Sputnik International Posted Mon., Nov.13, 2017
Matt Drudge (pic at bottom), the owner of the tremendously popular right-wing news aggregator Drudge Report, slammed The Washington Post for accusing him of being a Russian shill – the worst thing you can possibly be, these days.
“I’ve linked to [The Washington Post] over 10,000 [times] in 25 years of doing [Drudge Report],” Drudge tweeted on Monday morning — his second Tweet ever. “I currently give them 37% of their referral traffic… It’s a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: YOU’RE A RUSSIAN OPERATIVE!”
The Washington Post story begins in a complimentary tone, mentioning that Drudge Report was the second or third most visited website in the United States for the entirety of 2016. It logged billions of page views every month.
But all was not well, according to the Post. Drudge frequently linked to articles from InfoWars, the site of infamous radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Furthermore, the Post noted, Drudge frequently linked to RT and Sputnik News (sup?), which the Post described as “Russian propaganda.”
The Post also admitted that Drudge frequently linked to their site — many times more frequently than he did to Infowars, RT and Sputnik, the latter two of which the Post blithely groups together, seemingly to imply that Sputnik and RT are illegitimate outlets that propagate conspiracy theories.
The Post’s article doesn’t seem to have a coherent point. The allegation appears to be that Drudge shares news from fake, disreputable sources such as Sputnik, but it also mentions that Drudge Report shares Post stories far more frequently. So… The Post is calling itself fake news?
Full article here: https://sputniknews.com/us/201711131059067602-drudge-slams-post-russian-shill/