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Anti-Newt Backlash? Drudge Drops Two Million Hits in One Day
Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/27/2012 7:37:02 AM PST by kristinn

The Drudge Report saw a drop in traffic yesterday of two million hits in the wake of proprietor Matt Drudge's two-day attack on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Drudge started his attack on Gingrich Wednesday evening with a banner headline accusing Gingrich of insulting former President Ronald Reagan. Drudge carried on the attack all through Thursday, at one time having fourteen anti-Newt headlines at once.

The assault on Gingrich prompted many supporters to announce they were swearing off the Drudge Report with some saying they would stop using it as their home page.

According to statistics posted by the Drudge Report, the site's hits on Wednesday, January 26, were 33, 807, 227.

Yesterday the hits, as published today on the Drudge Report, were down a full two million to 31, 802, 534.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; drudge; drudgeattacksnewt; drudgehits; drudgereport; internet; newt; newtgingrich; vanity
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1 posted on 01/27/2012 7:37:08 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Yes! I know at least 10 of them were mine :) I hope this continues to backfire in the Drudgie’s face. Thanks for posting this....this is amazing.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 7:40:01 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kristinn

He’s free to attack anyone he wishes on his own site. Visitors are free to go elsewhere. Ain’t America grand.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 7:40:32 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: kristinn

Yesssssssss!!!!


4 posted on 01/27/2012 7:40:45 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: kristinn

I am one of them. I will not go to his site anymore. I sent them a really nice message in the box at the lower right of his site as well.

I guess Matt Drudge the moron would rather have Romney the Rino of Zero instead.


5 posted on 01/27/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: kristinn

About 25 of them were mine. I am breaking the habit for good!


6 posted on 01/27/2012 7:42:15 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: kristinn

7 posted on 01/27/2012 7:42:15 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: kristinn

Good. Hope it drops more and he loses tons of money.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 7:42:39 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: kristinn

Better send this breaking news to Drudge!!!!!!!


9 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by tiki
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To: kristinn

Say, you know there could be a real strategy here...

Suppose 1 million people set the Drudgereport as their homepage, and that each hits it on average of once a day. That’s a million hits.

Then suppose he does something like this attack on Gingrich, and all those million people change their homepage, thus dropping the hitcount by a million. That would hit him right in the wallet, the only place it will do any good. Over time you could shape and in essence control the content.

All it would take is 1 million cooperative souls and some way to coordinate their actions...hmmm....


10 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by bigbob
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To: kristinn

That kinda interesting, since from my perpective, the attacks on Newt had me over at Drudge far more than usual.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:01 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: kristinn

I stopped going to Drudge yesterday. If I wanted to get my news from the liberal media I would go to the DU, cBS, msDNC or other pro Romney / pro Obama websites.

I get my news FreeRepublic and from a list of hundreds of Conservative blogs/sites at http://www.cafenetamerica.com

Also from twitter feeds

Actually a few days ago I was thinking that it’s possible that many who use to go to Drudge will eventually get their conservative news from Twitter. I have noticed many good articles posted on Twitter lately.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 7:43:53 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: kristinn

What a freakin’ shame. ;^)


13 posted on 01/27/2012 7:45:04 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Jane Long

Yep. I don’t go there for crap I could get on a liberal website. Ever since he went on a disinformation tirade against Newt, I decided to seek out more credible sources for my news.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 7:45:58 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (It's a Newtiful Day today!)
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To: kristinn

If drudge was fair about what was going on, that would be one thing. All those hit pieces in one day was clearly coordinated.

There’s plenty of other places for news headlines. I’m not visiting drudge again any time soon.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 7:46:20 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: kristinn

16 posted on 01/27/2012 7:46:26 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

Drudge used to be my homepage but I will never visit his site again. The way he smeared Newt yesterday as anti-Reagan was repulsive. It really doesn’t get any lower than that especially coming from the Romney campaign!


17 posted on 01/27/2012 7:47:22 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT! NO ROMNEY!)
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To: Jane Long

Am wondering why pro-Newt ad is not there. that said; hope Newt capitalizes on Mitt’s canned-for-moderates - and ignorant- Dems, NASA response.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 7:47:26 AM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: kristinn

He only dropped 2 million because the media attention of his attacks drew new hits. Wait till the attention of the story dies. Really bad calculation, Matt. Look out below...and say hi to Ann while you’re down there.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 7:47:51 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: kristinn

This is actually scary since we have no idea what forces were at work to make him do this.

Guaranteeed, there was direct outside influence.

What was it?


20 posted on 01/27/2012 7:48:16 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Me too. Habit broken, page marker deleted.


21 posted on 01/27/2012 7:49:32 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: kristinn

Drudge be a poofta.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 7:50:11 AM PST by OKSooner (Today's new tagline. Tomorrow's new tagline pending.)
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To: kristinn

Good news. I went to his site yesterday just to see the list of anti-Newt items, but I haven’t been to his site in years.


23 posted on 01/27/2012 7:52:12 AM PST by mancini
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To: kristinn

If that trend keeps going, Drudge will probably FUDGE the numbers to keep his advertising rates up.

His advertisers cannot expect him to provide the truth anymore than conservatives can.


24 posted on 01/27/2012 7:52:32 AM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Jane Long

I think we know where mademoiselle Drudge supports. She made herself perfectly clear. I’ll stick with FR when I want to check news articles.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 7:52:58 AM PST by HectorOne
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To: kristinn

I haven’t been to Drudge’s page for probably 4-5 years. Every time I’d go I would:

A) Get a ton of spyware popups, and
B) See nothing but stories which FR had already been covering in great detail.

His RINO activities are even more reason not to ever visit his cr@ppy, stale site. Glad to see it hurt his precious hit count; I hope the trend continues.

God bless FR and Jim Robinson for his strong pro-conservative views.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 7:54:47 AM PST by gbunch (http://www.GregBunch.com)
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To: cotton1706

When Drudge starts exposing BO’s past, he may get some of us back. What is a good alternative to Drudge? Anybody know?


27 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:26 AM PST by dandiegirl
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To: kristinn

Drudge ain’t my homey page no mo...


28 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:40 AM PST by moovova (I call the new CFL light bulbs..."Obama Bulbs"...because they're not too bright.)
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To: kristinn

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!!


29 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:44 AM PST by txgirl4Bush (I Support President Bush and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
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To: cotton1706

Damn. I made one mistake this morning out of habit and clicked my bookmark for Drudge. I immediately realized what I did, and deleted the bookmark. Problem solved.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:49 AM PST by wattsgnu
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To: kristinn

Not defending Drudge here, per se, but... if he were presenting some facts about what Newt actually said about Ronaldus Magnus, back in the day... How is that an issue? Facts is facts. (if true, that is...)

I was shocked by those headlines, myself...


31 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:52 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: kristinn

Outstanding!


32 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:52 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Alternatives to Drudge...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838281/posts
33 posted on 01/27/2012 7:58:36 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: kristinn

Alternatives to Drudge...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2838281/posts
34 posted on 01/27/2012 7:58:56 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: kristinn

I stopped going to Drudge last week.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 7:59:18 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: kristinn
Well, it wasn't because of me.

I sent Matt lots of "Tips" yesterday and a few "Tips" today.

36 posted on 01/27/2012 8:00:39 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cicero2k

“Guaranteeed, there was direct outside influence.”

If Drudge’s ideology is pro-Romney, then there didn’t need to have been outside influence. It’s possible that he posts what he believes.


37 posted on 01/27/2012 8:00:39 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: kristinn

please someone give me the name of a site that does something similar to Drudge because I am tired of Drudge and his bias.


38 posted on 01/27/2012 8:06:27 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: kristinn
You're really stretching.

On 1/23/12 Drudge had 24,416,083 hits, so you could say Drudge is up more than 6,000,000 since his attacks on Gingrich. Or, if you want to go Thursday to Thursday, Drudge had 31,002,492 hits on 1/18/12, more than 1,000,000 less than 1/26/12.

39 posted on 01/27/2012 8:09:24 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: kristinn

He’s getting a lot of hits from romobots voting over and over on his phony poll. What kind of poll is it when you can refresh and vote again and again?


40 posted on 01/27/2012 8:10:33 AM PST by hope
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To: bigbob
Many people bring up drudge report in the browser and leave it up, opening other windows to go to other sites. When that is done, the drudge site auto-refreshes itself every 3 minutes, generating more hits on the site (and more impressions on any ads that are billed per view and not per click).

So enough people staying completely away from Drudge can drop his hits considerably.
41 posted on 01/27/2012 8:10:59 AM PST by TheCornerOffice
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To: kristinn

Drudge is no longer my “home page” on my browser! I changed to free republic for ever.

He has not shown his face for years.... Why!

Shep Smith on Fox looks really bad. Sorry boyfriend done him in I quess!


42 posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:55 AM PST by primatreat (I am really tired of "0"s craping and slinging shit toward the middle class.)
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To: cicero2k
Drudge hired two Romney operatives to help him run The Drudge Report. Joe Curl and Charles Hurt.


Joe Curl


Charles Hurt


43 posted on 01/27/2012 8:13:39 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: kristinn

Remember, every hit on Fudge’s site makes him money, that’s why he has his site set up with an auto refresh (every 5 minutes, or so) that increments his hit counter, and delivers a fresh ad to your screen. If you stay there a while, the hits keep adding up and Fudge’s income keeps adding up.

Fudge is the best reason in the world to install ad blocking software on your computer.


44 posted on 01/27/2012 8:13:55 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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The Right Scoop
45 posted on 01/27/2012 8:17:52 AM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....)
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To: kristinn

Drudge Report has been removed from my bookmarks. Consequences, doncha know.


46 posted on 01/27/2012 8:22:50 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: Prokopton

Considering that yesterday Drudge’s attack on Newt was all the buzz on talk radio, the Internet and the MSM, as well as it being a big debate day, dropping two million hits is significant. The trend should have been the other way.


47 posted on 01/27/2012 8:23:11 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Spread this news to your friends via email and other media.

Let Drudge know he is going to pay a price for straying from the conservative reservation.


48 posted on 01/27/2012 8:29:04 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: kristinn

I’m done with him.for good.


49 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:54 AM PST by DManA
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To: kristinn

OFFICIALLY BOYCOTTING DRUDGE

Getting my news round up from FreeRepublic, Hotairpundit, Gatewaypundit, Hotair,Reddogreport,legal insurrection,Verumserum,redstate,etc, from now on.


50 posted on 01/27/2012 8:31:37 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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