Saturday, December 16, 2006
Has Matt Drudge gone over to the Darkside?
Drudge is my home page so I am definitely adding to his massive number of hits. I like his site because it often includes interesting scientific news but I have noticed his turn to the left. In particular, he has not credited bloggers on the right with stories they have broken nor is he inclined to give equal billing to right leaning pundits. For now, I will keep him but I will keep an eye out for an alternative. Maybe Bookworm's Room? She is prolific.
Matt Drudge, who may or may not be a willing accomplice to the distortion of news reporting, must be held responsible for the dissemination of the bias in the liberal press. Studies have shown that the readership of the Times is down — as it is in other liberal publications — and so are the television ratings of the alphabet networks and CNN and MSNBC, while Fox News is up.
Nevertheless, the propaganda of the enemedia — an excellent descriptive term coined by one poster to Lucianne.com — continues to sully news coverage, thanks to Mr. Drudge. A study of press bias by a professor of political science at the University of California-Los Angeles, Tim Groseclose, listed the Drudge Report as one of the most liberal sites on the Web because it consistently posts articles from left-of-center sources.