1. Monday, May 6, 2013

    does Matt Drudge even read the articles he’s linking to? 

    drudge plague

    matt drudge has made so much money off headlines that link to stories that he buys houses with cash.

    he bristles when you call him a blogger, and i think most bloggers do too

    because most people dont think that just providing links and headlines is blogging.

    whatever he’s doing, he’s doing it wrong today because currently he has a huge headline that says NOW COMES PLAGUE

    with a picture of a creepy looking flying bug of some sort.

    the headline is so odd that it sounds like Drudge himself may be in the throes of the plague

    BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH HE HAS UNLIMITED SPACE ON HIS WEBSITE HE WILL NOT EXPLAIN ANY FURTHER

    so you click the link and whoa, apparently billions of cicadas are fixin to party on the East Coast

    They’ve even named it Brood II!

    but in the second graph the reporter actually brings the science:

    But as ominous as that sounds, the insects are harmless. They won’t hurt you or other animals. At worst, they might damage a few saplings or young shrubs. Mostly they will blanket certain pockets of the region, though lots of people won’t ever see them.

    which makes you think, WTF matt drudge?

    how does your weird OMG PLAGUE hed help people respect or trust you in the future?

    and if the plan for the site is to exaggerate in science and nature as much as it does with politics

    why would someone like LA Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti want his ad on that page?

    maybe i’m missing something.