Fed Up with Drudge

I’m through with the Drudgereport, at least as my browser’s home page. Camille Paglia described Drudge as “a jazz musician” who takes melodies, in this case news stories, and riffs on them to create of-the-moment impromptus. His darker view of humanity was good counterpoint to the bland, politically correct corporate news sites. There has always been an urgency to his newshound persona that gave his site (and his radio show) the feeling of simultaneity. Something was always happening, some harbinger of disturbing global change. It didn’t matter to me that his politics were more conservative than mine or that he practiced the refexive pettiness of the pundits on either side. I liked his attitude. I had heard that Drudge was an evangelical Christian; I’d heard that he was gay. I never bothered to research this because the millenarian drift of his story choices—the world was about to end because of our sin and narcissism—and the campy, tawdry wallows in celebrity gossip—seemed to fit with that description of him. I kept drudgereport.com as my home page for years. Today I realized that all we’ve been getting since he broke the Monica Lewinsky dress story is a proctologist’s view of the world.

To illustrate, today Drudge has the following items on his page:

• CAUGHT ON TAPE: SAN FRAN MAYOR SIMULATES ORAL SEX ON TV CREW’S STICK MIC (with picture)
• Firefighter caught in bikini… (with picture)
• TREATED LIKE ANIMALS: Obese patients too big for equipment—sent to local horse racetrack for   medical testing…
• Home trashed after cruel Craigslist hoax…
• LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: House Speaker gets tour of all-male Saudi council…
• Horror fan slashed sleeping pal’s face with Freddy Krueger-style glove..
• Royal photographer dubs Prince Harry ‘embarrassing’...
• SAFE FOR ANOTHER WEEK: FANS STILL ‘IDOL’IZE SANJAYA
• Japanese military leak ‘due to porn’...
• Student Who Mooned Teacher Sues…
• 4,000 flash mob dancers startle commuters…
• *69 for Valium: Drug-Dispensing Tooth Could Be Controlled By Cell Phone…
• NYC gives away 5 million official condoms in 1st month…

I’m looking for a new browser home page. Any suggestions?

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Posted at 12pm on 04/05/2007 | comments are closed Filed Under: Daily

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