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Vanity: Thursday, Bloody Thursday, The Day the Drudge Report Sold Out
http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | 01/02602012 | Biblebelter

Posted on 01/26/2012 12:25:59 PM PST by Biblebelter

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To: Tijeras_Slim
Shame, Drudge was one of the sites that led me here all those years ago.

Yep....when I first got on the Internet via my WebTV in August 1997, the only two things I knew was a place called Yahoo and The Drudge Report.

One of Drudge's links was to a place dealing with the Whitewater scandle.

Turned out that was a link to a forum at a place called FreeRepublic.com.

I lurked and finally registered after freeper Boston's Washington Times ad had run following the Senate's failure to convict Clinton.

My guess is that Drudge is a member of and/or being pressured by the Gay Mafia.

51 posted on 01/26/2012 1:41:41 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Biblebelter

And I hope the florida voters cross it.


52 posted on 01/26/2012 1:41:48 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Biblebelter
"The elite [class] have evidently have drawn a line in the sands of Florida"?

Drudge apparently is now added to the list along with this cast :


53 posted on 01/26/2012 1:43:54 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: cicero2k
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Yesterday Rush was criticising Romney for not having a creative new "big idea" ...

which is certainly true ...

Then ... Newt hit it out of the park with that "America's Space Renaisance" speech ...

Sounds like a "big idea" to me ...

It's frankly suspicious that Rush is trying to tear Newt a new-one today ...

Keep in mind that Rush attended a mysterious meeting Monday, at least I don't recall his saying where he was ...

It's probably nothing ... but it's possible that he and the other E-RINOs are circling the wagons ... against Newt ...




Why would Rush Limbaugh do this ?

Did Conservatives need a guy like Rush Limbaugh when Ronald Reagan was around ?

Nope.

What happends if Conservatives start listening to Newt's vision ... and stop buying SNAPPLE iced-tea as offered by Rush Limbaugh ?

What if a President Newt Gingrich (ever) articulates Conservatism better than Rush ?

You know, ever since Rush signed that multi-hundred-million deal last year ... he spends ALOT more time selling stuff ... it's quite noticeable ...

Maybe I'm wrong ...




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54 posted on 01/26/2012 1:47:22 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: eddie willers

eddie, you bring back memories, I haven’t thought of my Web TV in years. I remember that I sold it ebay and got more than half of what I paid for it which I thought was incredible.

I guess Web TV was my first computer although it wasn’t really computer.

As I remember you could interact with a remote or keyboard, but I never bought the keyboard so it was too much work to do much posting.


55 posted on 01/26/2012 1:49:37 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Smedley
Newt is no angel and has his issues, including a high negative polling.

We aren't in heaven, so we aren't looking for angels. So that's a dumb*** comment.

What issues does Newt have?

and what high negative polling. Tell us!

Opposing Newt is no crime against Conservatism.

Not only against conservatism but AMERICA! His opposition is mitt, a POS liberal romneycare/obamacare embracer - not an ounce of patriotism in him - he's a KNOWN liar, a KNOWN backstabber.

HE wouldn't have to lie and backstab IF he had anything going for himself. So that makes him con man #2.

And if you think differently - spew it out.

56 posted on 01/26/2012 1:52:36 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Drudge supposedly has few friends.

Rush and Anne Coulter are supposedly among his few friends that he talks to regularly.

As Gomer said, Suprise! Surprise!


57 posted on 01/26/2012 1:53:59 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter
have NEVER seen him attack anyone with the volume of coverage and with the venom that he has attacked this Gingrich fellow.

Since when does the posting of news equate to "attacking"?. What exactly did Drudge say that would lead you to such an apoplexy?

58 posted on 01/26/2012 1:57:18 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: Tijeras_Slim

Me, too; and to Nat’l Review.


59 posted on 01/26/2012 1:58:07 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: MiddleEarth; Smedley; womanvet; Patton@Bastogne
#53 Someone said to take Drudge off Free Republic

...what about all the rest? See Post #53. I can honestly say use Drudge seldom because of the too simple format and can be sometimes too lose on facts for me; although I have the Free App.

I come to FR first.

I also respect the work Malkin had done on illegal immigration. Getting to be like the old "book burning" days and guess you could add "witch hunt" as well.

I will admit the articles on Newt's present day wife have been unkind on her appearance aka "the hair" and other gossipy issues.

Newt is a big boy and can fend for himself. Just not good to burn bridges unless you have a new way to get across.

60 posted on 01/26/2012 2:08:24 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Biblebelter
This is as good a time as any to remind folks that there are ways to block the ads that the Sludge Report serves up in great quantities. Sludge survives on the ad revenue that comes through his site, and he multiplies that revenue by having his site refresh itself on a periodic basis (every few minutes). Every refresh delivers a new ad to your screen, and puts more money in his pocket.

Firefox ad ons like Adblock Plus, and tracking blocker Ghostery are recommended, as is the classic method of filling your hosts file with ad server and other dangerous and unfriendly domain names.

There are probably other worthwhile resources, but I haven't seen an ad on Sludge in years.

61 posted on 01/26/2012 2:12:26 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Since when does the posting of news equate to "attacking"?. What exactly did Drudge say that would lead you to such an apoplexy?

Since when are the written words of Bob Dole news? If Bob Dole had the mental and physical faculities at this stage of his long life to give a live interview and say in person to an on looking world what he wrote in his letter, that might be news. But I doubt if Bob Dole WROTE was attributed to him, signed it maybe. Just because somebody puts words in the mouth of true and decorated American hero like Bob Dole does not make them news. Leave the guy in peace, let him live out the rest of years in peace. Do not try to resurrect him and exploit him by publishing a letter in his name to prop a sock puppet like Romney.

62 posted on 01/26/2012 2:14:44 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: FreedomProtector

I will never vote for Romney, period, end of sentence. The majority of conservative I know will never vote for Romney. GOP/Dems one step closer to one world government.


63 posted on 01/26/2012 2:15:43 PM PST by CarsonChris
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To: Biblebelter

Catamines For Romney. President and founder, Matt Drudge.


64 posted on 01/26/2012 2:15:51 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep. Drudge and Freerepublic were the only sites I trusted for news online. Sadly, I sent an email to drudge today saying ‘goodbye’. I don’t understand how anyone could say Rush has turned as well. No way. Mark Levin and Rush are my favorite radio hosts and true conservatives.


65 posted on 01/26/2012 2:16:08 PM PST by wattsgnu
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To: Biblebelter
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

He had better be. Nolo contendere + go-to-my-website is NOT effective.

66 posted on 01/26/2012 2:19:24 PM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Biblebelter
I remember that I sold it ebay and got more than half of what I paid for it

I sold mine for $200...exactly what I had to pay for a Dish Network/Microsoft WebTV/satellite combo. I was even able to transfer the WebTV Plus account into the new box. (an earlier competitor to Tivo in that it had a whopping 8 gig hard drive and allowed me to record 6 hours of TV.....the same as a VHS tape at the slowest speed!)

Actually....the coolest box I have ever owned (and a massive consumer failure, of course).

Once graphics and video started to get heavy and the l-o-n-g threads on FR could no longer be loaded (The famous "Deep In The Hurtgen Forest" threads and aftermaths), I finally broke down and bought a real desktop PC.

67 posted on 01/26/2012 2:27:16 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Biblebelter

I apologize if I was unclear in my statement. So I’ll try again, what exactly was it that DRUDGE SAID that set you off?


68 posted on 01/26/2012 2:29:45 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: Biblebelter

Is this Drudge’s homosexual lifestyle finally coming to the fore? I’m serious. I have always enjoyed his site and take on current events. But it is beyond despicable that he has launched all these one-sided slanderous attacks against Newt. There has to be something going on to make a supposed conservative like Matt hate Newt so much.


69 posted on 01/26/2012 2:34:02 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Biblebelter

Newt’s Contract With America was genius. I do not dislike the guy, but his public and private lives are spotted. Santorum is the most conservative man left on the field, and he doesn’t have the negatives.

Romney is no hand-picked puppet. He is what he is, but I don’t see the big love by “the establishment” for Romney - the exception being the endorsement by McCain. That’s almost enough for me to discount him entirely.


70 posted on 01/26/2012 2:39:35 PM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Biblebelter
I'm curious, I just clicked on the link you provided and what was the topic of the article just above the one you're wetting your pants over?....LOL!

Good grief...........

And before you get your panties in a wad and suffer a cerebral aneurism, let me remind you that DRUDGE is merely a conduit of news articles, just as FreeRepublic.com is.......


71 posted on 01/26/2012 2:43:30 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: Hot Tabasco
what exactly was it that DRUDGE SAID that set you off?

Are you trying to make you trying to an intellectual debating point with a silly semantic argument?

Matt Drudge be like a Sphinx dude,I never him speak, since his radio show went off the air.

Reading be a skill dude. I know he does not speak on his website. I NEVER wrote that Drudge SAID anything.

I did say that Drudge attacked Newt but attacks are not limited to the spoken or written words of the attacker.

The Drudge Report does not give voice to the words of Matt Drudge but it gives a voice to what is on the mind of Matt Drudge by who and what he chooses to link to.

Drudge has gone on the attack by letting what is on the mind of others do the attacking for him.

The most powerful person on any newspaper is not the person who speaks or writes the words called the reporters, it is the editor who decides which words will be placed on the front page.

The Drudge Report is the biggest front page on the internet and that makes Matt the most powerful editor on the internet and his power does not come from his words but the choices he makes about the words of others and if he chooses to use them on his front page.

72 posted on 01/26/2012 2:47:43 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Smedley

Exactly. I’m not crazy about Newt either but he will definitely get my vote. Drudge has been the lone voice out there always highlighting obama’s negatives. The party is obviously split between moderates and conservatives. It’s wrong to trash drudge and other republicans because they don’t agree with us on everything and every candidate.


73 posted on 01/26/2012 2:49:53 PM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: Biblebelter

YOU ARE THERE

THE IMPOSITION OF OBAMACARE/ROMNEYCARE
AND DEATH PANELS BY BACKSTABBER ROMNEY,
THE SWIMMER AND THE FELON.


74 posted on 01/26/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Biblebelter
Are you trying to make you trying to an intellectual debating point with a silly semantic argument?

Matt Drudge be like a Sphinx dude,I never him speak

Hey Homie, there are times in one's life when they should keep their mouths shut lest they offer confirmation to their readers that they truly are stupid......

This is your time.......

75 posted on 01/26/2012 3:07:47 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: Hot Tabasco
Hey Homie, there are times in one's life when they should keep their mouths shut lest they offer confirmation to their readers that they truly are stupid......

No problemo, dude. If I had any readers, as you seem to think I do, I am sure they cannot hear a word coming out of my mouth, because unlike yourself I have not only mastered the skill of silent reading with my mouth closed, I have also mastered the skill of typing with mouth closed as well.

76 posted on 01/26/2012 3:22:38 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter
Rush and Anne Coulter are supposedly among his few friends that he talks to regularly.

Please cite your source Mr. Belter..............thank you

77 posted on 01/26/2012 3:27:51 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: Hot Tabasco
Please cite your source Mr. Belter..............thank you

At your service, my kind Mr. Tabasco.

In updating the site, he reportedly monitors multiple television news channels and a number of websites on several computers in his home office. By early 2009, Drudge earned millions of dollars a year, travelled extensively (Israel, Las Vegas, Geneva), had moved to another property in Miami and become reclusive, communicating regularly only with a select group that included Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Andrew Breitbart.[29]^ Sherman, Gabriel. "Underground Man". www.tnr.com. http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=33037aaf-848f-4b79-8a75-34d6c793457e&p=2. Retrieved 2009-04-22. "One source relays that, these days, the only media figures he talks to regularly are a select group that includes Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Andrew Breitbart ....Drudge now lives at another property in Miami."

78 posted on 01/26/2012 3:37:14 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter
Again, please cite your source. In other words, post a link so we can read it dude.........
79 posted on 01/26/2012 3:48:36 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: Hot Tabasco

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Drudge

under personal life


80 posted on 01/26/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter
An article from 2009..........One source relays that, these days, the only media figures he talks to regularly are a select group that includes Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Andrew Breitbart

SO WHO IS THAT ONE SOURCE BELTER?

So what is your point? You're alleging that Drudge is in the tank for .....who?

And that you are alleging that Rush is also in that tank, correct?

81 posted on 01/26/2012 3:56:33 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: Biblebelter

Drudge was on the Romney payroll in 2008 and still is for 2012. He may have never come off the payroll, he pulled the same crap in 2008.


82 posted on 01/26/2012 4:01:45 PM PST by Fred (No Job No Home No Food No Problem - Obama 2012)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I am not sure which of us is more pathetic me or you.

But I think I will admit that I am more pathetic.

You have to have better things to do than play games with me even though I have proven myself more pathetic than you because I keep responding.

I am not alleging anything as much as I am connecting dots.

There is a big world out there beyond this thread.

There are some interesting threads on Free Republic as I type. This is one of them and basically they are connecting the same dots that I am. I am not an original thinker. Lots of posters on this forum are connecting dots whether you want to characterize them as allegations is up to you.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838470/posts


83 posted on 01/26/2012 4:10:40 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Biblebelter
Hey Biblebelter, you do realize that you are posting comments from a leftist website in order to support your argument don't you?

How about this ad from your noted website?

And also note the ad at the top of your webpage..............

Obama friendly

You're really submitting indisputable facts with this website aren't you Biblebelter.........LOL!

Tell you what, there's another website you can access for your facts and it's called Democratic Underground........something tells me you've already been there.


84 posted on 01/26/2012 4:23:45 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: Hot Tabasco

Why are you being so rude?


85 posted on 01/26/2012 5:31:55 PM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: re_nortex

I’ve been with and loved Free Republic and all freepers from the beginning, And I think Drudge too. Matt Drudge was THE the sources of raw, unblemished media intelligence (for some of us) for many years after he broke the Monica Lewinsky story....then everyone would be hanging out on Free Republic and shooting back and forth about all the great stories of that day, many of them having been funneled first through the Drudge Report..
Until I saw this post I thought ..” I’m NOT going crazy, some others are thinking the same way I am”. There have been just TOO many bone headed presentations on the Drudge report for a while now that have gone against my gut instincts.
It seems like Matt has not been as “hands-on” of his site as he used to be. I’ll still go there to check things out, but I’ll be wary and stay alert, because things have seemed “off” a bit lately, not only with the Drudge Report but with other formerly trusted sites as well.
I hope Matt returns to his roots, but commercialism and success may have gotten to him and dulled his quick wit and integrity.


86 posted on 01/27/2012 10:06:17 AM PST by Rainwave (Growing more curmudgeony by the hour)
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To: PapaBear3625
24 posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:55:42 PM by PapaBear3625: “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.”

You may be right.

We need to be careful about groups like Log Cabin Republicans. I am not so narrow-minded to think that only social conservatives can be good Republicans, but it would take a great deal for me to trust a homosexual conservative the same way I would, for example, a retired Marine NCO who happens to be an atheist.

Homosexuals had serious trouble getting security clearances not many years ago. There were reasons for that.

87 posted on 01/27/2012 11:35:31 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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