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The Drudge-Romney axis . . .
The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt

Posted on 01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000

. . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization.

Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director.

Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime GOP opposition researcher, it’s a safe bet Perry supporters won’t have many positive headlines to look forward to from the erstwhile gadfly. Having apparently been fully co-opted by the dread Republican Establishment, Drudge has been feeding the conservative online community a steady diet of pro-Romney headlines for years and, more recently, anti-Perry headlines — just to strike a balance, you see.

Just this week, for example, five of six Drudge headlines about Perry include bad news, from polling to policy: “PERRY APOLOGIZES FOR CALLING GOP VOTERS ‘HEARTLESS’… Iowa: Romney 21%, Bachmann 15%, Perry 14%, Paul 12%…POLL: CAIN ON TOP, PERRY PLUMMETS…PERRY: MY WIFE PRODDED ME TO RUN.”

Romney benefited from similar treatment from Drudge during his last run for the White House, when Drudge went hammer-and-tong against each of his opponents — reserving special scrutiny for Mike Huckabee:

A year ago, Rhodes signed on to Romney’s campaign. Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudge’s consistent refusal to hype–and in many cases to even mention–negative stories about Romney. But now Huckabee threatens to blow Romney’s nomination strategy. Since last week, Drudge has unleashed a torrent of screaming, anti-Huckabee headlines, culminating in today’s “exclusive” (which cites one unnamed Democrat) about the Democrats’ supposed hope that Huckabee will emerge as the G.O.P. nominee.

Rhodes (or Rhoades — the correct spelling is unclear at this time) was brought back on board to head up Romney’s “Free and Strong America PAC” as executive director early in 2015. As Ben Smith noted at the time:

Rhoades, who’s moving to Boston, is a well-regarded guy whose return to Romney pretty much confirms what will surprise nobody: That he’s running in 2012. He’s also, incidentally, been valued for his relationship with a key player in any GOP primary, Matt Drudge.

And by June of this year, Romney had already established a dominant position in what has come to be known as the “Drudge Primary” — which is apparently modeled on the Cuban electoral process:

A survey of the past 13 months of Drudge headlines found only one debatably negative reference to the 2002 Olympics CEO (“Bachmann Outraises Romney”) — and a survey of aides to his rivals found a rising level of frustration at what one described as “favoritism” by one of the most important, if also one of the quirkiest, referees.

“One of the mysteries of Drudge is how he continues to be such a mystery. Never clear how or why he leans for or against candidates. But there is a lot of behind-the-scenes, very quiet and secretive mojo that goes on,” said Mark McKinnon, who, as a top adviser to John McCain in 2008, watched with dismay as Drudge gave top billing to questions about the Arizona senator’s health.

“It looks like someone in Romneyland has figured out the secret code,” McKinnon said.

Of course, there’s nothing inherently wrong with an outlet having a preference for one candidate over the other. Matt Drudge is certainly entitled to support whomever he thinks is the best candidate and for whatever reasons he chooses to do so. At the same time, though, conservatives who frequent the Drudge Report to glean information are entitled to know of his connections to people involved in campaigns irrespective of whether or not he feels his editorial decisions are affected by those connections.

This post is by no means a call to boycott the influential online news source. That would be as stupid as just about all boycotts are. Instead, it’s a simple reminder to those who read this blog that going to Drudge’s site in search of information on any candidate other than Mitt Romney is going to be a discouraging experience the vast majority of the time. So, when you see the bold red headline with flashing sirens announcing some explosion of support for Mitt Romney, or some manner of crippling blow to any other candidate, keep in mind that it’s been placed there with a specific purpose — and that is to further discourage you.

What’s disappointing about all of this, though, is the fact that from Matt Drudge’s earliest days posting Hollywood gossip on Usenet discussion boards, he’s set himself up as the answer to the biased media that refuses to air, and often actively suppresses, information that shows conservatives in a positive light. Since then, it appears that Matt Drudge has become the new boss . . . same as the old boss.


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Just an FYI. I seems plausible to me.

Check the url for links.

I can't tell you how sick at heart I am over this mess.

1 posted on 01/28/2012 12:19:26 AM PST by dixiechick2000
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“Romney benefited from similar treatment from Drudge during his last run for the White House, when Drudge went hammer-and-tong against each of his opponents — reserving special scrutiny for Mike Huckabee:

A year ago, Rhodes signed on to Romney’s campaign. Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudge’s consistent refusal to hype–and in many cases to even mention–negative stories about Romney. But now Huckabee threatens to blow Romney’s nomination strategy. Since last week, Drudge has unleashed a torrent of screaming, anti-Huckabee headlines, culminating in today’s “exclusive” (which cites one unnamed Democrat) about the Democrats’ supposed hope that Huckabee will emerge as the G.O.P. nominee.”

Am I a conspiracy theorist?


2 posted on 01/28/2012 12:36:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

You may want to watch this short video clip and pass it along if you so desire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=HcBaSP31Be8&vg=medium


3 posted on 01/28/2012 12:37:49 AM PST by saintgermaine
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To: dixiechick2000
Unless Drudge is building up Romney to "discover" something on him and break it as a big story, the guy is off my list. He's free to support anyone he likes as are all the networks and all the pundits like Kraut and on and on. When someone has as much baggage and BS in their background as Romney, though, and Drudge virtually repeats Romney attacks ads against Newt while ignoring minor details like RomneyCare, I'm free to put him in the same bin as ABC, NBC, and CBS, who all go in the "Untrustworthy Bin".

Once someone is clearly biased against Conservatives when they're up against a RINO, there's no way you'll ever know what they overlook and shade a little here and there. In the case of Drudge, it's mainly, "so what is he overlooking today " and if I have to cross reference other sites to figure that out, why bother? I can just go to the sites I know aren't ignoring and shading.

4 posted on 01/28/2012 12:42:56 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Rashputin

Matt has morphed into that which he once exposed.


5 posted on 01/28/2012 12:46:41 AM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Last time around every one hated Huckabee. They were pissed off at him for preventing Romney from getting the nomination.


6 posted on 01/28/2012 12:51:05 AM PST by Tramonto (Draft Palin)
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To: dixiechick2000

I may not like Romney, but I’m not sure what’s up with all the paranoia.

It’s now close to evil if someone doesn’t agree with one’s particular choice for Republican candidate?

I’ve never seen this kind of atmosphere in a primary. It’s no longer about having political differences—no one is allowed to disagree.

You’d think we were all Newt all the time around here for years, as opposed to the reality—that he was hardly discussed here until a month or two ago.

Now it’s treason to even support someone else as Drudge and others do.

So a news organization supports someone I don’t. (And many others here don’t.) This is news?


7 posted on 01/28/2012 12:52:46 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: dixiechick2000

nice snag lady....proud of ya!


8 posted on 01/28/2012 12:54:44 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Now it’s treason to even support someone else as Drudge and others do.

I thought Drudge was supposed to be an impartial purveyor of news!?! Guess I was wrong.

9 posted on 01/28/2012 12:56:44 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: dixiechick2000
All these pious moderates attacking Newts morals, (and no I am NOT defending sin) have are hypocrites by bearing false witness... I despise liars as much or more than adulterers, most especially when the lying is done as a pretense protest against adultery. Mitt Romney flat out lied over and over in last night's debate. He is Obama-light and his supporters are little different than the DNC to me.
10 posted on 01/28/2012 1:01:39 AM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Individually, we don’t possess a conservative news website that literally drives the coverage in the mainstream media. Individually, none of us are using this power for evil. What you are talking about is purely in your head. You don’t appreciate how much of a dirty rotten SOB Romney is.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 1:06:27 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: dixiechick2000

That is quite an article, good find.


12 posted on 01/28/2012 1:07:09 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I may not like Romney, but I’m not sure what’s up with all the paranoia.

Give it a rest, you are a one man Romney machine.

13 posted on 01/28/2012 1:11:41 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: dixiechick2000

Good find.

Sadly, Mark Levin has blinders on about what Matt Drudge is doing to Newt. He went on the air tonight and poo-poohed the whole idea that Drudge is intentionally trying to hurt Newt.

Mark is normally one of the sharper knives in the drawer, but he’s out to lunch on this foul play.


14 posted on 01/28/2012 1:20:59 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dixiechick2000; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...


(Posted on October 4, 2011)

Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director.

A year ago, Rhodes signed on to Romney’s campaign. Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudge’s consistent refusal to hype–and in many cases to even mention–negative stories about Romney.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 1:35:10 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Darkwolf377

I never said it was evil to support someone with whom I don’t agree. However, when a cabal is in the mix, one has to wonder about the goings on.

Did you know that Drudge got rid of FR’s link?

Is this the usual primary season that you’ve witnessed for many years?


16 posted on 01/28/2012 1:54:02 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: wardaddy
;o)
17 posted on 01/28/2012 1:54:34 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: saintgermaine

Thank you!

That was depressing. ;o)


18 posted on 01/28/2012 1:58:14 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: Rashputin

JMO, but Drudge, Coulter et al have drawn a line in the sand.

This is a full blown war within the party.

Not too many months ago, Coulter was supporting Christie, and said that Romney could never win. Now, she’s all in for Romney.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 2:01:10 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: Brown Deer
I seem to remember that Brit Hume (of ABC and late of FOX News) held Newt responsible for outing Hume's son. Hume's wife was/is the news director of FOX News

That might give Drudge a motive as well

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20 posted on 01/28/2012 2:03:48 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Just mythoughts

“Mitt Romney flat out lied over and over in last night’s debate. He is Obama-light and his supporters are little different than the DNC to me.”

Amen!

I know this will be hard for some to believe, but entities such as Bain Capital aren’t as wonderful as many believe them to be.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 2:04:11 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: ansel12
;o)
22 posted on 01/28/2012 2:04:47 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: Windflier

I have to agree to disagree with you.

Mark and Drudge have been friends for many years...since the beginning of the ‘net. I think Mark is giving his good friend the benefit of the doubt.


23 posted on 01/28/2012 2:06:40 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

You should get this to Rush somehow...


24 posted on 01/28/2012 2:06:49 AM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " Jesus)
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To: Elle Bee

“...held Newt responsible for outing Hume’s son.”

???

Any followup documentation for that?


25 posted on 01/28/2012 2:08:17 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: Dogbert41

I wish I knew how to do that. ;o)


26 posted on 01/28/2012 2:09:08 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

I am glad Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report have been outed as subtle and not so subtle manipulators of public opinion. I have for years felt the slight gravitational pull like that of a massive but distant body imperceptibly attempting to alter my trajectory when I read it. It’s just gotten so blatent recently that it’s now hard to ignore. Cherry picking headlines, careful page placement, expiring some stories while leaving others up, a flattering photo here, a not so flattering one there, with the usual background noise stories to keep it all light and entertaining, lest we become conscious of the brainwashing.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 2:09:08 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Considering how long I’ve relied on Drudge, this is a very sad and disillusioning time for me.


28 posted on 01/28/2012 2:11:09 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help you if I find it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
From the article: . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization.

Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director.

I'm confused by the author's narrative.

When exactly did Matt Drudge meet Matt Rhodes? Was it in 2005 or was it "last year" (2010, since the date of this article is October 4,2011)?

29 posted on 01/28/2012 2:49:31 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: dixiechick2000
"JMO, but Drudge, Coulter et al have drawn a line in the sand.

This is a full blown war within the party."

You're absolutely right, and like any war of the sort plenty of folks turn out to be something other than what they seemed to be and presented themselves as.
Those who put keeping the skids greased ahead off all else and who have for so long been in control of the Republican Party are in a panic. They're finding out that a great many of the rank and file as well as middle level Party folks are still dedicated to the Reagan Revolution and haven't ever thrown in the towel.

When such folks have no choice, they keep their noses to the grindstone and work to beat fascists in the democrat party. When there's a clear choice, those who thought they were in control and could command the faithful are finding out that their hold on the reins of power has mostly been an illusion. Just consider SC, once the Governor and the party stalwarts with the big bucks weighed in, everyone was supposed to fall in line and be good Party faithful. Senators are supposed to be solid soldiers for the Party, but it didn't turn out that way in SC, not by a long shot. And DeMint is really pissed at even the "Conservative" media reporting that he warned Gingrich to tone down the attacks on others when what he really said was that all of the negative attacks ads were helping the democrats in the long run. So, yet another example of "Conservative" media behind the Party Apparatchiks rather than the voters.

The old beards in the party who were so sure they had total control and could anoint whoever they liked are scared to death the same sort of unexpected things will happen in FL, and if in FL, there's no limit to what sort of "shabby Reaganites" might end up winning the nomination and after that, winning Congressional, State, and Local elections. That's exactly why Romney is spending way more in Florida than is reasonable for this stage of a primary campaign. He knows and the Party big-shots know that they can't rely on the troops the Party has in the trenches and relies on to do the grunt work of keeping a Party running.

Kraut, Drudge, Coulter, a whole crowd who everyone accepted as true Conservatives because they talked the talk as long as it didn't upset the apple cart, are coming out of the woodwork to slander Newt. They know which side their bread is buttered on, and they're quite happy to be in the minority and see the country losing ground because it increase the market for the stuff they're selling. And none of them is now or ever has been selling solutions, only critiques of or counterpoints to what others propose and comments on "how bad it is". If there's going to be civil war in the Republican Party, and there is, they're going to stick with the buttered bread they have rather than bothering with winning the confidence of a whole new group of insiders they depend on for tidbits of information.

The Tea Party and the remaining Reaganites have to take control of the Republican party to build the sort of real Conservative party we have to have. There's no way third party can match the level of organization both national parties have in the time we have left before we lose the opportunity to spare the country what's on the way if we can't beat the combined Fascist/RINO axis now tearing into Newt.

Everyone is scared to death of Newt exactly because they thought they had already buried him. Now, it turns out, rumors of his death have been mistaken and if that's the case, it means a lot of those the Republican Party thought they were in control of have been working against the national RINO cabal all along. This is the last chance to have the sort of Republican Party Reagan and Newt wanted all the way back when Regan was first nominated. If we don't do it now, it won't happen, if it doesn't happen, we get least twenty years of whatever comes from fascists running the government without the consent of the governed,

So, that's my humble and overly verbose take on the situation.

Regards

30 posted on 01/28/2012 2:59:23 AM PST by Rashputin (Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I think the reason most are so quick to bite at each other is the general inner feeling of dread that most of us have as a result of undestanding just exactly how grave the situation is in this country. Most of us believe we are on the cusp of watching the USA collapse and thus any perceived mistep is viewed as lethal. I admit that I personally am so pissed off at screwups and perceived self sabatoge within the GOP that I may end up voting 3rd party myself this year. In the end, I believe we’re done. The problems of this nation are too deep and serious to be solved with temporary political solutions.


31 posted on 01/28/2012 3:02:04 AM PST by MachIV
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To: Brown Deer
Thanks for the Ping!

"Since then, Drudge-watchers have noted Drudge’s consistent refusal to hype–and in many cases to even mention–negative stories about Romney."

I am shocked. Dude doesn't seem to mind putting up plenty of ugly stuff about Newt, though. Didn't the ABC interview of Newt's second wife rate the "siren treatment"? Right before the a State primary election?

32 posted on 01/28/2012 3:09:39 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: dixiechick2000

Just what is it with in the closet gays and Romney anyway? Drudge, Coulter...I mean who’s next, Oprah and John Travolta? This guy has the in the closet vote zombified. “You willl dooo asss I saaaayyy...You are under myyy control..”


33 posted on 01/28/2012 3:25:02 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: Rashputin

“So, that’s my humble and overly verbose take on the situation.”

That was very well said, and I enjoyed every word. Thanks.


34 posted on 01/28/2012 3:31:23 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: saintgermaine

4later


35 posted on 01/28/2012 3:32:23 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: MachIV

Thank you for your thoughtful response. It’s a refreshing change from all the heat and noise, and actually gives me a genuine answer to think about today.


36 posted on 01/28/2012 3:35:21 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.--C.S. Lewis)
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To: dixiechick2000
Greetings dixiechick2000:

Did you know that Drudge got rid of FR’s link?

It's there. Look between France 24 and Gallup in Column 1.

Cheers,
OLA

37 posted on 01/28/2012 3:44:43 AM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: dixiechick2000

“One of the mysteries of Drudge is how he continues to be such a mystery. Never clear how or why he leans for or against candidates.”

That is pretty easy to figure out, Drudge is a queer and Romney supports the queer agenda.


38 posted on 01/28/2012 4:36:05 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: dixiechick2000; NewDestiny; rebuildus

Ping...


39 posted on 01/28/2012 4:42:40 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Elle Bee

http://gawker.com/5877207/did-newt-gingrich-out-brit-humes-dead-gay-son


40 posted on 01/28/2012 4:51:07 AM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: dixiechick2000
It's more than plausible. It's blatant.

We've known all along there's nothing "objective" about the Drudge Report. Right?

It's high time this all came to light. He's been co-opted. The Drudge Report is a sell-out. Question is, what is he going to do about it.

41 posted on 01/28/2012 5:02:41 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: dixiechick2000

any bets Drudge might have his retirement tied up with Bain Capital?


42 posted on 01/28/2012 5:08:28 AM PST by mo
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To: Windflier

All these guys (Hannity, Levin) are out to sell books first. If Mark Levin can’t see the Drudge bias towards Romney than he has very little analytical skills and isn’t worth listening to.

How few prominent conservatives we have on our side that will just stand up and tell it like it is. That’s why Palin was so endearing.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 5:11:53 AM PST by teg_76
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To: dixiechick2000

Thanks for posting this...Drudge got rid of his FR link? Again!


44 posted on 01/28/2012 5:14:35 AM PST by abigail2
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To: MachIV; tedw; NewDestiny; rebuildus

ping


45 posted on 01/28/2012 5:19:59 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Darkwolf377
So a news organization supports someone I don’t. (And many others here don’t.) This is news?

I would suggest that the 'news' part of this is the misleading & deceiving stories, and way over the top, constant barrage by Drudge. It smells of coordination with a candidate, masquerading as news.

RUSH: Was Elliott Abrams Deceived on NEWT?

The Drudge Distort (yellow (and pink) journalism...)

46 posted on 01/28/2012 5:19:59 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Darkwolf377

It’s going to be fun watching your frustration if Romney wins the nod.

You guys are going to learn a hard, painful lesson about the enemies you make and the people you step on to make it to the top.

The sheer number of people like myself who’ve always pulled the lever for Republicans, but will actively work for Romney’s defeat in the General, is going to blow your mind. I know, because I’m out here in the field.

Folks like myself will fall bleeding on the pavement from exhaustion working to save the Conservative movement from extinction by Team Mitt. There is noone I fear giving more power to that I do Team Romney - just look at what they’ve done to us with the power they already have.

I will rejoice on that wonderful day when Mitt Romney gives his last concession speech for the great victory is is for America and the Conservative movement.


47 posted on 01/28/2012 5:22:44 AM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: Darkwolf377
I may not like Romney, but I’m not sure what’s up with all the paranoia.

What paranoia? Drudge is in the tank for Romney and has been for a long time.

48 posted on 01/28/2012 5:49:42 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Brown Deer

Is it possible that the RNC has Drudge’s dress or is acting as Drudge’s sexcort service?


49 posted on 01/28/2012 6:03:52 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Windflier

I think so too.

I like many others have read The Drudge Report every day for years and I have never seen such an obvious anti campaign.

Wouldn’t necessarily say he’s been pro Romney, but he hasn’t had to, the wounds he is trying to inflict on Newt would have the desired effect in pushing Romney over the line.


50 posted on 01/28/2012 6:18:28 AM PST by UKrepublican
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