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Matt Drudge: I Give Washington Post 37% of Their Traffic and They Won’t Even Thank Me

Matt Drudge, Founder of the Drudge Report

Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report announced that the leading news aggregator is currently sending a whopping 37% of the leftist Washington Post’s referral traffic from his site and is criticizing the leading member of the Democrat Media Complex for not even sending him a “thank you” in appreciation.

Mr. Drudge, responding to an article from WaPo that accused the Drudge Report of spreading Russia propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, estimated that he’s posting links to over 10,000 WaPo stories over the past 25 years.

“I’ve linked to @washingtonpost over 10,000X in 25 years of doing DRUDGEREPORT,” Matt Drudge tweeted on Monday morning. “I currently give them 37% of their referral traffic, according to It’s a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: YOU’RE A RUSSIAN OPERATIVE!” he wrote:

As the Washington Post story reports, Drudge is the second-most-visited website on the Internet, which “means that Drudge had more page views than Yahoo, Disney (including ABC and ESPN) and Time Warner. It had more than the New York Times and The Washington Post, combined — with enough space left over to also outpace Hearst.”

Which bears the annoying question: Why would Drudge send so much traffic to leftist websites like the Washington PostNew York Times or Politico, sending them a very high percentage of their traffic when in the case of WaPo and the NYT, they are already struggling financially?

Would they even exist without Drudge feeding them?

This is a major reason (there are others) why I co-founded along with Jennifer Burke, THE LIBERTY DAILY, the conservative alternative to The Drudge Report for those that are sick of being led to liberal sites when there are so many great conservative news sites that can be used, like CNS News, The Washington Times, The Washington Free Beacon, the Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Breitbart, etc.

I got tired of clicking on Drudge stories only to find out I was giving traffic to the enemy — the leftstream media. I started asking myself, ‘Why is Drudge propping up the failing NY Times and Washington Post by driving millions of page views to them?’ It made no sense to me.”

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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