The Drudge Report’s monthly traffic has cratered in recent months, with longtime viewers of the nominally conservative news aggregators abandoning it in response to founder Matt Drudge’s decision to convert it into another mainstream media anti-Donald Trump news site.
At the Drudge Report’s peak, it received one billion hits, a massive figure in the world of online political publishing. In July, it received 800,000,000- still a very large level of site traffic, but significant in its decline of two hundred million from the site’s peak.
The Drudge Report received 63 million unique viewers in September, a drastic downturn from the whopping 93 million views it received in September 2019. The news aggregator received as many as 85 million views as recently as March, suggesting Drudge’s longtime audience has abandoned him recently.
Traffic on political websites usually increases in the advance of an election, indicating that the Drudge Report viewers are intent on turning it off.
Drudge’s recent decline has enshrined Breitbart as the most-viewed conservative website, in terms of internet traffic. Breitbart appears to have overtaken the Drudge Report in June.
The once Trump supporter highlights a vein of predictable and dull pro-Joe Biden content, usually curated from corporate fake news websites such as MSNBC and CNN. He’s increasingly sought to downplay expressly political content, perhaps hoping to preserve what remains of his conservative audience.
Some have speculated that the evasive Drudge was paid off by major oligarchs to revamp his website, but his declining traffic figures may outweigh any reward offered to him by liberal financial interests.
There are other great news aggregators that fill the void left by Drudge’s neoliberal makeover. thelibertydaily.com is a great news aggregator, as is bonginoreport.com.
Reuters Calls Louisville Riots Where Cops Were Shot by Black Lives Matter Terrorists ‘Mostly Peaceful’
After cops were shot in Louisville during widespread Black Lives Matter rioting on Wednesday night, Reuters had the audacity to claim that the demonstrations were “mostly peaceful.”
Demonstrations in Louisville wore on past nightfall in defiance of a 9 p.m. curfew and remained mostly peaceful until several gunshots rang out in the midst of a skirmish between protesters and heavily armed police https://t.co/lvEd2XalpJ pic.twitter.com/L8GrPNrwCg
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 24, 2020
In the Reuters article linked in the tweet, the shooting of the police officers was buried in the article. Instead, editors focused on the race of the cops who returned fire to Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend after he shot at them while they were carrying out a lawful warrant at his home.
“Two white policemen who fired into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a Black medical worker, will not be prosecuted for her death because their use of force was justified, and a third was charged with endangering her neighbors, Kentucky’s attorney general said on Wednesday,” they wrote.
Reuters buried the lead, opting to demonize the “heavily armed police” who sent the “crowd scurrying for cover,” even though it was the Black Lives Matter/ANTIFA terrorists who shot the law enforcement officers.
Big League Politics reported on the decision by Kentucky officials to charge one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of Taylor:
On September 23, 2020, Jefferson County Judge Annie O’Connell announced that fired detective Brett Hankinson will be indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment for his actions on the night of Breonna Taylor’s death.
Hankison had previously admitted to shooting blindly. Some of those shots were fired into neighboring apartments not into Breonna Taylor’s where her boyfriend had opened fire onto police.
Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, the other two officers involved in a serving a search warrant on the night that Taylor was killed, did not receive any charges.
The city of Louisville was placed under a state of emergency on September 22, when city officials shutdown a significant portion of the city perimeter to traffic. The majority of administrative building and other businesses were boarded up prior to the decision. Louisville has been rocked by riots related to Taylor’s death in March. These riots have been occurring for over 100 days and have resulted in a number of deaths and heated confrontations with law enforcement.
Starting on the night of September 23, there will be a 72-hour curfew in Louisville. The curfew will not apply to people partaking in essential travel, which includes work-related purposes or medical attention. Kentucky National Guard members will be deployed to the city for the purpose of maintaining public order…
Conservatives and nationalists should make it a point to promote healthy debate, while establishing a baseline of public security, to ensure that the country does not spiral further out of control in such times of instability.
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