Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
This would carry much greater weight if Drudge was actually editing the stories, or altering them in some way. He presents links from a variety of sources, and he makes no claims at neutrality.
If he were claiming to be unbiased, perhaps your points would have more weight, but as it as, Drudge is just a collection of links to various news stories. The stories themselves do not become propaganda just because Drudge happens to like them and shares them on the internet.
Each source should be considered on its own merits, and not lumped into some "Drudge Propaganda" conspiracy.
Good post. I disagree with it, obviously, but I appreciate the evident effort. Rep.
Drudge makes no claims at neutrality, that's true, but his proponents do. All over this thread you have people jumping in front of the bullet for him, and people like Sean Hannity claim, and I quote, that Drudge is an oasis of reliable information. So you really do have people like pete who believe they're getting the straight scoop. I dare you to try to get pete to admit anything different.
It's just not true. Drudge is a straight partisan website, a case I don't think even you, Mr. Everything Obama's Done Is Bad, could disagree with.
Even look at you in your reply:
Drudge is just a collection of links to various news stories.
That is not
what Drudge "just" is. Drudge is not a passive linking to various stories across the web. He is an active political agent that is involved in isolating, decontextualizing, and distorting information in a way that sells the Republican Brand.
Look up the phrase selective exposure. You'll see this guy's face:
And, yes. That is his actual face.