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DRUDGE GRUDGE

Interviewed by Cosmo Landesman in the Sunday Times, Matt Drudge continues to mimic Norma Desmond. He's still big - it's the Internet that got smaller:

Back in the 1990s Drudge was a believer in the empowering potential of the Internet. In a speech he said, “We have entered an era vibrating with the din of small voices. Every citizen can be a reporter, can take on the powers that be.”

Now he sounds disillusioned and says that the “din” is growing into a cacophony: “There’s a danger of the internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.” He is no fan of the blogging phenomenon (weblogs linking sites): “I don’t read them. I like to create waves and not surf them. And who are these influential bloggers? You can’t name one because they don’t exist.”

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