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What Happened To Drudge?

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Posted By: M2, 12/3/2019 6:34:42 AM

It’s one of the questions you’re not supposed to ask in public but everyone talks about in private: What’s going on with Matt Drudge? For conservatives, the Drudge Report was a one-stop shop for news on the Internet starting in the late 1990s. When Matt first broke the scandal involving the President of the United States and an intern, his place at the top of alternative media, as it was called then, was secured. As always, imitators followed. But none came close to combing as many news outlets and boiling down the essence of stories like Drudge. That was his magic – he’d plow through stories and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/3/2019 6:47:51 AM (No. 251324)
Probably the same thing that happened to Chic-Filet and Fox....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lazyman 12/3/2019 6:49:48 AM (No. 251325)
If it's the border both he and Ann Coulter have something in common: Unreasonable one issue voters.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man 12/3/2019 6:52:44 AM (No. 251327)
It feels to me like he hired someone to do the "drudge work" and he doesn't really care that much since he's made so much money.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aud 12/3/2019 6:53:08 AM (No. 251328)
My morning routine for quite a while has been to check the news on Lucianne and Drudge. But since Drudge has gone all wobbly, I began only using it to get to Patrick Buchanan’s site (love to read his columns). Butow I don’t even do that because I don’t want to click on Drudge and improve his score with advertisers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: rabidrepublican 12/3/2019 6:54:20 AM (No. 251329)
Too many recognized conservatives have flipped recently for it to be a coincidence. People with strong convictions can be "persuaded" to change their views mostly by threats of physical violence to themselves or loved ones. Money may play into this as well. Remember, the left is capable of anything to get their way. A good site to take a look at in place of Drudge is "The Liberty Daily" (
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NancyD 12/3/2019 6:55:00 AM (No. 251330)
Isn't Drudge a friend of Ann Coulter? I seem to recall her mentioning Drudge frequently years ago when I used to listen to her... She's cold on President Trump and the border too. I can't/don't go to DrudgeReport any more. It's a bummer because it was my home page and I'd go there 4-8 times a day. Not any more... I can get the crap on his site on CNN or MSNBC. It's his loss..
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Reply 7 - Posted by: FunOne 12/3/2019 6:57:17 AM (No. 251331)
Don't know why, but the change was obvious. Drudge used to be a daily visit from me, but that address has been removed from my bookmark list.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kitty Myers 12/3/2019 6:59:11 AM (No. 251335)
Drudge has made himself old news. From Drudge to sludge.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BirdsNest 12/3/2019 7:02:16 AM (No. 251337)
Drudge has gone over to the Dark Side. Maybe there is an in depth file on him in HRC's collection.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RockiesFan 12/3/2019 7:02:31 AM (No. 251338)
Don’t know don’t care deleted the app. Easy peasy! Media moves fast. Also if Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge only care about the border that’s fine but Trump is not to blame no matter how much fear porn Ann creates.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bazi 12/3/2019 7:06:11 AM (No. 251341)
One thing we know for certain is that Ann Coulter and Matt Drudge have been friends for decades. We also know that Coulter is virulently anti-Trump...related to, at least in part, the border issue. I could see where Coulter has an influence on Drudge to the point where he is her mouthpiece.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Carmen 12/3/2019 7:07:09 AM (No. 251342)
Perfect alternative is; "The Liberty Daily" (
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Reply 13 - Posted by: George R. 12/3/2019 7:11:25 AM (No. 251346)
The site was owned by Matt's father who sold it to Google! "nuff said!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rightdog 12/3/2019 7:15:07 AM (No. 251348)
This is my go to for news since Drudge has turned left
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Daisymay 12/3/2019 7:15:25 AM (No. 251349)
Only way to handle his switch to the Left is not to go to his site anymore! Done!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: stockfootage 12/3/2019 7:31:03 AM (No. 251362)
I like Rantingly
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Reply 17 - Posted by: FleetUSA 12/3/2019 7:39:49 AM (No. 251365)
Yes, is a better site. Second to
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Reply 18 - Posted by: udanja99 12/3/2019 7:50:26 AM (No. 251369)
I have a theory but, of course, I could be completely off the wall. We all know the big secret which isn’t a secret which is that Matt is gay. Perhaps he has a new guy in his life who is a far lefty and is pushing Matt to the left. Who among us, with a new “love” in our life, wouldn’t want to do everything possible to please that person?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: JayD 12/3/2019 7:57:54 AM (No. 251372)
I dropped DrudgeReport years ago, as soon as I was sure the direction had drifted leftward. Adding to the other suggested replacement sites, you might like Citizen Free Press:
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Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter 12/3/2019 7:59:33 AM (No. 251373)
That's exactly what happened to Andrew Sullivan and David Brock, #18.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: TLCary 12/3/2019 8:10:19 AM (No. 251376)
Daniel Halper Happened. Anti-Trump editor from the Weekly Standard was made an editor for Drudge in 2017. Now he is doing for The Report what he did for The Standard: killing it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger 12/3/2019 8:16:23 AM (No. 251380)
We should always be open to the possibility that we are being pandered to as a marketing strategy any time we think we have a voice out there. That sure turned out to be the case with republican politicians we put in office in 2010. I have been using I appreciate the suggestions others shared , I check Drudge about once a week.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: cobieone 12/3/2019 8:27:52 AM (No. 251385)
OK, so is it Daniel Halper or Google, or both??? Could someone please clear this up? Definitely been a huge left turn for sure.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: TexasRose 12/3/2019 8:35:49 AM (No. 251390)
NewsAmmo has an interesting set up. It has several websites featured (American Thinker, One America News, etc.) with the top (I'm supposing) headlines of each underneath each website posted. It makes it easy to scan and see what is headlined in each of the sites.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: little guy 12/3/2019 8:35:50 AM (No. 251391)
Two months ago I removed Drudge's link from my toolbar after it sat there for over 20 years. If I want my news slanting Left, I'll go to the Huff Puff. Besides the great there are many, many alternatives equally as good as Drudge once was. A quick search of any internet engine (I use Duck Duck Go) will reveal that Drudge's father sold RefDesk (the secret holder of Drudge Report) and is involved now --- big time --- with Google, by way of Granite Cubed which is now Voranda. This is a company that sets up digital advertising. But is probably still owned by Google. Don't know. My guess is that like in any take-over, Drudge (as the original founder) has less and less to say about anything. His name is on the "door" but that's about it.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Newtsche 12/3/2019 8:38:11 AM (No. 251394)
With news aggregators, it's kind of about format and readability. I like Gab, register and you can change to a dark theme which I like.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Redbone 12/3/2019 8:43:51 AM (No. 251400)
The simplest solution is that Drudge has been corrupted by money. He, like many others, has sold short on the market. He now needs Trump to lose to make millions, perhaps billions, on his shorts. Every American politician now puts money over patriotism, Drudge is following suit.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: TLCary 12/3/2019 8:49:08 AM (No. 251405)
Everything about Matt screamed Liberal until he found he could get rich by catering to us. He is gay, raised Reformed Judaism outside of DC, mother was Ted Kennedy's staff lawyer, father was a Democrat activist and government social worker. He's a slacker that barely made it through high school and worked at 7-11 as a night clerk and eventually at gift shop in Hollywood where he picked up gossip and started to sell it. The political and conservative stuff fell in his lap and he sold the merchandise he had. Now he is rich enough he doesn't have to cater to us anymore. So, he hires Daniel Halper and lets him do what he wants. If Matt gets tight for cash he will go back to exploiting us.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/3/2019 8:54:05 AM (No. 251414)
Yeah, it had to do with the sale of Drudge Report by Matt's daddy to a Google affiliate. Earlier in 2019 and as part of the transaction, Matt had hooked up with the affiliate who bought daddy's website which is RefDesk. The only reason Matt sold us out and went hard left mainstream was to keep his new advertising agency happy. The advertising agency's is Granite Cubed. It should be no surprise that the slant of Drudge Report shifted to full-frontal establishment approved content at exactly the same time the deal was cut. Maybe somebody else can research Granite Cubed to understand and share who else they work for. I stopped browsing Drudge Report for good last summer when I detected a sudden and serious shift in content and I deleted it from my favorites. And a couple of years ago, I stopped using Google as my browser because of Google spying tactics and went with who does not share browsing habits. Bottom line - just follow the money. Matt, too bad you chose to go to the dark side, bro.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Gnana1 12/3/2019 9:01:29 AM (No. 251424)
Drudge sold out. He will be ruined forever. Truth seekers will locate other places like Lucianne, The Gateway Pundit, What Finger, Breitbart, Wayne Dupree, etc....even News Max.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/3/2019 9:02:30 AM (No. 251425)
Understand this: If you have a Conservative opinion and a recognized voice, the Liberals in the world will do their best to shut you up and destroy you, or finagle some way to make you betray your philosophy. They will ceaselessly pound on you and your friends and family until you submit. My Dad was a top Corporate Lawyer. All of his bosses were Democrats and Deep Staters. He was also a bundler for Martin Luther King Jr., and a courier came by once a month to pick up donations he had collected from people who supported civil rights but knew, as my dad did, that they would lose EVERYTHING they had, were it discovered they supported him. Nothing has changed since then, except the Democrats and Deep Staters have become more visible and arrogant, confident in their eventual victory through their control of all the sources we once trusted: Church, Media, Education. They think they own us, already. What they own is their eventual and utter destruction. In the Civil War, Lincoln wanted to be merciful. He died for it. But understand, if we survive what's coming, that they evil that we see in the Deep State arises from within us. We must be ever vigilant of our neighbors and of ourselves, or this will happen again.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: FunOne 12/3/2019 9:06:12 AM (No. 251431)
Pardon the second post, but since some are giving a nod to sites they prefer, I want to nominate "protrumpnews". Like President Trump, it delivers what it promises. And, the layout is very similar to that of The Drudge Report. Perhaps the Lucianne staff might take the lead on asking all L-dotters to suggest some of their popular conservative sites. I know I would enjoy searching through such a list that was compiled by my fellow L-dotters. Of course, would top everyone's list.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: lisa belanger 12/3/2019 9:18:36 AM (No. 251441)
i would not know i do not go to drudge anymore i got tire of him and his biases
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Reply 34 - Posted by: southcarolina 12/3/2019 9:19:45 AM (No. 251443)
Drudge is a has been. What is a great source for all current news. Many old friends there. Give it a try. I miss the old Drudge. So many are not who we thought they were. Looks like our President turned on the bright light and now we are seeing them as they really are.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: lisa belanger 12/3/2019 9:20:39 AM (No. 251444)
no 6 i know he is a friend of our lucianne. rush....and maybe coulter i do not know they both live in florida.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/3/2019 9:24:14 AM (No. 251447)
Threats possibly? One can't go out on the town without fear of getting mugged and possibly killed. The Antifa thugs can "Dox" anyone these days and camp outside their home, while the leftist leaning Police (read: Union) sits by in patrol cars until enough "roughing up" has been accomplished. This is why Congresspukes, like Jeff Flake, go to DC only to become totally different animals while surrounded by civil-service-unionistas.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Tiger Stadium 12/3/2019 9:29:27 AM (No. 251451)
I wish Rush would stop referring to his page! It's not the same Drudge Report.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/3/2019 9:30:28 AM (No. 251453)
I tried to follow Drudge, but never could get used to it and eventually stopped going there. To be honest, I could not see what made it so special. I get 80% of my news from Lucianne. The other 20% is from the FoxNews website and sometime the Microsoft News website. No talking heads on TV. As for what happened to Drudge? I don't know, and don't really care. He seems to have made a choice.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: AltaD 12/3/2019 9:49:21 AM (No. 251463)
I'd like to know who his current readers are. He's lost the people who made his site so popular so who has replaced them? I can't imagine people who watch msnbc and cnn suddenly deciding to start their day with Drudge but someone must still be clicking on that site.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/3/2019 9:50:22 AM (No. 251464)
There was another really good report pointing to Drudge saddling up with Google (for the ad money) and going back to his liberal-as-hell family. Whatever it is, it's been very disappointing. And the articles he points to now are all leftist sites.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/3/2019 9:52:22 AM (No. 251471)
Some guesses: Drudge was sick of all the money he was making. Andrew was more beloved, even in death, than Matt in real life. He became Nancy Pelosi's lover. Soros had some bad dirt on him and bought him off. PS: Thanks #5 for the Liberty site.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 12/3/2019 9:52:59 AM (No. 251472)
Haven't read the Drudge Report in over 5 years.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: GO3 12/3/2019 9:53:26 AM (No. 251474)
Article starts off with a false premise. Drudge did not reveal the Monica scandal, because he's not an investigative journalist. He revealed Isikoff, who had actually done the work on the scandal had spiked the story. Drudge never was a journalist; he was a news aggregator extraordinaire. As a previous poster mentioned there was no there, there.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: golden 12/3/2019 9:54:36 AM (No. 251477)
I heard he sold it to some liberal firm. Which make sense.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: starboard 12/3/2019 9:55:49 AM (No. 251480)
Dan Bongino is coming out with a site within the next few days, that's suppose to replace Drudge. This is true! Keep an eye out for it.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: clayusmcret 12/3/2019 9:57:16 AM (No. 251481)
Search "Investment Watch why drudge went to the dark side".
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Reply 47 - Posted by: F16 guy 12/3/2019 9:59:53 AM (No. 251483)
Boycotting Drudge is akin to not having children because of "climate change." A useless protest. In the last 24 hours, Drudge has had 28 MILLION visits. In the last year, 10 BILLION. The masses care not that Drudge has gone Left ! He's winning.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: andyboy 12/3/2019 10:04:30 AM (No. 251485)
Done with Drudge. I now go to or -- and I believe there are a few other news consolidator sites that also do the work Drudge used to do. And of course I visit Lucianne several times a day! Individuals may abandon conservatism, but conservatism lives on.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: mamabear 12/3/2019 10:07:29 AM (No. 251487)
He lost me about three years ago when his refresh rate (earning him ad $$ each time) became so frequent that the site was unreadable. I switched to Whatfinger (among others) and haven't looked back. Checked it about a month ago to see why conserv's were complaining. It is still unreadable.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Quigley 12/3/2019 10:37:52 AM (No. 251514)
Several months ago I saw a headline on Drudge to the effect that the Dims wanted to shut him down. I don't remember the context or the "legal" basis for using governmental powers to do that. After seeing what the filthy dims have done to a number of Trump associates one can hardly blame someone for bowing to the dims' threats. That said, Drudge is no longer my first or most frequent stop.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: walcb 12/3/2019 10:39:33 AM (No. 251519)
I learned may more about this subject from reading the comments here than I did from this posted article. Thanks for all the comments. I recommend reading what #46 posted to get a better understanding of what is going on. Like everyone has said, it is time to take the bookmark down for Drudge Reports.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 12/3/2019 10:54:07 AM (No. 251530)
It has been at least 4-5 years when Drudge changed course... and lost many of us. Read somewhere he sold it and walked away completely. Sad, no convictions... Weren’t most of us taught our name was our legacy?
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Reply 53 - Posted by: legalart 12/3/2019 10:59:00 AM (No. 251535)
Follow the money.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Moritz55 12/3/2019 11:00:57 AM (No. 251541)
Disappointment about the border doesn’t seem like a big enough motivation to flip sides so dramatically. There has to be something deeper.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: zzzghy 12/3/2019 11:26:05 AM (No. 251561)
It's usually bribery or blackmail, or both. Haven't been to drudge in five years.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: Angelaone1 12/3/2019 11:27:32 AM (No. 251562)
I too have noticed it big time. I think it's because of ann coulter. Regardless, I have chosen to not click on his page much at all due to this. I will not support him if hes not telling us why. I have been friends too long of his page to put up with this type of treatment. I dont deserve it.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Lucky5 12/3/2019 11:32:59 AM (No. 251568)
I read all the comments on Townhall and found this gem. "Why Drudge Report went to the dark side" on Investmentwatchblog-com. I never post other articles in the comments, but that article is well worth a read. Matt Drudge in 2016 gave away half of his real estate holdings to Juan Carlos Alvarado, his roommate of eleven years. Sounds like a break up to me. There are links to a real estate article in the Miami Herald confirming this info. This is the most I have learned about Matt Drudge before. Interesting to say the least.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: Lucky5 12/3/2019 11:38:24 AM (No. 251575)
That article I posted goes into detail about Matt and his father (who owns some websites) firing their ad agency and going with a family friends start up ad agency in July, and much much more. Many people keep mentioning in July they really noticed the change on Drudge. I am sure as most of you said, follow the money is the key.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: columba 12/3/2019 11:51:22 AM (No. 251583)
One dogma of early Christianity is that we humans can do alright for a while without God, but we need Him to continue. No God future.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: chumley 12/3/2019 11:53:32 AM (No. 251586)
Maybe he found his own suicide note?
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Reply 61 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 12/3/2019 11:54:00 AM (No. 251588)
I don't have to understand why in order to leave him behind and move on. It's the same way I would handle an unfaithful spouse.
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Reply 62 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 12/3/2019 11:56:13 AM (No. 251592)
Daniel Halper? Any relation to Stefan Halper? I think I know what happened to Drudge - some of those sex robots with artificial intelligence have taken control of the Drudgereport operation. Seriously, I too have stopped going there, and I feel like I'm missing part of my daily routine, but I refuse to reward bad behavior.
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Reply 63 - Posted by: harleynyc 12/3/2019 11:57:48 AM (No. 251596)
I switched over to:
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Reply 64 - Posted by: Jebediah 12/3/2019 12:00:25 PM (No. 251600)
Interesting you should ask: I USED to turn to Drudge every day and sometimes several times a day, but he has really jumped the shark for me: too much anti Trump and not any anti Dem or Hillary to speak of---and two think this was the man who broke the Lewinski story. I do click on every now and again for various other interesting tidbits, but not regularly, as I used to.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: Jebediah 12/3/2019 12:03:47 PM (No. 251603)
Truly: does Google now own Drudge---THAT WOULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING, in the same way that the Murdoch brother's wives seem to have influenced Fox, but they all DO get invited to the right DC and LAS parties now.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: pensom2 12/3/2019 12:50:02 PM (No. 251645)
Some insightful journalist once said that Drudge's greatest strength was that he could come up with more catchy, memorable headlines than any of the publications he tracked. I have checked Drudge less frequently than ever. Too many tabloid "news" stories about celebrities like the Kardashians. Who cares what they do or say?
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Reply 67 - Posted by: KatieJo 12/3/2019 1:11:46 PM (No. 251663)
I quit going to Drudge and listening to Rush, but got to wondering if Rush still has Drudge's page up on his monitor in the background. Sure enough, the live stream is out there on YouTube today and the Drudge Report is there, top headline "Kamala Out". I was just curious and wondered what others think.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: fairplay 12/3/2019 1:30:54 PM (No. 251681)
Drudge is still the "Candyman"!
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Reply 69 - Posted by: YorkieMom 12/3/2019 2:09:22 PM (No. 251713)
I like a variety of news, so that’s why I choose Lucianne and Drudge. Both have pro and con articles regarding Trump and the politicians. And, I only read articles that sound interesting. As for TV shows or news, I prefer straight news, not shows that are so one way, they make me gag. My idea of a fair news man is Bill Hemmer. One more thing. What difference does it make if Drudge is gay?
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Reply 70 - Posted by: Johnny of Marin 12/3/2019 2:22:03 PM (No. 251717)
Meet the New Boss not (AT ALL) the same as the Old Boss! The sign on the 'front door' still says Drudge, for now anyway.
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Reply 71 - Posted by: Heraclitus 12/3/2019 2:36:11 PM (No. 251731)
#38 says what I've been thinking. For many years I have relied on Lucianne, relied on and immensely enjoyed; and I value my fellow Ldotters for their wit, their intelligence and perspicacity. I miss one Poster, Karenl, I think (forget the initials after "Karen"), who for me sort of epitomized the best of the best in critiques and analyses in dark days of BO. I hope she is well.
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Reply 72 - Posted by: Imright 12/3/2019 2:55:53 PM (No. 251747)
Here's another good site:
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Reply 73 - Posted by: Trapper 12/3/2019 3:06:06 PM (No. 251753)
“Maybe he’s sick of nothing being done on the border” I get that. After the 2012 election I was also a single issue (illegal immigration) voter. It was my litmus test. But as the 2016 election drew near, my outlook broadened, eventually distilling into 4 broad issues : 1) internal job displacement due to illegal immigration, 2) external job displacement due to NAFTA (and the then upcoming TPP), 3) centralization of power in DC, and 4) foreign policy that did not put America’s national interest first, resulting in endless war, regime change wars, nation building, and use of America’s military as a mercenary force to advance other countries’ interests. Triaging these, I then came to the conclusion that the highest priority had to be withdrawal from TPP and stopping the outflow of American wealth and manufacturing jobs to China. Fail to correct those and there would soon be no America left to quibble over. I would urge Drudge to similarly reevaluate priorities, and acknowledge that even if we might prioritize somewhat differently from Trump, the Trump total package still covers the issues better than any other candidate from either party.
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Reply 74 - Posted by: Muguy 12/3/2019 3:33:25 PM (No. 251774)
Same thing that happened to David Brock?
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Reply 75 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 12/3/2019 4:01:02 PM (No. 251798)
Someone has compromising photographs of him in a hotel room with a dead girl... or a live boy... details at 11.
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Reply 76 - Posted by: RealityChick 12/3/2019 4:42:27 PM (No. 251832)
Lucianne has been my 1st stop for years. I'd hit Drudge 5 times a day for updates, but stopped a few months ago. I check him out maybe once a week to see what kind of crap he's aggregating for the low-information voters. I, too, have been going to Liberty. Thank you fellow posters for the other suggestions. I will check them out. Drudge is pretty much dead to me.
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Reply 77 - Posted by: M Stuart 12/3/2019 5:26:37 PM (No. 251866)
I heard he got a new boyfriend and was otherwise occupied. Plus the new guy was liberal & Matt was desiring to please. That's the story I heard some time. Don't remember where.
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Reply 78 - Posted by: bobmadison 12/3/2019 5:52:22 PM (No. 251887)
After about ten years, just deleted The Drudge Report...
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Reply 79 - Posted by: Faldo 12/3/2019 5:52:46 PM (No. 251888)
#46, 51...So Bob Drudge is the problem. I've been calling him out since I discovered the archives were 'rigged' in favor of Mockingbird Murdoch & Honest James (Sharon Waxman/NY Times/Avatar backdating escapade)
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Reply 80 - Posted by: Bohallx 12/3/2019 6:02:43 PM (No. 251894)
Drudgereport was subjected to formulaization a good four years back. That's when they started driving clicks towards PAYWALL protected sites like Washington Post and New York Times (among others). That suggested some handsome payoffs to somebody, but it ruined the site. Neither the WashPost nor the NYT have been trustworthy in the slightrest for several decades. There is very little reason to ever look at Drudgereport ..... you can get most everything somewhere else
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Reply 81 - Posted by: DVC 12/3/2019 11:07:50 PM (No. 252048)
No useful information from the article. From what I have heard here, Drudge left the site, his father sold it to Google and they have nothing to do with it any more.
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The National Right to Work (NRTW) Legal Defense Foundation has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of four Massachusetts teachers who are asking the high Court to review a state law that allows a union to block non-members from having a voice in workplace conditions (tweet) Branch v. Commonwealth Employment Relations Board involves lead plaintiff Dr. Ben Branch, a finance professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and three other educators. According to NRTW, the teachers are “challenging the application of the state’s monopoly bargaining law for its educational system as a violation of their Constitutional rights.”
Emma Thompson Delivers End-Times
Climate Prophecy: Foretells
‘Pets Eaten, Crop Failures, and Ruined Lives’
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 10:51:50 AM Post Reply
Oscar-winning actress and climate activist Emma Thompson has seen the future and behold, it is grim. She warned Thursday the “climate crisis” means Britons must prepare for “crop failures” and the prospect of eating their own pets to survive a future of cataclysmic weather events, great suffering and injustice. The star, 60, spoke outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London at an Extinction Rebellion protest to deliver her warning to followers, claiming “general consensus does suggest there is an imminent crisis forecast.” As she braced herself in front of two maps, held up by activists in swimming cap and goggles, that showed areas at risk of flooding by 2030,
America Created 266,000 Jobs in November 5 replies
Posted by M2 12/6/2019 10:44:02 AM Post Reply
The imaginary recession of 2019 is over. The U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs for the month and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, matching the lowest level in 50 years. Economists had expected the economy to add 180,000 jobs and for unemployment to remain unchanged at 3.6 percent, according to Econoday. Adding to the picture of strength for the labor market, previous jobs numbers were revised up. September’s figure was revised up by 13,000 to 193,000. October was revised up by 28,000 to 156,000. Together, that adds 41,000 more jobs than previously reported. The Friday report on nonfarm payrolls makes it clear that the economy is much stronger than
Democrats' Diversity --
Only in the Back of the Bus
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:48:06 AM Post Reply
The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — are all white. The six candidates who have qualified for the Dec. 19 debate — the front four, plus Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer — are all white. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer are both white, as are Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Whip Dick Durbin.
Pelosi's Prescription for Healing the Nation:
'Enjoy Music Together,' See a Play, a Movie
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:43:50 AM Post Reply
On the same day she asked House Democrats to write articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took part in a CNN town hall that focused on her momentous and controversial decision. A student who identified himself as a registered Republican asked Pelosi Thursday night how she plans to unify the nation, as one side demands impeachment and the other side calls it a witch hunt. “I myself think that one of the ways that America will heal is through the arts,” Pelosi answered.
Trump’s Approval Jumps to 52%
Same Day Pelosi Announces
Impeachment Will Proceed
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:42:03 AM Post Reply
On Thursday – the same day House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Democrats will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump – the president’s approval jumped to 52%, its highest level in more than two months. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 52% of likely U.S. voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, while 47% disapprove. This represents a three percentage point improvement from the previous day, when 49% approved and 50% disapproved.
Pelosi: ‘I Do Pray For [Trump]
… It Doesn’t Bother Me What
He Thinks About That’
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:40:12 AM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday night insisted that she does pray for President Trump, and said it doesn’t bother her if he doesn’t believe her. She also voiced the hope that the Democrats’ push to impeach the president would be carried out in a way worthy of the Founders’ vision for a unified nation. During a CNN town hall in Washington on the day she told the House committees investigating Trump to proceed with articles of impeachment, Jake Tapper
FBI Failed to Inform FISA Court that
Steele Dossier was Unreliable: Report
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:36:20 AM Post Reply
The Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that the FBI omitted crucial details in its requests for warrants to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page, saying the agency neglected to mention that some of the information the warrant applications were based on was shaky. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s yet unpublished draft report found that the FBI did not inform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the controversial Steele dossier, cited in applications to spy on Page, was unreliable, according to the Washington Post.
John Kerry Endorses Joe Biden for
President to Fix ‘the World that
Donald Trump has Smashed Apart’
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:35:03 AM Post Reply
Former secretary of state John Kerry endorsed Joe Biden for President on Thursday, citing Biden’s performance serving as vice president in the Obama administration as proof that he has what it takes to defeat President Trump. “The world is broken,” Kerry told The Washington Post. “Our politics are broken. The country faces extraordinary challenges. And I believe very deeply that Joe Biden’s character, his ability to persevere, his decency and the experiences that he brings to the table are critical to the moment. The world has to be put back together, the world that Donald Trump has smashed apart.”
Texas Democrats Urge Pelosi to
Press for Border Security as
Part of USMCA Deal
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Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:33:16 AM Post Reply
As USMCA negotiations drag on, Texas Democrats Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Vela urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to press Mexico for firm security commitments in the war on Mexican cartels to protect U.S. trade and tourism. “We can no longer afford to be silent. This trade pact is critical to our economy and we need to get this right or risk standing in the way of our own economic success,” Gonzalez said in the release. The representatives, who serve in districts that border Mexico, warned Pelosi in the letter that “while business and individuals alike have taken steps to mitigate the risks, including paying a protection fee to criminal
Who Watches the Watchmen? 5 replies
Posted by M2 12/6/2019 6:31:09 AM Post Reply
One symptom of a society in crisis is the unreliability or even corruption of its own auditors. After all, when the watchmen have lost moral authority to watch, who can be believed or trusted? Or, as the Roman satirist Juvenal famously put it, “Who will guard the guardians?” It was recently reported that FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith altered an email to bolster a suspicious FBI effort to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page, a onetime employee of the Trump campaign.
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Michael Bloomberg says his live-in
girlfriend would be 'de facto first
lady' if he wins election
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Posted by MissMolly 12/7/2019 4:52:56 AM Post Reply
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is thinking ahead. Should he win the election, his longtime live-in girlfriend would accompany him to the White House and become “de facto first lady.” Mr. Bloomberg revealed his thoughts during a wide-ranging interview Friday with “CBS Good Morning” co-host Gayle King. A network transcript reveals the details. “I want to get to a couple personal issues. Because you would be the first modern-day single president. But we all know in New York, you are not an eligible bachelor. Your significant other, Diana Taylor, is a very accomplished, highly respected, highly admired woman. Would she be our de facto first lady?
John Kerry Joins Joe Biden on Iowa
Bus Tour – Kerry Touts Biden as
Messianic Figure Who Can ‘Save the
World’ (Video)
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Posted by Imright 12/7/2019 4:00:27 AM Post Reply
Former Secretary of State John Kerry joined Joe Biden on his Iowa bus tour because nothing says diversity like two old white guys, right Dems? John Kerry touted Joe Biden, who has been in government nearly 50 years, as a messianic figure who can single-handedly save the world.Watch the two crooks exit Biden’s tour bus: (Tweet/Video) In a very creepy speech, John Kerry painted Biden as the second coming of Christ — a man who was sent to “put the world back together.” Make no mistake, elitist Democrats like John Kerry and Joe Biden actually believe they are more powerful than God.
Congress, White House Reach Tentative Deal
Over Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/7/2019 10:55:00 AM Post Reply
Washington - Congress struck a tentative bipartisan agreement that would authorize 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all federal workers, in a potentially historic deal negotiated with the White House. Draft language for a must-pass annual defense policy bill includes a provision that would allow 2.1 million civilians who work for the U.S. government across the country to take paid leave to care for a new baby after birth, adoption or the initiation of foster care, (Snip) Eric Ueland, White House legislative affairs director, said Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior adviser, played a key role in negotiating the tentative deal “and lobbied extensively for the provision.”
Joe Biden can't stand the heat 29 replies
Posted by Magnante 12/7/2019 6:52:45 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden is 77 and ought to actually remember when President Harry S. Truman popularized: "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." His wretched performance in an encounter with an Iowa voter who challenged him, melting down and flying off the handle, tells voters he never absorbed that political lesson. Either he's either stupid or he has trouble remembering things. (snip) The former vice president is obviously having problems with handling challenges, something any experienced pol can do with ease
‘I Shouldn’t Have Done It’: Elizabeth
Warren Apologizes When Confronted
About Native American Claims
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 12/7/2019 3:01:11 PM Post Reply
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren apologized when confronted about her past claims of Native American ancestry by a questioner at a Petersborough, New Hampshire town hall on Friday. (Snip) “Boston Globe did a big investigation about this, gosh what about a year and a half ago, never had anything to do with any job I ever got or any benefit, but even so, I shouldn’t have done it,” she said. “I am not a person of color, I am not a citizen of a tribe, and I have apologized for confusion I’ve caused on tribal citizenship, tribal sovereignty, and for any harm that I’ve caused.”
Climate Change Could Be
Making Birds Smaller
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Posted by NorthernDog 12/7/2019 10:26:54 AM Post Reply
In the spring and fall migration seasons each year, billions of birds wind through the central U.S. as they soar the skies between Latin America and Canada. For many, the journey is deadly. Recent research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York estimates that a whopping 600 million birds in the U.S. die every year after crashing into tall buildings. And for traveling birds, Chicago — where a skyline of glass and steel stretches across a heavily trafficked migration route — may be the most perilous of all U.S. cities. Many strike the windows of McCormick Place, the largest convention
WSJ Columnist: Adam Schiff’s Secret
Subpoena Adventure Could
End with Legal Buckshot in His Face
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Posted by MissMolly 12/7/2019 4:26:03 AM Post Reply

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), high Chancellor of the Trump impeachment effort, might be getting away with murder. The impeachment circus that has engulfed D.C. has overshadowed the House Intelligence Committee chair’s egregious abuse of power. He executed a secret subpoenas adventure of phone records of prominent Republicans. He got their phone records and published them in the committee’s 300-page impeachment report. Now, the report is a work of fiction. Schiff is a liar, and nothing from House Democrats on this whole fiasco should be believed. This isn’t about the Constitution, or the framers, or the rule of law. It’s not about upholding the integrity of our institutions;    Source corrected

Elizabeth Warren on paying for
expensive program: 'C'mon, there's
always money...'
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Posted by PageTurner 12/7/2019 7:39:32 PM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren has forgotten, if she ever knew, Margaret Thatcher's immortal dictum: "The problem with socialism is that sooner or later, you run out of other people's money." In what ought to be a career-ending slip, facing a friendly questioner, Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, her belief in a fantasy world where money can be endlessly spent came out. Watch her brush off concern over funding an expensive education program with the words, "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." Juan and Evita Perón thought the same thing, and they ruined the economy of Argentina,
Pete Buttigieg questioned by
7-year-old on abortion: 'No one
should mess with… my body'
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Posted by Ribicon 12/7/2019 10:33:25 AM Post Reply
A 7-year-old girl asked Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to weigh in on the abortion debate during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Thursday. The girl stood on a chair in front of an audience in Henniker and proceeded to tell the South Bend mayor that she agrees with him on abortion rights, according to a video posted by Mediaite. “Mayor Buttigieg, I have listened to you in the debates and learned some stuff about you and that you believe in a woman’s right to choose about her own body,” the girl said.
Half-Pound of Meth Found in Smuggler’s
Vagina at Border
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Posted by ladydawgfan 12/7/2019 12:17:29 AM Post Reply
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to El Paso Sector found more than a half-pound of methamphetamine inside the vagina of an alleged drug smuggler. CBP officers assigned to the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry on Thursday encountered a woman approaching on foot from Mexico for entry into the U.S. Officers identified the woman as a 32-year-old U.S. citizen. Officers selected the woman for a secondary examination, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. During the secondary inspection, a CBP K-9 officer alerted to an odor it is trained to detect coming from the woman’s body.
Ex-Rep. Katie Hill contemplated suicide:
‘I just wanted it all to be over’
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Posted by Ribicon 12/7/2019 6:11:12 PM Post Reply
Former California Rep. Katie Hill contemplated suicide after naked photos of her were leaked online, she revealed Saturday. Hill, who resigned from Congress in October amid a “throuple” scandal and an ethics probe into an alleged relationship with a subordinate, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that she nearly sliced her wrists with a paring knife while sitting in a cold bath. “I just wanted it all to be over,” she wrote. “I felt like I was out of my body, like it was moving without me, and I got the paring knife and got back into the cold bath.”
Candidates of color raise concern over depleting
diversity in the Democratic presidential field
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Posted by NorthernDog 12/8/2019 8:50:18 AM Post Reply
Shortly after California Sen. Kamala Harris announced she was ending her presidential bid, the question of depleting diversity in the Democratic field became a rallying point for several of the remaining minority candidates in their own campaigns. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker in an impassioned speech on Thursday blasted the influence of money in politics as one of the reasons she dropped out. (Snip) However, several minority presidential candidates have complained that the structure of the Democratic National Committee's polling and fundraising rules to qualify for debates unduly makes it difficult to get the coveted primetime spots on stage needed
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