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2nd Largest US News Site (Drudge) is Kremlin Stooge says Clinton-Linked Media Matters

These people are desperate - grasping at a failing narrative

The Drudge report is one of the most powerful news sites in the world, regularly clocking in 2nd or 3rd in the US, beating out such heavies as Google News, CNN, Fox News, and our favorite punching bag here at RI, the Lyin' NY Times, that miserable lying neocon rag.

In May 2017 Drudge had more than twice the traffic of the Times.

<figcaption>Matt Drudge - Just another Kremlin troll</figcaption>
Matt Drudge - Just another Kremlin troll

Drudge sometimes links to Russia Insider stories, giving our view counter a heart attack. The sensation is like taking off in a MiG fighter Jet, something we like do for weekend recreation here at the Insider. I guess that makes him a card-carrying Kremlin troll.

Just our two cents, Media Matters, but we think Drudge should link to RI, RT, and Sputnik, and dozens of alt-media sites like us more often.

There is not the slightest doubt in our mind that we are far more truthful than most of what he links to.

Russia Insider is just a little ways down this list

From The Daily Caller:

Media Matters, the Democratic media watchdog group, is claiming that the Drudge Report, the conservative news aggregator, is a “pipeline for Russian propaganda.”

Since 2012, The Drudge Report, operated by Matt Drudge, has linked to alleged “Russian propaganda websites” nearly 400 times, Media Matters claims.

The group, founded by former conservative journalist-turned-Clinton-lapdog David Brock, wrote a computer program to trawl links that Drudge has posted over the years to websites like, Sputnik, and TASS, all of which are believed to be controlled by the Russian government.

Posting those articles to The Drudge Report is evidence enough for Media Matters that the conservative site is “used his site as a web traffic pipeline for Russian propaganda sites.”

According to Media Matters’ analysis, Drudge posted 79 links to those three websites in 2015 and 122 last year. So far this year, Drudge has linked only 45 times to that trio of websites.

Despite the Media Matters’ bombastic claims, its study lacks context about how The Drudge Report operates.

On Wednesday, the website had 60 articles linked to its site. Drudge typically removes and adds links throughout the day, linking to hundreds of websites on any given day.

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