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Old 10-29-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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FT.com / Columnists / John Gapper - Shock: Drudge loses his grip on US media!

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In principle, the Republicans should appreciate this, for it is a triumph of the market over monopoly control. Or, as the Drudge Report might put it: “MEDIA ATTACK THEMSELVES! ... DEVELOPING.”
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Can you recap the story. I'm not going to register so they can sell my email address to spammers.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Can you recap the story. I'm not going to register so they can sell my email address to spammers.
Weird. I didn't have to register.

Anyway, it's a discussion about how Drudge has lost his power in this election while sites like Huffpo have taken off. In fact, HuffPo has almost twice as many unique visitors as Drudge. To me, it's another example of the shifting political winds in this country.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Weird. I didn't have to register.

Anyway, it's a discussion about how Drudge has lost his power in this election while sites like Huffpo have taken off. In fact, HuffPo has almost twice as many unique visitors as Drudge. To me, it's another example of the shifting political winds in this country.
Oh, okay, thanks!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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Maybe that's because Drudge has the same webpage design since 1998! Seriously Matt, ever hear of a CSS template.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: DC area
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I think a lot of the Drudge's loss can be directly linked to the number of stories he's allowed to go up only to turn out to be false. The Drudge Report has turned out to be a joke and that's they're own fault. The upside is that with a little luck more web only 'news' places will be held to the same level of accountability as the MSM.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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No, no! The good news for Republicans is that, even though McCain now feels he must DEFEND ARIZONA by running ROBOCALLS across the state, you can bet his campaign is getting a GOOD DEAL on the phone bank rental.

TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain Now Running Robocalls Attacking Obama In Home State Of Arizona!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I think a lot of the Drudge's loss can be directly linked to the number of stories he's allowed to go up only to turn out to be false. The Drudge Report has turned out to be a joke and that's they're own fault. The upside is that with a little luck more web only 'news' places will be held to the same level of accountability as the MSM.
He's also got a bad habit of not correcting the misleading stories he promotes.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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No, no! The good news for Republicans is that, even though McCain now feels he must DEFEND ARIZONA by running ROBOCALLS across the state, you can bet his campaign is getting a GOOD DEAL on the phone bank rental.

TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | McCain Now Running Robocalls Attacking Obama In Home State Of Arizona!
*sigh*

It's already been shown that this tactic alienates Independents. Why is he trying to lose this election?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Can you recap the story. I'm not going to register so they can sell my email address to spammers.
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It's already been shown that this tactic alienates Independents.
I'm not sure winning over independents was ever the goal of this campaign.
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