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(The Hill)   Obama needs a Drudge, according to writer who misses the entire point of news aggregators   (thehill.com) divider line 24
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2013-05-15 09:18:23 AM  
The world needs more Drudges.
 
2013-05-15 09:22:38 AM  
He already has his Drudge.  It's known as the main stream media.
 
2013-05-15 09:23:38 AM  

Danger Mouse: He already has his Drudge.  It's known as the main stream media.


Fark pol tab.
 
2013-05-15 09:28:12 AM  
subby, so you think all news aggregators are fair and balanced?
 
2013-05-15 09:31:51 AM  
There simply aren't that many self-loathing gay men who identify as Democrat.
 
2013-05-15 09:32:47 AM  
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Drugde pit?
 
2013-05-15 09:37:49 AM  
Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.
 
2013-05-15 09:40:19 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.


Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.
 
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2013-05-15 09:44:17 AM  

I_C_Weener: TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.

Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.


I think he's more of a spin aggregator.
 
2013-05-15 09:45:27 AM  
Wow, rage-filled bunch over there.
 
2013-05-15 09:46:53 AM  

markfara: There simply aren't that many self-loathing gay men who identify as Democrat.



Chris Mathews.
 
2013-05-15 09:50:02 AM  

I_C_Weener: TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.

Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.



No. For your analogy to hold, Drudge would have a discussion forum policed by two moderators who occasionally argue like an old married couple ... wouldn't it?
 
2013-05-15 09:53:12 AM  

Danger Mouse: He already has his Drudge.  It's known as the main stream media.



Our truth-is-always-somewhere-in-the-middle mainstream media is Obama's Drudge?

Really?
 
2013-05-15 09:58:03 AM  

phaseolus: I_C_Weener: TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.

Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.


No. For your analogy to hold, Drudge would have a discussion forum policed by two moderators who occasionally argue like an old married couple ... wouldn't it?


James! isn't old.
 
2013-05-15 10:04:05 AM  

Danger Mouse: He already has his Drudge.  It's known as the main stream media.


you mean the mainstream media that's currently ignoring the benghazi, IRS and AP stories!
 
2013-05-15 10:15:45 AM  
What Obama needs to do is do a better job of governing this country.

The bloom is off the rose at this point.  The government agencies he is supposed to manage are running roughshod over this country.  The justice department is walking guns to Mexican drug cartels while wiretapping the press, the IRS is targeting political rivals, the State Department is absconding from their duties of protecting Americans abroad, then lying about it.  Obamacare is a byzantine mess bureaucrats can't figure out with spiraling costs.  We're still in sequester.  Right now he is just hoping another scandal doesn't break on the heels of these.
 
2013-05-15 10:26:10 AM  

SlothB77: What Obama needs to do is do a better job of governing this country.


while the GOP opposes EVERYTHING he does, putting party before country at EVERY instance? while they filibuster EVERY nomination and piece of legislation? the fact that ANYTHING has gotten done is truly amazing.

better job of governing, my ass. how do you govern when the opposition party has become a terrorist organization?
 
2013-05-15 10:38:41 AM  

SlothB77: What Obama needs to do is do a better job of governing this country.

The bloom is off the rose at this point.  The government agencies he is supposed to manage are running roughshod over this country.  The justice department is walking guns to Mexican drug cartels while wiretapping the press, the IRS is targeting political rivals, the State Department is absconding from their duties of protecting Americans abroad, then lying about it.  Obamacare is a byzantine mess bureaucrats can't figure out with spiraling costs.  We're still in sequester.  Right now he is just hoping another scandal doesn't break on the heels of these.


and yet he still relatively popular and ranked quite high as a President
 
2013-05-15 10:43:21 AM  

mrshowrules: and yet he still relatively popular and ranked quite high as a President


and congressional republicans have a nearly single-digit approval rating. funny that.
 
2013-05-15 10:49:08 AM  

I_C_Weener: TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.

Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.


I check several news aggreator sites, but none of them have fabricated stories about Michelle Obama's "whitey" tapes or Bill Clinton's illegitimate black child.
 
2013-05-15 11:41:46 AM  

InmanRoshi: I_C_Weener: TofuTheAlmighty: Isn't that precious - subby thinks Drudge is a news aggregator.

Look at his site.  He collects news other people produce and puts his headline on it.  He's Fark.com but in black and white and with floor humper ads.

I check several news aggreator sites, but none of them have fabricated stories about Michelle Obama's "whitey" tapes or Bill Clinton's illegitimate black child.


or lobster at the waldorf.
 
2013-05-15 09:02:06 PM  
Drudge sits at the center of the conservative news cycle. You can look at his page in the morning and have a checklist of the news stories the radio guys will be discussing on any given day.

He and his staff are also pretty good. They typically beat out other aggregators (including Fark) and have a pretty cohesive thematic tone coupled with subtly biased headlines. Every once in a while, though, Druge will regress to blatant race baiting, but usually he's reasonably subtle with the biased headlines.

I'd also like to point out that Drudge commenters dominate virtually any article that he links, so he's externalized the cost of maintaining a community of readers, who also happen to work as a self-perpetuating propoganda machine. If you ever need source material for your ultra-conservative alt, Drudge comments are the way to go.
 
2013-05-15 11:17:13 PM  

SlothB77: What Obama needs to do is do a better job of governing this country.


He can't fix Republican stupid, much as I wish he could.
 
2013-05-16 01:19:47 PM  
He has the Huffington Post.

What a joke that it received a Pulitzer.
 
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