It Helps to Have Matt Drudge on Your Side

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April 12 2012 4:09 PM

It Helps to Have Matt Drudge on Your Side

A snapshot from this afternoon:

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That's right: There are seven stories leading the site about a comment made by a CNN analyst who does not work for the Obama campaign, but who is described here as "adviser to Obama." There is a multiplying effect, because the people who write the news read Drudge. It's possible that the Romney-Drudge alliance is well-enough known to lessen the impact. Also possible: That the incredible intelligence-insulting exercise underway here is too intense to actually work.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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