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Giving up on Drudge for a while ....
vanity | 1/6/2013 | vanity

Posted on 01/06/2013 10:51:49 AM PST by Usagi_yo

I'm giving up on Drudge report for a while, not going to visit it.

There is too much subtext going on, incitement and hyperbole, propaganda and manipulation. The picture that often accompany headlines are not in context with the 'moment' but rather stock photographs that portrait an emotion or sense of predicament that the author wants us to feel.

Almost every headline for the past few months have been foreboding impending doom of some sort that I don't want to deal with or be reminded about on a daily basis.

Just sticking with Fox News, they temper that stuff down and keep things in reasonable terms. Townhall does similar things that drudge does, so I haven't been visiting them as often as I once did. Politico, I gave up on politico about 4 months back because of their pro-progressive slants. WND, I visit on occasion because I really like Joe Farrah and his writings, but WND in general lacks veracity and is somewhere between a dubious blog and a dubious news outlet.


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KEYWORDS: drudge; hyperbole; manipulation; propaganda; vanity
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1 posted on 01/06/2013 10:51:54 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

We’re supposed to care, why?


2 posted on 01/06/2013 10:54:50 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Usagi_yo

I strongly do not agree.

Drudge has been out front on 2nd Amendment rights so far.

Keep him in your links.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 10:55:23 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Usagi_yo

Well how nice for you, noobie


4 posted on 01/06/2013 10:55:23 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Usagi_yo

I agree.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 10:57:02 AM PST by CCWild Bill (ccwildbill)
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To: Usagi_yo

FWIW Both Drudge and Fox are on my nogo list unless it’s necessary for work. Haven’t been to Drudge for ages, Fox since the election.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 10:57:22 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Usagi_yo

I used to post stuff like this...14 years ago.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 10:57:33 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I click on drudge everytime i log on the computer been doing that since he first came on the scene takes moments and gives a great glimps of what is going on but my go to is home sweet home Free Republic I received a smart phone for Christmas and can now ck it in the field


8 posted on 01/06/2013 10:58:30 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Usagi_yo

Drudge did quite a hit job on Newt early in the campaign.. Drudge was no longer my default home page after that.


9 posted on 01/06/2013 10:58:30 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Usagi_yo

So he should just put articles about unicorns and rainbows? Would that make you all happy and warm?


10 posted on 01/06/2013 10:58:36 AM PST by softwarecreator
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To: Usagi_yo

His Louisiana Flash-riot-Mob story did lead me to more info about Ocotomom. Back on Welfare in California.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2258017/Back-welfare-Octomom-seeks-government-help-support-children-spending-savings-rehab-treatment.html


11 posted on 01/06/2013 11:00:20 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Usagi_yo
well alert the media then... did you tell Drudge too???
12 posted on 01/06/2013 11:00:21 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Usagi_yo

I can’t resist reading Drudge, FR and tons of political stuff ....

I’m also thinking of trying to pull back. There’s so much that’s infuriating that I can’t do a thing about. Why let the basterds get you down?


13 posted on 01/06/2013 11:01:08 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Chode

There is the Drudge news-tip......


14 posted on 01/06/2013 11:01:40 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Usagi_yo

Every news outlet is propaganda. We are lied to by all sides. I check Drudge and other sources and try to sift a few grains of truth from all the lies and propaganda out there. But it is all very depressing.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 11:01:43 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Usagi_yo

“Just sticking with Fox News, they temper that stuff down and keep things in reasonable terms. “

Yeh they dumb it down so folks like you will think everything’s OK. Fox News is just the stalking horse for the GOP RINO establishment dude. Go back to sleep everything is good get on the FEMA bus.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 11:04:44 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Usagi_yo

“Just sticking with Fox News, they temper that stuff down and keep things in reasonable terms. “

Yeh they dumb it down so folks like you will think everything’s OK. Fox News is just the stalking horse for the GOP RINO establishment dude. Go back to sleep everything is good get on the FEMA bus.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 11:04:48 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Yea, I think I will give up on the truth for a while. I will sneak off into my own make believe world where things are exactly like I like them. Politicians and weather people will always tell the party line. The department of truth will issue my correct things to think and say.

/s of course


18 posted on 01/06/2013 11:06:55 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I don’t think that there’s any point in watching any news or following any news, it’s all lies, because this is America and

In lies we trust.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 11:16:26 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I like ferrets...


20 posted on 01/06/2013 11:18:46 AM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I like Weasel Zippers for the latest in conservative highlights. But I also still like Drudge.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

21 posted on 01/06/2013 11:19:19 AM PST by Varmint Al
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To: Usagi_yo

Does anyone have a way to keep the Drudge page from continually refreshing itself, I suspect to drive the hit count up for its advertisers? Any browser that has a way to prevent that, I am willing to look into!


22 posted on 01/06/2013 11:22:02 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I need to remember to run and get milk when I go out for pizza later.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 11:23:43 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: Usagi_yo

Drudge “Almost every headline for the past few months have been foreboding impending doom of some sort.”

With good reason. These are dark days. Don’t shoot the messenger. The alternative media, like Drudge and FR, need to put the word out there that a Commie community organizing President, Dim Senate, gutless Republican party, and weak Supreme Court are taking us down the drain.

I’ll never give up as long as there’s breath in my lungs, but these are dark days for freedom lovers.


24 posted on 01/06/2013 11:24:53 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: al baby
I received a smart phone for Christmas and can now ck it in the field

Keep an eye out for cow patties.

25 posted on 01/06/2013 11:27:55 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Varmint Al

Hey, thanks for the tip on the zip !

I’ve seen their stuff occasionally, but I’ve bookmarked it and will give it a look.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 11:28:13 AM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: hole_n_one

Probably an app for that.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 11:29:38 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Usagi_yo
There is too much subtext going on, incitement and hyperbole, propaganda and manipulation.

I know what you mean. But it's just not Drudge, Breitbart and even a certain percentage of the population on here as well.

Take the gun control issue for instance, the issue is near and dear to me. I've been working with local pro gun groups and contacting both my state and national reps on a daily basis. Yet instead of taking constructive action, there seems to be a large percentage who would rather declare the issue lost and head to the bunker or the hills or whatever. I've seen more than my share of breathless articles about how Obama is going to ban all guns by executive order or send out the military to search house by house for guns or some other nonsense.

28 posted on 01/06/2013 11:30:23 AM PST by apillar
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To: Usagi_yo

Why would anyone care what you watch? It’s suppose to be a free country (at least in theory).


29 posted on 01/06/2013 11:30:44 AM PST by Nemoque
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To: Usagi_yo
Well, you could always watch the Burqa Booty Channel...

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30 posted on 01/06/2013 11:30:51 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: mountainlion

It’s not the truth when Drudge creates a headline about a current event, then posts a picture caption from 18 months ago to instill a false sense of emotion about the event.

Case in point, how many times does Drudge post a picture of Obama seemingly laughing it up as a caption to a headline that states x and x bill passed?

Or how many times did he post that picture of Newt Gingrich with his face buried in his hands captioning a head line negative about Newt?

Or how about a picture of a irritatingly happy and jolly Nancy Pelosi captioning one of her stupid observations?

Today it’s about the ‘epidemic’, 9 months ago it was the Greek catastrophe that was going to bring down the world, just prior it was the [yawn] fiscal cliff that will usher in a 3rd term for Obama.

You want to be manipulated, go ahead and start your day with drudgereport. See how long you live or how long it incites an unbalanced person to go to a grade school with knifes, grenades and Semi-automatic weapons.


31 posted on 01/06/2013 11:31:59 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: gaijin

Haha, yep. Anyone else ever notice that Drudge’s headlines are like the opening text in Red Dawn? “Worst wheat harvest in 40 years”...


32 posted on 01/06/2013 11:35:05 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: gaijin

Jeeez, three days. :<((((


33 posted on 01/06/2013 11:36:16 AM PST by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: machogirl
LOLOL!!!
34 posted on 01/06/2013 11:36:16 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Blackirish

I pulled way back after the election.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 11:36:27 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: Usagi_yo

FR and Drudge are great news aggregates.
There used to be another one I use “White Raven”

http://www.acsalaska.net/~lwh/news.htm

I miss Drudges weekly radio show.
Not every one gets his wit on the website.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 11:39:53 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Usagi_yo

FR and Drudge are great news aggregates.
There is another one I use “White Raven”

http://www.acsalaska.net/~lwh/news.htm

I miss Drudges weekly radio show.
Not every one gets his wit on the website.


37 posted on 01/06/2013 11:40:35 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: andyk

While there’s plenty of dark news to report, I get the impression that Drudge’s traffic is off. The hype knob got turned up a few notches to churn up a few more clicks.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 11:41:12 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Usagi_yo

I get on line, I link to the DR. I will continue this. I remember when he started the attack on Clinton that got him impeached and I remembered when he spoke up against Arnold’s Pro Choice stance.

Link to the DR 10 times a day.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 11:45:56 AM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Usagi_yo

That will show him!


40 posted on 01/06/2013 11:48:38 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: al baby

Agree. Drudge provides a good snapshot in all of about 30 seconds of scanning headlines. A good news trailer so to speak to help determine if there is anything interesting enough to dig deeper.


41 posted on 01/06/2013 11:49:00 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Blackirish

Illegitimi non carborundum


42 posted on 01/06/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Usagi_yo

All news outlets, by necessity (to grab attention), will resort to sensationalism and emotionalism. In today’s type of “sound bite” visual world-—they would not get any sizable readership if they did not resort to this tactic.

Shaping perception-—is a natural result of anything you hear. Some news—like Drudge vs. Huffington Post, will give you more “truth” than not. It is all in degree. YOU have to sort out the information in the world. NO ONE can do it for you-—make your mind understand the truth—except your efforts and your choices. Don’t expect any one or news organization to make it possible to just soak in what they tell you is the “truth”. Live—be active—and yes, see what both sides are saying and then actively pursue the truth.

Your job, like Michael Savage states, is to look at all news as a cynic—not “accept” anything as “truth” and do the hard, time-consuming work as a Breitbart would. Work. Research. Read ideologies—understand philosophies, especially Marxism and Dialectical Materialism, so you understand the “direction” that all the “forces” in the world are forcing us into.....

Finding truth—is never as easy as just listening to any one person or “one” news outlet-— and can’t happen if you never understand Classical philosophy (the underlying philosophy of the USA).

What ALL news outlets have always done—is work on the emotions—to eliminate the intellect (Reason) and get you to “think” a certain way.

Breitbart-—understood all of this—and ideologies and philosophies—that is why he was eliminated, because he was effective at getting people to understand the “truth” as he knew it—which was aligned with the truth of the Founding Fathers and in opposition to the One World Marxist view of human nature.


43 posted on 01/06/2013 11:49:53 AM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Usagi_yo

So?


44 posted on 01/06/2013 11:51:55 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Usagi_yo
You want to be manipulated, go ahead and start your day with drudgereport. See how long you live or how long it incites an unbalanced person to go to a grade school with knifes, grenades and Semi-automatic weapons.

Now I KNOW you are a troll. I have plenty of knives and "Semi-automatic weapons." People say I'm unbalanced, but I will NEVER hurt kids. Quite the contrary, people like me are the ones who PROTECT kids.

IBTZ...

45 posted on 01/06/2013 11:53:23 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Usagi_yo

Yeah, it’s so unsettling hear bad news. Best pretend it’s not bad.

Just remember to tell yourself when you get on the FEMA bus, there’s nothing bad at the end of the ride. You’re just going to have a nice shower.


46 posted on 01/06/2013 11:54:05 AM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: Usagi_yo

you are an idiot


47 posted on 01/06/2013 11:54:34 AM PST by advertising guy (and as far as the Cookie Monster, was it really cookies ?)
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To: Usagi_yo

You may want to give up reading vanities, too.


48 posted on 01/06/2013 11:55:44 AM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Usagi_yo

I totally agree. I think I will stop going there too. Every time I do, I am left with some bad feeling or dread or anger. I am sorry to say that Rush Limbaugh is getting like this too. I call these kinds of people ‘coat holders.’ They are happy to incite with an endless mantra of all that has gone wrong, but they never offer help or ideas on how to win.


49 posted on 01/06/2013 11:56:34 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: SharpRightTurn

I have all my tabs set....they are Email, Fox News, FR, drudge, JPost, Local Philly.com, and NWS. I deleted a bunch of tabs already listed previously. I, too, have relaxed from the election hype and decided I can’t be worrying about things I have no control over. Counterproductive to mental health.


50 posted on 01/06/2013 11:58:18 AM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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