Brewtown Politico

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5.22.2006

Drudge proves why he's not reliable source

For the second time today, Matt Drudge has had to yank a story.

Sunday, he claimed that Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean intervened on behalf of candidate Mitch Landrieu in the New Orleans mayoral race. Drudge printed a retraction today after being contacted by DNC lawyers asking him to take down the false story.

Also today, he printed a a story saying Al Gore and company took 5 cars to travel the 500 yards from their hotel to a screening of An Inconvenient Truth, the new movie about global warming. The story was pulled from Drudge's site after it came out that they actually walked to the screening.

These two stories exemplify why Drudge has little to no integrity when it comes to breaking news. He's a tool out to destroy those he disagrees with regardless of the facts. Thanks to C&L for the tip.

1 Comments:

At 5/23/2006 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Craig said...

I would like to also note, he had a huge headline that Ariel Sharon had also died back when he was in critical condition. They yanked that after about 45 minutes. They must have realised they were the only ones pretty much listing that claim. But in the report it did say "A very close and realiable source". Apparently it wasn't...

 

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