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:
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 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.
On the right column, North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal…
Colbert’s confessor has his work cut out for him.
Last but not least, REFUGEE ADMISSIONS TO USA PLUMMET…
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.
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