Trump v. Drudge: Why Has the “Assignment Editor of Conservative Media” Turned?
the negative coverage has apparently miffed Trump, who openly criticized Drudge on Saturday afternoon.
Trump retweeted an attack from a far-right blogger who argued Drudge’s coverage of the coronavirus has been misleading and sensationalistic. “I gave up on Drudge (a really nice guy) long ago, as have many others,” Trump commented. “People are dropping like flies!”
The president did not provide any evidence to support his assertion that people were abandoning Drudge’s website en masse. Web analytics data do not support Trump’s claim that Drudge is losing web traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.
In fact, page view data directly from the Drudge Report’s server, provided to CNN by a person with access to the numbers, shows no significant traffic dips since January 2019. The data shows a significant traffic surge in March, up to 1.2 billion page views from 781 million page views in February.
Anything less than shameless ass-licking prompts a toddler-rage-fest from Trump. We all know that. He fired at Drudge with his go-to insult, accusing Drudge of (gasp!) bad ratings!
OMG. Trump is such an infant, such an egomaniacal narcissist that the worst insult he can imagine is to say that someone isn’t popular any more. (ASIDE: The next few years are going to be a hellscape for Trump, as after he’s out of office, Fox News & Hate Radio are going to brand him as the idiot he is to deflect blame from themselves.)
Previously, Trump could count on Drudge to be in his corner. During the 2016 presidential election, and in the early days of the Trump administration, Drudge was a fervent supporter. On the Drudge Report, Trump could do no wrong. The sun was almost always shining.
It started last fall, as Drudge started actually REPORTING THE NEWS.