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I've only been at this blogging thing for a year and a half. And in that time, my readership has never even approached one hour's worth of Matt Drudge's The Drudge Report. Drudge's site is the go-to news source for a lot of right-wingers, and apparently also some in the mainstream (cough) liberal mainstream press.
The site got its reputation for uncovering and pushing the Monica Lewinsky story back in the 90s. But I've never really gotten the attraction. It's basically a news aggregator site, with links to the most shocking, titillating and splashy news items of the day--with a heavy tilt to the right. The thing is, lots of sites do that these days (left, right and center), and usually with tons of original content to go with it. As far as I can tell, Drudge doesn't have any original content. And it still looks like it did back in the 90s. . .very "Web 1.0." And recently, Drudge pushed the phony "McCain supporter mutilated by Obama supporter" story, enraging and then embarrassing right-wing bloggers.
So the time has come to wonder, has The Drudge Report jumped the shark?
Critics argue if Drudge 'jumped the shark' or not
In the week since Senator Obama's stunning victory, many political pundits have been postulating that it wasn't just Senator John McCain who went down in flames this election season. They believe that internet sensation Matt Drudge was burned too much during the long campaign season, and that he too may never recover his onetime powerhouse status. . .
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