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The Drudge Report is a pay-to-play operation

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posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 02:16 PM
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Most conservatives realized a while ago that Matt Drudge is a sellout, but it seems he's even more of a sellout than we realized.

Thomas Paine is reporting that the Drudge Report is straight-up running a pay-to-play scheme, where you need to pay to get him to link to your article.

This is ultimately coming from a named insider within the Drudge Report.

Drudge Insider Blows Whistle on Pay-to-play Scheme
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posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

So capitalism bad? Maximizing your earning potential not really good?



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I think it was HL Mencken that said " no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American Public."

Or the famous PT Barnum quote "there's a sucker born every minute"

Perhaps we need a government media czar to keep everything on the up and up!!




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posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

there is money to be made getting low information people to push their low information stories. Drudge might as well get his cut. Some tool bags our there just have too damn much money. So they can use it to project the news they wish to see. Problem is, those who know better, will just go somewhere else. Some already have.



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Most conservatives realized a while ago that Matt Drudge is a sellout, but it seems he's even more of a sellout than we realized.

Thomas Paine is reporting that the Drudge Report is straight-up running a pay-to-play scheme, where you need to pay to get him to link to your article.

This is ultimately coming from a named insider within the Drudge Report.

Drudge Insider Blows Whistle on Pay-to-play Scheme


Just confirms for me the reason I stopped reading Drudge nearly a year ago. Once upon a time it was cutting edge, now it is tired and I see bought and paid for by the people who want him to link to their articles.



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan



Like every other site out there, it costs real money to keep it up and running. Nothing to see here.



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 03:10 PM
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Wait till we find out about the dirty laundered under the table cash they won't pay taxes on !! 😎



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 03:11 PM
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Drudge sucks and sold his soul to the left years ago!



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 03:14 PM
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How much is Matt Drudge even involved anymore? I remember when it first started going downhill and I had heard that he sold it and was not controlling the content anymore. I could be wrong but I remember hearing That.


I always like Drudge for a topic wide mix of stories that often times were not On the mainstream news. Then the stories weren’t as good or as broad and I haven’t been back in many years



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 03:14 PM
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How much is Matt Drudge even involved anymore? I remember when it first started going downhill and I had heard that he sold it and was not controlling the content anymore. I could be wrong but I remember hearing That.


I always like Drudge for a topic wide mix of stories that often times were not On the mainstream news. Then the stories weren’t as good or as broad and I haven’t been back in many years



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Drudge report is bad. Matt Drudge sucks.



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 05:34 PM
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Good news.

Trump should just buy him out.

If for no other reason than to show the sheer absurdity and hypocrisy.



posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: Charliebrowndog

How much is Matt Drudge even involved anymore? I had heard that he sold it



An enity of questionable character undoubtedly would of required Drudge to sign a non-disclosure agreement preventing him from confirming he no longer owned it if he wanted the big bucks, otherwise its users would of abandoned the site immediately ...


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posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 05:52 PM
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posted on Sep, 8 2020 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Capitalism is great, BUT, Drudgereport is a so-called 'news' site.

It seems that 'pay to play' for news would be characterized more as 'advertising', more accurately, not 'news' so much at that point any longer.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: Fowlerstoad

Cold hard cash works wonders.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 02:40 AM
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It was reported that the site was sold late last year. I believe the rumor is that Matt Drudge has some sort of nda where the new owner is not made public - possibly until after the election



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
Capitalism is great, BUT, Drudgereport is a so-called 'news' site.

It seems that 'pay to play' for news would be characterized more as 'advertising', more accurately, not 'news' so much at that point any longer.



And? Do you want not for profit news? Watch PBS then.



posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I think you missed my point, but maybe I didn't make my point very well.

Pay to play for news, means the payors get to choose what news is reported, and would be less likely IMHO to 'vet' it appropriately for truthfulness, potentially.

It would make Drudgereport seem more like a big infomercial hahaha ... if true?

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posted on Sep, 9 2020 @ 12:51 PM
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originally posted by: Fowlerstoad

It would make Drudgereport seem more like a big infomercial hahaha ... if true?


And? News has been for profit in this country since its inception.




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