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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:44 PM

Drudge Report Creator Fires Back At Washington Post Over Russian Propaganda Claims

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 11:40

Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge has lashed out at the Washington Post in a rare public statement, after the paper accused him of being “linked to Russian propaganda.” Drudge noted that his site gives the paper over a third of its referral traffic.

“I’ve linked to Washington Post over 10,000X in 25 years of doing Drudge Report. I currently give them 37 percent of their referral traffic, according to http://similarweb.com. It’s a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: You’re a Russian operative!” Drudge said in a rare tweet on Monday.

MATT DRUDGE ✔@DRUDGE
I've linked to @washingtonpost over 10,000X in 25 years of doing DRUDGEREPORT. I currently give them 37% of their referral traffic, according to http://similarweb.com . It's a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: YOU'RE A RUSSIAN OPERATIVE! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/11/10/one-of-the-busiest-websites-in-the-u-s-in-2016-regularly-linked-to-russia-propaganda/
10:08 AM - Nov 13, 2017

Analysis | One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda
The country's third-most-viewed website linked to Russian and conspiracy sites frequently during the 2016 election.
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The creator of the politically conservative American news aggregator was referring to an article published in the Washington Post on Friday. The story claimed the Drudge Report, as “one of the busiest websites in the US in 2016,” was regularly “linked to Russia propaganda.”

The Washington Post report said that Drudge repeatedly linked stories directly to RT and Sputnik. “There are probably two reasons that the Drudge Report linked to these sites with regularity,” it said. “The first is that Drudge’s taste in news often tends toward the more exotic; he clearly understands the sorts of things that people like to read. The other is that Drudge himself seems to share some of the same sense of impending apocalypse and systemic collapse that undergirds a lot of the reports from these sites,” the Washington Post added.

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https://www.rt.com/usa/409816-drudge-report-washington-post/

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:13 PM

1. You can trust RT and Sputnik far more than

you can the rag that tried to help rig the election for the Clinton Creature.

This is how they get revenge for her losing. The internet was at fault all right. But NOT because of RUSSIAn! propaganda. It’s because we can exchange information and they couldn’t control what that information was. And while the WP was hauling out liars like Jonathan Capehart and John Lewis to lie for her, we had access to the truth and (back then) the power to let them know they are lying sacks of shit.

Well that kind of thing cannot be allowed to continue. TPTB will chose what we read and what ‘information’ we have access to.

They’ve already started.


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