XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX OCT 12, 2000 08:00 ET XXXXX
'Drudge is a nobody.'
--ABCNEWS Anchorman Peter Jennings
'The country's reigning mischief-maker.'
--New York Times
'He is to the Internet,
what I am to broadcasting.'
--Gerald Levin, Co-Chairman of AOL/Time Warner
'The buzz of the media-industrial complex.'
'The kind of bold, entrepreneurial, free-wheeling,
information-oriented outsider we need far more of in this country.'
'Journalism's bad boy,
Clinton's worst nightmare.'
'I learned it on the DRUDGE REPORT. I cried a lot. I freaked out a lot. I mean, it was just - it was scary... it wasn’t going to be a good year.'
-- Monica Lewinsky
--President Bill Clinton
DRUDGE REPORT editor Matt Drudge’s new book crashes onto the NEW YORK TIMES best-sellers list for the week of October 22, according to publishing sources!
The chart upset by first-time author Drudge stunned Publisher’s Row as DRUDGE MANIFESTO becomes the fastest-selling book by an Internet personality.
"I see print is not dead quite yet!" Drudge declared on Thursday morning.
Drudge hits The List at Number Nine in its first week of sales and outranks works by TV Kingpins Regis Philbin [#14] and Ted Koppel [#27].
Written with best-selling author and Hollywood producer Julia Phillips [YOU’LL NEVER EAT LUNCH IN THE TOWN AGAIN; TAXI DRIVER, CLOSE ENCOUNTER OF THE THIRD KIND], DRUDGE MANIFESTO warns the current media gatekeepers that their time may be running out:
This is the most exciting moment in the history of News.
Anyone from anywhere can cover anything.
And send it out to everyone.
Reports on last hour's 8.7-mag. quake in The Kodiak Islands of Alaska, tomorrow's firing of ConnieChung from THECBSEVENINGNEWS, or next week's NEWSWEEK’s spiking of a piece on past Presidential predilection for penile pumping by plump, politically-placed, post-pubescent White House Pretties can be dispatched faster than an incoming inter-continential blistered nuke.
Fired from Pakistan, compliments of U.S. tech stolen by China, sold to Iran, transferred from RUssia on Taiwanese hardware processed by Israeli software.
Hey, it’s The Zeroes.
Just hit the ENTER button.
I have. And lived to sell the tale.
If I'm not interesting, the world's not interesting.
If the DRUDGE REPORT is boring, the world is boring.
It’s Zero, Babies.
And if I’m boring, you’re boring.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a 12-month year, 10 years a decade, 10 decades a century and 10 centuries a millennium, as far as a chip can see, wire services from all over the world move raw data…all over the world!
I can access, edit, headline and…link to it all!
Throw it up on a website and wait for you to come.
I’ve reported when, how, and what I’ve wanted.
My only limitations have been those I’ve created.
There’s been no editor, no lawyer, no judge, no president to tell me I can’t.
And there never will be.
Technology has finally caught up with individual liberty.
On the boulevards, we call it “freedom of the brain”.
In this post-satellite dish era - when individuals can broadcast their wetdreams with neither a license nor a handbook of regulations issued by Government - The Elites, fearing loss of power, see chaos and anarchy.
I see only sunshine.
The world is interesting, I’m interesting, you’re interesting.
It all starts with the wires. It all ends with the wires.
Information being power and all.
A random Associated Press NewsAlert© begets CNNBreakingNews© begets Reuters© begets Rush Limbaugh©. If the Alert™ becomes A Story after 157 minutes, it’ll beget 20/20DatelineEntertainmentTonight60Minutes®. If it lasts 3¼ days, it’ll run above the fold in TheNewYorkTimes® and below in TheNationalEnquirer™. Give it two weeks and someone at the New Yorker© will pound out a re-write, win a Pulitzer©. A month, and ScottRudinSherryLansingHarveyWeinstein(sm) options it for PaltrowDamonMingella® or P.T. Anderson©, thinking Oscar© just as David E. Kelley©, demanding Emmy, races a secret script for a series starring SomeoneSuperSkinny[PatentPending]. Still bouncing in six months? Billboard© pronounces SonyMottolaLaurynHill’s© rap will wrap up Grammy®. A year in, PrNewswire© reports DonDeLillo’s© handed in his first 1000 pages on a National Book Award Winner® that began…with the stray AP NewsAlert© a thousand cycles ago.
Welcome to the Zeroes, pal.
You’ll get it where you want it.
The buffet’s bigger than at WynnBellagio©.