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Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Oct 10th, 2019 at 8:21am
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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.

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.
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In the coming weeks and months, right-wing media will be crucial to whether Trump is able to survive the growing scandal. If he loses support in that space, it would offer Republicans wiggle room to turn on him, which could endanger his presidency.
Drudge, who did not return requests for comment, is especially influential in conservative media, having the ability to shape or even create news cycles. Drudge's website has for years helped set the agenda and worked as a gravitational force that has drawn other media outlets to his preferred narrative. The power he has wielded has led observers to characterize him as the de-facto assignment editor of the conservative media.
"He's one of the dominoes that would have to fall for the right-wing media to allow Trump to be removed from office," said John Ziegler, a conservative who was an occasional guest host on Drudge's old radio show and writes columns on media for Mediaite.


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Queshank wrote on Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:29am:
Trump is the monster created by irresponsible right wing rhetoric.  The GOP wanted to ride that wave as long as possible to fire up the base ... not realizing what they'd get when they unleashed the beast. He's the dictator those who find self governance too difficult have been waiting for.
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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #1 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 10:17am
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The cheese stands alone...
  

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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #2 - Oct 10th, 2019 at 10:36am
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Ulysses wrote on Oct 10th, 2019 at 10:17am:
The cheese stands alone...

Drudge turning on Trump is a significant domino.
  

Queshank wrote on Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:29am:
Trump is the monster created by irresponsible right wing rhetoric.  The GOP wanted to ride that wave as long as possible to fire up the base ... not realizing what they'd get when they unleashed the beast. He's the dictator those who find self governance too difficult have been waiting for.
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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:02pm
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The impeachment inquiry process is continuing to progress and so is the media coverage, with right-wing media outlets generally supporting the president. But one of the most popular conservative media outlets, the Drudge Report, has begun to significantly change their reporting.

Matt Drudge, a long-time supporter of Republicans, jumped on the Trump train early and has been a strong supporter ever since. Yet, after the impeachment inquiry was announced by Nancy Pelosi, the Drudge Report has seemed to defend the President less and spotlight the harsh criticism more—something that he hasn’t really done in the past.

While Matt Drudge hasn’t announced that he is pro-impeachment, his recent coverage has said otherwise. A recent headline from the Drudge Report website called Trump’s recent behavior “criminal and impeachable”.

On Thursday morning, Drudge was running a huge banner headline, “FOX SHOCK: 51% WANT TRUMP REMOVED,” linking to the remarkable poll Fox News just did showing record support for Trump’s impeachment by the House and removal from office by the Senate.

The right-wing media plays a big role in maintaining Trump’s support among his base. So when an influential conservative media outlet shifts the way that they are covering Presidential updates, people notice.

Many conservatives have been outspoken about Matt Drudge’s major shift, stating that he needs to come home. Some, including Jerome Corsi — whom CNN labels “a prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist” have gone even further, saying that he’s lost his mind or become a leftist hack beating the impeachment drum. Corsi even tweeted, “@Drudge has sold out to Left. RIP DRUDGE.”


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Queshank wrote on Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:29am:
Trump is the monster created by irresponsible right wing rhetoric.  The GOP wanted to ride that wave as long as possible to fire up the base ... not realizing what they'd get when they unleashed the beast. He's the dictator those who find self governance too difficult have been waiting for.
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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:04pm
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Drudge is and has always been Never Trumper.
  

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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
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Seawolf wrote on Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:04pm:
Drudge is and has always been Never Trumper.

Nope.
  

Queshank wrote on Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:29am:
Trump is the monster created by irresponsible right wing rhetoric.  The GOP wanted to ride that wave as long as possible to fire up the base ... not realizing what they'd get when they unleashed the beast. He's the dictator those who find self governance too difficult have been waiting for.
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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #6 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:10pm
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When you’ve lost Matt Drudge….

If Matt Drudge turns on you, watch out. And if the past week is any indication, President Trump should take heed.

A king maker — and perpetually aspiring dethroner — for more than 20 years, Drudge is to the Internet what Fox News is to television: a safe haven for conservative views. His news aggregation site, Drudge Report, is one of the most influential voices in politics. In 2000, the site enjoyed about 25 million impressions per month. Last year Drudge Report leapfrogged The New York Times into sixth place in U.S. media online traffic and engagement, and now the site earns about 25 million visits per day.

Drudge Report’s power stems from its throwback simplicity. The three-column design looks exactly like it did in 1997, except with more headlines, most of which are crafted to express outrage and/or disdain. Accompanying images help perpetuate or transform public opinion among a hungry conservative readership: a manic-looking Hillary Clinton, a smirking Barack Obama.

Drudge’s relationship with the current White House has been well documented. He and Trump have met in the Oval Office, and at least earlier in this administration Drudge spoke regularly with Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner. Trump has made a point of developing and maintaining close relationships with influential conservative media figures like Drudge. If white Evangelicals represent the president’s defensive-focused firewall, conservative media are the offensive-focused turrets atop the wall.

That’s not to say Drudge has been lock-step with Trump. A thorn in the side of Democrats everywhere, Drudge sometimes flashes an independent streak, particularly on issues that matter to him. For example, last year he pushed back on Trump’s threat to revoke journalists’ credentials. A couple months later, through an intermediary, he relayed displeasure with Trump “not following through on his campaign promises — the ideals that helped him win and also brought Drudge’s backing.”

And like other notable conservatives, Drudge was slow to latch on to Trump. On the day Trump announced he was running for president, the Drudge Report offered a tepid response — a small-font, damning-with-faint-praise link in the third column: “Trump to declare $9 BILLION in personal wealth as he announces presidential run . . .” The following day, the eventual 45th president appeared further down the third column, with a quote that was over-the-top even by Drudge’s standards: “Trump: ‘I Will Be Greatest Jobs President God Ever Created.’”
But on the whole, the Drudge Report has been a fairly reliable backer of this president — that is, until this past week. The August 3 morning edition included the prominent pro-Trump headline, “Record 157,288,000 Employed” below a flattering photo of Trump with two thumbs up. Of course, such a figure normally wouldn’t register on the “newsworthiness” meter: a nation’s employed people will, more or less, increase as its population increases. Most presidents likely have served during one or more “Record Employments.” This was a fawning Drudge concocting a celebratory moment.

Then later that morning, 22 people died and 24 more were injured in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting. About 12 hours later, 10 died and 27 were injured in the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting.
That’s when Drudge’s tone toward the president shifted. Among the upper-left headlines on August 5 was this one: “After pair of mass shootings, Trump remains out of sight . . .” August 6 featured a “Bubble Popping?” warning regarding the stock market and the U.S. economy in general — a key indicator of Trump’s re-election chances. August 8 included an upper-left Rasmussen poll showing only 47 percent approval for Trump — a relatively low number compared to Rasmussen’s customary daily figures.

Then on August 9, the Drudge Report declared in its main headline “Red Flag: NRA Warns Trump,” and the following day Drudge posted three more stinging headlines right next to a smiling Barack and Michelle Obama:
· “Trump sides with Kim criticism of US-SKorea war games . . .”
· “Trump boasted of rally crowd size during El Paso hospital visit . . .”
· “Gallup: Approval 42% . . .”
Drudge’s August 11 edition included a “Senior Voters Wavering on Trump?” headline and the same 42 percent Gallup poll, while August 12 promoted former White House Press Secretary Anthony Scaramucci’s warning that Trump will “turn ‘on everyone’ and then ‘entire country’ . . .” And today’s edition includes a lukewarm “TRUMP NEUTRAL” pronouncement preceding a headline highlighting Chinese protesters’ “BATTLE FOR FREEDOM.”


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Queshank wrote on Aug 26th, 2015 at 9:29am:
Trump is the monster created by irresponsible right wing rhetoric.  The GOP wanted to ride that wave as long as possible to fire up the base ... not realizing what they'd get when they unleashed the beast. He's the dictator those who find self governance too difficult have been waiting for.
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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #7 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:45pm
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Vypr wrote on Oct 11th, 2019 at 7:05pm:
Nope.

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Re: Matt Drudge sours on Trump
Reply #8 - Oct 11th, 2019 at 8:08pm
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I don't see Drudge doing anything different. He puts up the headlines.
  

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