I was a journalism major in college. I was told in plain English that the New York Times called the tune and we all danced to it. They decided what was news and we just went along as yes men. But that system was born when the Times was the one place to get the straight story. They didn't lean any direction in their news coverage.
My how times change. Because the Times became the de facto paper of the left. It was owned lock, stock and barrel by the Democrat Party and every story was judged by that standard.Read more
Drudge is an anthologist: he collects texts on a 24-hour basis and passes these on to the net.
His contribution is not that of a political maven, but rather in the form of publication--or rather, re-publication--of texts by others.Read more