The Daddy of the New Media!

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    "By far, most of the traffic from links comes from the sprawling hybrid of Google search and news, which provides about 30 percent of the visits to news sites, according to a report released last week by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, part of the Pew Research Center. And the second? Has to be Facebook, right? Nope. Then Twitter must be the next in line. Except it isn’t.

    Give up? It’s The Drudge Report, a 14-year-old site — a relic by Web standards — conceived and operated by Matt Drudge. Using data from the Nielsen Company to examine the top 21 news sites on the Web, the report suggests that Mr. Drudge, once thought of as a hothouse flower of the Lewinsky scandal, is now more powerful in driving news than the half-billion folks on Facebook. (According to the study, Facebook accounted for 3.3 percent of the referrals to news sites, less than half as many as generated by The Drudge Report.)

    “He was an early and powerful force in setting the news agenda and has somehow maintained that even as there has been a great deal of change in the way people get their news.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/business/media/16carr.html?_r=1

    How to really explain the success? Easy!
    Americans were tired of being treated like 'mushrooms.'

    Here's a reminder: when the MSM wouldn't talk about it....


    01/17/98 23:32:47 PST -- NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN

    BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT

    **World Exclusive**
    **Must Credit the DRUDGE REPORT**

    At the last minute, at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, NEWSWEEK magazine killed a story that was destined to shake official Washington to its foundation: A White House intern carried on a sexual affair with the President of the United States!

    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that reporter Michael Isikoff developed the story of his career, only to have it spiked by top NEWSWEEK suits hours before publication. A young woman, 23, sexually involved with the love of her life, the President of the United States, since she was a 21-year-old intern at the White House. She was a frequent visitor to a small study just off the Oval Office where she claims to have indulged the president's sexual preference. Reports of the relationship spread in White House quarters and she was moved to a job at the Pentagon, where she worked until last month.

    The young intern wrote long love letters to President Clinton, which she delivered through a delivery service. She was a frequent visitor at the White House after midnight, where she checked in the WAVE logs as visiting a secretary named Betty Curry, 57.

    The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that tapes of intimate phone conversations exist.

    The relationship between the president and the young woman become strained when the president believed that the young woman was bragging about the affair to others.

    NEWSWEEK and Isikoff were planning to name the woman. Word of the story's impeding release caused blind chaos in media circles; TIME magazine spent Saturday scrambling for its own version of the story, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. The NEW YORK POST on Sunday was set to front the young intern's affair, but was forced to fall back on the dated ABC NEWS Kathleen Willey break.

    The story was set to break just hours after President Clinton testified in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.

    Ironically, several years ago, it was Isikoff that found himself in a shouting match with editors who were refusing to publish even a portion of his meticulously researched investigative report that was to break Paula Jones. Isikoff worked for the WASHINGTON POST at the time, and left shortly after the incident to build them for the paper's sister magazine, NEWSWEEK.

    Michael Isikoff was not available for comment late Saturday. NEWSWEEK was on voice mail.

    The White House was busy checking the DRUDGE REPORT for details. DrudgeReportArchives.com © 2011
     
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    1998?
     
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    1. The NYTimes article (2011) discusses the origin of the DrudgeReport..."The Drudge Report, a 14-year-old site...."

    2. It goes on to ask why it was as successful as it is.

    3. Thus, the example of why the DrudgeReport is so successful...many Americans wanted real coverage of the iniquities of the Left...not the kind of thing that the MSM was willing to
    cover.

    4. Deanie, did you notice the major disseminators of information that 'spiked' the story?

    5. Forced 'em to cover it! Still worship this political trash, and think that he is above the law?

    6. Do you remember Clinton selling burial plots in the final resting place of our nation's heroes, Arlington National Cememery?

    7. How about Clinton selling this nations' military and nuclear secrets to the People's Republic of China? Down with that too?

    So, wadda ya' think, Deanie...good idea to reprise the Drudge origins?
     
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    The overwhelming majority of my clicking is not reported to such agencies, thanks to the way I have my browser set-up. I must approve individual sites for cookies, I send no referrer information, and I must approve sites to run scripts.
     
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    PEW Research says a measly 6% of scientists are Republican.
     
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    Just think. If Al Gore had not invented the internet, the Drudge Report would not exist and John Kerry would be in his second term.
     
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    But 94% of scientists are conservative. Figure that one out.
     

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