Memo to the New York Times: Matt Drudge has better new sense than your elitist brain trust. That’s Reason #1 why he’s successful. He also doesn’t need an entire floor of a building dedicated to figuring out how how the Internet works.
The DrudgeReport is successful because Drudge’s understanding of the newscycle led to his website replacing the Times as the first click of the day for a critical mass of reporters, editors, talk radio hosts, citizen journalists, producers, activists and everyday Americans who are tired of being force-fed what a handful of Big Apple, big-government loving, self-appointed pseudo-opinion makers think is important.
I still read the Times. Occasionally. Ross Douthat was a good hire. And I like the weekend sections.
Also, how’s that paywall working?