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Posted on 01/26/2012 12:25:59 PM PST by Biblebelter
Thursday, Bloody Thursday the Day the Drudge Report Sold Out
It may be the Drudge Report sold out a long time ago and I was just too blind to see it. No one has ever accused me of being the smartest guy in the room.
But if someone of the unwashed masses like myself has come to see that he has sold out, it must be quite clear to everyone.
On this day he is maliciously and brutally battering a Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States by the name of Newton Leroy Gingrich.
I have read the Drudge Report daily ever since he broke the Lewinsky story.
I have NEVER seen him attack anyone with the volume of coverage and with the venom that he has attacked this Gingrich fellow.
He has given President Obama a lot of coverage. That coverage was quite negative, but often it was rather humorous and he seemed to be tweaking him more than attacking him.
Make no mistake, he is not tweaking this Gingrich fellow, it is a constant and brutal battering.
They say the most brutal crimes are often acts of domestic violence.
This fellow Matt Drudge has always been a rather mysterious fellow even before dropping off the airwaves of the Fox News Channel and syndicated radio.
I have seen in those rare times that he has been interviewed that he has associated himself both with conservatism and quite curiously populism. I say quite curiously because today he has revealed himself to be anything but a populist.
He has fully revealed that on this quite bloody Thursday, that he is at heart an elitist who is more than willing to do the bidding of the so-called conservative elite who controls the Republican Party.
It is a quite sad day really. The MSM can be characterized as a media elite because it treats its audience as sheeple. That is what makes an elite, an elite, the elevation of those within the elite above the group at large.
The Drudge Report was not only a founding but leading member of what has been termed the New Media and a member to which most of us looked to as a most welcome alternative to the elitism of old media such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, broadcast news and cable news.
But on this Thursday, this quite bloody Thursday the Drudge Report has sold out by treating its readers as sheeple at what most surely must have been at the behest of the likes of Anne Coulter and all the other conservative media celebrities who so ruthlessly and desperately are attempting to prop up their hand selected sock puppet Mitt Romney by attempting to tear down as well as tear apart Newt Gingrich.
On this Thursday, this quite bloody Thursday, I can only say, et tu Matt.
Drudge is good at hiding who he really is...
Drudge: I Do Not Love Sex With Men
Drudge has never been said to particularly relish his homosexuality or embrace it; in fact his gay romantic/sexual side has been described (when alleged) as conflicted and awkward.
David Brock, the former right-wing writer, wrote in his memoir Blinded by the Right about a scary date in which Drudge, after bringing Brock flowers and navigating the Santa Monica gay strip like a pro, stepped on a competing suitors foot really hard (in Drudges purported words) in a nightclub to scare him away from Brock.
Alec Baldwin stated that Drudge made an advance on him in an ABC Studios hallway, a proposition that had kind of a creepy quality to it.
Drudge denied he was gay to the Miami New Times in 2001, even as he launched into a disquisition on (as the New Times put it) the reigning DJ king of gay circuit parties and summarized his nightlife thusly: I go to straight bars, I go to gay bars.
Personally, I hope Romney has some polls that say he is up 8 to 10 points.
If he did, then he would go into tonight’s debate attempting to sit on a lead and play it safe.
When Romney has played it safe and tried to sit ona lead have been the times when Newt has made mincemeat of him.
Newt did not do as well on Monday because he was taken by surprise by how strongly Romney went on the attack.
Newt will be more prepared tonight but a defensive candidate is easier to debate than an offensive candidate.
One possibility may involve Newt's response to a gay activist who wanted Newt to "reach out" more to gays (vote for Obama), and Matt Drudge being gay.
Mitt Romney: Selected, not elected!
Seems I read last week that the Drudge site is on some “watch list” so Matt might be trying to.....well I really don’t know...just sayin’.
He should rename it The Fudge Report. He fudges his facts and, well, you know.
Most of said self-proclaimed maggots are anything but.
Effetes ? you betcha ! !
Elites, my ass.
Maybe, but the key is Newt is the ONLY one that threatens Romney winning the primary. Meanwhile, there is NOTHING good to say about Romney. Hence the only strategy for all of Romney’s backers is to trash Newt.
I think you raise a good point.
This guy has some issues.
I have probably read most of the same things about him that you have, there is not that much to read.
Personally,I think that he is not only conflicted sexually but politically conflicted as well.
In what I have seen on website in the last week, it looks like that he is just not strong enough to say no to Coulter and Briebart.
To think about it, the media and the republicans in power have had a long time processing that Romney was already the chosen nominee. All but the napkins being printed but just to think someone like Newt has come along to mess that up. I hope and pray the people reject Romney. Newt is a fighter. He's the best chance for reform. Romney won't win the general. They can take we will come around idea and shove it.
Has anyone chronicled the mysterious rise of Obama in the 2008 Dem primaries? The full-court press against Clinton was very similar to what we’re seeing deployed against Gingrich.
Obama was a cipher, with a sparse voting record and little to commend him besides a well-received speech at the 2004 DNC Convention. His outsider credentials and the fact that he was, to paraphrase Joe Biden, a clean, articulate black man made him very attractive to both libs and the various interest groups that make up the Dem party.
But he hasn’t operated as an outsider. He has secured passage of much of the wishlist of the ruling class. And Romney’s job will be to consolidate the “gains”, and advance other aspects of their agenda.
It seems that Obama and Romney have similar, if not the same, backers. The convergence of the establishments of both major parties is astonishing and troubling. The political environment is similar to that of 1854 or 1876...a tinderbox. Even Newt must be careful as he taps into the magma that is pushing toward the surface.
Very disappointed in Drudge
Drudge has been trashing Newt all week but today was really the worst.I used to check Drudge twice a day. He will get no more hits from me.
Maybe they have him locked up and took over his site.
You might be on to something with this.
All of a sudden, a space policy speech may be the spark that the establishment realizes makes Newt invincible.
Prior to this speech, there was some complacency that Mitt would eventually return as the front runner; given some distance from SC.
Now there is fear. Fear that Newt is inevitable.
Still, I'm not sure what Drudge is afraid of.
I'm guessing a vendetta directly with Newt, perhaps from long ago.
What Drudge does not realize that this much bias becomes self canceling. Drudge becomes identified as coming with bias and the stories are discounted.
Not very smart on his part.
Genuine fear of Newt is showing. We're not sure why.
I don't think Drudge has a single anti-Newt bias bone in his body. I mean he slimed Perry when Rick was on top & Herman when he was on top.
So I don't think Drudge has anything personal against these guys. I just think he has a big bias bone for Mitt.
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