Matt Drudge Hypes Ann Romney Moms Story

It Helps to Have Matt Drudge on Your Side

It Helps to Have Matt Drudge on Your Side

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
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 reporter for the Washington Post.