Whatever your politics, the interesting thing about Drudge, of course, has always been the subversiveness of his Internet-borne news reporting. Well, apparently the 'net's openness and TV news just don't mix. Get a load of this sound-bite exchange between a Fox exec and Drudge:
Said Fox News President Roger Ailes, who hired Drudge: "He wants to apply Internet standards, which are nonexistent, to journalism, and journalism has real standards. It can't work that way."Ouch. Drudge shot back:
"I apologize to Fox News for having an open mind," Drudge said. "I've been spoiled on the Internet, I really have. The lack of ability to express my opinion on an issue that's important to me has left me believing the Internet is the future."Drudge's independence is solidified by the fact he earns significantly more money in banner ad revenues than he was paid by Fox. "The Internet is the future" indeed.