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How Drudge Has Stayed on Top

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, May 15, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Drudge really is pretty fascinating. He does set the agenda for what's discussed on FOXNews & talk radio.

    Hillary's campaign had someone dedicated to dealing with (and leaking to) him.

    The number of clicks he drives is incredible. Breitbart.com was started & subscribed to AP solely for the links from Drudge's site. (He & Drudge -- as the article mentions -- are longtime friends. He was linking to AP articles anyway; driving traffic & money to people he didn't know, so they started a website just for those links.)

    And, just the fact that he went from CBS gift shop employee to "media mogul" is incredible.

    And the fact that, personally, he remains mostly under the radar, is interesting in its own right.
  2. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Our site fills a decent-sized niche in the news world. Yet when Drudge links to a story, our numbers increase 10-fold.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's pretty wild.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I followed a link to a story one day from there and there was an editor's note at the beginning that said: "For those of you coming here from The Drudge Report," and then it had a short spiel selling the site to people as a potential regular stop.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    But the links are already out there. He's merely compiling stuff. He's got no influence other than having a staff that scans all news outlets at all hours of the night. I've always felt that libs who complain about drudge are giving him too much credit.
  6. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Drudge is so far under the radar, he can utter something against gay marriage and not be hung to dry as a bigot.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The New York magazine profile done on MD a few years back was as good a look behind the curtain
    as any media outlet's ever gotten.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Yes, they are. But there's that steady segment which really likes the combo of the available links and
    his typical FOXesque slant on each day's developments.
  9. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Again, he rules. A point driven home again and again with each post.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Drudge's popularity explained: Racism.

  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  12. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

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