Drudge Is The Man!

You know who you are who resorts to ad hominum Ad hominem attacks on the ideas you read here in this blog saying, “You get all your ideas from Drudge!” As if that taints anything I post. I deny it, it is not true, but you think that’s an easy putdown of what I write here at Mover Mike.

Well here’s news from Drudge:

In the stampede of books attempting to make their mark this season comes THE WAY TO WIN, by longtime political reporters Halperin and Harris.The political director of ABCNEWS and the national politics editor of the WASHINGTON POST make it official in their new insider tome on DC politics and how it’s played: The four words in every newsroom and campaign headquarters are: Have you seen DRUDGE? (emphasis added)

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Halperin and Harris explain: “So many media elites check the DRUDGE REPORT consistently that a reporter is aware his bosses, his competitors, his sources, his friends on Wall Street, lobbyists, White House officials, congressional aides, cousins, and everyone who is anyone has seen it, too.”

I am proud of visiting Drudge many times a day. His headlines send me scampering to the sources and you have to know that others are doing it as well!

When you say, “You get all your ideas from Drudge!”, I can resort to an ad hominum Ad hominem attack as easily as you: I smell stupidity, you naive little girl!

Get the book. Don’t take my word or Matt Drudge’s word for it:

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Update:

Ok I exercised my venom so I have exorcised “naive little girl with a “strike through” I am not alone when it comes to stupidity. I believe it was Mark Twain who said: I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with the unarmed. “I smell stupidity” is more succinct.

Update:

From Wikipedia about the political affiliation of Mark Halperin:

One such allegation of misleading balance came from Mark Halperin, political director of ABC News. He stated in an internal e-mail message that reporters should not “artificially hold [George W. Bush and John Kerry] ‘equally’ accountable” to the public interest, and that complaints from Bush supporters were an attempt to “get away with … renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry.”When the Drudge Report published this message[13], many Bush supporters viewed it as “smoking gun” evidence that Halperin was using ABC to propagandize against Bush to Kerry’s benefit, by interfering with reporters’ attempts to avoid bias. An academic content analysis of election news later found that coverage at ABC, CBS, and NBC was more favorable toward Kerry than Bush, while coverage at Fox News Channel was more favorable toward Bush.[1]

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10 Responses to “Drudge Is The Man!”

  1. So we should believe Mark Halperin (ABC) and John Harris (Washington Post) as proof? Of course they’ll have a conservative slant. Maybe you should search some more open minded sites.

  2. You missed the point completely! These two guys say that anyone who is anyone reads Drudge, Did you read what they said:Halperin and Harris explain: “So many media elites check the DRUDGE REPORT consistently that a reporter is aware his bosses, his competitors, his sources, his friends on Wall Street, lobbyists, White House officials, congressional aides, cousins, and everyone who is anyone has seen it, too.”

  3. That’s the point…‘These two guys say….That doesn’t proove anything to me. Anybody can say anything. Halperin and Harris have a conservative slant. Give me a couple of people who are not right wing who say the same thing, and I’ll give it more value.

  4. Where’s your proof that these two men have a conservative slant. (That generally is not the case with major news organizations.) But give me some proof that they are conservatives. Oh and BTW what diference does it make if they were. The facts are, according to them, that Drudge is the most looked at site on the net for headline news. Can you disprove that also?

  5. The Drudge Report is by far the best news outlet on the web. ‘Anyone who is anyone’ refers to his site.

  6. Today According to ABD News:

    “If Drudge has a siren up, people know it’s something they have to look at,” said Mark Halperin, ABC News Political Director.

    Democratic strategist Chris Lehane agreed.

  7. The reason I ‘assumed’ Halperin had a conservative slant was because he has stated before that he and Matt Drudge are friends. Just because people read Drudge, it doesn’t mean they all believe what he says to be ‘the end all’. Googleing ‘everyone reads Matt Drudge’ I found all sorts of comments, ranging from ‘he gets some things right and some things wrong’….’it’s entertaining’ When people in the newsrooms say things like “have you read Drudge today?” – I liken it to people at the water cooler saying ‘Did you watch American Idol last night?’ After all, I read Drudge just to see what’s in it (truths and lies). MoverMike, me thinks your little friend was probably telling you that you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the Drudge Report…and maybe get your info from other sources as well (i.e., not just right wing conservative sources).

  8. Libby Liberal you are all over the map and inconsistent. To wit:

    You said first Of course they’ll have a conservative slant. Maybe you should search some more open minded sites.

    Then you say: Give me a couple of people who are not right wing who say the same thing, and I’ll give it more value.

    I responded with the Quote from ABC“If Drudge has a siren up, people know it’s something they have to look at,” said Mark Halperin, ABC News Political Director.

    Democratic strategist Chris Lehane agreed.

    The reason Drudge was drawn into the debate in the first place was that the naive little girl intended the put-down of Drudge as an attack on me. As in: “You cannot have any credibility. You read Drudge!”

    I would love to have his traffic. Kudos Drudge, from your bedromm you have created a site that gets 13,804,219 every 24 hours. You’re damn right I check in on Drudge. In a year he will have over 3 Billion visitors.

  9. Sorry, MoverMike. I was admitting I made a mistake by saying of course he had a conservative slant, when really I was just assuming it, because they’re friends. I’m not perfect, and was probably just letting off some steam, just like you were. However, I would be careful of saying things like ‘these two guys said….’. I am trying to do that, as well. Have a nice day!

  10. WTF are you talking about when you say “However, I would be careful of saying things like ‘these two guys said….I paraphrased my post. Rather than say “The political director of ABCNEWS (Mark Halperin) and the national politics editor of the WASHINGTON POST (John F. Harris)” I abreviated by saying “These two guys…”

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