Three years ago, Drudge seemed to be losing enthusiasm for his mission, and traffic to his web site—usually more than 30 million page-views per day—had begun to dip into the 18 million range.
Yet, in the midst of the 2016 campaign, Drudge was freshly energized by Trump’s anti-establishment, populist candidacy; when the Washington establishment scoffed and snickered, Drudge was an early and eager adopter of Trumpism.
I think people need to relax a little bit and give the guy at least his full Cabinet and give him a month maybe.
And then if it doesn’t work out, you can hammer him.”Political scientist Larry Sabato, director of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, said Drudge’s dissents are both significant and surprising.“I’m not shocked by much of anything anymore,” Sabato told The Daily Beast, “but I was shocked by that, because he was so pro-Trump during the campaign.”While Drudge in the past has been critical of Republicans in Congress for not standing up for conservative ideals or offering effective opposition to President Obama, “this is worse, because it’s not just Congress, he’s going after Trump, too,” Sabato argued.
That report had triggered massive advertiser bailout from The O’Reilly Report; the list quickly grew to 70, with CNN leading the coverage tracking advertiser pull-out.
FNC had been running O’Reilly promos in his absence, including a full-court press starting Sunday with spots sighted at noon, 7 PM and midnight and Monday at 3, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 AM.
O’Reilly has been keeping Fox News and parent company very busy since the and moved the ads into other FNC programs.
The parent company, 21st Century Fox confirmed it was investigating the sexual harassment claims.
I think there’s no question of the president’s commitment to doing this.”Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown was also on a mission to mollify when he told Fox News on on Thursday, “I love Drudge.
I read Drudge,” before arguing, “with respect,” that “it’s been 19 days…
White House press secretary Sean Spicer—who on Wednesday demanded that former Vietnam prisoner of war Mc Cain apologize for “doing a disservice” to the memory of the Navy SEAL killed in the Yemen raid—was careful not to lay a glove on Drudge.“I think it’s hardly stalling,” he responded mildly to Drudge’s Obamacare kvetching, obviously attempting to placate rather than confront the blogger.