Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 10, 2019

President Donald Trump, facing an ever-deepening scandal that threatens to swallow his presidency, appears to have lost a key ally in conservative media: The Drudge Report.

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I thought he already did. Isn't Fox turning against him?

#1 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-09 09:45 PM | Reply

Rut Row Raggy!
The Orange Fuhrer's house of cards is starting to lean the wrong way.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-09 10:34 PM | Reply

Outside of Stormfront, I don't think there are any conservative media sites. There are liberal sites and there are reality based sites. Drudge was branded a conservative site because he dared to cover the Clinton/Monica scandal. Drudge is a homosexual that is not a fan of Trumps likely based on his sexual identity.

#3 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 12:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 5

Outside of Stormfront, I don't think there are any conservative media sites.

#3 | Posted by iragoldberg

That clears up a lot.

OCU

#4 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-10 02:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 3

#3

Dam*, if you're not a ragging nut case, you're not a conservative. Learn something new every day.

#5 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-10 02:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I am so appreciative of the expert analysis provided by Ira Goldberg. Ira, I missed your expert analysis on Trump betraying the Kurds. I need your expert opinion to know what to think about that. Without it I am left thinking Ergodan ate Trump's lunch, that Putin ordered Donald to remove our troops and throw the Kurds, who fought alongside our troops, to be slaughtered by the Turks. I am sure though, with your expertise, you can straighten me out on all of that.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-10 08:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Drudge was branded a conservative site because he dared to cover the Clinton/Monica scandal" - IRA

Say what? It sounds as if you think he was some sort of pioneer because he covered the Lewinsky deal. That was 24-7 on every network.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-10 08:16 AM | Reply

Who cares what the right-wing hack Matt Drudge says.

Sure, Drudge still has some influence, but Matt Drudge is still a right-wing hack.

Hey Matty, if you see this post, tell the world that PinchALoaf says you're a hack!

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-10 08:41 AM | Reply

Outside of Stormfront, I don't think there are any conservative media sites.

#3 | Posted by IraLieburg

Posts like this is why I refer to you as Lieburg.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-10-10 08:46 AM | Reply

"Drudge was branded a conservative site because he dared to cover the Clinton/Monica scandal" - IRA
Say what? It sounds as if you think he was some sort of pioneer because he covered the Lewinsky deal. That was 24-7 on every network.
#7 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Do you have the memory of a goldfish?

"At precisely 9.32pm and two seconds his Californian clock, Matt Drudge hit the send button on his home computer and changed the world. It was Saturday 17 January 1998, beyond midnight in Washington where President Clinton had no idea what was about to hit him.

"NEWSWEEK KILLS STORY ON WHITE HOUSE INTERN; BLOCKBUSTER REPORT: 23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT""

www.theguardian.com

#10 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 08:55 AM | Reply

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I like that better than LiarIra.

#11 | Posted by YAV at 2019-10-10 08:58 AM | Reply

There's a story that can be read, instead of having to sit through a news video:

Matt Drudge, an influential figure in conservative media, sours on Trump as he faces impeachment
www.cnn.com

...The narrative-setting news aggregation website, founded in 1995 by Matt Drudge, has spotlighted an overwhelming amount of negative news for the Trump White House in the last several weeks. It's marked a major shift from how the outlet had previously covered the President.
"He's reacting to changing circumstances," a person close to the media mogul, who said Drudge had grown exasperated with Trump, told CNN Business....

Previously, Trump could count on Drudge to be in his corner. During the 2016 presidential election, and in the early days of the Trump administration, Drudge was a fervent supporter. On the Drudge Report, Trump could do no wrong. The sun was almost always shining.

There were signs that the honeymoon period was wearing thin in the summer of 2017, but despite some wobbliness in their relationship, Drudge ultimately seemed to be staying loyal to the President.

At least until now.

Not only is Drudge's website aggressively covering the impeachment news, it is doing so by featuring commentary from some of the president's fiercest critics or the harshest criticism of him.

For instance, on Friday the top link on the Drudge Report, colored in red, was a link to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano calling Trump's behavior "criminal and impeachable."

Other links Drudge featured that day included Fox host Shepard Smith suggesting Trump may have violated the law on live television and "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd saying the current scandal is a "national nightmare."

The change in tone toward Trump hasn't gone unnoticed.

Jim Hoft, the founder of the right-wing Gateway Pundit blog, recently published a blog post asking, "What Happened to Matt Drudge?" Contending that the website had taken a "pro-impeachment slant," Hoft wrote, "Dear Matt Drudge -- Please come home." ...



#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-10 11:14 AM | Reply

Drudge is a homosexual that is not a fan of Trumps likely based on his sexual identity.

#3 | Posted by iragoldberg

And here we see why fox news allows shep smith to say trump is a crook. Because shep smith is gay. And since repubs think gay = liberal, biased, and bad, then if shep smith says something, fox viewers will believe the opposite.

Fox and trump are both good at one thing - knowing how to manipulate morons.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-10-10 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaking of Faux News, how do they explain Chris Wallace, and more recently, Judge Napolitano?

OCU

#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-10 03:44 PM | Reply

I am so appreciative of the expert analysis provided by Ira Goldberg. Ira, I missed your expert analysis on Trump betraying the Kurds. I need your expert opinion to know what to think about that. Without it I am left thinking Ergodan ate Trump's lunch, that Putin ordered Donald to remove our troops and throw the Kurds, who fought alongside our troops, to be slaughtered by the Turks. I am sure though, with your expertise, you can straighten me out on all of that.

#6 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-10-10 08:04 AM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 2

I'll help you out Danni, Trump campaigned to end our Middle East presence. He like many are tired of fighting wars for other countries especially when we are the only country in the world doing it. He finds that sanctions against Turkey would work better than sending over our troops to get killed. Here is a question for you Danni, why all of a sudden are you pro war, you always said Bolton was a complete ----- and needs to go to prison for keeping us in so many wars, Trump gets rid of him, works to bring our troops home and all of a sudden you change your tune 180 degrees. Would that be because Trump is doing what you have preached ever since you have been on this site? You woud rather see our troops killed than Trump actually get credit for something you have long asked for.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-10-10 04:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll help you out Danni, Trump campaigned to end our Middle East presence.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw

Then why isn't he pulling out of the mideast entirely? Why is he only pulling out in the area that would help putin the most?

your cult leader is putin's puppet. Putin is the leader you actually support.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-10-10 05:40 PM | Reply

"Why is he only pulling out in the area that would help putin the most?
your cult leader is putin's puppet. Putin is the leader you actually support.
#16 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Do you know what would help Putin the most? If Trump did not protect Saudi oil fields from further drone attacks. A next best help would be taking steps to limit US fracking. What benefits Putin is an increase in oil prices due to decreased supply - whether in the US or in Saudi. And yet, that is what I see the Liberals argue for on a daily basis. US sanctions on Russia + keeping the global price of oil depressed using US fracking.

Oh, and I should add that there is no singular project so beneficial to Russia as the natural gas pipelines German wants to build so it can bypass Ukraine. Here is our great NATO ally conspiring directly with the Liberal's nightmare and you say NOTHING.

I think we all know the reason - you Liberals talk about Putin like a a spurned ex-lover talks after being dumped. You claim you hate Putin, but at night you dream of him riding on that horse shirtless. It is embarrassing for you, stop it.

#17 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 07:19 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by iragoldberg

It must pain you to see all the dead roses piled up you've thrown Trump and Putin's way.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-10-10 07:41 PM | Reply

I think we all know the reason - you Liberals talk about Putin like a a spurned ex-lover talks after being dumped. You claim you hate Putin, but at night you dream of him riding on that horse shirtless. It is embarrassing for you, stop it.

#17 | Posted by iragoldberg

That's the funny think about you cultists - you claim you're patriots, yet you joined the cult of a russian puppet who wipes his fat ass with the constitution and claims to be above and accountability for anything.

Both saudi arabia and putin can control trump. I'm sure he's spent many sleepless nights worrying about how to please them both. And none spent worrying about how to help the average american.

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-10-10 07:45 PM | Reply

#19

[Trump pulls out of Syria]

"Happy bday, Vlad!"

#20 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-10 07:48 PM | Reply

"#20 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11"

How can anyone be against an endless occupation of a foreign country that never authorized our presence in the first place? What could possibly go wrong with that? It worked out great in Afghanistan, Libya, and Lebanon and it costs us next to nothing to have all of these bases spread all over the world. The MIC is virtually starving right now!

- Signed RSTYTROMBONE

#21 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 09:03 PM | Reply

"Both saudi arabia and putin can control trump. I'm sure he's spent many sleepless nights worrying about how to please them both. And none spent worrying about how to help the average american.
#19 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

I will ask one more time because you are obviously either too dense to grasp how moronic your answer is or are deflecting because you know the truth.

What hurts Putin more than ensuring global oil prices stay low AND fighting to keep Europe from becoming more dependent on Russian natural gas?

Please, explain to me. Russia's economy is 30% energy production related and oil and gas represent 60%+ of exports. Saudi is almost solely reliant on oil production. So, by keeping energy prices low, you are depriving his economy as well as strengthening the US via profits from fracking.

You are nothing but spurned loved longing after a shirtless Putin riding in to save you from the evil Trump. You are effing delusional and playing directly into Putin's hands with your moronic endless war policies combined with your eco nonsense leading to higher global oil prices.

Remember blaming everyone driving an SUV for supporting terrorism? I am sure you slapped a few bumper stickers on cars back in 2008. Well, that is EXACTLY what you are doing now. You are supporting terrorism, Putin, and Communist Chinese over the USA. You are either traitorous scum or a useful idiot - I will let you pick which label is a better descriptor.

#22 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 09:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What hurts Putin more than ensuring global oil prices stay low AND fighting to keep Europe from becoming more dependent on Russian natural gas?"

Getting Trump out of office hurts Putin more than that.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-10 09:15 PM | Reply

#23 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

How? Please explain.

I will make the counter case.

Trump has put on harsher sanctions against Russia than Obama did when Putin literally annexed the Crimea and invaded Ukraine with proxy forces, not to mention killing people in the UK with polonium or under Bush when Putin had the Ukrainian president poisoned. So, are you arguing that we would have even harsher sanctions under a Dem or you think they will put their money where their mouths were about election interfering is an attack and start a shooting war?

Keeping troops in Syria greatly increases the risk for a friendly fire accident touching off a shooting war between the US, Syria, Turkey, Russia, etc - and we have ZERO strategic reason for being their. With the US gone, Turkey is literally annexing part of Syrian territory - a ally of Russia. So, how does it help Putin when his ally his land taken and the Russians are powerless to stop it?

Further - any instability in the ME drives up oil prices with Russia being the biggest benefactor from that. Saudi oil fields get hit - great, Putin's oil exports increase 15% in value. US starts a shooting war with Iraq shooting down the straits - great, Putin's oil exports go up 30%.

The Dems don't complain about the German/Russian NatGas direct line - great, Russia has German at their mercy every winter.

So, please show your work here how your Dem would do something - ANYTHING - that would be a better approach than the one Trump has taken. You can't because all you have is talking points that defy common sense.

#24 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 09:30 PM | Reply

For an economy reliant upon energy exports, the single greatest gift you could give Russia is to elect one of the brain dead Dems wanting to cripple US energy production by banning off shore drilling, banning fracking, and keeping the arctic off limits to energy production.

This is the stated position of every major Dem candidate. I hope Putin signs your personal copy of his photo riding the horse shirtless for you because you have earned his love.

Never had such an illogical crop of idiots before in history as today's liberals.

#25 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-10-10 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do you get paid by the post or word number, IRA?

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 09:58 PM | Reply

A man, and a country, should not betray its friends. If you believe otherwise then I believe you have no friends.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 10:00 PM | Reply

You do this out of motivations I can guess at but sicken me.

#29 | Posted by Zed at 2019-10-10 10:04 PM | Reply

"Trump has put on harsher sanctions against Russia than Obama did when Putin literally annexed the Crimea and invaded Ukraine with proxy forces, not to mention killing people in the UK with polonium or under Bush when Putin had the Ukrainian president poisoned."

That won't change by removing Trump from office.

With the US gone, Turkey is literally annexing part of Syrian territory - a ally of Russia. So, how does it help Putin when his ally his land taken and the Russians are powerless to stop it?

Your next sentence answers that question:

"Further - any instability in the ME drives up oil prices with Russia being the biggest benefactor from that."

Turkey attacking the Kurds is a destabilizing event.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-10 10:57 PM | Reply

Ira Goldberg is a troll

#31 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-10-11 12:46 AM | Reply

Well, Shep Smith is gone. Bill Barr apparently did his master's bidding.

OCU

#32 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-10-11 04:59 PM | Reply

Outside of Stormfront, I don't think there are any conservative media sites.

#3 | Posted by iragoldberg

What what?

So, in YOUR feeble mind, Stormfront IS conservative media?

So now being a conservative means being a white suprematist and a Nazi?

I am gonna bet you are on a watch list somewhere.

If not you ought to be.

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-10-12 02:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Outside of Stormfront, I don't think there are any conservative media sites. There are liberal sites and there are reality based sites. Drudge was branded a conservative site because he dared to cover the Clinton/Monica scandal. Drudge is a homosexual that is not a fan of Trumps likely based on his sexual identity.
#3 | Posted by iragoldberg a

Ira didn't realize it but just stated Nazis were conservatives, i.e. right wing, not socialists and left wingers.

#34 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-10-12 04:36 PM | Reply

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