Matt Drudge and the actual News

Today Mr. Drudge links to a story entitled “Why Drudge is a Disgrace”.

Essentially Joe Klein is upset because Drudge had the blinking headline on yesterday saying that Mrs. Clinton’s health care proposal would require proof of insurance before you could work. Once you read the story however you’d see that she hadn’t quite worked out the details and certainly would not want punitive measures taken.

She said she could envision a day when “you have to show proof to your employer that you’re insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,” but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

Poor Joe Klein. Yesterday a story about a futuristic health care proposal by a person running for election in 2008 was probably read across the world by more people than Mr. Klein has ever had read a story of his!

Mr. Drudge is no disgrace. He generally has the most important stories of the day up.

See today for instance. Are the Washington Post OR the NYtimes carrying the story about the SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS EXPLOSION IN SYRIA THAT KILLED IRANIANS?
Nope. Not that I could find at 6am Mtn time. And this story broke yesterday.

Drudge has it.

Drudge will sometimes miss the subtle stories like Syria’s appointment to the IAEA 2 weeks after being bombed by Israel (possibly for their nuclear weapons program). Luckily, Syria will be looking into Israeli nukes for the UN though. (snark sound inserted here)

The Syrian news agency SANA proudly reported the election on Tuesday, adding that Syria was also successful in including “the Israeli nuclear arsenal as an item on the agenda of the conference.”


The UN – what a group.

Drudge – AWESOME!

Not only does Matt Drudge link to news stories, but he also links to stories about himself that are not complementary, AND to crap news. (man eaten by alligator stuff) Most of us have some taste for the crap. We can go to Drudge and get a great idea of what the news of the day is. He links all over the world. Yes – he’ll screw up now and then, but his headline yesterday was no screwup. Just a teaser to get people to read the story.

Mr. Klein, were you just looking for a Drudge link?

(I think I’ve just broken my own record for number of categories in one post! Thank you Mr. Drudge.)

3 thoughts on “Matt Drudge and the actual News

  1. Klein is pretty much a blowhard but I will admit, the only thing I can criticize about Matt Drudge is that sometimes the editors that post the headline or byline for an article do overreach to get the viewer (you, me, and a gazillion others to include virtually everyone in the MSM) to click.

    Having said that, what amazes me is that so many people claim Drudge is some political hack on his “blog.” As you know, 99.9% of Drudge is nothing more than a link, and every now and then he does get a tip and “reports it.”

  2. one more vote for Drudge…and so Hillary thinks employers won’t provide health care any more, then? hmmmm

  3. There was a study out once about websites and Drudge was actually rated as more equally insulting to both the left and the right when compared to other msm spots. I can’t find it of course, which makes me a half a**ed blogger, but, it’s there.

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