Drudge Never Lets The Facts Get In The Way

His political slant is nearly the opposite of mine. Tonight, however, he plumbed new depths!

Yes, I go to Drudge just to get pissed off! Whatever shred of objectivity he had disappeared years ago. His political slant is nearly the opposite of mine. Tonight, however, he plumbed new depths!

Here’s a screengrab from Drudge’s homepage a moment ago. Pretty shocking headline:

I clicked the link which lead to Politico.com. Their headline couldn’t have been more different:

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Here’s the problem. Anyone who read Drudge without clicking the link only knows what Drudge ‘reported’. Sad.

6 thoughts on “Drudge Never Lets The Facts Get In The Way”

  1. According to the article, it *is* a special deal, just not specific to the Obama campaign. The article states, “This is a pre-alpha product that is being released to a select few clients”.

    I doubt they will disclose their list of “select few clients”.

  2. Drudge frequently posts shocking and provocative headlines in red. Often, when you click them, they go nowhere, or to a page that says, DEVELOPING… As soon as the rest of the media goes with a completely different take on the same story, the Drudge headline VANISHES. Boy, would print newspapers like to be able to withdraw some headlines that they went with on deadline before the story actually turned out to be something else. Drudge is different in that he does it on purpose with bad intentions. he’s a propagandist, not a journalist.

  3. A different “slant” on Drudge…from a professor at UCLA..


    Book: “Left Turn, How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind”
    Liberal Media Distorts News Bias
    “In a crushing body blow to the pushers of the so-called “Fox Effect,” which claims the conservative media is dragging the left into the center, UCLA political science professor Tim Groseclose in Left Turn claims that “all” mainstream news outlets have a liberal bias in their reporting that makes even moderate organizations appear out of the mainstream and decidedly right-wing to news consumers who are influenced by the slant.”

    “Fox News is clearly more conservative than ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and National Public Radio. Some will conclude that ‘therefore, this means that Fox News has a conservative bias,'” he writes in an advance copy provided to Washington Whispers. “Instead, maybe it is centrist, and possibly even left-leaning, while all the others are far left. It’s like concluding that six-three is short just because it is short compared to professional basketball players.”

    What’s more, he says, “this point illustrates a common misconception about the Drudge Report. According to my analysis, the Drudge Report is approximately the most fair, balanced, and centrist news outlet in the United States. Yet, the overwhelming majority of media commentators claim that it has a conservative bias. The problem, I believe, is that such commentators mistake relative bias for absolute bias. Yes, the Drudge Report is more conservative than the average U.S. news outlet. But it is a logical mistake to use that to infer that it is based on an absolute scale.”

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