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Conservatives Criticize Drudge for Anti-Gingrich Assault
NYT ^ | 01/26/2012 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 01/28/2012 2:14:48 PM PST by DesertRenegade

Furious conservatives have taken to blogs and Twitter on Thursday to vent their ire against what they allege is a conspiratorial dumping of twisted and manipulated negative attacks on Newt Gingrich.

The target of their fury: The Drudge Report.

For the last 48 hours, the conservative Web site led by Matt Drudge has become a virtual campaign arm for Mitt Romney, featuring huge, screaming headlines about Mr. Gingrich and his past.

That prompted conservatives who support Mr. Gingrich to accuse Mr. Drudge of selling out to the Republican establishment — many of whom have come to Mr. Romney’s aid as the battle with Mr. Gingrich has heated up.

Ana Beavenhouser, whose Twitter profile says that she is “so right wing, my symbol is not the elephant … it is the WOOLY MAMMOTH!!” posted on Twitter:

@anabeavenhouser: Where the hell was all this effort into “exposing” a candidate when #obama was running? #Drudge is officially irrelevant now!

Across the Internet, conservatives questioned whether Mr. Drudge had become as much the enemy as the liberal media.

@verigatari verigatari: Is this #Drudge report, or MSNBC? Matt Drudge is no better than Chris Matthews, distorting the facts! #tcot #withNewt

And many suggested that a new media elite — joined by the once-conservative Mr. Drudge — had banded together to keep Mr. Gingrich from becoming the Republican Party‘s presidential nominee.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; drudge; homosexualagenda; nevermind; rino; romney
It's pretty repulsive that Drudge has sold out on this one. This is one of the most important elections in history and a rare chance to get a true conservative elected. Yet Drudge falls in line with the elites and becomes a surrogate for a RINO. Very depressing.
1 posted on 01/28/2012 2:14:58 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

Drudge who? He’ll never get on a computer of mine again.


2 posted on 01/28/2012 2:19:05 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " ....Jesus)
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To: DesertRenegade

Drudge has a place on his site to leave news tips, just tell him how you feel about his mitt love.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 2:24:19 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

I’ve been leaving plenty of ‘news tips’ for Drudge in the box you mention. I hope others will as well.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 2:26:15 PM PST by vortigern
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To: Rebelbase

Thanks, that’s exactly what I did. I’ve loved his site for years but had to tell him that he’s finally letting his lifestyle muddle his politics. Could it be AIDS dementia? I don’t know. But for some reason, the homosexuals are on a jihad against Newt.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 2:28:00 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? - Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons, and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron. But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea, which ran down the back window of the car. .David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog. "It also strikes me as classic Romney: it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner, and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering that the solution may cause."

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


"Dog on Roof? What Was It Like for Romney's Pooch? - Scientists Say Dog Likely Experienced Wind-Whipped, Uncomfortable Trip - "Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. e'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog,".. Jordan Kaplan, the owner of Petaholics, a dog walking service in New York City,
and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "


"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours. As the rest of the boys joined in the howls of disgust, Romney coolly pulled off the highway and into a service station. There, he borrowed a hose, washed down Seamus and the car, then hopped back onto the highway."

"Story about dog on car roof comes back to bite Romney - 200 comments from readers complaining of animal cruelty"

6 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:11 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Rebelbase
Drudge has a place on his site to leave news tips,...

Now it all makes sense.

How much has Mitt dropped in the jar? ; )

7 posted on 01/28/2012 2:37:14 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: DesertRenegade
For the last 48 hours, the conservative Web site led by Matt Drudge has become a virtual campaign arm for Mitt Romney, featuring huge, screaming headlines about Mr. Gingrich and his past.

This story brought to you courtesy of the NY Times, a virtual campaign arm for Barack 0bama.

8 posted on 01/28/2012 2:43:23 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DesertRenegade
Matt Drudge helps Mitt Romney coordinate attacks on Newt Gingrich

Considering the volume of attacks directed at Newt, it seems reasonable to assume that Mitt has been doling out the cash. The anti-Reagan line of attack, in particular, seemed directly coordinated with the ads that Mitt Romney has been running against Newt in Florida (see the video below). Ironically, Michael Reagan himself came out today in defense of Newt, and Newt’s campaign dug up a video of Nancy Reagan commenting that Reagan was passing the torch to Newt. This was bound to backfire on Romney.

Dump Drudge

9 posted on 01/28/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Diogenesis

LOVE your dogsagainstromney.com image! I will be making my dogs one to wear at the park!


10 posted on 01/28/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by Irenic
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To: DesertRenegade

I don’t see any huge bias. Here are the election realeted headlines right now. Seems to be pretty balanced. And at the top is a paid ad with a pic of Sarah Palin and “Sarah votes for Newt” It may just more people click on Gingrich stories than Romney stories. Who would want to read about Myth?

GINGRICH VOWS TO STAY IN ‘UNTIL CONVENTION’...

Paul has no intention of dropping out...

GINGRICH: ROMNEY AT DEBATE ‘MOST DISHONEST IN HISTORY’...

Mitt: Newt ‘like Goldilocks’...

PALIN: Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left...

MAG: Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Gingrich/Reagan...

SCARBOROUGH: The Newt I know...


11 posted on 01/28/2012 2:50:22 PM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: DesertRenegade
"Matt Drudge has become a virtual campaign arm for Mitt Romney…"
There! Fixed it for you!

Better yet…

"Matt Drudge has become irrelevant…"
Man, shaking this beltway crowd up is really getting nasty :-)
12 posted on 01/28/2012 2:51:16 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: DesertRenegade

Quit Drudge years ago. A real garbage pile of crap.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 2:53:21 PM PST by Logical me
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To: DesertRenegade

Vote with your feet- see my tagline.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 3:04:04 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge- http://orbusmax.com/)
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To: DesertRenegade

I just refuse to get all wee-wee’d up over a former telemarketer whose formative years were spent running a gift shop...

It would be pretty cool to put up a Drudge-like aggregation page on FR where any story that’s posted in the forum automatically shows up as a headline and link. Sorta like our “headline view” but all on one page, organized by content.

Drudgereport is proof of substance over style, but technically it’s amazing that a site with Alexa ranking of 385 looks like it came right out of the Stone Age.


15 posted on 01/28/2012 3:14:29 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Hugin

Where were you on Bloody Thursday? His site was a cesspool of lies about Newt. All those self proclaimed conservatives became n@ked that day. They are in bed w/the GOP E AND the liberals. They will NEVER regain any trust - I hope they all rot.

They are enemies of America.

Go NEWT! Squash the maggots.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 3:20:31 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: DesertRenegade

matt who is on the mat for momney...haven’t been there since...nor will i ever go there again


17 posted on 01/28/2012 3:30:06 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: matthew fuller

Every Comment against Drudge plays into the hands of the Demo Craps and The ObamAllah, Duh. Drudge opens up more avenues to the TRUE news than any other single site, especially the MSM ...........without Drudge the non-MSM would be without a connection.
The Obamites and other Stalinist’s would rather close down Drudge than Rush because Drudge connects/introduces the Americans to the truth and the facts (or opinions) on one computer screen.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 3:36:37 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: matthew fuller

Every Comment against Drudge plays into the hands of the Demo Craps and The ObamAllah, Duh. Drudge opens up more avenues to the TRUE news than any other single site, especially the MSM ...........without Drudge the non-MSM would be without a connection.
The Obamites and other Stalinist’s would rather close down Drudge than Rush because Drudge connects/introduces the Americans to the truth and the facts (or opinions) on one computer screen.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 3:37:02 PM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: DesertRenegade
I can't post here my email to Drudge who I have faithfully (and daily) went to for my fix but needless to say it wasn't exactly nice or "family-oriented".

That bottomm-feeding, scumbag, SOB will probably (like the drama Queen Coulter) take a hit over this and I wouldn't be surprised to see his numbers drop substantially.

I haven't clicked his site since Thursday.

20 posted on 01/28/2012 3:37:24 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: bigbob
organized by content.

Like this?

Browse by Forum

21 posted on 01/28/2012 3:38:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Rebelbase

Done! Said it’s my last visit to his site until he returns to even-handed coverage of the Republican candidates.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 3:45:42 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Still searching for the new tagline!)
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23 posted on 01/28/2012 4:19:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DesertRenegade

I never imagined I would see so many conservative friends turn into liberal pimps, but the Mittens mutts have made the transformation. It makes me wonder how long they’ve been wallowing in the scum.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 4:23:22 PM PST by pallis
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To: DesertRenegade

Uh Yea!!!


25 posted on 01/28/2012 4:25:07 PM 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: BilLies

1. Drudge aggregates the big news stories, each day. Floods, tornados, elections, polls, scandals, campaigns, etc.

2. He doesn’t write the stories, and he doesn’t censor the news.

3. That particular day there was a deluge of anti-Gingrich stories, so he provided the headlines and links to those stories, as he does with any other story.

4. Had the day unfolded with a deluge, even a plethora of anti-Romney stories, Drudge would have provided the headlines and links to those stories, as he does with any other story.

5. As you said, over the years DrudgeReport has been instrumental in highlighting stories that were important to conservatives.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 4:53:09 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

The attacks on Drudge have been ridiculous.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 5:03:19 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: DesertRenegade

SADLY DISAPPOINTED MATT. MATT WHERE HAVE YOU GONE? DARK SIDE, DARK SIDE, THREE BAGS FULL.


28 posted on 01/28/2012 5:11:22 PM PST by CARTOUCHE (Vote with your wallet. I did. Newt needs the money to beat back the Romney scourge.)
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To: DesertRenegade

No one is better for the agenda of GOP Proud than Mittens. He has a long track recond in Mass., public school kiddo sexual grooming and all!


29 posted on 01/28/2012 5:20:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: BilLies

If you love Drudge, stay with him. All I’m saying is vote with your feet, if you’re fed up with Drudge’s BS, as many on FR are. By the way, Drudge is NOT the only non-MSM site out there.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 5:21:32 PM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge- http://orbusmax.com/)
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To: Jane Austen

“The attacks on Drudge have been ridiculous.”

A few years ago here, there would be less criticism, and more defense of Drudge—along the lines of what I wrote.

Most adults have left; Lord of the Flies, now.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

Never saw on Drudge the Video of Nancy Reagan.

That one think along would have Quashed the “Newt was an Anti-Reagan”.

Not buying it and have not been to Drudge since.


32 posted on 01/28/2012 5:59:44 PM PST by Bailee
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To: Jane Austen

“The attacks on Drudge have been ridiculous.

*************************

classic case of ‘shooting the messenger’, which has always been a failed tactic. And will be here.

The guy doesn’t write anything.

Plus (and most importantly for JimRob), he LINKS TO THIS SITE. It’s how I (and likely many others) found FR in the first place. I wonder how much $$$$ for conservative causes here has been raised by that link over the years?

I’ve got nothing to say about FAUX NEWS though. They’re a bunch of damn RINOs.


33 posted on 01/29/2012 6:56:49 AM PST by Longdriver
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