Did Matt secretly sell Drudge Report?

Posted by on December 8, 2019 12:18 pm
Categories: Column 2

 

The rumors have started to swirl.

 

Rasmussen Reports tweeted this response to Citizen Free Press earlier this morning — We don’t think Matt is there anymore, CFP. Word is he sold, just waiting for confirmation. Now that will be a story.

 

 

 

 

Here’s another twist some astute readers may already know, Matt Drudge hired Daniel Harper right around the time he (Matt) and the site started turning against the President.

 

Here’s the Politico story on Daniel Harper joining Drudge.

 

Daniel Harper wikipedia…

 

 

 

We don’t think Matt is there anymore, CFP. Word is he sold, just waiting for confirmation. Now that will be a story.

 

Developing…

 

 

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Texas Deplorable
Texas Deplorable

makes sense CFP is the best!

RandyWeaverLives
RandyWeaverLives

Receiving credit from Rasmussen and the Washington Examiner.
Thank you Rasmussen! Thank you Washington Examiner!
CFP moving up.
Covering real news that matters to the overlooked masses, honestly, and allowing free speech on-site. American Press and news organizations take note!
I proudly claim O.G. for CFP!

cassisanass
cassisanass

Plus the man (Kane) has a wicked sense of humor and a way with words on Headline Copy

Rhea
Rhea

Matt Drudge is voting. 😂

Nobodysfool
Nobodysfool

Is the Drudge flashing light for sale on ebay yet?

Wolf
Wolf

it is now a combination flashlight and vibrator
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Reno
Reno

All this time I thought Drudge had teen girls write the headlines and fake media links.
Turns out he sold it.

Hopefully Rush will no longer have on the Drudge Report on his monitor from now on.

Cotton Picker
Cotton Picker

5’ll get you 10…
Doesn’t matter a damn!!!
ANYONE not in tune with the conspiracy to rule mankind, REGARDLESS of the flag they fly, is marked for being “CHANGED.”
Preferably QUIETLY from within, a la Bill Kristol, Bill Buckley Jr, etal.

Jake
Jake

Yep, but CFP will need some moderators at some point when Soros sends the crazies to start posting trash.

johnyaya
johnyaya

Any site that tells the truth will be attacked by the cabal sooner or later. They are vicious criminal scum who cannot abide anyone willing to say the emperors have no clothes.

But as CFP proves, people want the truth. No one likes propaganda. Even in totalitarian countries, the rulers themselves want to know the truth. I knew someone who used to work at a Chinese university and there was a “forbidden books” room where professors could go in and read foreign newspapers. The students were not allowed. True fact!

patrick donnelly
patrick donnelly

johnaya i didnt know that thanks it is truly 1984 like Winston use to change the headlines this is scary as hell with all the illegals here it is scary as hell.

joey
joey

Hope Kane sees the repeat offenders and blocks them like the Left does to us..

DanO66 Overton
DanO66 Overton

What works best is to not engage IMO. It doesn’t take long to see who is baiting for an argument versus discussion.

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

I wish they could be blocked or deported to a mod. The comments here are really growing.

Cynical Optimist
Cynical Optimist

Correct, and this website is considerably better than Bongino Report, even though Bongino (who I love) claims to be a Drudge replacement. It’s not, CFP is a true replacement with the added bonus of having comment sections like this on the site.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Two entirely different purposes and approaches to more or less the same thing. It is all good to be sure, but different in some ways.

For one stop, one size fits all events, CFP is now the best site for anything related to current events of conservative thinking. The new Bongino site will do well also, but for different reasons.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Another reason CFP gets kudos is no DISQUS to censor !

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

DISQUS just gives censor-tools to site-mods. The censoring (on Breitbart, etc) is done By The Site’s Staff. Look who owns them (Breitbart), and the agenda isn’t hard to follow.

PegC
PegC

There’s room for more than 1 aggregator. Good riddance to Drudge, whom hubby and I quit reading in 2017 when we noticed the huge left turn.

Kane, big congrats on the mention in the Wash. Examiner! 👍👍

joey
joey

Peg… how do you get your emojis on here?

Rhea
Rhea

Joey, it’s on the bottom left of the keyboard

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

Just add them while typing. Easy on a phone.

Rudy
Rudy

Whomever buys it, can’t be worse.

DixT
DixT

Uh . . . I wouldn’t be so sure about that!!! I use to love going to Drudge every day—-and from other articles I learned that D.C. politicians use to go to Drudge every morning, also!!! I think Matt Drudge was wanting more of Trump’s attention, and did not get it.

Gemini_Ghost
Gemini_Ghost

Because Matt was kissing Trump’s ass for recognition. It’s no secret Trump detests anyone kissing his ass.

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

Matt Drudge took over that aggregator from his father many years back. His father had another website that was more important to him. Matt zdrudge has made a bundle on the site over the years and was tired. He must have gotten a good offer.

Halfmoments
Halfmoments

Rudy, could get way worse. Probably will

Sammy says
Sammy says

DRUDGE is a traitor.

Surly
Surly

You are SO right, TD. CFP IS the best right now….and I am really glad for Kane!!!!

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

Here’s hoping that that “15M page views” grows into at least 50M by years end.

You’ve earned all of this Kane. Hang in their, buddy.

Anon
Anon

Get ready for salty lib comments. Turd in the punch bowl.

trish
trish

CAN THE OVERUSED WORD ‘deplorable’!!! You are just ENABLING THE IDIOTS!!!

Arkindole
Arkindole

Friggin Weekly Standard. Well, that ‘splains it Lucy.

TrueCons(tm)

Appauled Revver
Appauled Revver

Matt Drudge report started 23 years ago and was a conservative newsletter. SOLD OUT TO GOOGLE.
Right before the 2020 Election. TRAITOR TO AMERICA

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

“Globalist Weekly Standard”

Momma
Momma

Don’t know about the site, but Matt Drudge sold out a long time ago.

Jock
Jock

Well, if he sold it, it wouldn’t be called Drudge anymore.

Would it?

me
me

If the name is surreptitiously purchased as well, then yes.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

The name is all there is to sell ? Let whoever bought it ruin h brand as they are clearly doing

Cato
Cato

There are servers, mass data storage and internet interfaces involved too, there would be a switchover and those don’t always go well even with professional support. Imo best to make it a seamless change.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Of course it would, name recognition

Cato
Cato

I’m still trying to get my last name back from my ex wife.

Sir Padre
Sir Padre

Took me a decade to get my balls back after my ex got them during the divorce; finally proved she didn’t need them to go trans and got a Summary Judgement from a Trump appointed Judge.

MAGA 2020

Cato
Cato

Finally a happy ending!

Seeney Koshka
Seeney Koshka

Information has been trickling out for the past year that pointed to Drudge having sold out – literally. This isn’t all that shocking at this point. The actual shocker is HOW Drudge went about it – secretly, then remaining silent as THOUSANDS of people expressed shock, dismay and frustration over the 180 degree change in the site.

SHAME on him. THIS is the legacy that will follow him now for the rest of his life.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Simply put, Drudge sold out to the highest bidder ! And I would lay odds it was likely Soros money hidden behind several layers of front groups. Or DNC money, either way the same outcome is obvious.

Remember back in the late 90s the DEMs openly said they were buying up all news outlets to create what has become PRAVDA/MSM ! They told us and few paid attention. It is now nation wide at every level and dominant as fake news we are all aware of. Who coulda known, hey ? Congress and all our leaders let this monster be created out of ignorance , apathy and lots of greenbacks greasing the skids all along the way.

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

The globalist never-“2016 Candidate Trump” (the MAGA Trump, pre-POTUS) is part of the same cabal.

Look at HR 1044 – majority Republican support – the “Replace American STEM Grads with Indian Nationals” bill. The dims are 100% traitors, but we have a LOT of work to do in the Republican Primaries, before we can have a Pro-American party in DC.

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

Sen Mike Lee (RINO-UT) has been pushing that. And Trump seems likely to sign it because he has gotten some bad information about how much this will harm US workers. His interview with Laura Ingraham was shocking. We all need to write the WH against this bill. We don’t have a shortage. Tech companies want wage slaves.

desktom
desktom

Matt hasn’t been there in months , it has went full far left liberal bs awhile back. Used to be my daily look, but you wouldn’t catch me dead on there now.

HoneyBuckets
HoneyBuckets

Same here, I left Drudge before the election and found my new Go-To right here~!
Thanks Citizen Kane!

Jeff
Jeff

Rosebud!!

Joy
Joy

Left Drudge right after the 2016 election.

OldSaltUSNR
OldSaltUSNR

I can’t recall exactly, but I think I gave up on Drudge somewhere between 2010 and 2013. He was always RINO-leaning, full LGBTQ+. He outlived his usefulness a decade ago.

RandyWeaverLives
RandyWeaverLives

Salt, I saw you fighting for the Patriot cause today on BB.
Good stuff!

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

I miss the space alien stories, though. 🤔

Scott halloween
Scott halloween

I suspected something was up when drudge went anti Trump, now my suspicions are confirmed.
Drudge wanted to make it palatable to the lefttards to buy.
I guessed this would happen.
Their own propaganda organs have failed and would have to buy healthy ones, but only if they were the same “blood Type”
It will go full woke and burn up it’s broke.
Let this be a warning to future Drudges, the siren call of easy money is a path to infamy.

Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines

Matt was threatened to be shutdown. He sat down with Alex and explained it all. I believe he sold it.

Skye
Skye

here’s the interview ( starts at 6mins ) https://www.brighteon.com/6052095364001

Liberalssuckdonkeyballs
Liberalssuckdonkeyballs

First time I’ve heard his voice. Is he queer?

DanO66 Overton
DanO66 Overton

yes, flaming but hides it.

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

Drudge’s selected-stories never hid it. He is part of the anti-family / Western-civilization corrosive-element within the R-party. So is Breitbart – owned by the very pro-LGBT Mercer family, who looooved druggie/boozer Milo, who had a string of young boys in his hotel-rooms while “on tour” for them.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

thanks for the link

OhLollyLollyPop
OhLollyLollyPop

Great thoughts. I think Drudge saw the coming nightmare and took an opportunity to get secure.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Likely more accurate assessment

Indelible
Indelible

Hopefully Drudge Report fades out of existence. They betrayed many millions of faithful readers. I wish I hadn’t recommended that turncoat site to friends and family. Well, Matt’s loss is Citizen Free Presses’ gain!

Jeff
Jeff

Understood. Well, Drudge was the only place we could go for years. True ’nuff something happened a couple years ago and many of us started looking elsewhere for our news. CFP is the best for me, and there are a couple other good aggregators too.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Indeed it is

Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker

Holy Heck !

Snoopy Navarro
Snoopy Navarro

Saw this coming about 8 or 9 months ago with 3 things starting to pop on Drudge:
1. More and more animal postings. I called it the “Animal Corner”. All I know is they taste good.

2. Gradual increase in climate alarmists B.S.. self explained.

3. Hollywood crap. Movies and stars. Could care less, Drudge about useless people that dwell on the bottom of morality.

That’s when I found CFP. I bounce from here to ZH and BB.

Rhea
Rhea

Don’t forget the UFO ‘s and aliens

Hooah!
Hooah!

And the sex robot brothels.

john
john

Congrats!

Gadsden
Gadsden

Getting a shout out from Rasmussen – nice job buddy!

Gadsden
Gadsden

What has pissed me off about Drudge for years – even before he “sold out”, was that he routinely tried to crash the US economy, which would have ruined countless American lives. We can have our disagreements politically, but as Americans we are all in this together and that’s ethically a bridge too far for me.

Booby
Booby

Proof Positive… Money talks! and Matt Drudge walks.

donnieboy
donnieboy

sold but what will the buyers do with it? that’s what is intriguing to me.

SicOLibs
SicOLibs

Drive it into the ground, like they are doing.

Tom Davis
Tom Davis

If they can peel-off a few conservatives into pro-degeneracy supporters, that’s a victory for them. Same as Breitbart.

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

me too

PegC
PegC

The jig is up and the vast majority of leftist rags are all but dead and are propped up by Deep (State) Pockets. Meanwhile patriot media continues to branch out and gather steam!

donnieboy
donnieboy

pegc…i am cautiously optimistic even though i don’t trust mitch mcconnell in the least.

Dan G
Dan G

Nice props!

Whoseyore
Whoseyore

YUP! Love this site! One stop shopping!

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

Precisely an aggregate of many outlets and sources/ideas all in one spot. And exactly what Drudge used to be.

Logan
Logan

The libtards won’t admit it but the mass majority want nothing to do with the left, look at their media ratings, always low yet they hog the microphone at every turn. If true Smuge is a perfect example, the left take control trash President Trump and lose viewers, see the pattern?

HoneyBuckets
HoneyBuckets

“Citizen Free Press was founded two years ago and has benefited greatly from the shift away from Drudge,” he said, adding, “We welcome super Dan Bongino to the space and wish him much success. We’re all on the same team, trying to provide conservative news junkies with their daily fix of truth they won’t hear anywhere in the anti-Trump media industrial complex.”

Congratulations Citizen Kane

Kenya Smith
Kenya Smith

It’s been common knowledge at one conservative forum I frequent, that the Drudge Report was indeed sold.

I heard that Matt Drudge sold it to Google, which would explain its glaring, anti-Trump headlines.

It’s such a shame, because the Drudge Report was a great and coveted alternative to the liberal mainstream media.

Thank God for websites like Citizen Free Press for conservatives to go to.

Please don’t sell us out, Kane!

RoreyRock
RoreyRock

~ well deserved press and accolades Kane … you ARE the best ~!

Barnabus_D
Barnabus_D

Looks like we may have a hater on the message board. -1 down votes on many congrats messages. “Matt, is that you???” LOL

Gemini_Ghost
Gemini_Ghost

Maybe, hahaha! 😁😁

KaweahKid
KaweahKid

Drudgery, just drudgery. Took Drudge off my “Favorites” months ago when I noticed the hard-left lurch.

Ed Naile
Ed Naile

I took Drudge down as a favorite back in August.
Just too left.
And to link to NY Times?
Who wanted to read that nonsense.

Rgt
Rgt

Congratulations to CFP getting the attention on the Examiner. CFP has replaced Drudge in my favorites months ago and now I have Bongino, who is more than a simple political pundit. Bongino has insight, information, logical analysis and I learn something when he speaks. Hannity could learn something from Bongino and Tucker’s approach. I.e tell us something we don’t already know. In this era of Goggle, FB, and twitter censoring and attempting to propagandize information sites like CFP and the stories it links to are as critical as Radio Free Europe was during the Cold War. Keep up the good work!

Barnabus_D
Barnabus_D

Kane, I’m glad to be a part of the family here. SO good to finally see the recognition you deserve! Thanks for all that you do for us Conservative Free Presstitutes! 🙂

Brendan
Brendan

So typical of the left and never trumpers, they think maga voters are media sheep like them. It could be Rush Limbaugh himself turning against Trump, but if Trump is sticking to the issues that got him elected, the people will stick with him.

PegC
PegC

I wonder if Rush will finally take Drudge off his big Apple monitor (that you can see in his broadcasts). I’d like to think so, but…

General Washington
General Washington

To hell with the Drudge Report.. nothing but garbage.

Liz
Liz

The tweet by Citizen free press is how I found this place. I had seen tweets by CFP but I was not aware it was a full news site. Thank you for this site!

PegC
PegC

I found CFP in comments on either BB or GP. I abandoned WF the day I found this site.

Joy
Joy

Drudge Report is dark garbage.

Nobama
Nobama

Deleted his site last year!

Harley
Harley

Do you know what this is CFP? Opportunity! Seize it!

DowntoEarthThinking.com
DowntoEarthThinking.com

I saw this a short while ago about Drudge selling from other sources and thought it likely accurate just because of the major changes being quite abrupt. CFP had good timing in all of this and was paying attention clearly, so good on ya !

I was never a big Drudge guy for many reasons. I have also noticed in recent years many sites have changed drastically, but NOT for the better, perse ? Zero Hedge is not even close to what it was a few years back and has turned into a giant advert page more or less and a simple click bait machine. Same with SHTF plan and a few others. The basis for CFP is a one stop place with many sources for convenience at it works more or less as Drudge once did and has now fallen by the way side for good reasons. At least by people who have any accommodation of facts and truth of current events. Kane does NOT offer much of any opinions or original ideas, just the congregation of others works which is many times quite excellent and thoughtful. A sort of one stop shopping of conservative thinking and concepts. A much needed outlet since Drudge and others have fallen by the wayside, One thing I really like about CFP is the total lack of adverts. That tells me Kane is fully aware of how Google ads and all the other cloud mechanisms really work and what they are really all about.

I have been a very big fan of Dan’s for long while now as well. His prior life experiences give him a very unique insight into the many insane events we have seen from our own government in the last 10 years and even more so in the last 5 years. His analysis of all of it has been by far the most precise of any out there for a long while now. I have watched his video and podcast for years now from the beginning. I also appreciate the works of the Treehouse and others as well. Today it is imperative to use our own filtering mechanisms to gain any info and truth at all.

Realize there are many ways to skin a cat and all work, even if you are NOT trying to be click bait and play by their rules.There are many excellent sites and sources out there with many good ideas and relevant thoughts and perspectives to glean. There are also many echo chambers of group think, so beware of such events on your journey to the truth of many matters ! It is all good to be sure if we are paying attention.

Balderdash
Balderdash

drudge is a punkassbitch!

RatedProduct
RatedProduct

This didn’t take long. Congrats Kane, keep it up man!

Nobodysfool
Nobodysfool

CFP is so superior to Drudge, will not be a surprise if Mattie tucked tail and made a run for it. Hope he takes his pal Ann Coulter with him.

CFP! CFP! CFP!

Skye
Skye

I’m really sick of the gaslighting, lies & deception! If Matt wanted to sell that’s fine but the ridiculous sell-out was uncalled for! No thinking person believed it! F the morons who thought this up! I pray for their punishment every day! It does look like the tide is about to change in our favor!

Scott
Scott

For the past month or so, everyone I know , has noticed that Drudge Report has taken an Anti Trump position. I knew something had changed. I no longer visit Drudge site.

Cato
Cato

Congratulations Citizen Kane!
Well done!

Sid
Sid

Citizens Free Press is the place to go for news.

See Im Sayin
See Im Sayin

Love it!!! Hope Matt made a TON of cash on it! He absolutely signed an NDA as a condition of the sale. So he stayed quiet as the site went to the dark side. So what? He made a fortune, viewers are leaving in droves, and the purchase will be the new “MySpace” in a few short months! Wasted leftist cash!! Well played Matt!!!

peter
peter

That is an optimistic and hopefully real take. Making satan pay for a fake victory would be sweet.

zr
zr

and.. he can after , pocketing all the $$$$, wait a few months and start Drudge Report 2 well before November 2020 and go back to the right wing badass site he was .. that is, IF he has not signed away his future, like non-compete agreement… (though i do think GOOGLE folks would have already thought of that and have already shut him down for ever in return for the cash they paid)

tdar
tdar

Who cares? I haven’t been to that site in almost a year..

👊 The Equalizer ✍️
👊 The Equalizer ✍️

Haven’t been there in two years, at least. Used to read it daily and almost exclusively. Thankfully, I was ahead of the curve with regard to “old Matt.” Good riddance!! A Breitbart reader introduced me to CFP earlier this year. This site is outstanding!!

Blake Pace
Blake Pace

The King is dead,
Long live the KING.
KING KANE.

wilmo
wilmo

I dumped Drudge the moment I found a great conservative alternative, CFP, which I now visit at least once daily. It exceeds even the “old” Drudge by a mile!

Matthew J
Matthew J

Now Im for sure done with drudge. Used to occasionally check every few weeks for off topic headlines (animal stuff etc). No more.

Clutch Cargo
Clutch Cargo

Kane…Congrats on your write up in the Washington Examiner. Hold your hat, CFP’s gonna take off big time !!

Wolf
Wolf

The only problem with CFP being known is now the pussy-hatted liberals will show-up and start crying how the conservatives use bad language and stamp their little feet and insult everybody.

Right now, CFP is somewhat a family (oh hell, even families fight, but it means nothing) but these liberals get a corncob up their ass’s and everything becomes abusive.

I hope Kane can get a few good moderators (hint, I am up at 0200 working) to keep these blankie sucking, basement dwellers off the air

Superbus
Superbus

“Matt Drudge has worn out his welcome with conservatives and Trump voters alike,” said the founder. Amen.

SILENCER
SILENCER

It’s either been sold to The Borg
Or big tech holding the “we’ll out you as gay” card.

Jack
Jack

Agree with many commentators here. Yes Drudge can sell his website, but the POS Drudge kept it all under the table for many months if not a couple of years, all the while deceiving his loyal visiters using the same name, so the website could continue getting all the clicks and revenue. Now I wonder if the site’s name will change. If not, we can agree Drudge has gone full leftist regressive, and he may have been always been one all along.