Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Drudge Report finally goes too far even for conservatives.

Courtesy of Business Insider:  

Those were the three words that blared across the Drudge Report early Friday morning after five Dallas police officers were killed in a horrific ambush attack. 

And immediately upon seeing the race-baiting headline, conservatives rebelled against a once-reliable ally who has become more and more divisive to them over the course of the 2016 campaign. 

“In moments like these, we should do the opposite of what Drudge is doing,” Commentary Magazine Editor Noah Rothman wrote on Twitter. 

“Responsible reporting as always,” sarcastically tweeted Jeff Blehar, from the popular Ace of Spades blog. 

Others piled on. 

Allahpundit, an influential anonymous conservative blogger, skewered the site for a subsequent banner headline claiming a “black power group” had claimed responsibility for the attack. 

“Dallas chief says suspect told them before he died that he wasn’t part of a group,” the blogger wrote.

Even the husband of the Palin family's favorite ghostwriter chimed in.
Apparently there was already distrust brewing among conservatives when it came to Drudge due to is over the top support for Trump.  Which of course included making excuses for, or defending, his racist comments.

It seems to me that the nomination of Donald Trump has really forced the Republican party to face some rather unsavory truths about themselves.

So either they have to accept the fact that much of their base is driven by racism, or they have to work to change that rather inconvenient truth.

Or, I guess the third option would be to carry on like Dakota Meyer and the rest of the Palin family and simply refuse to believe that the fault lies with them, and instead turn it around and blame it on those who are subjected to the racism, the party that works to end that racism, or the President whose very existence brought all of out into the open.


  1. Anonymous2:09 PM

    David French was on CNN yesterday. Every time he spoke my gaydar meter went off scale.

    1. Anonymous2:16 PM

      David French isn't gay. He just likes men's showers at gyms a lot, much like Lindsay Graham does.

    2. Anonymous2:48 PM

      Have you seen Nancy?

    3. Anonymous3:10 PM

      Men with his politics HAVE to be married, for the cover. Mr Michele Bachmann comes to mind.

    4. Anonymous4:16 PM

      248 Is she a man?

  2. O/T: Some good news, at the global level!

    The Montreal Protocol's phasing out of industrial chlorofluorocarbons which had been causing depletion of the Earth's ozone layer is starting to have a measurable effect, according to this report:
    Since 2000, the Antarctic ozone hole which has appeared each September has been less severe.

    More commentary at:

    1. Anonymous3:11 PM

      good news.

    2. Extremely good news!

  3. Anonymous2:35 PM

    This is to be expected from Drudge. The low IQ RW racist mouth breathers think it's a news site and swallow it hook, line, and sinker. There are a lot of sites and outlets (Fox) like it on the right. It is how they control their flock of sheeple and get them to vote against their self interest. It's the Southern Strategy 2016. It works with the dimbulbs like Palin and Dumbkota and millions of others. They re-post 'their' material from sites like this and redistribute it about the right wing echo chamber of absolute stupidity. Some of these idiots even come here and regurgitate little dollops of the shit that has become their staple.

    1. My husband is convinced that if you trace the Drudge through multiple "empty shell" companies, eventually you will get to it's true owner...Donald Trump.
      He thinks Trump has been plotting this his bid for presidency for years.

  4. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Have we FINALLY reached the tipping point of Republican/conservative craziness?

    1. Anonymous3:09 PM

      NO. Just when you think they couldn't be any lower... they're plumbing new depths of disgrace.

      Look at the Palins for example, there's nothing they won't do for money- and now Dakota Meyer sadly is on the grift too. Watch them and see how low they'll sink to avoid having to work for a living.

    2. Anonymous7:29 PM

      No way of telling until AFTER the RNC. Depending on outcome, maybe, maybe not.

    3. No! Conservatism works hand in hand with religious extremism. A steady diet of hate media and church is almost impossible to counteract.

      Trump losing will only make things worse. The system is rigged, the people have been ignored, etc. There is no hope. Only guns will save us now.

      The future rests on the shoulders of the next generations who actually learn from history and don't live in a John Wayne fantasy of the way America should be.

  5. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Maybe we have reached the breaking point finally.
    But low-IQ people like Bar$tool and Dumbkota are still avid members. Look at Bar$tool's instagram, where $he posts the same Gattling gun picture of Sailor like Dumbkota on his site, and $he says that Sailor is a future NRA member.

    BTW: how come we never see Sailor's hair? Her head is always covered by a hat, or by some silly headband that is so 1990s...

    1. Anonymous4:00 PM

      Here she's wearing what looks for all the world like a Donald Trump wig.

    2. Sailor isn't Dumkota's that's why.

  6. Anonymous3:05 PM

    It is being reported that there is a 95% chance that Trump will name anti-gay extremist Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Tuesday. If Trump picks Pence, Hillary Clinton couldn’t have made a better choice herself.

    ...The reality is that the kind of Republican who could have helped Trump wouldn’t be caught dead on his ticket, so the GOP nominee was forced to pick a running mate that could have been cast by Hillary Clinton herself. Pence is a red state governor with an extremist political history who does nothing to help Trump nationally, or with any key voting constituencies.

    Trump wanted a star for his VP. Instead, he got Mike Pence.

    Hillary Clinton has a clean slate and a wide open variety of choices for her running mate. If Trump goes with the extremist all white male red state appeal only ticket, the sky is the limit for Clinton.

    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Like Sarah Palin the nation will be going "Mike who?"

      Pence brings nothing to the ticket. Not even the experience Trump kept saying he would choose.

      I think it's more like there was an extremely limited field and after a number of negatives Pence may have been the first name that replied yes. So Trump is stuck with him.

      I doubt any of his politics would rub Trump the wrong way. As long as Pence keeps his mouth shut and doesn't cross the boss, he's good.

      If Trump reads this Lose Mike Pence headline, he may backtrack and withdraw his offer *IF* an offer was even made.

  7. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Somewhat OT but there has been much talk of thank you notes on this blog recently. With President Obama's time in office waning, I challenge all Gryphen and IM readers to compose a thank you note to our President, one from the bottom of your heart as I am doing. I am not in a position now to donate to the Johnston fund right now but I can afford a posstage stamp and before he leaves office, I want to express my thanks and support for all Barack Obama and his family have done for our country.

    Can we do this, IM readers? How about you, Gryphen?

    1. Anonymous5:45 PM

      What's a "postage stamp"?

  8. imnofred3:25 PM

    The Drudge Report is the worst of the worst. Even lower than Breitbart. However, this is Trump supporters source for "news."

  9. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Good for French.

  10. Anonymous3:41 PM

    Honestly, I didn't realize Drudge was a big thing anymore. I like to know my enemies and so do check out what's happening at their sites, but it's been years since I bothered looking at the Drudge Report. Only person I ever hear talking about Drudge is Trump.

    1. See above for my other post concerning my husband's pet theory that Trump pwns the Drudge

  11. Anonymous3:59 PM

    MOA Dah>

  12. Anonymous4:01 PM

    'Oops...' Sarah

  13. Anonymous4:03 PM

    OT, but it'd be great to see Sunny and Levi's Go $ hit 10,000 soon. It's almost there. I wish I could donate more, but last night I put in what I could.

    1. Anonymous5:52 PM

      No thanks, there are many more worthy causes.

  14. Anonymous4:10 PM

    "Giuliani said, “because the real danger to you is that black kid is going to shoot you on the street cause that happens many, many more times than police officers."

  15. Palin & Dakota will be on Breitbart News Sunday tonight on SiriusXM. The Quitter is going to double-down on her Black Lives Matter rant and Duhkota is probably just going to sound dumb.

    1. Anonymous9:40 PM

      Maybe Dumbkota is going to announce he's running for Johnny Ellis' seat.

  16. Anonymous5:12 PM

    Long but interesting read:

  17. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Gun control will never happen until enough conservative toddlers with parents get killed or some mental sociopath affects conservative congressmen & senators families. Only then will they be convinced. It may take another generation but it's coming.

  18. Anonymous8:31 PM

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Dump Trump' RNC Delegate Leader: We 'Have The 28 Votes' To Unbind Delegates

    After weeks of focusing on a group of current and former elected officials in his search for a running mate, Donald Trump is increasingly intrigued by the idea of tapping retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn to project strength and know-how on national security, according to four people familiar with the vetting process.

    Flynn, a registered Democrat but fierce critic of President Obama, previously ran the Defense Intelligence Agency.

  19. Anonymous8:37 PM

    We all need to pray that Trump is the GOP nominee. You'll understand my saying that once you see this. If they overthrow him, you might be saying President Kasich or Ryan. Seriously.

    We must vote. We must not let a Rethug in the White House.

    Ballotpedia's battleground poll, 2016,_2016

  20. Anonymous8:42 PM

    O/T but so much more joyous.

    Check this out! The second goal has been met and exceeded for Levi and Sunny!

    YAY IMers and everyone who donated. I did and I'm gonna again. I hope they keep the page up for awhile to come.

    $10,050 of $10k goal

  21. Anonymous12:15 AM

    Here is his entire new show, Gryphen.

    Jim Jefferies: Freedumb 2016 - Jim Jefferies Stand Up Special Show

    (Warning: very NSFW)


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