Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Right Turn on Maverick Gingrich
As if his less than stellar performance in the most recent Republican primary debate wasn't enough, it appears that a slew of right-wing media luvvies are turning against - or to be more accurate, were never really for and are now coming out publicly against - the former Speaker and pet Republican firebrand. Politico reports on the Campaign Against Newt, and also carry a fascinating report on the influence of news aggregator Matt Drudge. Drudge's site, a messy array of links, remains one of the most influential in America. He doesn't express an opinion, doesn't write an article, but his selection of links still drives readers and, presumably, views. Mind you, as one Republican aide comments at the end of the article, Drudge doesn't actually win elections for people.