Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, and Charles Hurt, editor of the Drudge Report, have come under fire from many in the grassroots for turning the site, which was put on the map by the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair, into a shill site for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
The Drudge Report has made a name for itself during this election cycle of being part of the thug-style hitman team of Donald Trump in attacking his closest rival, constitutional conservative Ted Cruz . At the same time, the Drudge Report has used its influence to pump up Donald Trump with positive, glorification stories and padded polls. But there was a big change on Drudge this morning and if Matt Drudge and Charles Hurt are trying to save face, this is not the way to do it because it reveals that they will rather not talk about Trump at all if it can’t be completely positive.
A search on the Drudge Report this morning revealed that there is not one story about Trump on the site, at least as of 9:14 am Pacific. Go ahead, try it. Go to the Drudge Report, hit control-F on your keyboard, then type in Trump. Not one story, positive or negative, though Drudge and Hurt never put what could be seen as a negative story about Trump on the site.
On Thursday, Donald Trump made numerous controversial remarks including stating he will raise taxes on the wealthy, a stance in line with wild-eyed socialists Democrat presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and also suggested that the Republican party redefine human life by excluding those lives conceived in rape and incest.
In addition, Mr. Anti-PC Trump took the most politically correct stance possible in regards to the North Carolina Bathroom Bill which states that people need to use the restroom in the facility that matches the gender on their birth certificate. Trump bowed down to the god of political correctness and opposed this bill, calling it wrong.
None of that is on Drudge.
Also on Thursday, Trump’s convention manager Paul Manafort, the man who has Soviet ties and has lobbied for the Palestinians, by the way that wasn’t on Drudge either, told individuals at a GOP meeting in Florida that Trump’s campaign so far has all been an act and that he would “evolve” soon into the real Donald Trump, whatever that means. That story is nowhere to be found on Drudge.
So, what gives Drudge? Could it be that after the disgusting attacks on Christianity that you have put out to help Donald Trump as you disparaged Ted Cruz and the baseless National Enquirer hit pieces against Cruz that you ciriculated as fact, you have seen viewership decrease? Is that the reason for this sudden removal of your pro-Trump links?
In addition to the #NeverTrump campaign, there has been a growing #DumpDrudge campaign as people have gotten sick of the way the Drudge Report, a once trusted aggregator site of news for conservatives, has turned itself into Trump’s personal Pravda with Matt Drudge and Charles Hurt serving as two of Trump’s numerous hitmen.
There is a news alternative to the Drudge Report, without the Miley Cyrus-style gossip, that conservatives have begun to turn to. It’s called The Liberty Daily and, in full disclosure, it is run by myself and my husband, Matthew Burke.
This site was not started in response to the Drudge Report working as part of Trump’s unofficial propaganda machine, but the more it became obvious that the Drudge Report had sold its soul and lost its conservative credentials in pumping Trump, the more word of The Liberty Daily has spread.
Don’t get snowed over by the sudden revamping of the Drudge Report. Both Matt Drudge and Charles Hurt are complicit in the rise of Donald Trump and his attempted destruction of conservativism. Perhaps they are trying to “evolve” simultaneously with Trump after “playing a part” in his campaign.
The Drudge Report has already shown its cards and revealed that it can no longer be trusted.
Just in case you don’t believe that Drudge appears to have scrubbed its site of all Trump propaganda, and all gossip about Cruz presented as news for that matter, here are screenshots of the stories currently listed on Drudge. Notice, there are far fewer links than are truly on the site.