Smudging Drudge Love him or despise him, Matt Drudge is still a force to be reckoned with in the world of online media. After starting up his news-gossip Web site www.drudgereport.com in the 90s, Drudge was catapulted to national notoriety when he broke news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Although Drudge claims to be an independent populist, the Drudge Report reeks of right-wing, conservative bias the stories he typically chooses to highlight usually show liberals in a bad light. Plus, anyone whos friends with Ann Coulter just cant be trusted.
So, that damned liberal media has decided to have a bit of fun with Drudge. The parody site www.smudgereport.com lifts Drudges distinctive layout, but the content has a strong left-wing flavor. For example, the current lead headline is Since When Was God Pro-war and Pro-rich?
The site isnt updated as often as Drudges domain, but there are some interesting, off-the-radar stories to be found, and Smudges headlines are just plain funny: A Bush Hater Apologizes NOT! There are also links to similar liberal sites, columnists and commentators we were pleased to note Detroits own Peter Werbe (peterwerbe.com) was included.
Theres also the Drudge Retort at drudge.com which is much of the same, but not quite as snarky. And lord knows we damned liberal media types just love snarky.Know of any interesting, educational or bizarre Web site youd like to see featured here? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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