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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:28 PM
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Poll question: Do You Consider The Drudge Report To Be A Reliable News Source?
On a scale of 1-10, with a 1 being, lets say, the Weekly World News and a 10 being the New York Times or Washington Post, I would consider Drudge to be about a 6.

Yeah, he posts inane, sometimes totally false information, but when he does post factual stuff, it's usually on that site before it hits anywhere else. He has, from what I can gather, TONS of sources (though not always reliable) and, you'll have to admit, as a resource, the site is pretty good. It lists tons of web pages for just about every major news maker or news organization around.

Personally, even though I think he's a right-wing hack, he serves some sort of journalistic purpose. Maybe not what some (or most) people around here would find valuable enough. But I find him useful and freely admit to visiting his site a few times throughout the day to see what the big story is.

Sure, he makes shit up sometimes and sure, he gets stuff wrong, but I don't think there's a news organization that at one time hasn't messed up something huge.

And anywhoo, whenever he posts something that works in our favor we usually don't poo-poo it. I've rarely seen an anti-Bush story that was linked from Drudge that had people saying "yeah, but it's Drudge."

So what do you think, is Drudge reliable, or not?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:30 PM
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1. He's a -49 in my book
He's altered pictures, fabricated stories, and spread flat out lies. Just a week or so ago, my right wing neo-con asshole roommate came home saying they found nuclear missiles outside of Baghdad. Where'd he get the story? Drudge. End of story - he's a flat out liar.
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Johnny Arson Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:32 PM
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2. As my old journalism prof. says...
"Drudge isn't a journalist, he's a guy who scribbles on bathroom walls"

A blind pig will find an acorn sometimes, but I don't believe ANYTHING in Drudge until I see it in a reputable news source.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:35 PM
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5. yes, in strict journalistic terms he's horrible
But as a site, I think it's a pretty valuable resource. I'd never find Molly Ivins or Jon Connason without his site.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 02:03 PM
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13. I agree with you.
I use it for it's links, especially when I want a handy reference to links to right wing stuff.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:34 PM
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3. I'd give him a 3.
Some stuff he has is good, but other stuff is garbage.
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:35 PM
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4. It depends
Most of his so-called scoops are very unreliable. If it says "Drudge Original", or anything like that, it's bogus. But sometimes he does have a few hour advance on stories from the NY Times or Wash Post.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:36 PM
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6. I Don't Trust A God Damn Thing That Comes From His Site
and he ain't nothing but a piece of .......
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Bush was AWOL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:36 PM
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7. I usually trust him and take him as credable
when he claims a big story will be in a major newspaper the following day.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:39 PM
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8. He's such a wanker this post should be in the Lounge as a spoof
of a Yak post that is a spoof of a Cat post that was originated by an overseas story about a giant python that is actually only 1/25 scale model filmed by the director of old Godzilla movies shown on Sunday that you are only allowed to watch in the recently flooded and dried, but still moldy smelling, basement on the 13" black-and-white tv that your dad found in the trash 5 years ago and brought home as a "gift for the family" but the sound cuts in and out.
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:40 PM
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9. he's early because he's completely indiscriminate regarding truthfulness
he just prints everything that crosses his desk.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:45 PM
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10. yes
and I consider Dick Cheney to be on heck of a stud muffin too.
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lukasahero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 01:59 PM
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11. Where's the
BWAHAHAHAHAH choice? ;)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 02:00 PM
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12. HELL no!
I've now started hiding threads that have that fuck wads name in it.
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