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  • You've been Drudged! Malware-squirting ads appear on websites with 100+ million visitors

    08/15/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 55 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 Aug 2015 at 22:45 | Shaun Nichols
    Internet lowlives who used Yahoo! ads to infect potentially countless PCs with malware have struck again – using adverts on popular websites to reach millions more people. Security researchers at MalwareBytes this week discovered the crooks running another massive campaign of ads that use the Angler Exploit Kit to infiltrate Windows PCs via vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and web browsers. Prominent websites including the Drudge Report and Weather.com – a pair of sites whose total traffic alone amounts to nearly 200 million visits per month – were apparently inadvertently carrying the ads, putting millions of netizens at risk.
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies
    Boston.com, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Report: Drudge, Breitbart Audiences’ Support of Trump Caused ‘Rare Moment of Weakness’ for Fox News

    08/11/2015 8:31:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | Breitbart News
    Gabriel Sherman at New York Magazine claims an inside look at Fox News’ and Roger Ailes’ handling of the weekend fight between Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly.Part 1, published Monday:According to two high-level Fox sources, Ailes’s diplomacy was the result of increasing concern inside Fox News that Trump could damage the network. Immediately following Thursday’s debate, Fox was deluged with pro-Trump emails. The chatter on Twitter was equally in Trump’s favor. “In the beginning, virtually 100 percent of the emails were against Megyn Kelly,” one Fox source, who was briefed on the situation, told me. “Roger was not happy. Most of the...
  • Drudge Site unwatchable with large banner on bottom

    08/11/2015 8:21:31 PM PDT · by Dick Vomer · 61 replies
    self ^ | 8/11/15 | self
    What is with the Drudge site?
  • Look Who Is On Top Front and Center of Druge Right Now

    08/09/2015 10:59:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 08/09/15
    I am sure Megyn Kelly is loving this attention....(sarcasm off)
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump turns black women into Republicans (Viewers View made Drudge)

    08/09/2015 10:18:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 08/09/2015 | Staff
    Suffice it to say there are at least two women who support Donald Trump for president. A duo of black women — hosting a YouTube “show” called “The Viewers View” — eviscerated Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly for her questions related to Trump’s statements on Twitter concerning women.
  • NO APOLOGIES TRUMP DOMINATES DEBATE; DRUDGE POLL; FOXNEWS SCORES RECORD RATINGS

    08/07/2015 7:09:34 AM PDT · by onyx · 230 replies
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | Aug 7, 2015 7:14 AM CDT | DRUDGE
    NO APOLOGIESTRUMP DOMINATES DEBATE; DRUDGE POLLFOXNEWS SCORES RECORD RATINGS If Roger Ailes' employees don’t wind up picking the party’s nominee, it won’t be for lack of trying.
  • Donald Trump: ‘Drudge Is Amazing’ [VIDEO]

    07/25/2015 2:03:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hat-tipped The Drudge Report at a campaign stop in Iowa Saturday, thanking the influential website for carrying a story about his recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.Trump spoke in front of a packed crowd in Oskaloosa in his first campaign visit to the state. He spent much time focused on immigration issues and border security and discussed the recent murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was gunned down by a five times-deported illegal alien earlier this month.Recounting his visit to Laredo earlier this week, Trump said that as he was arriving in the border city,...
  • Drudge is using my Hillary logo that I made for Free Republic!

    07/22/2015 6:52:38 AM PDT · by kik5150 · 54 replies
    If you go on Drudge right now you will see the mocking logo I made for a Free Republic thread a few months ago when the Clinton campaign unveiled their new logo. Clearly Drudge reads FR and he's welcome to use my art.
  • Matt Drudge Twitter Warning

    06/11/2015 5:47:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 77 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/10/15 | Matt Drudge
    "Next 18 months going to be EVERYTHING. Bigger than campaign news: Obama's scorched Earth exit. You've been warned..."
  • MATT DRUDGE SLAMS BOEHNER FOR PROMISING TO PASS OBAMATRADE: ‘CLEARLY TREASON’

    05/23/2015 10:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | may 23, 2015 | by KATIE MCHUGH
    Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals. Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted...
  • Drudge doesn't put his opinions up with anything.

    05/09/2015 12:50:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies
    EIB ^ | 5/8/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    What's the answer to the question? Why do people do this? (interruption) Okay, exactly right. Matt Drudge has a knack. Matt Drudge happens to find whatever there is anywhere, and if he's interested in it, he links to it, and he benefits from the fact that whatever he's interested in, a majority of Americans are, too. He has a knack. He has a touch for this. The idea that he has no competitors? Here you have a failing mainstream media. You have a mainstream media losing...I mean, they are hemorrhaging ad dollars. They are hemorrhaging audience, both broadcast and print....
  • Is Matt Drudge the second most influential man in America?

    05/08/2015 6:27:25 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7. 2015 | Brent Budowsky,
    While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by far the single most influential person in the American media, and it is fair to ask: Is he the second most influential man in America? For more than any individual in the media, Drudge dominates his competitors to the degree that he has no competitors, and determines what you watch on television, what you read in newspapers, what you hear and radio, and even what you read on the Internet about politics more than any single person in American...
  • HILL: 'Is Matt Drudge second most influential man in America?'

    05/08/2015 3:11:48 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05,08,15 | Brent Budowsky
    While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by far the single most influential person in the American media, and it is fair to ask: Is he the second most influential man in America? For more than any individual in the media, Drudge dominates his competitors to the degree that he has no competitors, and determines what you watch on television, what you read in newspapers, what you hear and radio, and even what you read on the Internet about politics more than any single person in American...
  • FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge [Isaiah 29]

    05/04/2015 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/4/2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family. Speaking on a panel at the annual “Right Online” conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Pai told audience members, “I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally. My address has been publicly...
  • News King: Drudge is top driver to CNN, WaPo, Fox, AP, NYT, WSJ, Politico

    04/08/2015 11:10:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4-8-15 | Paul Bedard
    Nobody beats Matt Drudge's popular Drudge Report when it comes to driving people to the world's most influential news sites. A new infographic to promote the Drudge Report to advertisers uses statistics to show that no other website refers more traffic than Drudge to CNN, Fox, Washington Post, New York Times, AP, Politico and even the Daily Mail. "Drudge has a profound effect on America's premier news outlets: it's the top source for referral traffic to industry powerhouses like Fox News, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, and Reuters among others. That alone is extraordinary," said the report....
  • Jeb Bush's Matt Drudge problem and why he ticks off so many conservatives

    03/23/2015 7:25:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Mar. 20, 2015 | Adam C. Smith
    Jeb Bush has a serious Matt Drudge problem, and that points to a more fundamental electoral problem. Among the most prominent DrudgeReport.com headlines Thursday evening: POLL: 54% WANT FRESH FACES IN '16....NH voters pan Bush...Jeb Still Refuses to Rule Out Tax Hikes... The prior Friday, during his New Hampshire debut as a likely 2016 presidential candidate, much of the mainstream media was gushing over Bush's substance, his accessibility and his refusal to pander to the right on issues like immigration reform. But Drudge offered these headlines: RUBIO ON RISE...JEB STRUGGLES FROM WITHIN...Says his view on immigration is 'grown-up plan'...WALKER: 'WE...
  • End of fake news / End of real news

    02/10/2015 11:31:13 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 12 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    Vanity: LMAO! Picture of Jon Stewart with caption "End of fake news". Picture of Brian Williams with caption "End of real news".
  • Ominous Tweet From Matt Drudge About Obama: “Like He Knows Something Terrible Coming…(shortened)

    02/10/2015 4:26:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 182 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/10/15 | Mac Slavo
    On Sunday night President Obama delivered a pre-taped speech to audience members at the Grammy awards. Drudge posted a photo of the President from the speech and called Obama’s appearance “greasy.” He continued with the following ominous words: Hoarse, watery eyes. Like he knows something terrible coming. Very unsettling…
  • SCOTT WALKER RUNAWAY WINNER IN DRUDGE POLL... DEVELOPING...

    02/02/2015 9:34:19 AM PST · by conservative98 · 178 replies
    https://polldaddy.com/poll/8625087/ ^ | February 1, 2015 | Drudge Report
    YOUR VOTE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
  • Former Drudge Report Editor Launches Politics-Focused Site 'Right Read'

    01/07/2015 9:45:27 AM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 1/7/15 | Michael Calderone
    NEW YORK -- Joseph Curl, a veteran political writer and most recently an editor for The Drudge Report, unveiled a new politics-focused, aggregation-heavy site on Monday called Right Read. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Curl said Right Read is “going to be an aggregation site in which I read hundreds and hundreds of stories so you don’t have to.” He noted that his nearly four years working on The Drudge Report, the conservative aggregation powerhouse, gave him the skills needed to wade through the sheer volume of stories published each day in order to find the most newsy,...
  • Why does Drudge take so long to close?

    12/28/2014 2:17:07 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 63 replies
    Vanity
    I have noticed during the last couple of weeks that after I click on the close icon for Drudge it takes up to 10 seconds to actually disappear. Is Matt getting statistics on me?
  • Matt Drudge says spending bill passed because NSA has 'dirt' on John Boehner

    12/14/2014 3:35:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Matt Drudge of the influential Drudge Report news aggregation site expressed discontent over a federal spending bill that passed with votes from both Republicans and Democrats in the House. The $1.1 trillion spending bill that runs through September 2015 is now up for a vote in the Democratically-led Senate. Many conservatives, including Drudge, are upset that the bill funds both Obamacare and President Obama's immigration executive orders. "Obama got EVERYTHING," Drudge tweeted Friday. "NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."
  • Why Matt Drudge and Lucianne Goldberg still rule the conservative media roost

    12/11/2014 9:18:29 AM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Philip Bump
    A flock of (relatively) new conservative media sites have gained attention in the mainstream-ish media over the past few weeks, a function of their increased role in driving political attention and, in some cases, their savvy in redirecting Facebook's traffic hose toward themselves. Bloomberg's Dave Weigel notes a series of scoops from the Washington Free Beacon (largely focused on Hillary Clinton); at Slate, Betsy Woodruff explains Twitchy. At the Awl, John Herrman noted the rise of the Independent Journal Review, which "landed big" on Facebook. For all of this success, for all of the novelty of new sites with sharp...
  • DRUDGEREPORT and Worldnetdaily both down?

    12/02/2014 1:41:38 AM PST · by iowamark · 16 replies
    12/2/2014
    DRUDGEREPORT.com and Worldnetdaily.com both have been down for some time.
  • DRUDGE IS DOWN:...Is it just me?!

    12/02/2014 1:29:36 AM PST · by Main Street · 32 replies
    Me ^ | 12/2/2014 | Me
    Can't get into Drudge. Anybody else?
  • 301 views 46 likes, 2 dislikes FEC May Yank 1st Amendment Guards for Drudge, Rest of Internet

    10/29/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    PJ Media - YouTube ^ | 29 Oct 2014 | None
    Video at link....
  • Dems on FEC move to regulate internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

    10/24/2014 5:13:16 PM PDT · by knak · 64 replies
    In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that the left wants to regulate conservative political sites and even news outlets like the Drudge Report. Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said. The powerplay followed a deadlocked 3-3 vote...
  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/21/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 143 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    me is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven’t. But, there we are. I haven’t." Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. In her 2,500 word speech she blamed her humiliation on the Drudge Report, Internet, Ken Starr, the NY Post's Page Six, everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations. From the transcript: But back then, in 1995, we started an affair that lasted, on and off,...
  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine” (Now?)

    10/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-16-2014 | Mac Salvo
    Mac Slavo October 16th, 2014 The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at DrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so...
  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”

    10/17/2014 9:57:43 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | October 16th, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at DrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so often. Yesterday, after having completely...
  • Losses Leave Patriots on the Defensive (Drudge: Bloody Sunday for Brady?)

    10/04/2014 2:08:38 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/04/14 | Peter May
    With his team off to a slow start, a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback went on the radio and had a message for his listeners: “R-E-L-A-X. We’re going to be O.K.” Oh, how Tom Brady wishes he could channel his inner Aaron Rodgers and tell a panicked Patriot nation that his team is going to be all right. Green Bay is 2-0 since Rodgers told Packers fans to chill out. Brady has issued no such call for calm.
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers Denies That Steve King — Who Wrote GOP Immigration Policy — Represents Repubs

    08/08/2014 6:06:52 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | Brian Tashman
    In an interview with Reason posted yesterday, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, explicitly denied that Rep. Steve King is running the GOP’s policy on immigration and took issue with the party’s Nativist image. “He does not — his position does not reflect the broad view of Republicans,” she said of King. That’s interesting, since just last week the House GOP passed a draconian immigration bill crafted by none other than Steve King. King even called one of the bill’s key provisions “a mirror of what I’ve done the last two years here in this...
  • Geraldo Rivera: Matt Drudge ‘doing his best to stir up a civil war’

    07/31/2014 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/31/14 | Jessica Chasmar
    Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has accused conservative blogger Matt Drudge of trying to inflame conservatives and “stir up a civil war,” due to his website’s aggressive coverage of the border crisis. “Shame on Drudge,” Mr. Rivera tweeted Wednesday morning. “His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’” Mr. Rivera argued during his radio show that Mr. Drudge, founder of “the most powerful website,” is “doing his best to stir up a civil war” with his headlines, Mediaite reported. “This is exactly what they did to the Irish in the...
  • Freep a Poll! (Drudge. Should 'pubs impeach obozo?)

    07/08/2014 6:01:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-8-14 | Matt Drudge
    SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA? YES NO NOT NOW
  • Uniguest Needs a Better Explanation for Why Conservative Sites Are Being Blocked

    07/02/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | July 2 2014 | Erick Erickson
    James Varney of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, stayed at the Hyatt Place hotel in Riverhead, NY. He tried to look at the Drudge Report, but was blocked from doing so by his hotel’s internet connection. In fact, he tried looking at a number of conservative websites, including Powerline and Instapundit. They too were blocked. He then tried a number of liberal websites from Talking Points Memo to DailyKos. None of them had access problems. His hotel, Hyatt Place, uses Uniguest to connect its guests to the internet. Digging deeper, I contacted the good people of Uniguest. A cheery online...
  • Clinton: Matt Drudge, Karl Rove Planting ‘False Information’

    06/15/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    CBS News DC ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014
    SNIP NPR host Terry Gross posed the question: “So I have to ask you about the kerfuffle over the People magazine cover that you were on. You were standing with your hands resting on the back of a chair, apparently a patio chair. But the photo was cropped, so all we saw of the chair was the bar across the top of the chair. And your good friend, Matt Drudge, tweeted, is Clinton holding a walker? Now, you know, obviously it wasn’t a walker but – and he didn’t lie. He didn’t say you were holding a walker. He just...
  • Here’s Video of Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge Hanging Out at NBA Finals Game

    06/13/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    Mediate ^ | 06/13/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    It’s no secret that conservative titans Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge are close friends. But it’s always interesting to see the latter come out of his elusive shell to make a public appearance, especially so with Coulter; and even more so when it’s at a major sporting event like game four of the NBA Finals.
  • McMorris Rodgers challengers find hope in Cantor loss

    The day after the House’s No. 2 Republican fell to a primary challenger, Eastern Washington congressional candidates were hoping Wednesday for a boost to knock off the No. 4 Republican. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces three challengers in the August primary – one Republican, one Democrat and one independent. Each thought the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor validated some aspects of their races, which appear to be long-shot bids against the five-term incumbent. All three will run low-budget, populist races against the House Republican Conference chairwoman, hoping to finish at least second in the primary and then defeat...
  • Impeachment if he does it again

    06/05/2014 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 83 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 5, 2014 | Matt Drudge
    Headline with link to The Hill article, "Graham warns of Republican impeachment push over Gitmo."
  • 5th District hopeful Tom Horne challenges Cathy McMorris-Rodgers

    05/23/2014 4:49:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    A retired engineer and volunteer firefighter who joined the race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Friday said he’s unimpressed with the five-term incumbent and others in House Republican leadership on issues ranging from immigration to health care. Tom Horne, 65, of Nine Mile Falls, said he wants to replace the Affordable Care Act with a better system but questions House Republicans’ multiple votes to repeal it, only to have the bills die in the Senate.
  • PALIN: DRUDGE PREPARES OBAMA'S DAILY INTELLIGENCE REPORT...

    05/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | May 21 ,2014 | Sarah Palin
    Obama knows nothing, sees nothing, and hears nothing unless his lapdogs bark, then his ears perk up. Not exactly using a hunting dog to flush out the truth, is he? Kind of reminds me of that famous Will Rogers quote: “All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” The head of a government that has the most sophisticated spying apparatus ever created can monitor who we talk to, what we talk about, how many twinkies our kids eat and the calories we consume, where we travel, etc. etc., yet announces...
  • Matt Drudge wipes his Twitter account clean of all posts — except one warning

    05/20/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by MNDude · 28 replies
    I'm too lazy to post the source ^ | I'm too lazy to post the date | I'm too lazy to post the author
    If Matt Drudge was going for mystery, he hit it. The world-known Web news headliner has cleaned his Twitter account of all tweets and posts — except for a single, solitary message that strikes a somewhat ominous tone. “In this manic Digital Age … It’s vital … To clear your mind … Constantly,” he tweeted. But that’s the only message that remains on his account. And he subsequently changed his profile background picture of a parrot pecking at another parrot.
  • How Monica Lewinsky Changed the Media (Tina Brown Crying A River)

    05/09/2014 10:37:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    TheDailyBeast.com ^ | 05.09.14 | Tina Brown
    Monica Lewinsky’s ‘Vanity Fair’ article reluctantly plunges us straight back into the frothing world of ‘90s gossip. It may be painful but it answers so many questions about today’s media. The Monica Lewinsky confessional in Vanity Fair brings back a torrent of unfond memories of the appalling cast of tabloid gargoyles who drove the scandal. Remember them? Treacherous thatched-roof-haired drag-queen Linda Tripp, with those dress-for-success shoulder pads? Cackling, fact-lacking hack Lucianne Goldberg, mealy-mouthed Pharisee Kenneth Starr—the whole buzzing swarm of legal, congressional and gossip industry flesh flies, feasting on the entrails. And, of course, hitting “send” on each new...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation

    Full Title: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge and Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

    05/07/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7 ,2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • Monica Lewinsky in Vanity Fair: Time to burn beret

    05/06/2014 8:36:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Monica Lewinsky is taking to the pages of Vanity Fair to address her affair with former President Bill Clinton, writing that she avoided the spotlight for fear of becoming an issue during Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign, but adds that the time has come to stop “tiptoeing around my past — and other people’s futures.” -snip- “Thanks to the Drudge Report, I was also possibly the first person whose global humiliation was driven by the Internet,” Lewinsky writes. Lewinsky also had a suggestion for Beyonce, who recently referenced the affair on the single “Partition,” from her most recent album. “Thanks, Beyoncé,...
  • The 100 Most Popular Conservative Websites Of 2014 (We're at #14)

    04/30/2014 1:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    RightWing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | John Hawkins
    These websites were ranked using Alexa. The number beside of each website represents its overall rank on the Internet. 1) Fox News: 158 2) Wall Street Journal: 214 3) The Drudge Report: 437 4) The Blaze: 565 5) New York Post: 889 6) Breitbart: 1,344 7) Newsmax: 1,729 8) WorldNetDaily: 2,103 9) Independent Journal Review 2,147 10) The Daily Caller: 2,240 11) The Washington Times: 2,438 12) National Review: 3,621 13) TownHall: 5,252 14) Free Republic: 5,393 15) PJ Media/Instapundit: 5,586 16) Cybercast News Service: 5,811 17) Investor’s Business Daily: 5,828 18) Hot Air: 5,877 19) Twitchy: 6,102 20) The...
  • Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo

    04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 41 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane
    I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream. (...) Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995. At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers...
  • Clinton Admin Feared Internet's Ability to Democraticize News 3 Years Before Drudge Bombshell

    04/21/2014 6:25:32 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Three years before Matt Drudge changed the world and how news would be consumed, President Bill Clinton's White House feared that the Internet was allowing average citizens, especially conservatives, to bypass legacy gatekeepers and access information that had previously been denied to them by the mainstream press. The infamous 1995 "conspiracy commerce memo" tried to demonize and discredit alternative media outlets on the right to mainstream media organizations and D.C. establishment figures. The memo notes that the "Internet has become one of the major and most dynamic modes of communication" and "can link people, groups and organizations together instantly." (snip)...