I guess anyone who follows the intarweb knows the Drudge site. And knows that it’s not particularly unbiased – witness his harping on global warming every time some place in Oshkosh gets an unseasonably chilly day. But he’s really plummeted into tabloid territory lately in his treatment of the Obama campaign. Witness his relentless plugging of the Ashley Todd hoax even though one glance at the picture would have lead any responsible or even intelligent journalist to raise a skeptical eyebrow – even * Michelle Malkin * was dubious. Witness today’s “Share the Wealth” banner in 40 point type, even though apparently he’s completely missed the point of Obama’s original quote. Witness his plugging of any poll that’s favorable to McCain even though it’s an obvious outlier.
My question is, what’s in it for Drudge? Given that credibility is the journalist’s stock in trade, isn’t this doing his site irreparable harm? Does he actually think he can benefit McCain’s campaign? Is he just cynically trying to drive traffic to his site? Or is he just OK with being the National Enquirer of news aggregation sites?