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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:57 PM
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Why is Drudge so pro-Obama? I'm not complaining... I just remember how CRUEL he was in '00 and '04
Did he finally see how G** Da** stupid he was in '00 and '04?

I hate him for what he did to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry.. but he seems to have seen the errors he has made in the past. What's up?

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:58 PM
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1. He is not pro-Obama.
Never has been. Never will be. He is a slimy puke and nothing more.
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:50 PM
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21. lol
n/t
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:01 PM
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2. What did he do which is pro-Obama? NT
NT
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:01 PM
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3. The Repukes were upset at how "pro-Obama" was during the primary season
And they voiced "concern" about his allegiance to McSame...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0608/10744.html

<snip>

Drudge keeps campaigns guessing
By: Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith

June 3, 2008 03:33 PM EST

May 19 was a fairly typical day in the recent life of the Drudge Report.

There was a breathtaking picture of Sen. Barack Obamas rally in Portland, Ore., framed by the words AS FAR AS CAMERA'S EYE CAN SEE THE OBAMA MASS.

And there was thinly veiled mockery of two other candidates: Clinton Sits Through Sermon About Adultery, was one headline. State GOP chair: McCain kind of like Jesus, was another, closely followed by McCains national finance co-chair exits over lobbyist ties

The day, and the weeks before and since, capture what may be the most striking new feature of the 2008 media landscape. Matt Drudge has upended the conventional wisdom that he and his powerful online vehicle are stalwarts of the conservative message machine.

After skewering Al Gore and lampooning John Kerry, hes emerged as an unreliable ally for the GOP, while trumpeting Obamas victories and shrugging at his scandals.

Its clear to us that Barack Obama has won the Drudge Primary, and it's one of the most important primaries in this process, conceded a senior aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who also acknowledged that Drudges treatment of Obama could make the Illinois senator more electable in November.

Now, as Obama and Sen. John McCain look toward the fall, Drudge has emerged unexpectedly as more of a threat to the Republican than to the Democrat. This, combined with the rise of left-leaning sites such as TalkingPointsMemo.com and HuffingtonPost.com both of which have proved effective in promoting and amplifying a Democratic message reflects a major shift from the last two presidential elections, a matter of open alarm to Republican strategists and surprised satisfaction to Democrats.

The MSM is already sending love letters to Obama, said a GOP operative who worked for the Bush-Cheney reelection. Thats something that has traditionally been countered on the Republican side with talk radio, blogs to a lesser degree but especially Drudge. If those tools are not part of the Republican vehicle for message delivery, thats crippling.

The Drudge Report is no ordinary compendium of news stories. It is a heavily trafficked gateway to all corners of the Internet, a portal composed of links largely to breaking news from traditional media like The New York Times (as well as newer entrants like Politico). Most of the content is without any obvious ideological attachment. But operatives of both parties have long believed that his choice of links along with occasional posts of Drudge's own reporting have reflected a rightward tilt, and they assumed a preference for Republican candidates.

Drudge himself is reviled by many on the left, but his news instincts are undeniable and he has an uncanny ability to drive the national conversation with what he chooses to highlight on his site.

Now, while his links tend to stress the energy and scale of the Obama phenomenon, he has emphasized a particularly damaging aspect of McCains candidacy: his age.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:09 PM
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6. Ha! Praise for Drudge from the Politico
Shocking, I tells ya! :rofl:
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:02 PM
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4. Who's that?
n/t
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:08 PM
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5. For all those who "question" me... compare his coverage of Obama vs McCain.
I don't need your crap. Drudge is supporting Obama.

I don't need you to tell me I'm wrong. He is supporting Obama so far.


I don't know why though. He was super nasty to Kerry and Edwards in '04.

I'm GLAD he is, I just don't know why... Did he finally figure the f**k out that Republicans hate certain groups that he might belong to?
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:12 PM
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8. I agree with you, too. I think he's supporting Obama on the down low.
None of his coverage would suggest that he supports McSame. I'm used to seeing headlines trashing Democratic candidates and Drudge rarely posted on, especially during the primaries.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:09 PM
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7. Prepare to be wrong...He is waiting to attack
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:27 PM
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14. I also say IF he does attack Obama, then his private life should be up for grabs.
**** big grin ******



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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:17 PM
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9. The rats are always first to sense a sinking ship.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:17 PM
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10. Obama's election will be a bonanza for righty talkers and outlets like Drudge
Banner advertising, podcasts, gear...believe me, the conservative infotainment industry is licking their chops for President Obama.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:23 PM
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12. Do you really think that?
I honestly think he had a change of heart. And I DON'T understand it.

I think it's fantastic... on his site he makes McCain look like an idiot (which he is) and he makes Obama look like a God (which of course he isn't,,, but he will help us out of the past 7 years of hell).
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:33 PM
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17. I really think that
Boortz and Beck keep dropping these little hints along the lines of "I fear we'll be talking about President Obama this time next year, unless America wakes up." They don't fear anything of the sort; listeners flocked to Rusk Limbaugh in '93, and a whole conservative publishing industry arose out of hatred for liberals, Democrats,and Clintons. They're looking forward to imense profits from Obama anger.

Drudge has done nothing but aid and abet the smears against Kerry and Gore -- and now he's suddenly changed? Puh-leeze!
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:20 PM
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11. Don't be fooled. This is a strategy on Drudge's part.
By not attacking Obama for so long it will make the attacks more effective when he starts posting them. And the sad part is, the "liberal media" always spouts what Drudge puts up. So when Drudge attacks Obama, and he will..soon, it will be all over the news. Classic Rove.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:24 PM
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13. Well, if what you say is true, I say we tell everyone we know how terrible Drudge is.
And I'm talking about EVERYONE you know.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:28 PM
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15. I hope I'm wrong but I'm certain I'm not ... he's a far RW'er
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 04:29 PM by cbc5g
I bookmarked this thread and I'll bring it back up when Drudge launches his first attack which could be tomorrow.
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:03 PM
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19. I already do
most of them agree.
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SuperTrouper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:28 PM
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16. Drudge wants to stay relevant so he is a media prostitute
and during the primaries Obama was the hot commodity so Drudge jumped on the bandwagon. Now he knows that McCadaver is a lead balloon so Drudge wants to be with a winner and at this time Obama is a winner so there you have tapeworm Drudge feeding off Obama. When Obama's fortunes decline then you'll see Drudge being like Gipsy Rose with McCain
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:37 PM
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18. He is definently going easier on Obama than he would if Hillary was the nominee
nt
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ruggerson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:50 PM
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20. He's pro Obama, because Obama is internationally popular
and Drudge's web site grows only if it has international growth.

Drudge is first a businessman and only then a self hating whore.

He sees the future of his international growth as inexorably tied up in his positive portrayals of Obama.
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