How the Drudge Report Became Vladimir Putin’s Top Media Cheerleader
If Donald Trump’s praise for Vladimir Putin is surprising it shouldn’t be. Case in point, Matt Drudge:
Over the past few years, Drudge has used his site to promote a steady stream of stories favorable to Putin, often while denigrating President Obama and the United States.
Drudge’s boosterism of Putin has continued even as the FBI and other investigative services have alleged that hackers working at the behest of Russian intelligence have compromised American computer systems, including via an intrusion at the Democratic National Committee.
The U.S. director of national intelligence has also recently testified that an inquiry is currently underway to see whether Russians are attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election.