Matt Drudge Fires Back at the Washington Post: I Currently Give Them 37% Traffic, ‘Not Even a Thank You’
BREITBART – KRISTINA WONG
Matt Drudge, creator and editor of the Drudge Report, fired back at the Washington Post on Monday for a story that he said accused him of acting as a Russian operative.
“I’ve linked to @washingtonpost over 10,000X in 25 years of doing DRUDGEREPORT. I currently give them 37% of their referral traffic, according to http://similarweb.com . It’s a brutal business. Not even a thank you. Instead: YOU’RE A RUSSIAN OPERATIVE!” he tweeted.
The Post ran a story last week headlined “One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda” — while adding a caveat at the end of the story that the site linked “far more” to the Post and Breitbart News.
The story stated that over the course of the election, Drudge was “not shy” about linking directly to RT and Sputnik News — “content-sharing arms of the Russian government.”
The Post said it researched how many times after 9:00 a.m. every day of the past decade that Drudge linked to Infowars, RT, or Sputnik and found “more than 1,000 links.”