Seriously, WHAT Happened to Matt Drudge?

Matt Drudge, author, and creator of The Drudge Report is an icon of conservative media… or was. Once upon a time, Drudge was as fringe as Alex Jones, writing about the perversion of the Democrat Party long before the events of 2016+ made such reporting normal.

According to Townhall.com, “[T]he Drudge Report was a one-stop-shop for news in the late 1990s. When Drudge first broke the scandal involving President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, his place at the apex of alternative media was secured.”

His success made imitators inevitable, and not all of them were overly derivative, but none could match his courage or his originality. At a time when dogged anti-leftist criticism was practically the property of Rush Limbaugh and G. Gordan Liddy, Drudge added much-needed flavor to the conservative underground.

But Drudge wasn’t alone. Conservative hero Andrew Breitbart became a solo online media force of his own after working for Drudge for years. Breitbart was loved by conservative thinkers and died under mysterious circumstances, as true heroes often do.

But something strange has happened to Drudge, and anyone who has been paying close attention to news and politics over the last four years is bound to feel a twinge of suspicion on hearing about how The Drudge Report has been transmogrified.

To state the fact bluntly, the tone of The Drudge Report has changed altogether. Rather than scouring the Earth for Democrat scandals — which are so plentiful as to be inexhaustible — The Report focuses on CNN/MSNBC-style diatribes about President Donald Trump, his inadequacies, failures, and false reporting along the lines of the Russian collusion narrative.

Matt Drudge was a conservative hero. Like Wedge Antilles of the Star Wars Rebel Fleet, Drudge supported strikes on the leftist narrative machine again and again — and always pulled out just in time to avoid being engulfed in flame.

Today, a story is featured prominently on The Drudge Report claiming Trump celebrates police brutality, and another claiming that the RNC has been engaging in voter fraud in Texas.

It’s as if Matt Drudge has been possessed by the ghosts of Brian Stelter and Rachel Maddow. The contrast to the tenor and tone of his former work is shocking, even suspicious. In the words of Tucker Carlson, “Matt Drudge is now a member of the progressive left.”

Tucker commented on how the Report has lost massive amounts of readers, and asked, “What happened to Matt Drudge?”

Tucker’s guest that night, biographer Matthew Lysiak, who had been close to Drudge and his associates for many years said that he suspects the change is pure political maneuvering on the part of Drudge. He claimed that Drudge had once commented to Andrew Breitbart that ‘A Barack Obama presidency would be bad for America, but it would be good for The Drudge Report.”

The video feed to Lysiak cut out shortly after his having said that. But his statement remains the closest thing to a solid answer that we have about the change. But it might be worth remembering that Matt Drudge is not the first to suddenly and mysteriously change allegiances in the name of challenging Trump’s presidency.


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21 responses to “Seriously, WHAT Happened to Matt Drudge?”

    • Reminds me of when John Roberts shook his no at one of obama’s speeches and afterwards did a 180 on his beliefs. Was he or his family threatened and could this be what happened to drudge?

  1. Gave up on Washington DC frauds years ago. They are more enamored with being a DC insider than having true philosophical beliefs. Kristol, Will, and the others were not honorable conservatives, but comfortable opportunists who played the Swamp game – posture but then dance with the devil. A pox on their careers.

    • Washington is corrupt and Trump knows it. That is why they want Trump out. It is these corrupt people that is trying to change America and bring socialism to us

  2. The eye of Molock. Sale out everything for power and money even if it’s your family. If this is the case then he will die a lonely man.

  3. Only money can make conservative move to the dark side! Unless it was a note that Hillary HITMAN was putting a target on him.

  4. I “heard” that The Drudge Report was sold 2-3 years ago … for a considerable sum … with the proviso that Drudge never announce the sale … creating the illusion that it was still “his” and that his POV had simply evolved “to the left”… AKA “Anti-Trump”.

  5. This site should be investigated for violation of child labor laws. It’s obvious this article was written by a challenged 12 year old.

  6. I have noticed in the last decade or so that these kind of things have happened to a number of conservative types. I wonder if it has anything to do with all of the pedaphilia that has been uncovered & exposed. Sure hope his name doesn’t come up on the list of travelers to Epstein’s island of love.

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