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August 26, 2005 8:22 AM   Subscribe

I thought you left "I am amicably leaving the Drudge Report after a long and close working relationship with Matt Drudge... I am also excited to be a partner in an inspired new endeavor, the Huffington Post." This was written May 26th but Drudge is linking to this "raucous, opinionated, red meat eating libertarian-leaning conservative" more than ever.
posted by j.p. Hung (28 comments total)

 
Honestly, who cares and how is this best of the web?
posted by jperkins at 8:29 AM on August 26, 2005


I have no idea what this post is about.
posted by mr.marx at 8:39 AM on August 26, 2005


Is j.p. Hung breit bart? I do not understand why one would make two posts in one morning about this rather mundane bit of info. Or am I missing a part of the importance of this story?
posted by dios at 8:40 AM on August 26, 2005


I'm tempted to say 'Meh', but that's almost too expressive for the reaction this subject matter deserves.

Instead, I will watch some Dog Judo.
posted by dhoyt at 8:45 AM on August 26, 2005


This just in: Drudge enjoys his eggs over easy.
posted by aburd at 8:47 AM on August 26, 2005


dhoyt just totally saved this post.
posted by psmealey at 8:47 AM on August 26, 2005


dhoyt just totally saved this post.

Sorry, but not even the judo dogs can save this post...
posted by jperkins at 8:50 AM on August 26, 2005


:(

Ghetto Fries
?
posted by dhoyt at 8:53 AM on August 26, 2005


Ghetto Fries?

Nope. But we are going to go get some for lunch... :)
posted by jperkins at 8:55 AM on August 26, 2005


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posted by mkultra at 8:57 AM on August 26, 2005


What's so hard to understand about this FPP?

Breitbart says he's leaving Drudge to join Huffington with the pithy sign-off "May the best ideas win." And Drudge links to him like he never left. Because on the Right all the ideas are exactly the same.

j.p. Hung did a little investigative research and discovered yet another case of Republican hypocrisy. He posted something you can't find on Google. Good for him.

From the first link: As a Dennis Miller/South Park kind of Republican, I am offended by both 'Bush is Hitler' rhetoric and fetus-in-a-jar political speech.

Andrew Sullivan's South Park Republican wet dream. They so desperately want to be cool, but they don't even get it when Cartman is taking the piss out of them.
posted by three blind mice at 9:00 AM on August 26, 2005


Those do look good dhoyt, but it's pho friday down here in my hood though.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:00 AM on August 26, 2005


I hate the Huffington Post and any attempt by John Cusack to get with internet people.
posted by fire&wings at 9:04 AM on August 26, 2005


Because on the Right all the ideas are exactly the same.

I have no idea what that means.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 9:08 AM on August 26, 2005


Breitbart's website isn't anything more than just a newswire feed. Maybe he and Drudge have a deal where he will link to his page to get some traffic and increased ad revenue for blah blah blah blah I'm speculating on something and who gives a shit. Time for some ghetto fries.
posted by jefbla at 9:09 AM on August 26, 2005


Metafilter: "I'm into fashion. Judo fashion, like blackbelts."
posted by bardic at 9:12 AM on August 26, 2005


Wait, linking to things on the web is bad?
posted by haqspan at 9:13 AM on August 26, 2005


I believe Breitbart left HuffPo about a month into the job. No?
posted by cell divide at 9:15 AM on August 26, 2005


Breitbart says he's leaving Drudge to join Huffington with the pithy sign-off "May the best ideas win." And Drudge links to him like he never left. Because on the Right all the ideas are exactly the same.

Gotcha. So nothing to do with best of the web. More like, "best of two jerk, hypocrites that I really don't like but you'd have to have a real axe to grind to not only know who the twits are but to care enough to follow with this level of detail." Got it.

Maybe this would be better posted to a personal blog where people who care could, I don't know, subscribe to an RSS feed of it. Or something.
posted by jperkins at 9:15 AM on August 26, 2005


three-blind-mice: After reading the article about South Park Republicans, I have to admit that, well, I pretty much fit that bill myself. And yes, I fully understand when Cartman is being used to make fun of conservatives.
posted by tgrundke at 9:31 AM on August 26, 2005


'inside baseball', no?
posted by fet at 9:42 AM on August 26, 2005


Am I a bad Democrat because I absolutely refuse to ever look at the Huffington Post?

But then, I won't read Wonkette or Drudge or any of the "A-list" blogs. Because I'm better than they are.
posted by fenriq at 9:44 AM on August 26, 2005


Because on the Right all the ideas are exactly the same.

I have no idea what that means.


I sure do. It means that if you talk to most American conservatives these days, they cannot understand any criticism of the current Republican leadership in any way except as part of the imaginary "liberal agenda."

If you point out the discrepancy between Republican policy and conservative principles, they tend to freak out in a very dramatic and (to me) surprising way.

It means half the people in my crowd have willfully shut down communication with the rest of us. Like Kesey said in another context, "You're either on the bus or you're off the bus."
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:46 AM on August 26, 2005


This thread shouldn't be deleted solely because of dhoyt's link.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:04 AM on August 26, 2005


me: Because on the Right all the ideas are exactly the same.

The Jesse Helms I have no idea what that means.

Try reading the sentence literally. If you listen to Sean Hannity, Rush Limbo, Fox News, Scott McClellan, or George Bush they all say EXACTLY the same thing. And Matt Drudge links to it. I've never seen people who stay on message so well. It's totally impressive.

tgrundike: After reading the article about South Park Republicans, I have to admit that, well, I pretty much fit that bill myself. And yes, I fully understand when Cartman is being used to make fun of conservatives.

You're the only one then.
posted by three blind mice at 10:07 AM on August 26, 2005


Why are you people so bitchy?

Perhaps we should form a Best of the Web Council and create a "best of the web" creed (to be zealously followed) wherein we delineate what is and is not "best". Dissenters can separate and form their own "best of the web" sects!
posted by nonmerci at 5:47 PM on August 26, 2005


Drudge peaked during Monica, and it's been downhill since. Sploid's much more fun and relevant, i think. HuffingtonPost isn't as bad as i thought, but not a daily must-visit.
posted by amberglow at 5:54 PM on August 26, 2005


Sounds like a drawn out break up to me. Drudge will have to put on the Scissor Sisters and start trolling the Hollywood gay dance clubs again. He'll be okay. That hat is a dandy.
posted by wfrgms at 7:34 AM on August 27, 2005


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