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Drudge restores link to FR
DrudgeReport.com ^ | 1/30/2012 | staff

Posted on 01/30/2012 7:32:24 AM PST by Notwithstanding

Its back.

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; drudge; drudge4romney; drudgesellsout; fr; freerepublic; mattdrudge; mattrhoades
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1 posted on 01/30/2012 7:32:29 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding
DRUDGE, I WUV MITTENS
2 posted on 01/30/2012 7:33:26 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Notwithstanding
What's the “drudgereport”?

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I don't go there anymore....he can pound salt.

3 posted on 01/30/2012 7:35:33 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Notwithstanding

That link is how I found FR a couple years ago.. Ok, so it was 1999....


4 posted on 01/30/2012 7:35:49 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Not going back there. Matt is now part of the problem, not part of the solution.


5 posted on 01/30/2012 7:36:06 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Notwithstanding

WGAS?


6 posted on 01/30/2012 7:36:39 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Notwithstanding

Gee, and just as I removed Matt from my bookmark bar.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: rightwingextremist1776

My hyperlinks to Drudge have been deleted for nearly a week. He’s lost 20 hits a day from me. Never going back to that well.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 7:37:34 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Ole Okie

Just deleted Drudge from my ‘news’ bookmarks.


9 posted on 01/30/2012 7:38:56 AM PST by rawhide
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To: FrankR
no pink (love) ribbons, for OBozo/Myth....

10 posted on 01/30/2012 7:38:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, punch all the liberals :^)
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To: Resettozero

Ditto!


11 posted on 01/30/2012 7:39:23 AM PST by MarkLevinFan (Some are wise and some are otherwise)
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To: Notwithstanding

Great

but I will not forget his petulant over-the-top hysterical pseudo-journalism against Newt for daring to challenge Willard


12 posted on 01/30/2012 7:39:47 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: Notwithstanding

Drudge has proved, by his incessant, partisan pro-Romney advocacy, that he is not the man I thought he was. I will never trust his site like I once did. I used to visit it several times a day. Now rarely.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 7:42:19 AM PST by Blennos
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To: Notwithstanding

Doesn’t matter.. I used to check Drudge 4-5 times a day... NOW none.. You do not S-—t where you eat, well, maybe Drudge does ( I made a funny, didn’t mean to)I MIGHT check with Drudge when Mittens the used car salesman LOSES.. Put some ketchup on that crow, it might taste better...


14 posted on 01/30/2012 7:43:37 AM PST by contrarian (I don't care who you are, that is FUNNY)
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To: Notwithstanding

Was it removed? For how long?


15 posted on 01/30/2012 7:44:29 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Notwithstanding

I removed his link from my bookmarks last week.


16 posted on 01/30/2012 7:45:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Notwithstanding
THE LINK WAS NEVER GONE! I posted that the link was still there, a few days ago, on the same idiot thread that claimed the link had been removed. Don't you guys even check for yourself to see if something is true?
17 posted on 01/30/2012 7:46:43 AM PST by giotto
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To: Notwithstanding

Its been there for a while.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 7:47:55 AM PST by mnehring
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To: CaptainK
Was it removed? For how long?

If it ever really was removed, it couldn't have been for long. See my post at #17 on this thread.

19 posted on 01/30/2012 7:49:45 AM PST by giotto
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To: giotto
THE LINK WAS NEVER GONE! I posted that the link was still there, a few days ago, on the same idiot thread that claimed the link had been removed. Don't you guys even check for yourself to see if something is true?

You need a new 'idiot' meter. I stopped going to Fudge years ago, now why on earth would I need to go now and give revenue. These people that yak and hack need to wake up as to WHOM it is that keeps their bank accounts flush. That is unless they are able to live off bain dividends.

20 posted on 01/30/2012 7:50:27 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: giotto

Most of us didn’t go to check the link. We just removed Drudge as a source for anything! Oh by the way it was about what he did not the link!


21 posted on 01/30/2012 7:50:31 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: giotto

It was gone from about 2002 until around 2008 after some personal issues w/ folks on FR and Matt’s friend Lucienne Goldberg.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 7:50:41 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Notwithstanding

Is there a decent alternative to Drudge?


23 posted on 01/30/2012 7:51:59 AM PST by cork
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To: giotto

>>THE LINK WAS NEVER GONE! I posted that the link was still there, a few days ago, on the same idiot thread that claimed the link had been removed. Don’t you guys even check for yourself to see if something is true? <<

Seems that many people here on FR have become lemmings. Few seem to check for themselves. I think people have too many things to worry about and fall back on the “I read it on the internet” mentality with FR.


24 posted on 01/30/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Notwithstanding

If he doesn’t feel that he’s “in the tank” for Romney, or is actually “not” in the tank for Romney, then he should have received a tremendous ‘wake up call’ on the one-sided piling on that he perpetuated and actively participate-on against Newt last week.

Either way, “in” the tank or “not” in the tank, he’s realized now ‘WHO’ he’s messing with.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: cork

>>>Is there a decent alternative to Drudge?

Some site run by this guy named Jim Thompson I think.... it’s Free-something or other....


26 posted on 01/30/2012 7:54:35 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Notwithstanding

Drudge can do anything he pleases. I will never return to his page again. I have standards and he has fallen below them.


27 posted on 01/30/2012 7:55:21 AM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: cork

Breitbart and the “Big” sites.

http://www.breitbart.com/

I never go to Drudge. Between Breitbart, FR and sometimes Beck’s “The Blaze” (although they have horrible editors and are against Newt) I have all I need.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 7:56:51 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: netmilsmom

It was gone for awhile last week. I did check it.

I will say that Drudge did pile on FOR Newt in November (as he points out on his page right now with archival links to prove it).

Drudge is an editor, and editors cannot please all the people all of the time.

I have been committed to Newt since November, by the way, and it was links I found on Drudge that helped me commit.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 7:56:51 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding

That’s why I said “some”.

Some of us check for ourselves. Some take the word of other posters as set in stone.

I go here, then Big, then Blaze and finally FoxNews. Drudge is way down on my list, not because of the Mitt thing but because if it’s a huge event, FReepers catch it first.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 8:00:03 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: NickFlooding

Ah yes, Drudge (with his numerous daily links to tabloids, sex crimes, medical freaks, and gossip) met your high standards until last week.

Yep, you have highest standards.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 8:00:12 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding

Fudge link?

No thanks.

I’ll go to Kilwin’s


32 posted on 01/30/2012 8:02:42 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Notwithstanding
Why would this Pri@k do that?
33 posted on 01/30/2012 8:04:27 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Notwithstanding

The whole issue is slightly ridiculous.

Drudge is a free enterprise not NPR. If you like his service, visit his site, if not, don’t. Just don’t expect to convert those who hold the opposite views. it’s still (more/less) a free country and many people think for themselves.

Any business has to differentiate itself and create demand for it’s product. For online news sites that often means giving people a reason to come there and click through rather than going elsewhere, and that creates an incentive to be a little controversial or sensational. The market will decide.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 8:05:14 AM PST by bigbob
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Amen. All bookmarks and apps removed as of last week. Goodbye Drudge.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 8:05:25 AM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: mnehring; giotto

>It was gone from about 2002 until around 2008 after some personal issues w/ folks on FR and Matt’s friend Lucienne Goldberg.<

Yep.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 8:06:09 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Notwithstanding

I will not give GayMatt, the Mann-Coulter-loving poofter, the web hit he so desperately wants.

He can suck a golf ball through a garden hose.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 8:06:38 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: netmilsmom
I think people have too many things to worry about and fall back on the “I read it on the internet” mentality with FR.

Maybe, but given the knee-jerk nature of many FR posts, I'll take Drudge as the more reliable source. One can argue as to whether he's biased or not, but his livelihood depends on getting things right.

38 posted on 01/30/2012 8:10:05 AM PST by giotto
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To: Notwithstanding

When it was reinstated linked to FR Home page, not straight to the forum as before.


39 posted on 01/30/2012 8:10:11 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

“Not going back there.”

Same here. Deleted from “favorites”. Screw Drudge.


40 posted on 01/30/2012 8:11:26 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: giotto
THE LINK WAS NEVER GONE! I posted that the link was still there, a few days ago, on the same idiot thread that claimed the link had been removed. Don't you guys even check for yourself to see if something is true?

DITTO! Same here, that link has been consistent this whole time, and I don't know who the numb nutz was who started this "Drudge Dropped FR" mee-mee, but it was not, and IS not true!
41 posted on 01/30/2012 8:12:56 AM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: giotto

The link was dropped for several hours on Friday night after someone started a ‘boycott Drudge’ thread.


42 posted on 01/30/2012 8:16:00 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: cork

http://www.rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/03/the_50_most_popular_websites_o.php

http://www.brucekelly.com/conservative-websites.html

http://www.webcommentary.com/links.php

There are several linked on those three sites.


43 posted on 01/30/2012 8:16:22 AM PST by matthew fuller (My replacement for Drudge- http://orbusmax.com/)
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To: Notwithstanding

I have no problem with the Drudgereport site. He posted links to MSM stories that attacked Gingrich. That’s good information to know and it is helpful to have them all in one place. Romney gets attacked far less by MSM, so naturally there are far fewer links to report. I want to know about these attack stories to stay informed.


44 posted on 01/30/2012 8:16:22 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: b4its2late

Exactly. Don’t forsake Drudge because he will probably be the only source of truth after the primaries are over.

I found Free Republic only because I went to Drudge and he had a site called Whitewater listed. That was the forerunner of Free Republic.

I actually don’t go there much and didn’t before the famous anti-Gingrich posts went up, but I don’t want Drudge to fail.


45 posted on 01/30/2012 8:21:40 AM PST by altura
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To: Notwithstanding

Smoke more pole Drudgy.


46 posted on 01/30/2012 8:22:02 AM PST by MARKUSPRIME
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MSM stories that attacked Gingrich. That’s good information to know

I guess we have a difference of opinion on the definition of "information"..

47 posted on 01/30/2012 8:23:33 AM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Notwithstanding

Do we all get free cherry slurpees from Matt?


48 posted on 01/30/2012 8:27:45 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kirkwood

Yours is an extremely kind, level-headed, thoughtful way of looking at all the negative reporting. Of course, I disagree with the premise that Drudge did us a great service last week.


49 posted on 01/30/2012 8:27:55 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: bigbob
Drudge is a free enterprise not NPR. If you like his service, visit his site, if not, don’t.

I completely agree with you. However, in this era of heightened emotionalism, simply stating the obvious is deemed by some to be heresy.

LOL ! A chill-pill and/or a time-out is in order.

50 posted on 01/30/2012 8:32:39 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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