I check the Drudge Report just about everyday. I used to think that Matt Drudge was actually interested in reporting the news. After all, he spends all day scouring the internet for interesting articles and was the first one to report the Monica Lewinsky story. I look the other way as he loads his page with right-wing nut stuff because he’ll bring attention to issues outside the mainstream.
But Drudge is no journalist.
I link to his “story” about presidential hopeful Kerry’s staffers being overheard in a bar, discussing Kerry’s sagging campaign (Drudge requires that this article is “Not for reproduction without permission of the author,” so if you want to read it, please click on the link). Keep in mind that I doubt Kerry would make a good president, and a potential choice between him and Bush in 2004 is truly terrifying.
Drudge reports unsubstantiated balogna that no one in their right mind would report in a “serious” news website. I guess I’m saying that I thought more of Drudge, but have become increasingly disillusioned with his propagandistic pseudo-muckraking. This Kerry “report” is most likely B.S. This is also what happens when you bias the news so often; because of his right wing-nut status, Drudge loses credibility in any “exclusive” pertaining to Democratic presidential hopefuls.
He does a good job collecting articles, but this is not journalism.