What the hell happened to The Drudge Report?

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  1. G. Gordon Gator

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    The Drudge Report used to be reliably pro-Trump, even to the point of some saying Matt Drudge helped get Donald Trump elected President.

    Which reminds me....DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT! :thumbup:

    But I digress. A few months ago (although I've read that others perceived the shift earlier), I started noticing that Drudge was linking more and more negative articles about President Trump and the state of the U.S. in general. Now, it's almost gotten to the point that Matt Drudge appears to have come down with a case of the TDS. What's going on?

    I can't believe that Drudge would actually go so far as to support the Leftists and their woeful agenda, such as it is. With him being tied in with Ann Coulter, I'm wondering if Drudge is flexing his propaganda-power muscles to pressure Trump to do more about building The Wall and securing the southern border. That's Coulter's big thing. She's obsessed with it.

    Whether it's that or something else, I suspect it's a quid-pro-quo in the making. There's something that Drudge wants from Trump as a condition of covering him more favorably in the lead-up to 2020.

    Have you noticed the dramatic change of tone on The Drudge Report, and if so, what's your theory about it?
     
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      My theory, is like many that supported him, are now thinking WTF has God wrought.............
      :scratchchin:.........I never read Drudge but now (the reason I LOVE THiS PLACE) will give it a look see.
       
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        Noticed it last year. Lots of theories as to why but definitely leaning much further negative on Trump, and left in general.
         
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          I stopped glancing at Drudge headlines years ago, mainly because the mobile version on my iphone had all kinds of crazy popups and crap, but yes, it's gone from fairly neutral to hard left bent headline wise for a couple of years now.
           
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          What are some of the theories?
           
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          I can't even check that page anymore. It's too depressing. The impression it gives is that this country is on the verge of complete implosion, and we should all just kill ourselves.
           
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            I quit Drudge a year or more ago. It became dystopian sky is falling anti-trumper tabloid click bait.
            I go to National Review (there are never trumpers there too but I seek out Victor Davis Hanson, Andy McCarthy and a few others there. Check out The Liberty Daily. The Liberty Daily – The Conservative Alternative to the Drudge Report It's set up just like Drudge format wise and I wonder if Drudge is behind that one to get clicks from both sides. Whatfinger is another news aggregator I look at for a quick look at what's going on. Whatfinger – Whatfinger News Another is Doug Ross Doug Ross @ Journal
            Others I check are: PJ Media, Breitbart, Daily Caller, American Spectator, Real Clear Politics / Real Clear Investigations.
             
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              He also has developed a creepy obsession with robot sex dolls. It seems like he features articles about them several times a week.
               
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                Hey thanks patriot, great tips! :thumbup:
                 
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                  He’s a NTTIAWRT Kinda guy and those like him were excommunicating him for thinking he was helping Trump, or he was bought out by a company like Google but part of the deal was not disclosing he wasn’t involved anymore, things like that. I also go to CITIZEN FREE PRESS – AMERICA’S FRONT PAGE FOR NEWS but lots of links are twitter based so you have to click on links in the tweets to get real story.
                   
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                    I can't say I've been a regular patron of Drudge; but if I had to guess:

                    1) he's been somewhat of a disappointment to the hard-right in the sense that several of his signature promises (the Wall, repeal of Obamacare, etc.) are unfulfilled. The same thing happened to Obama's most die-hard progressive supporters too (all became Bernie bros in 2016).

                    2) hedging of bets, so to speak. Going all-in on Trump has a finite usefulness for conservatives and the hard-right. For now, he does a lot of things they like (infuriates liberals, conservative judges, rolls back Obama regulations/social policies, etc.)...but Trump will be gone in 14 months at the earliest, 50 at the absolute latest. And for everything good he does...he does at least 1-2 dumb things. Leading conservative public figures defend it for now bc Trump gets some of their priorities accomplished...but don't be shocked when Trump is a spent force in politics to see people distance them from him...quickly. Fundamentally, he's just too much of an unlikeable azzhole for people to hitch their career to.
                     
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                      lol it took me a minute to figure out that you misspelled NTTIAWWT as NTTIAWRT. At first I thought it was a new acronym. You should've gone with LGBTOU812WTF.

                      I've never heard that Drudge swung that way. As I mentioned before, he reportedly is very tight with Ann Coulter. I thought they had a thing going on. But, she could be a beard. In fact it could be a mutual arrangement.

                      I doubt that would turn Drudge against Trump, though. Because notwithstanding all the dislike of Trump in the LGC3PO community, what has he actually done to cause them any harm? They're all literally just a bunch of drama queens. They have no legitimate complaints about how the Trump Administration has affected them in particular.

                      Also skeptical of the idea that Drudge has secretly been bought out by a big tech company or something. It would be impossible to keep that a secret. Somebody would blab.

                      For now I'm sticking with my theory that Drudge is holding out for some sort of concession from Trump. Or perhaps he has some kind of long game in mind, like portraying himself as more impartial and credible in the eyes of moderates by featuring all these anti-Trump stories, only to reverse course when it gets closer to election time.
                       
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                        That sounds oddly familiar...........
                         
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                        His app was pulled by the all-knowing & controlling Apple store until he fell in line with their agenda. Then, almost magically, the app was available again.
                         
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                          Arianna Huffington used to be a conservative. When she realized she was booked on more shows as a commentator when she started spouting liberal dogma she went full retard. Now she owns the most liberal/woke/socialist clickbait on the internet. It's all about the money, honey.
                           
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                            Yep. Ive noticed it. He also runs anything anti-hunting now. No clue what his game is. Im guessing he's trying to get more clicks and more views. Its all about the money.
                             
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                            VDH is a brilliant, well spoken, intelligent, objective mind.....very knowledgeable and respectful of history.....so naturally he is hated by the left and labeled a Fox News propaganda puppet
                             
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                              Amazing, isn't it? Those who claim to be tolerant and open minded will attempt to destroy any who disagree with them at the slightest perceived trigger event. Twitter and other 'social media' are the force multipliers of the mob or herd mentality / group think.
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