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TVNEWSLIES.ORG REVISITS A DESPERATE MATT DRUDGE October - 2004 Printable Version: Click Here!
In truth, we rarely read Drudge, but the email came in droves, so we did, and there he was: Matt Drudge the Desperate – in need of a big story! There he was: Matt Drudge, slavering over memories of a once sensational blue stained dress, - wallowing in his single moment of notoriety. And there he was: Matt Drudge so lost without a Clinton scandal that he had to prop up his hopes of resurrection. Poor Matt.
Almost laughable, Drudge is a man transparent enough in his desperation to be pitiably childish. Still, you have to admire his unmitigated gall in light of what had to be a terribly painful dilemma. Matt undoubtedly watched John Kerry crush a bumbling and incompetent George Bush in their first debate. How was he going to undermine the superior performance of the Democratic challenger? It would have to be good. It would have to be convincing. It would have to involve something that would show Kerry to be a fraud and a charlatan. Poor Matt.
Drudge probably stayed awake for two whole nights after the debacle in Miami. He must have heard rumors about an earpiece being used by the President during the debate. Nah, that couldn’t be, Bush couldn’t have fared as badly as he did with Rove or Hughes piping in dialogue. Uh…say what? An idea formed and the standard Drudge deviousness developed into a loud EUREKA! The man actually came up with an idea he believed would work. Poor Matt.
Wouldn’t you know it? The shocking Drudge Report headline on the Sunday after the first debate screamed: DEBATE MYSTERY: DID KERRY HAVE A CHEAT SHEET? Don’t laugh, he was serious. As evidence, Drudge posted a video showing…are you ready.....showing John Kerry reaching into his inside pocket!!! Yes, Kerry actually reached into his pocket. Read on.
Drudge reminded his horrified readers about the 32 page agreement between the candidates. The site quotes:
Section 5, pages 4-5 of the binding Memorandum of Understanding that was negotiated and agreed upon by both political campaigns states:
No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by either candidate.... Each candidate must submit to the staff of the Commission prior to the debate all such paper and any pens or pencils with which a candidate may wish to take notes during the debate, and the staff or commission will place such paper, pens and pencils on the podium...
And then, - in absolute seriousness, - Drudge poses the crucial and damning – smoking gun - question:
So what did Dem presidential contender John Kerry take out of his jacket as he approached the stage [with his back to the auditorium's audience?
Oh my God! John Kerry took a crib sheet from his inside pocket that was….was… invisible! Oh please! At best, he came out holding a pen…or something small enough to be unseen by the moderator, the audience, and the millions of viewers. But then again, you never know. He might have had a cheat sheet made of a secret substance. Of course! That would account for Kerry’s smooth delivery and his mastery of information. You never know. Poor Matt.
In fact, John Kerry, a practiced debater for more than twenty years, did not need a cheat sheet. George Bush, a practiced puppet for nearly four years, did. Matt Drudge was desperate to have people believe Kerry was less intelligent and articulate than the world now knows him to be. Matt Drudge could not deal with the embarrassing ignorance and infantile petulance exhibited by George Bush on Thursday last. So Matt Drudge resorted to his usual sleaze and slime to discredit an honorable and admirable presidential candidate, so that – by contrast - his man might appear less lacking. Poor Matt.
A few months ago, during the heat of the Democratic primary contest, TvNewsLies exposed Matt Drudge for what he is. We accused him of being Dangerous and Dastardly in his handling of the truth. We accused him of leading millions of readers down a path of disinformation, half truths, and deception.
While we stand by those claims, TvNewsLies goes one step further and accuses Matt Drudge of bottom feeding with the best of them. The man has no shame and possesses not an ounce of integrity. The cheat sheet story is such a far stretch as to be sad. In a desperate attempt to scoop a story that would demean John Kerry, Drudge only manages to reveal his own inadequacy.
Without another blue dress, Drudge has clearly faded from fame and emerged in greater disrespect than ever.