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Matt Drudge and Monicagate. Katy Blair History of Journalism. A Gossip Legend is Born. Born October 27, 1966 Takoma Park, Maryland Only child in Jewish family Father a social worker Mother a lawyer (Clinton White House) Graduated high school 325 th out of 350 students

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Matt drudge and monicagate

Matt Drudge and Monicagate

Katy Blair

History of Journalism


A gossip legend is born

A Gossip Legend is Born..

  • Born October 27, 1966

  • Takoma Park, Maryland

  • Only child in Jewish family

  • Father a social worker

  • Mother a lawyer (Clinton White House)

  • Graduated high school 325th out of 350 students

  • Loved talk radio, “news junkie”


A man of many jobs

A Man of Many Jobs

  • Night counterman at 7/11

  • Phone salesman for Time Life books

  • Manager at McDonald’s

  • Cashier at CBS station gift shop


The drudge report

Gossip overheard in gift shop

Created email newsletter 1995

Started as gossip and opinion on entertainment, went to politics

From email newsletter to Website

80,000 viewers daily

“Wherever the stink is, we’ll try to zero in on it.”

The Drudge Report


Monicagate breaks

Newsweek had story first

Michael Isikoff investigates, holds off

Email to Drudge (Isikoff?)

Story goes straight to Report on Jan 17, 1998

First outlet to release story

Monicagate Breaks


Clinton and lewinsky exposed

Clinton and Lewinsky Exposed

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiIP_KDQmXs


Got the ball rolling

Got the Ball Rolling…

  • Clinton under heat

  • Impeachment

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpGRg-5Q4E


Drudge gets props

Hailed as a revolutionary media outlet

“A breath of fresh, young air.”

Lewinsky’s infamous dress

Drudge Gets Props


Gossip acknowledged

Hosted “Drudge” on Fox News Channel 1998-1999

Sunday night talk show on Premiere Radio Network

Drudge Manifesto

Gossip Acknowledged


Criticized but

Libel lawsuits, gossip mongering, false scoops

Time’s 100 Most Influential in 2006

Criticized, BUT…


Where gossip leads

Website from Miami home

Talk show still on air 10 pm – 1 am

Where Gossip Leads


Works cited

Works Cited

A Chronology: Key Moments In The Clinton-Lewinsky Saga. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1998/resources/lewinsky/timeline/

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky Scandal. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnpGRg-5Q4E

Clinton, “I did not…” Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiIP_KDQmXs

Matt Drudge. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.nndb.com/people/079/000026001/

News Talk Radio 77WABC. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.wabcradio.com/showdj.asp?DJID=1734

Premiere Radio Network: Drudge. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.premiereradio.com/shows/view/drudge.html

Who2 Biography. Retrieved on May 6, 2007 from

www.answers.com/topic/matt-drudge


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