Monday, May 16, 2011

The wonder of Matt Drudge

The New York Times:
I’ve lived the Drudge effect. Over a decade ago, I was working at Inside.com, a media news site, and wrote about a poll that had taken place on one of the presidential candidates’ planes that seemed to suggest a liberal bias among the campaign press. Mr. Drudge liked it, for obvious reasons. Our servers melted as we stood back in wonder, staring at what the linked economy meant and how one guy in a fedora seemed to know something we didn’t. He still does.

7 Comments:

Blogger Ern said...

Also from the article:

Yes, Mr. Drudge is a conservative ideologue whose site also serves as a crib sheet for the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Perhaps one of the things that the "guy in a fedora" knows that the likes of Mr. Carr doesn't is where the center of the American political spectrum is.

7:52 AM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger dr.alistair said...

a client of mine asked me how i knew what would happen next in situations.

my answer was purity of heart.

and so what does that mean?

not having a hidden agenda.

it`s pretty easy to see what will happen next when you aren`t trying to manipulate and control, otherwise you haven`t a hope.

9:44 AM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger Joe said...

I've tried going to the Drudge report a few times, but the site is simply too hideous for my eyes.

3:36 PM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger Devereaux said...

Any blogger could only hope to be picked up by Drudge. His ability to aggregate the news that people want to read is extraordinary.

Mr. Drudge..... try http://devereauxdailydose.blogspot.com/2011/05/actually-rich-dont-create-jobs-we.html

Serfee

6:11 PM, May 16, 2011  
Blogger Doom said...

@dr. alistair,

Good shot. The physics of reality might have exceptions we don't understand, unique rules which apply very narrowly, and other such anomalies, but on the whole, much like gravity combined with mass, what goes up in general, must come down, and etc. It IS simple, mostly.

I could go on and on about it, but... why?

5:10 AM, May 17, 2011  
Blogger br549 said...

Like many I know, the Drudge Report has been my home page for years. For me it is simple. I can click once and go to any major news outlet, etc. I can click back once, and be right back to where those choices are again. He doesn't write the news. But he damned well presents access to any and all views of it better than anyone else. What other single place can one access, say, Limbaugh or Huffpo with equal ease?

5:24 AM, May 17, 2011  
Blogger MarkD said...

I'd argue that Drudge finds news that would interest the average man. I don't see him pushing a political view, just giving the reader something to pique his interest.

The customer gets what the customer wants. How quaint. How old fashioned. How is it again that this guy is killing the professionals at their own business?

Nothing to learn here, Pinch.

6:14 PM, May 17, 2011  

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