like this so far before--unless maybe it was that story the media did about G.W. Bush getting high on drugs and dancing on top of the bar, trying to push McCain ahead of Bush in the 2000 primary.

48 posted on 02/21/2012 3:39:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: steve8714

Yes, I agree and don’t think he was ever a republican or conservative.

Drudge has always been a journalist in the modern sense of the word and happened to get lucky that nobody else wanted to print the Monica story.


50 posted on 02/21/2012 3:42:43 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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