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Fri May 25, 2012, 03:42 PM

How did we miss this gem about Matt Drudge - Social media Moonie?

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/26/matt_drudges_rescue_mission/singleton/

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D.C.ís conservative newspaper, the Washington Times, has long been mocked for its crazy owner, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. When he isnít busy performing mass weddings, the billionaire Moon has been underwriting the money-losing paper ó which, at a high point, once earned the personal praise of Ronald Reagan. Recently, however, the Times has struggled, not just because of the usual industry woes, but also because of infighting among the 92-year-old Moonís heirs. Thankfully, the Times has had a helping hand from another famous right-wing eccentric: Matt Drudge.

For the past year, Drudge has provided the Washington Times with, on average, 46 percent of its monthly traffic. In November of 2011, the Drudge Report sent 4.7 million visitors to the Washington Times website, or 57 percent of all the Timesí traffic that month. By comparison, just 820,000 visitors actually accessed the Times through its homepage that November. (These numbers come from the Timesí internal Google Analytics statistics, which Salon obtained.)

The Drudge Reportís interest in the Washington Times is relatively recent. In November 2010, for example, it sent just 1.5 million readers to the paperís website, less than a third of the readers it sent one year later. The Drudge Report began linking to the Washington Times with greater frequency in March 2011 ó the same month, it so happens, that the Times hired a Drudge Report editor to write a weekly column for the paper.

Joseph Curl, a veteran political journalist and longtime friend of Drudge who had worked for the Drudge Report as an editor since May 2010, joined the Times that month. Curlís first column coincided with a 30-person hiring spree. And in May 2011 ó the last time Drudge referrals to the Times dipped below two million ó it became clear that Drudge was employing another Washington Times hire from March 2011, Charlie Hurt, who had quietly left his job as the New York Postís Washington bureau chief several months earlier. Hurtís first Times op-ed ran the same week as Curlís.
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Really - think about this......The GOP and its voter base have been hanging their hats on the 'news' they get from media developed over the last 3 decades by a Korean cult leader and an Australian extortionist.

They deserve our scorn and ridicule. We need to strike at them persistently with no let up now that both are in fairly vulnerable positions.

If not now, when? Never go without noting that the RW depends on the anti-American media empires of a Korean cult leader and an Australian extortionist.


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Reply How did we miss this gem about Matt Drudge - Social media Moonie? (Original post)
blm May 2012 OP
freshwest May 2012 #1
BlueCaliDem May 2012 #2
blm May 2012 #3
Scurrilous May 2012 #4
progressoid May 2012 #5
Jack Rabbit May 2012 #6
harmonicon May 2012 #7
blm May 2012 #8
harmonicon May 2012 #9
blm May 2012 #10
harmonicon May 2012 #11
blm May 2012 #12
harmonicon May 2012 #13
blm May 2012 #14
harmonicon May 2012 #17
blm May 2012 #18
Octafish May 2012 #15
blm May 2012 #16
Uncle Joe May 2012 #19

Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 03:48 PM

1. Yep, the old Bush-Moon connection. The Emperor still has no clothes, but they don't wanna know it.

That's the problem the folks have with the uber wealthy. They think that every dropping from their mouths is pure gold, and their supporters hope some of it will fall into their pockets. Facts and truth mean nothing, they all jump onboard with that reality. There were a lot of Moonie convesions in the Deep South, and that included some of the old white supremacists. When it's all said and done, people will believe what they want to believe. If they thought about it, the rich aren't any better or smarter than the rest of us, just richer and what they say doesn't mean squat.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:02 PM

2. An Australian extortionist married to a long time Communist

who has strong ties with China's communist party. As does he.

http://www.esquire.com/the-side/richardson-report/rupert-mudoch-communist-business-ties-100609

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #2)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. Bush family's ties to China are thick, too.

The handing over of US manufacturing (and Walmart by Jackson Stephens) to Chinese industrialists didn't happen in a vacuum. It was a Bush family plan - GHWBush and his brother Prescott, along with Jackson Stephens - global fascism - NWO.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. K & R

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:02 PM

5. A lot of RWers don't know about the Moon connection.

I shocked a couple RW family members when I informed them that he owned the Times. Of course, they didn't believe me so I then I hit them with the Bush connection.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:40 PM

6. How could we miss this gem?

I, for one, have never googled for the latest news on Matt Drudge. He's as lousy an excuse for a journalist as James O'Keefe. He makes Bill O'Reilly look like Pulitzer Prize material.

He is now what he's always been: irrelevant. Just like the Washington Times.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 06:46 PM

7. Ahh!!! There's that xenophobia of yours again!!

Calling Murdoch an "Australian extortionist" is not different than someone calling an immigrant to the US from Mexico a "filthy Mexican." Some US citizens, including Murdoch, are extortionists. Some US citizens, I would guess including some from other countries, actually are filthy. In neither case does using their country of origin as an adjective to an insult add anything relevant to a discussion. It's not nice to criticize someone because of their nation of origin or race - in fact, it's xenophobic by definition. Is it just that no matter how much the law says all citizens are equal, immigrants will always be suspect and less equal than "born and bred" Americans? How nice of you.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #7)

Fri May 25, 2012, 07:49 PM

8. get over it - It's used in the context of GLOBAL FASCISM and has zero to do with xenophobia.

You can think whatever you want - I don't give a hoot what you need to tell yourself.

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Response to blm (Reply #8)

Fri May 25, 2012, 08:15 PM

9. I'm guessing that you've never lived anywhere as an immigrant, right?

xenophobia |ˌzēnəˈfōbēə; ˌzenə-|
noun
intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries

So, it's worse that these people are from other countries is what you're saying, right? Using someone's foreignness as an epithet is nothing new; see, for instance, "international jew."

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #9)

Fri May 25, 2012, 08:51 PM

10. you're reaching to turn this into something it isn't...

you can bark all you want, but, it's still the wrong tree

It highlights the fact that they are GLOBAL FASCISTS and were tapped for the propaganda duty by the fascist Bush family, GHWBush and Prescott Bush and American global fascist Jackson Stephens (a BCCI figure, as well) who made their deals with Chinese industrialists in the 70s, and Fascist Stephens brought American traitor company WalMart to the table as their bargaining chip with the Chinese industrialists.

Now....what part of the GLOBAL FASCIST AGENDA do you still not get?

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Response to blm (Reply #10)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:00 PM

11. I don't get the part where you use someone's status as an immigrant as an epithet. (nt)

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #11)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:27 PM

12. Because they were never HERE as immigrants. They came here to set up a US media empire

for their pal, GHWBush, and for their longterm goal of NWO and its global fascist agenda. You can't have a GLOBAL fascist agenda without the cooperation of other global fascists from other parts of the globe, now, can you?

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Response to blm (Reply #12)

Fri May 25, 2012, 09:49 PM

13. Plenty of people run global empires without being immigrants.

Murdoch, an American, still owns businesses in the UK and Australia. He's vilified enough over here for his actions, without having to be smeared as "American, Rupert Murdoch." I've said it before, and I'll say it again: using someone's status as an immigrant as an insult is an insult to all immigrants.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #13)

Sat May 26, 2012, 11:36 AM

14. Not to me, and it was MY post and my usage of their home country to illustrate the GLOBAL aspect

of their fascist agenda. You have your own narrow view of my post and that has you STILL barking up the wrong tree.

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Response to blm (Reply #14)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:02 PM

17. No, I know what xenophobia is. You seem not to. (nt)

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #17)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:13 PM

18. I do and my post ain't it. Move along to one where your outrage can be believed.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

15. You know who else is a Moonie? David Brooks.

http://www.apj.us/20060508Scoobie.html

Thanks for the real news, blm. Shocking, actually.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #15)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:50 PM

16. Keeping truth alive, Octafish.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 02:16 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, blm.

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