August 16, 1998 |
Rat-a-tat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat! It's the speed of Matt Drudge's mind. It's the fingers pelting a plastic keyboard at http://www.drudgereport.com. It's the velocity of the verbal volleys he lobs into the Oval Office from his cheap ninth-floor apartment near Hollywood and Vine. Rat-a-tat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat! Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat! "I like things big and loud," he trills, fiendishly clapping his hands together like a child in a highchair. "Speed is my weapon!"
August 4, 2007 |
WHEN Los Angeles Times sportswriter Mike Penner revealed in a recent column that he'd soon be changing his name to Christine Daniels, the piece quickly became the No. 1 draw on the newspaper's website. From across cyberspace the readers came. Overwhelmingly, they arrived after spotting this titillating link on a news site called the Drudge Report: "L.A. Times Shock: 'I am a Transsexual Sportswriter.' " Hard not to click on that one.
September 7, 1999
KIDS Naturalist Rosi Dagit leads kids of all ages in storytelling sessions about oak trees. Saturday, Natural History Museum. (213) 763-3466. BOOKS The Essential Media Book Club discusses Don DeLillo's "White Noise." Wednesday, Mani's Bakery, Santa Monica. (310) 574-1554. MEDIA The Individual Rights Foundation presents Matt Drudge (of "The Drudge Report"). Wednesday, Torrance Cultural Center. (310) 781-7171.
September 20, 1998
The Aug. 16 magazine seemed to have a theme. Was it intentional? It's hard to believe that you randomly gathered all that nilhilism and despair by chance. First, Patt Morrison, one of my idols, describes closing her mind to Moses and the whole Bible on the basis of skepticism on the parting of the Red Sea ("Seeking the Truth, but Not on His Knees," SoCal P.O.V.). For someone as bright as Morrison, it's a shame she has missed so much because she never considered that the Bible might be crammed with metaphor.
August 29, 1998
The article by James Endrst about the Fox News Channel was the most ludicrous piece I've read in a long time ("Fox News Makes Noise; Will Ratings Follow?," Aug. 25). Any network that employs Matt Drudge, Fred Barnes, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Brit Hume, Tony Snow, Jim Pinkerton and several other conservatives who are known to be hostile to Democrats in general and Bill Clinton in particular cannot possibly be fair and objective enough to be taken seriously. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes are in charge of this operation and everybody is well-aware of their right-wing biases.
May 6, 2002
Re "Clinton Said to Want TV Talk Show," May 2: Bill Clinton as an NBC-TV talk show host? I think it's a great idea, but I just hope reports that Clinton is looking for $50 million are wrong. As great as his political skills are, he is an amateur as the next David Frost or Larry King, and he should be happy to get such an opportunity at a bargain rate. I'd love to see "Bubba" go toe to toe with the likes of conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge and all the Fox-TV motor-mouth nitwits.