Just over a month ago, Linda Douglass, a former ABC News correspondent and current communications director for the Obama administration’s Health Reform Office, appeared in a video posted on the White House’s official blog titled “Facts Are Stubborn Things.”
In the video, the Drudge Report was displayed on one of the computer screens at Read More
“People kept telling me that they were bored with the Internet,” said Choire Sicha, an “ancestor of ephemeral Gawker” and soon-to-be published book author (not to mention a former Observer editor and columnist), who was calling into The Observer from his “home office” in the East Village this afternoon. Read More
“In my most exhausted moments, I think about the story on the front page of The New York Times about bloggers having heart attacks,” said Edward Felsenthal, executive editor of the Daily Beast, said at at the PSFK Conference at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Read More
This morning, Matt Drudge reported that Barack Obama’s campaign had barred critical reporters from the senator’s plane. According to Mr. Drudge, reporters from the New York Post, The Washington Times, and The Dallas Morning News (all papers whose editorial pages endorsed Senator Obama’s rivals, John McCain and Sarah Palin) were told that: Read More
According to a statement released to TMZ, Oprah Winfrey will not be inviting Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin onto her show.
Ms. Winfrey’s statement was made on the heels of a Drudge Report report that "Oprah’s staff is sharply divided on the merits of booking Sarah Palin…"
Here’s what Ms. Read More
The Obama campaign couldn’t have been thrilled with Drudge’s expectation-warping headline this morning: "DANGER DAY: HILLARY FACES ’15-POINT DEFEAT’ IN NC."
I asked Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki about the report, which was attributed to a top Clinton campaign staffer. She wouldn’t respond directly, but offered this admirable effort at counter-spin:
"The Clinton Read More
The Clinton campaign just released a statement arguing that the Obama campaign is exploiting
Here’s a response from Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams:
"If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of Read More
A reader in the comments section the other day posted an interesting reaction to the onslaught of anti-Clinton venom that came when The Politicker was linked on the Drudge Report. It’s a glimpse at why Clinton aides seem not to mind the victim trope so much.
“Those of us who are regular readers here Read More
Okay, maybe nobody I know actually thought that the photo of Bill Clinton “mouth-kissing” a strange woman on the Drudge Report was any more convincing than your average supermarket tabloid fare. But given the fact that the highly scrupulous journalist who brought it to light now has a best-selling book on Read More
Wednesday, Feb. 18
On Thursday, Feb. 12, when right-wing supercybergossip Matt Drudge unleashed the gravity-defying headline declaring that Senator John Kerry’s campaign for President was headed for a 27-year-old speed bump named Alexandra Polier, the TV news hordes reacted like Mr. Drudge’s story was the frog-creature that had come crawling out of a fetid swamp. Read More