Thursday, November 26, 2020
Tablet: In interviews with over a half-dozen various former [Matt] Drudge associates, about half suggested that the site may no longer be under his control. For these people, politics alone couldn't explain all the changes at the site. The humor, the oddball stories about sex robots and exorcisms, and the obsession with weather events are all almost entirely gone, along with any pretense to original reporting.
One of the few ex-Drudge associates who would discuss him on-record in any depth is the New York literary agent Lucianne Goldberg, a figure of some notoriety for her role in revealing then-president Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Goldberg is a former close confidante who said she had not spoken with Drudge in over five years. She believes he no longer runs the site. "It's a totally different publication," she told me.
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