Matt Drudge, the controversial conservative news aggregating pundit who has been breaking political news stories for a quarter century, was the target of a hit piece in the Washington Post. The liberal mainstream media site claims Drudge Report linked to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election season.
By July 2016, according to the analysis site SimilarWeb, Matt Drudge’s link-aggregation site Drudge Report was the second-most-visited on the Internet in the United States. Over the course of the month — the month of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and the month of the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee — SimilarWeb estimates that Drudge had 1,472,220,000 page views. That’s 1.4 billion, the equivalent of 47 views of the Drudge Report every second of every minute that month.
The irony of the story is that Drudge Report often links to Washington Post itself. In a Tweet, the provocateur claims to have linked to over 10,000 stories and is the source of 37% of their traffic.
The Washington Post is one of the most prolific publications in the world of political news and opinions. Owned by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, the newspaper and website have been accused of pushing their narratives further and further to the left. They’ve endorsed a Democrat in every major race they’ve weighed in on for nearly a decade and are the source for a large portion of mainstream media’s hit pieces against conservatives.
Dump ’em, Drudge
Our own little news aggregator, The New Americana, avoids WaPo, NY Times, CNN, and most major mainstream media publications whenever possible. It’s time for Drudge to use the tremendous reach his website possesses to drive eyeballs towards conservative publications exclusively. For every important piece of news reported by mainstream media, there’s almost always a variation of the story on Washington Examiner, DailyWire, Townhall, or here at NOQ Report. All of us (other than DailyWire) are on Google News. All of us tell stories the right way.
With dozens of news sites available that do not put a liberal spin on every story, it would behoove Drudge to send people to those sites rather than the progressive rags that populate mainstream media.
Even if he continues to link to other publications, WaPo should be blacklisted. Why send traffic to a site that stabs you in the back? Killing 37% of a site’s traffic goes a long way towards teaching them not to bite the hand that feeds them. It’s time to drop WaPo, Mr. Drudge.
Sean Hannity responds incoherently to Roy Moore’s open letter
Fox News host Sean Hannity called on Roy Moore to respond to the sexual misconduct allegations that have dominated the news for a week. Moore sent an open letter, which Hannity read on the air Wednesday night. He then responded and essentially said nothing.
It’s not that he didn’t speak words. He spoke many. It’s that Hannity sounded borderline incoherent. The transcript of his response reads like a President Trump off-the-cuff statement.
“The people of Alabama, they need to know the truth, and they’ve got to have all the facts that they need,” he said. “And that means that the Alabama voters can make an educated, informed, inclusive decision for their state when they go to the polls.”
If you just read through it casually or hear it passively, it might sound somewhat normal. Read it more carefully and it’s really not saying much at all. What is an “inclusive” decision?
It got worse:
“And if that means whatever it means to get to the truth, if it means more time, I believe the governor according to Greg Jarrett has the ability to make that decision. The Alabama people deserve that. Greg Jarrett said the governor can delay the race if need be. Now, the people of Alabama deserve to have a fair choice, especially in light of the new allegations tonight.”
Look, I’m not trying to pick on Hannity. This is a tough situation considering he’s backed Moore. But he failed to respond to the substance of Moore’s letter. He made the demand for an open letter, then didn’t discuss it. Instead, he gave a passionate plea for… fairness? Delaying the election? Inclusive decision-making?
Hannity drew a huge audience who wanted to hear him respond to Moore’s letter. Instead, he applied doublespeak to say as little as possible. It was as if this was his exit plan to distance himself from Moore in case more heat comes down, which will likely happen whether the allegations are true or not.
Ben Shapiro on Roy Moore: “Of course he needs to go”
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro hit Fox News’ “Outnumbered” this morning and spoke out against Alabama’s controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore. He said the allegations seem credible, but more importantly he believes Moore hasn’t done enough to refute the claims.
“Of course he needs to go. He has not provided any explanation as to why the allegations are false.”
Source: Fox News
‘Of Course He Needs to Go’: Ben Shapiro Slams Roy Moore Over ‘Highly Credible’ Sex Allegations | Fox News Insider
Ben Shapiro said anyone still considering supporting Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore must ask themselves whether they believe someone with child molestation allegations against him should be sitting in the U.S. Senate.
Two women have accused the GOP nominee for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat of sexually assaulting them when they were underage and he was a district attorney in his thirties back in the 1970s. Moore has denied the allegations, but the stories kept coming last week, including one that he had been banned from a mall for trying to pick up teenage girls.
Gun confiscation bingo
Hey boys and girls, it’s time to play the hottest new game for fun and fabulous prizes.* The lie from the Left has always been “We’re not talking about taking guns away from people”, while they talk about taking guns away from people. So the trick now its to find one of them who HASN’T demanded gun confiscation by the process of elimination.
The rules are simple – List out the major media outlets of the socialist–Left around the nation in these categories:
- National political figures of the socialist-left.
- Major print outlets of the socialist-left.
- Major media outlets of the socialist-left.
- National media figures of the socialist left.
Then each player must search and find an instance of a gun confiscation demand by these media outlets or person of note. The two at the top of this piece from ABC news and the Boston Globe are freebies, and the odds are 5 minutes after this is published there will be many more.
Points will be awarded for the type of demand as well as completing a card in a particular category, so there are two ways to win – by points and by category. The one who completes all categories will win the grand prize!*
How Points are Awarded:
- Five points for each instance of an outright demand for gun confiscation.
- Four points for each instance of the demand for an offer gun owners can’t refuse – ‘Australian’ style gun confiscation.
- Three points for each instance of a demand for the outright banning of guns.
- Two points for each instance of a demand for the repeal of the 2nd amendment.
Note: Only one point will be awarded for each instance of a demand for the banning or confiscation of ‘Assault Weapons’ since this happens so often it’s not even sporting to dig them up and there is no real definition of that term.
Bonus points will be awarded for cases of a Leftist media outlet detailing it’s plans to confiscate guns via Intergalactic Background Checks and registration. [Yes, they are out there – extra points for digging them up!]
In some cases we must restrict the total number of points available for certain national print outlets of the socialist-left [e.g. The New York times] given that those outlets come up with new ways of demanding gun confiscation almost on a weekly basis. Please note that with the progression of time, it will be that much easier to win the game – particularly after another “Serious Crisis” brought on be the Left’s insistence on indoctrination in the precepts of cultural Marxism.
So everyone grab your gun.. confiscation bingo cards and start playing, it’s fun for the whole family!
[*no prizes will be awarded – sorry].
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