Sat Dec 1, 2018, 01:33 AM

what the Hades is wrong with Drudge?

The past twenty or so years, whenever a big story's broken, I rush to the Drudge Report to see if it's legit or not.

I'm not quite sure why I do that--habit, maybe--because Drudge has a mixed record when it comes to breaking news. Some times he's quick about it, other times he's slower than cold molasses about it.

Also, he tends to be provincial. His weather stories feature either hurricanes down in Miami or snow up over in Boston, as if the rest of the country doesn't have any weather. An inch of snow in Boston rates a red headline; forty inches of snow in the Upper Great Plains don't even get a mention.

And then there was tonight. I first read of the death of former President Bush right here on this site, on the first thread posted about it. I then rushed to Drudge to see what he had to say about. Drudge had nothing to say about it, so I went to freerepublic, where a lot was being said about it. Then I went to conservativecave, where it was being talked about in the "shoutbox." I went back to Drudge to see if he had anything posted. Nope. I read and replied to my e-mails, and then went back to Drudge.

About fifteen minutes or so after I'd first read the news here, a link finally showed up on Drudge.

I dunno how Drudge runs his site; maybe he doesn't have anybody in the office on weekends.

But surely he's made enough money by now to be able to hire a few college kids working at minimum wage during the weekends and holidays, to scout around for news on the internet, and instantly link to them, rather than waiting for him to hop into his car and drive to the office himself to do the linkages.

It's got to be embarrassing, that news of the death of former President Bush appeared on Skins's island before it appeared on Drudge, given how far behind the primitives usually are.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 02:35 AM

1. I have noticed Drudge Report seems a little behind on the weekends. ...

Drudge probably doesn’t like to pay overtime. Either that or his weekend employees are busy playing computer games or watching porn on the job like many government workers. While the boss is away the workers will play.

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Response to batcat (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 06:42 AM

2. One can practically almost tell when Matt Drudge is temporarily away from his desk

off somewhere taking a shit, simply by watching the flow of information on the site.

It's as if he's the only guy feeding the site. Well, if he is, he's got to realize the news is too big for one man to handle 24/7/365, and hire some labor to come in and work the desk so he can go off to eat or sleep or recreate once in a while.

His revenue flow is surely large enough to allow some of that, college students working for minimum wage--and they would work for minimum wage, simply for the prestige of working for this famous news site, just as interns worked for Messalina Agrippina for nothing, for the prestige.

Nights, weekends, holidays, Drudge works with the speed of sludge, if it works at all.

Surely it had to be embarrassing last night, when even the primitives on Skins's island beat him to the punch, in announcing the death of the former president. I was checking all the usual media outlets clear up until Drudge finally made an announcement, and every single one of them--the television networks, the political message boards--had the news up before he did, with only one exception.

I have no idea why, but the Demo-dominated Omaha World-Herald was even later than Drudge.

This is the news site, I must remind, that made history by its up-to-the-minute reporting of the scandals rocking the second Clinton administration, the attempts by Alphonse Capote Gore to steal Florida, and efforts by the Demos to obstruct the good works of the second George Bush.

But once he attained success, it seems Drudge got lazy, and let things slow down.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:07 AM

3. He does very little updating on Saturday, virtually none on Sunday.

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