Drudge Report: Only Good Trump News Is Fit To Print
While mainstream journalists don’t like his conservative bent, a Drudge link can easily deliver hundreds of thousands of cherished page views to their stories.
Drudge’s ongoing pro-Trump bias has been noted in some quarters. Back in December, for example, the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky wrote, “What (Drudge readers) have been getting for the last six months is a steady stream of pro-Trump agitprop.”
Trump’s altered Rubio picture prompted Glenn Beck to wonder on his radio show “what the hell has happened to Matt Drudge.”
After Drudge ran a photo of a young-looking Trump above the banner headline “Trump Shakes World Order,” blogger Ann Althouse described it as “stunning pro-Trump propaganda from Drudge.”
The Reaganite Republican blog complained, “Something sure stinks in the way Breitbart and Drudge have lost their neutrality/conservative-street-cred while collaborating with the left, MSM and Trump-bots to smear a good man — Ted Cruz.”
Unlike the mainstream press, Drudge (and Breitbart for that matter) has never pretended to be unbiased. But the site had gained credibility for being fair to conservatives. Now that long-standing credibility is increasingly under strain, and that’s a shame.
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