Browsing through Drudge’s headlines

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Browsing through Drudge's headlines

Matt Drudge is the mas­ter of the head­line, and his site is a snap­shot of the coun­try, in a way. Let’s take a look at today’s Drudgere­port.

There’s a top ad for UNTUCKit, which shows you that Drudge’s adver­tis­ing algo­rithms are work­ing, since I recently bought my son one of their shirts as a birth­day gift.

Top left headline:

Ban­ner headline:

I used to fol­low French pol­i­tics in the 1990s, when one of the PBS affil­i­ates in Cen­tral N.J. used to broad­cast the France2 evening news, straight-​up with no sub­ti­tles. Even back then there were reports of no-​go zones in the ban­lieues, and on the maraud­ing gangs of “youths” who burned hun­dreds of cars on New Year’s Eve (the num­ber keeps increas­ing every year).

Some­where along the way Jacques Chirac decided this was not good PR for the coun­try (and prob­a­bly for him­self re: the kick­backs story ), and estab­lished France 24 for over­seas con­sump­tion. Voilà, English-​language news with fea­tures on the coun­try­side, fash­ion and wine replaced dreary France2 reports.

Now there’s alter­nate media.

The cen­ter col­umn has more on the French,

MACRON SUES LE PEN OVERKREM­LIN SMEARS’…

4CHAN Posts Images from Off-​Shore Bank Account?

France set to ‘explode with anger’…

Macron is the country’s polit­i­cal establishment’s des­ig­nated heir. We’ll see how it all turns out.

The web­site refreshed and a story about the declin­ing rat­ings of the Kar­dashi­ans’ TV show dis­ap­peared, which as Martha Stew­art says, “it’s a good thing.” If the Kardashians/​Jenners depended on my sup­port, they’d still be work­ing at the IHOP.

This took its place, ‘Destroyed’ Sneak­ers Sell­ing for $1,425 A fool and his money are soon parted, and those sneak­ers will go well with the $425 fake mud jeans. Don’t tell me if the Kar­dashi­ans are wear­ing them, thanks.

On the left col­umn there’s a pseu­do­science story, Swear­ing increases phys­i­cal strength… If that was true, two women I know would be able to clean-​lift 400 lbs with each arm while out­last­ing a marathon­ing Kenyan. Maybe men con­tain them­selves when I’m around, but the two worst ever potty mouths I’ve heard are women.

Below that, UAE to bring ICE­BERG from Antarc­tica to solve water shortage?

Above it, ISIS using ads on CRAIGSLIST to lure hostage and mur­der victims…

On the right col­umn, North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump savors win as House passes Oba­macare repeal…

MCAU­LI­FFE: ‘Puts lives in jeopardy’…

Dirty Col­bert: ‘Just Kicked Amer­ica In The Balls’…

NEXT: TAX REFORM

Colbert’s con­fes­sor has his work cut out for him.

Last but not least, REFUGEE ADMIS­SIONS TO USA PLUMMET

Spooked by Trump, Cen­tral Amer­i­can immi­grants turn to Mexico…

Mexico’s immi­gra­tion laws have been revised recently but his­tor­i­cally the coun­try does not tol­er­ate for­eign nation­als who are not legally in the coun­try to hold jobs or seek pub­lic assis­tance in any form. If mem­ory serves, you also must also be in good health, own a cer­tain amount of assets and not upset the “equi­lib­rium of the national demo­graph­ics” in order to be accepted as a resident.

Addi­tion­ally, it is against the law for for­eign­ers to opine on the country’s pol­i­tics (and it is also the case in most Latin Amer­i­can countries).

Brows­ing through Drudge reminds me of a friend who lived to a very advanced age (she never admit­ted it, but she was 99 when she died). When asked what she attrib­uted her longevity to, she replied, “I never pay atten­tion to the news.”

Now, if you will excuse me, I’ll work on my strength and endurance over the week­end … with­out swearing.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes in U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog.

UPDATE
Linked to by The Other McCain. Thank you!

Matt Drudge is the master of the headline, and his site is a snapshot of the country, in a way. Let’s take a look at today’s Drudgereport.

There’s a top ad for UNTUCKit, which shows you that Drudge’s advertising algorithms are working, since I recently bought my son one of their shirts as a birthday gift.

Top left headline:

Banner headline:

I used to follow French politics in the 1990s, when one of the PBS affiliates in Central N.J. used to broadcast the France2 evening news, straight-up with no subtitles. Even back then there were reports of no-go zones in the banlieues, and on the marauding gangs of “youths” who burned hundreds of cars on New Year’s Eve (the number keeps increasing every year).

Somewhere along the way Jacques Chirac decided this was not good PR for the country (and probably for himself re: the kickbacks story ), and established France 24 for overseas consumption. Voilà, English-language news with features on the countryside, fashion and wine replaced dreary France2 reports.

Now there’s alternate media.

The center column has more on the French,

MACRON SUES LE PEN OVER ‘KREMLIN SMEARS’…

4CHAN Posts Images from Off-Shore Bank Account?

France set to ‘explode with anger’…

Macron is the country’s political establishment’s designated heir. We’ll see how it all turns out.

The website refreshed and a story about the declining ratings of the Kardashians’ TV show disappeared, which as Martha Stewart says, “it’s a good thing.”  If the Kardashians/Jenners depended on my support, they’d still be working at the IHOP.

This took its place, ‘Destroyed’ Sneakers Selling for $1,425… A fool and his money are soon parted, and those sneakers will go well with the $425 fake mud jeans. Don’t tell me if the Kardashians are wearing them, thanks.

On the left column there’s a pseudoscience story, Swearing increases physical strength…  If that was true, two women I know would be able to clean-lift 400 lbs with each arm while outlasting a marathoning Kenyan. Maybe men contain themselves when I’m around, but the two worst ever potty mouths I’ve heard are women.

Below that, UAE to bring ICEBERG from Antarctica to solve water shortage?

Above it, ISIS using ads on CRAIGSLIST to lure hostage and murder victims…

On the right column, North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal…

MCAULIFFE: ‘Puts lives in jeopardy’…

Dirty Colbert: ‘Just Kicked America In The Balls’…

NEXT: TAX REFORM…

Colbert’s confessor has his work cut out for him.

Last but not least, REFUGEE ADMISSIONS TO USA PLUMMET…

Spooked by Trump, Central American immigrants turn to Mexico…

Mexico’s immigration laws have been revised recently but historically the country does not tolerate foreign nationals who are not legally in the country to hold jobs or seek public assistance in any form. If memory serves, you also must also be in good health, own a certain amount of assets and not upset the “equilibrium of the national demographics” in order to be accepted as a resident.

Additionally, it is against the law for foreigners to opine on the country’s politics (and it is also the case in most Latin American countries).

Browsing through Drudge reminds me of a friend who lived to a very advanced age (she never admitted it, but she was 99 when she died). When asked what she attributed her longevity to, she replied,  “I never pay attention to the news.”

Now, if you will excuse me, I’ll work on my strength and endurance over the weekend . . . without swearing.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes in U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.

UPDATE
Linked to by The Other McCain. Thank you!