Lion of the Blogosphere

Had Drudge gone anti-Trump?

This is really big. If Drudge has abandoned Trump, it doesn’t bode well. Drudge is a go-to site for conservatives. The lack of any pro-Trump links should be very disconcerting for Trump supporters.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 2, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Posted in News, Politics

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  1. Fellow homosexual Andrew Sullivan did something similar during the Bush years. Must be a gay thing.

    Brendan

    October 2, 2019 at 4:05 PM

    • Whats wrong with being a homosexual. Please tell me. I’m interested to understand your bigotry.

      The Social Justice Warrior!

      October 3, 2019 at 5:05 AM

      • He didn’t say there was anything wrong with being a homosexual. I’m interested to understand your paranoia.

        370H55V

        October 3, 2019 at 2:41 PM

      • Because humans aren’t biologically built to have same sex relations and attempting to do so spreads disease in from the homo to hetero populations. Homos provide no long-term social benefit to society, as a group, and so shouldering that increase in disease transmission from sexually aberrant preference is not something that the hetero population should be forced to endure.

        Homosexuals inevitably attempt to force social changes that are bad for normative, reproductive society and therefore long-term bad for society as those changes affect the culture intergenerationally. In doing so, they enforce a bigotry against what is good for most of society versus their small cadre of sexual deviants.

        So, in your support of homosexuals, why are you bigoted against traditional social norms that have been long-term good for most of society?

        Mike

        October 3, 2019 at 4:17 PM

      • Sullivan turned against Bush after returning from a major gay event (I don’t remember what it was called); it’s entirely possible the same could happen with Drudge (assuming he’s gay. I didn’t know he was). I’m not sure why acknowledging that would be bigotry; I wouldn’t find it very surprising.

        TWBC

        October 3, 2019 at 7:39 PM

      • Mike really knocked that one out of the park. Good job.

        destructure

        October 4, 2019 at 12:47 AM

  2. Two words:

    Glen Beck

    MoreSigmasThanYou

    October 2, 2019 at 4:21 PM

  3. Drudge has been promoting anti-Trump stuff forever.

    peterike

    October 2, 2019 at 4:25 PM

  4. I don’t think Drudge was ever pro Trump.

    gothamette

    October 2, 2019 at 4:25 PM

  5. Trump misspelled moat as moot in a recent tweet (since fixed). Lol

    I would LOVE to see a moat filled with alligators and snakes, how cool would that be? Build the moat!

    toomanymice

    October 2, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    • I’d like to see killer robots on the border. And just to make the liberals (and Leon) happy, the robots should beat them to death with a golf club instead of using guns.

      destructure

      October 2, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    • Agreed. He should own this suggestion. Great idea.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      October 2, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    • Moat point.

      gothamette

      October 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM

  6. Drudge took off during the Lewinsky scandal when anti-Clinton people were looking for anything and everything to undermine Clinton. Maybe Drudge thinks the best way to keep his brand alive is to go back to what made him big in the first place… throwing meat to the president-haters.

    SQ

    October 2, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    • Drudge was a piece of shit then and he’s a piece of shit now.

      The nearest parallel to Trump politically would be Bill Clinton.

      MAGA is about taking America back to 1998 b4 Dubya/Barry.

      redarmyvodka

      October 9, 2019 at 3:23 AM

  7. Meh…Drudge is a news aggregator. He does a good job sampling what the lefty media is talking about.

    The Washington Post was surprised that Drudge was covering impeachment.

    Citizens free press is what you imagine drudge to be.

    map

    October 2, 2019 at 5:53 PM

  8. Most ‘conservatives’ I know watch FOX compulsively. I don’t, but I’m more of a reactionary.

    Curle

    October 2, 2019 at 6:20 PM

  9. He was anti-Trump back in 2016, which is why I stopped going to his site.

    Richard

    October 2, 2019 at 6:28 PM

  10. i’ve gone to Drudge for news for many years, but lately can’t stand it. Drudge is now pro-impeachment, anti-Trump,e all the time. Please give me recommendations for other news sites. I like Breitbart, and would like to know of other general news sites w/ a conservative bent.

    Amused Observer

    October 2, 2019 at 6:38 PM

  11. Dudge has always been Anti-Trump.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    October 2, 2019 at 6:44 PM

  12. Honestly? You really think this is bad for Trump? What’s gotten into you? Where’s your objectivity?

    Lazy Hero

    October 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM

  13. Cmon you guys, plug in. Lion’s just trolling again with all this OMG DRUMPF IS GOING DOWN, GUYS shitposting.

    driveallnight

    October 2, 2019 at 7:35 PM

  14. Matt Drudge is a libertarian and any SWPL conservative hates prole-publicans.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    October 2, 2019 at 9:40 PM

  15. I wonder if Drudge’s formula requires a certain low level obviousness to a claim, event or argument.

    How many times can you say ‘Biden’s crooked cause his son got rich?’ It isn’t like there are a lot of developing revelations on Trump’s side. Drudge likes sensation. Things like the Smollett revelations.

    Curle

    October 2, 2019 at 9:48 PM

  16. Bernie is out of the race. Maybe not formally but in practice, yes.

    Next stop: myocardial infarction.

    gothamette

    October 2, 2019 at 11:37 PM

    • I think Warren benefits from Bernie’s heart attack.

      Mike Street Station

      October 5, 2019 at 10:21 AM

      • Read this:

        http://www.unz.com/anepigone/bidens-black-wall/

        Warren def. benefits but will it matter in South Carolina? Biden may not be a genius but he’s been around and he knows if he can pull out a win in South Carolina, he’s back in the game. Blacks don’t care about Hunter Biden. Not even sure they care about impeachment.

        gothamette

        October 7, 2019 at 12:44 PM

      • Sounds like Rudy’s failed Florida strategy from 2008.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 7, 2019 at 1:25 PM

      • Did you actually read the link? It’s nothing of the sort. South Carolina is crucial and Biden leads there.

        gothamette

        October 7, 2019 at 4:32 PM

      • I get it, but my point is that if Sander’s voters have to choose another candidate, they are way more likely to choose Warren over Biden. Southern primary Black Democratic voters will of course prefer Biden to Warren, but they are voting for whoever the nominee is.

        Mike Street Station

        October 7, 2019 at 4:06 PM

  17. Drudge’s influence is a shell of what it used to be. Anyone who is “in” to politics enough to visit Drudge also follows Twitter or Youtube personalities that perform the function of spreading conservative news that Drudge used to fulfill.

    FatDrunkAndStupid

    October 3, 2019 at 12:04 AM

  18. Its obvious that Drudge has changed hats
    That’s his website and hid company. One wonders if he remembers the audience that put them in one of top news sites.
    I used to Look at Drudge, multiple times a day. Today once maybe twice
    It’s a shame their business model has changed. Best of luck

    J garner

    October 3, 2019 at 12:42 AM

    • I used to visit Drudge daily to skim headlines and typically opened new tabs to 15 or 20 stories. But the number of interesting headlines has shrunk to 3 or 4. Most days I don’t even bother.

      destructure

      October 4, 2019 at 1:13 AM

  19. As a black man I was looking at pictures of trumps white house office and noticed he got rid of St Martin Luther King! Wow. We worked so hard to defeat the evils of slavery only to have MLK’s bust removed by a RACIST white man. We need to elect another black man ASAP and put a bust of MLK or a more modern leader, like Travis Scott in there. Maybe we could even just put in a sculpture of a monkey eating its own shit – that could represent blacks really well.

    The Social Justice Warrior!

    October 3, 2019 at 5:04 AM

  20. Trump supporters tend to turn on conservative media that try to go negative on Trump. They are not open to persuasion. You may remember there was a time in 2016 when Limbaugh started arguing Trump was a joke and was then quickly brought back in formula by his listeners.

    Peter Akuleyev

    October 3, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    • Indeed. So much for the liberal myth that conservatives get their marching orders from FOX and Limbaugh. As you correctly point out, pundits who turn on Trump are quickly brought to heel by their audience. Liberals are sheep. Conservatives not so much.

      destructure

      October 4, 2019 at 1:23 AM

  21. Remember Fox News was initially anti-Trump but came around when they saw most of their viewers were more on board with the Trump nationalist wing of the GOP rather than the traditional Fox chamber of commerce wing.

    I think Drudge is gambling wrong here and it will cost him. (I think the rationale for why Drudge is doing this is supposedly to present a consistent image as he got his name via obsessive [prez-negative] coverage of the Clinton impeachment saga).

    trey

    October 3, 2019 at 9:48 AM

  22. Is Drudge any worse than you putting your good stuff on Twatter out of reach of Twatter nonconformists?

    Curle

    October 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    • Think about how nonpartisan Drudge looks when it is presenting the other sides arguments. That makes Trump’s position even stronger.

      map

      October 4, 2019 at 11:54 PM

  23. If Mouhammet will not come to the mountain, the mountain will come to mouhammet

    Josephbleau

    October 4, 2019 at 9:20 PM


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