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June 29, 2012
The man who had the most traffic to gain from yesterday’s news.

The man who had the most traffic to gain from yesterday’s news.

14:39 // 2 years ago
June 22, 2012
Drudge’s take on the Sandusky verdict: Would’ve been more effective if there were 45 of them. (ht @stefanjbecket; more here)

Drudge’s take on the Sandusky verdict: Would’ve been more effective if there were 45 of them. (ht @stefanjbecket; more here)

23:03 // 2 years ago
May 1, 2012
sarahlee310:

According to ComScore, Democrats are more likely than their Republican brethren to read Talking Points Memo and The Daily Kos — sites which have an unabashed progressive stance on the issues of the day. Meanwhile, GOP readers make up more of an audience for Drudge Report and Breitbart.com — both considered more conservative outlets.
The news site with the most bipartisan audience? That honor belongs to Politico, which was launched in 2007 by two former journalists from The Washington Post.
And yet, for all its partisanship, Kos has the largest percentage of independent readers.
(via Democrats are From TPM, Republicans are From Drudge [REPORT])

Note how perfectly balanced Politico is.

sarahlee310:

According to ComScore, Democrats are more likely than their Republican brethren to read Talking Points Memo and The Daily Kos — sites which have an unabashed progressive stance on the issues of the day. Meanwhile, GOP readers make up more of an audience for Drudge Report and Breitbart.com — both considered more conservative outlets.

The news site with the most bipartisan audience? That honor belongs to Politico, which was launched in 2007 by two former journalists from The Washington Post.

And yet, for all its partisanship, Kos has the largest percentage of independent readers.

(via Democrats are From TPM, Republicans are From Drudge [REPORT])

Note how perfectly balanced Politico is.

19:24 // 2 years ago
March 7, 2012
mattchew03:

Well, that about sums things up.

Mitt should use Just for Men more often.

mattchew03:

Well, that about sums things up.

Mitt should use Just for Men more often.

(via inothernews)

0:50 // 2 years ago
March 1, 2012
The front page of the Drudge Report ran a message above the lead image today in honor of Andrew Breitbart, who played a key role in building the site:

DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what’s happening. I don’t think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind’s eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20’s. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today… MDRUDGE

Breitbart has a mention on HuffPo’s front page and a brief mention in this article of his role in building the site. EDIT: Dave Weigel reports via Twitter that the “Big” media empire he’s built will likely continue without him. 

The front page of the Drudge Report ran a message above the lead image today in honor of Andrew Breitbart, who played a key role in building the site:

DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what’s happening. I don’t think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind’s eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20’s. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today… MDRUDGE

Breitbart has a mention on HuffPo’s front page and a brief mention in this article of his role in building the site. EDIT: Dave Weigel reports via Twitter that the “Big” media empire he’s built will likely continue without him. 

11:04 // 2 years ago
May 17, 2011

Washington Post disputes Pew’s findings on Drudge influence

Washington Post cries foul on pew study: You may recall this research report by Pew, which claimed that Drudge Report (which, content aside, looks a lot like a Geocities page we made for a middle school project in the mid-90s) drove 15% of the Washington Post’s online traffic. David Carr even wrote a piece on the thing which feted Drudge. The folks at WaPo have responded, calling the report inaccurate and citing their own numbers, which credit 2.5% of their total traffic to Drudge. Pew used Nielsen data from three months in 2010, but three different companies working for WaPo failed to measure a percentage that cracked double digits over the same three months. source

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16:18 // 3 years ago
May 16, 2011
One awesome wrinkle of the story we just posted: Apparently, Matt Drudge chose not to respond to e-mails from the NYT’s David Carr when Carr wrote about his site’s online traffic prowess. One thing he did do, though? Linked to the article in the top-right corner of his site, which is kind of the money corner, if you ask us. An amusing little detail.

One awesome wrinkle of the story we just posted: Apparently, Matt Drudge chose not to respond to e-mails from the NYT’s David Carr when Carr wrote about his site’s online traffic prowess. One thing he did do, though? Linked to the article in the top-right corner of his site, which is kind of the money corner, if you ask us. An amusing little detail.

0:44 // 3 years ago
I covered the Clinton White House in 1997 and 1998 and I would never have conceived that he would be an important player in the landscape 12 years later. He does one thing and he does it particularly well. The power of it comes from the community of people that read it: operatives, bookers, reporters, producers and politicians.
Politico co-founder John F. Harris • Expressing his disbelief that Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report is a juggernaut that reportedly drives a solid 7 percent of the overall news traffic online — far more than headline-grabbing social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook or Reddit. Why’s that? Simple. “[He’s] the best wire editor on the planet,” says The Atlantic Wire’s editor, Gabriel Snyder. “He can look into a huge stream of news, find the hot story and put an irresistible headline on it.” Even considering his conservative bent, his stone-age design and his low-key demeanor, the main reason Drudge is a success? He doesn’t change what works. Even if he runs what’s pretty much the Craigslist of journalism. source (viafollow)
0:38 // 3 years ago
March 21, 2011
inothernews:

So this motherfucker Matt Drudge is trying to tie back one of the most heinous military crimes ever committed by U.S. soldiers — under the Obama administration — to other disgusting, inhumane war crimes committed by U.S. soldiers under the Bush administration.
And how much of the Abu Ghraib scandal do you think Matt fucking Drudge covered on his fucking website?
Motherfucking shameless asshole dickwit fuck.

What inothernews said, minus the profanity because this is a family blog. But not enough of a family blog to edit out what he wrote.

inothernews:

So this motherfucker Matt Drudge is trying to tie back one of the most heinous military crimes ever committed by U.S. soldiers — under the Obama administration — to other disgusting, inhumane war crimes committed by U.S. soldiers under the Bush administration.

And how much of the Abu Ghraib scandal do you think Matt fucking Drudge covered on his fucking website?

Motherfucking shameless asshole dickwit fuck.

What inothernews said, minus the profanity because this is a family blog. But not enough of a family blog to edit out what he wrote.

21:20 // 3 years ago
March 6, 2011
soupsoup:

Interesting via @BrianStelter

Surprising that it’s Glenn thinking of leaving, rather than other way. Still early though.

soupsoup:

Interesting via @BrianStelter

Surprising that it’s Glenn thinking of leaving, rather than other way. Still early though.

19:04 // 3 years ago