Drudge White House Dread Signals the Day Mainstream Media DiedSubmitted by Michaelwiseguy on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:47
I have to admit, I started checking out Drudge Report on a daily basis because Alex Jones talked about Drudge a lot.
33 million Drudge Report visits a day compared to TV News ratings of barely 2 million. Announcing this to the world, Priceless.
Does The White House ‘Dread’ Drudge? The Five Crew Takes On The Power Of The Conservative Site
"After White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer pointed out what he sees as the “damaging” effects of conservative news aggregator The Drudge Report, the hosts of Fox News’ The Five thought it was a good time to ask if independent owner Matt Drudge is on the White House’s “enemies list.”
Eric Bolling kicked off the discussion by reviewing the daunting numbers: 33 million visits in the last 24 hours, 900 million in the last month, 11 billion in the last year. With influence like that on the web and a consistently anti-Obama conservative message, he asked if the White House “fears” The Drudge Report."
White House Senior Advisor Scolds The Drudge Report For ‘Damaging’ Impact On Washington Media
"During a conversation with POLITICO’s Mike Allen Wednesday, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer criticized what he sees as the media’s “Pavlovian response” to controversial links posted on conservative news aggregator The Drudge Report. Pfeiffer also argued that the site actively “hurts” the White House’s efforts to convey their message “on a daily basis.”
During POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast, Allen asked Pfeiffer why The Drudge Report appears to “drive the conversation” when it comes to White House politics. “It’s not that it drives our conversation in our world. I’m fairly ambivalent to what Drudge puts up on a daily basis,” Pfeiffer said responded. “This is less true now than it was before, but there’s a Pavlovian response from, you know, some media outlets.” He believes that only reason why reporters ask him certain questions is because they saw something on Drudge."