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  • Facing Second Loss to Gingrich, Romney Went on Warpath

    01/31/2012 8:35:22 AM PST · by GVnana · 33 replies
    New York Slims ^ | 1/28/2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. In a call last Sunday morning, just hours after Mr. Romney’s double-digit loss to Mr. Gingrich in the South Carolina primary, the Romney team outlined the new approach to the candidate. Put aside the more acute focus on President Obama and narrow in on Mr. Gingrich. Find lines of attack that could goad Mr. Gingrich into angry responses and rally mainstream...
  • Panicked GOP insiders land in bizarro world

    01/30/2012 5:15:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    The 2012 Republican primary race has passed well beyond the rabbit hole into some extra-dimensional bizarro world where up is down, black is white and the allies of the candidate who disavowed Reaganism would have us believe that the leader of the “second stage of the Reagan Revolution” is somehow insufficiently Reaganesque. It’s no secret that the GOP establishment backs Mitt Romney. The same folks who gave us John McCain and Bob Dole have picked their winner. When Mr. Romney is down, their panic shows. They start floating desperate ideas like late-entry candidates or a brokered convention. They also pull...
  • Drudge restores link to FR

    01/30/2012 7:32:24 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 61 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/30/2012 | staff
    Its back.
  • Good Conservative Source for News to replace Drudge? (Vanity)

    01/30/2012 5:58:10 AM PST · by crosshairs · 42 replies
    I would like ideas for a good central source for news now that Drudge has his lips firmly attached to Romney's ass. I want to take Drudge off of my Favorites list.
  • Thompson: Mitt campaign has 'Drudge in their back pocket'

    01/29/2012 12:20:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on Sunday attacked Mitt Romney for "unseemliness and overkill" in his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, the candidate Thompson has endorsed.
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath (Details on M. Drudge, M. Rhoades, J. Curl, C. Hurt)

    01/29/2012 12:28:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/12 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. -snip- A team of some of the most fearsome researchers in the business, led by Mr. Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, spent days dispensing negative information about Mr. Gingrich, much of it finding its way to the influential Drudge Report, which often serves as a guide for conservative talk radio and television assignment editors and to which Mr. Rhoades has close ties. The...
  • United States of Propaganda Unleashes Unholy War Against Newt Gingrich

    01/29/2012 10:23:25 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 90 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/29/2012 | Kelly O'Connell
    It would be perverse to suggest the recent Matt Drudge-delivered blitzkrieg against Newt Gingrich was anything but a massive, coordinated propaganda campaign to incinerate his candidacy to cinders and ash. Of course, it would also be unfair to insinuate Newt is anything but the father of many of his own current struggles. But, be that as it may, it is hard to see how such a scorched earth policy against a lively and talented Republican with vast leadership experience helps the GOP or harms Obama. Such propaganda campaigns are not unknown in politics, but are rare in healthy democracies. That...
  • Conservatives Criticize Drudge for Anti-Gingrich Assault

    01/28/2012 2:14:48 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/26/2012 | Michael D. Shear
    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 Drudge-Romney axis . . .

    01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 102 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt
    . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization. Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director. Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime...
  • Free Republic link removed from Drudge Report! [Link restored]

    01/27/2012 8:24:29 PM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 114 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | January 27, 2012 | LucianOfSamasota
  • Official Drudge Report Boycott Thread

    01/27/2012 6:47:11 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 318 replies
    Due to bias shown by Matt Drudge I pledge to boycott the Drudge Report. Please pledge the same if you feel so inclined.
  • Republican establishment gangs up on Newt Gingrich (Bloody Thursday, Drudge...)

    01/27/2012 4:44:48 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 1/26/12 | Mitch Potter
    It has no name yet, but something akin to “Operation: Newtralize” is building into an onslaught against Newt Gingrich’s drive for the presidency. -snip- By late Thursday the conservative blogosphere was in open revolt, with right-wing bloggers aiming their fury at Drudge for what many perceived as an attack coordinated with Team Romney.
  • Mark Levin Says Drudge Not Taking Sides in Election

    01/27/2012 3:40:03 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 89 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 1/27/2012 | Mark Levin
    Just said it on his show. Couldn't believe my ears.
  • The Drudge Distort (More Bloody Thursday backlash...)

    01/27/2012 11:49:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/27/12 | Matt Barber
    You’re being manipulated. A well respected, highly influential news source has cast aside all journalistic integrity to shill for the liberal, GOP establishment candidate in this presidential race. The New York Times, you say? MSNBC? The Washington Post? No. We all gave up on those “progressive” rags a long time ago. Regrettably, the latest media outlet to assume a decidedly yellow hue during this heated primary cycle is the Drudge Report. It pains me to even write this. Drudge has always been both my first and last internet news stops of the day.
  • Take a Peek at the Drudge Report Alternatives

    01/26/2012 10:44:06 AM PST · by An American! · 26 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | MAR 6TH, 2010 | JOE GANDELMAN
    If you’re an independent voter or Democrat who is getting a bit tired of the Internet powerhouse Drudge Report’s political positioning of news items and/or have been turned off by some of its big news scoops that didn’t quite pan out in terms of the HUGE HEADLINES (the ones that have simply vanished off the site with no explanation) there are alternatives. Or, if you’re a Drudge fan and like that format and are looking for others that you can visit and get a news summary at a quick glance there are some excellent alternatives. Even if you ARE a...
  • Gingrich under fire from conservative media (Liberal media report on Drudge, Bloody Thursday...)

    01/27/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 1/27/11 | BETH FOUHY
    Forget the so-called liberal media. Right now Newt Gingrich's most ardent critics are conservative pundits and columnists, many of whom have launched aggressive campaigns to discredit him and trip up his run for the Republican nomination.
  • Anti-Newt Backlash? Drudge Drops Two Million Hits in One Day

    01/27/2012 7:37:02 AM PST · by kristinn · 93 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | 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...
  • Freep the vote on Drudge...Ron Paul is winning

    01/27/2012 12:08:32 AM PST · by Hanna548 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 12/26/12 | Drudge Report
    Ron Paul and Romney are winning this vote
  • Drudge Versus History, Let It Be Known

    01/26/2012 2:05:25 PM PST · by JerseyHighlander · 83 replies ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Drudge versus history Posted by William A. Jacobson    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:31am Politico’s homepage top headline is The right drops a bomb on Newt featuring photos of Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, Elliot Abrams and Matt Drudge.Just like in December, the rise of Newt has caused panic in Republican circles.In December the charge was led by National Review, and now it’s being led by Matt Drudge, as reflected in this image from Marooned in Marin:  For several days Drudge has been running almost around-the-clock negative banners against Newt, hyping negatives and burying news which contradicts the Romney campaign narrative that Newt was anti-Reagan.Against...
  • Byron York: Gingrich: Conservative critics part of DC 'frenzy'

    01/26/2012 1:45:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2012 | Byron York
    MOUNT DORA, Florida -- After an appearance before several hundred Tea Party supporters at a lakeside resort, Newt Gingrich reacted to the latest wave of criticism directed at him from members of the Washington-based conservative establishment. Members of that establishment, he said, are "sitting around in a frenzy, having coffee, lunch, and cocktail hours talking about how do we stop Gingrich." I asked Gingrich to react to a new column by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., longtime editor of The American Spectator in which Tyrrell called Gingrich "conservatism's Bill Clinton" and hinted that Gingrich might be the subject of new allegations...