That is why the publication of a genuine, hard-bound book, unself-effacingly titled Drudge Manifesto, comes as a welcome surprise. Here at last. Everyone’s talking about Matt Drudge and Drudge Manifesto:”In this wave of scandal, deceit, and hypocrisy hitting Washington and the world of politics, who can. From the first word in the future of journalism Comes the first book by Matt Drudge — the most sensational, the most outspoken, behind-the-scenes story of the.
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Working from a small apartment in Hollywood, Matt Drudge became one of the country’s most notorious journalists when he reported that Newsweek had spiked a story about a sexual relationship between President Clinton and a certain White House intern. Of course, there are many mostly professional reporters who argue that Drudge should not be labeled a journalist at all, and it is upon this issue that the Drudge Manifesto is based.
As Drudge notes, he has “no budget, no bosses, no deadline,” and as a result of this independence he is both feared and reviled, admired and respected. Ostracized by the establishment he may be, but his popular appeal is undeniable: Members of the White House staff check in daily, as do many of the media elite who viciously denounce Drudge in public.
Like it or not, he has become a force in Internet journalism. Drudge collaborated with Julia ” You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again ” Phillips to produce a writing style that reads like a breathless and often disjointed e-mail.
But the book is a vehicle for ideas, not sparkling prose, and its value lies in Drudge’s assessment of the current state of the media as well as his take on its future. In the end, Drudge makes a strong and thoughtful case for his methods and his right to be a reporter. And he gets in plenty of zingers of mznifesto own: He replays the events surrounding his decision to release vrudge Lewinsky information on January 17, the book is dedicated to Linda R.
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Please try again later. I literally read this book in manidesto sitting. Had this book on order for months and it finally arrived today. I started reading it around 4PM and simply could not put it down. Dinner occurred between pages 96 and and finally finished it around 8PM tonight. This is clearly one of the greatest American stories I have ever read. A young clerk in a dead-end job, Matt started pulling Nielsen ratings out of CBS wastebaskets and posting them on the Internet.
Soon, his mailing lists involved hundreds of people in the entertainment industry, many of which began giving him inside scoop on other things. Matt posted these as well and his website began to take off. Soon people from all over the country began feeding him tips. He developed some White Manifesho contacts and the rest is history. Matt Drudge was one of the first people to realize that on the Internet, anybody could post anything and it could be seen by everybody everywhere.
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Matt has total editorial control of what he dfudge. Nobody can tell him he can’t, nobody can fire him, nobody can blackball him because he doesn’t belong to anything. For no matter how much the “mainstream” media try to discredit him, there will always be low-level employees at CBS, the New York Times or the Washington Post who will feed him inside information – or dish the dirt. And they HATE him for it! It is my home page so I probably hit it at least times a day.
The amazing thing about Matt Drudge is that it could easily have been any one of us. It’s just that Matt thought of it first and to his credit, he still does it best. The book is laid out differently than your average book. As you read through it, you almost get the sense you are surfing the web and jumping from page to page.
My only complaint about this book and why I gave it four stars instead of five is that it is just too short! At pages I was left wanting more. So I logged onto his website before coming here to post this review, hoping to see the siren lit up drudhe another breaking story.
Not this time, but give him another hour. If he didn’t exist, would we have to invent him?
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Matt Drudge is not a great thinker. He is, however, a very honest and decent individual who brilliantly took advantage of the Internet when most of us were essentially bewildered manifewto this new medium. We take our hats off to the gentleman while bemoaning the fact that our own lack of foresight kept us from doing likewise.
Drudge’s conservatism is a relief, and thank God he offers an alternative to the Liberal dominated so called mainstream durdge.
He headlines stories often downplayed, if not outright ignored by Drudge’s often envious competition. I can readily imagine the frustration and anger of the media moguls who can only dream of similarly attracting the enormous eye ball totals that These major corporations have invested far more money and resources than Drudge. Even many Liberals are compelled to grudgingly admire Drudge’s persistence and success.
After all, Drudge was only around twenty six years old when he initially began this precarious venture in his small apartment.
How’s that for iconoclasm and sticking it to the establishment? Talk about operating on a shoe string budget! Drudge does not pretend to possess advanced credentials behind his name.
This further galls the elitist media establishment. I’m convinced that our democratic institutions are somewhat in peril when so many people like myself perceive the general media as hostile and unfair to views of a conservative bent.
The Drudge Report fills a vacuum that should have manifesyo occurred. This autobiographical book serves the purpose of allowing us to learn more about our hero.
Hillary Clinton should also be encouraged to purchase a copy for her husband. This is mandatory reading because the Drudge Report will be around for many years into the future. I’m sure that Bill Clinton will be merely one of numerous major figures to regret the very existence of A lot of us think that is just wonderful.
There is something quintessentially American about Matt Drudge. In a world of big government, big media, big you-name-it, Drudge, working alone in a decrepit Hollywood apartment with only his faithful Manjfesto “my one true friend and sometime editor” to assist him, became a national legend by telling us another side of the story. The side that “they” wouldn’t tell us. For better or worse, the Drudge Report is exactly what Manifesti wants to say, uninfluenced by somebody else’s politics or finances.
Drudge is the spirited individual who won’t play the corporate or partisan game. Love him or hate him, you must admit that he’s the pure product. This is a strange book. Very terse and fragmentary.
I felt that Drudge was taking us along for the Drudge ride.
A bit like the Malkovitch ride in “Being John Malkovitch”, if that reference makes any sense to you. A bit like being a rider in the shopping cart when you were a two-year-old, with your Mom pushing you through the glittering world of the supermarket. You were caught in a whirlwind of activity which flew by in a flash, full of exciting vignettes which you couldn’t fully comprehend, but manifewto nevertheless left a deep impression I guess the primary focus is the lack of freedom in the politico-corporate world.
The deals, the pay-offs, the betrayals, the pressure, the lies.
The destruction of the individual. The need for truth, for people to think for themselves. The need for the Matt Drudges of this world to go about their business. Is this what he really says? Or am I reading my own impressions into his unusual narrative? Find out for yourself. Awesome insight into how Drudge thinks.