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Matt Drudge Quotes


Matthew Nathan Drudge is the American creator and editor of the Drudge Report, a news aggregation website. Drudge is self-described as being conservative, populist, and libertarian.
(1966 - )

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A lot of the stories are internal. They leak it to me wanting to get attention, wanting to get that headline. More times than not, I will not give it to them.
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All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I'm concerned.
 

Because I have success, it doesn't mean I'm part of the mainstream. I'm still an outsider.
 

I cover media people the way they cover politicians.
 

I didn't go to the right schools, didn't come from a well-known family, nor was I even remotely connected to a powerful publishing dynasty.
 

I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want.
 

I don't necessarily think anything on a Web site can have a result.
 

I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It's freedom of participation absolutely realized.
 

I follow my conscience - and this is upsetting to some people, but I maintain the conscience is going to be the only thing between us and communication in the future.
 

I never think too far into the future. I'm too busy thinking about tomorrow's news.
 

I want one place I can go that is not going to be lewd, and I'm not sure there is anything left.
 

I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana. The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough.
 

I'm not mean.
 

I've written thousands of stories, started hundreds of news cycles.
 

If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?
 

If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle?
 

It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.
 

Meet them once and you're innocent; meet them twice and you're not. So if you see me having drinks again with Harvey Weinstein then, okay, you've got me.
 

Not everything I do is gossip or bedroom. To the contrary, I think that's just an easy label to dismiss me and to dismiss the new medium.
 

Some of the best news stories start in gossip. Monica Lewinsky certainly was gossip in the beginning. I had heard it months before I printed it.
 


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