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It is no surprise that Matt Drudge, he of Drudge Report fame, feels no love for new President Barack Obama. After all, Drudge is unapologetically right wing in his politics, and he frequently creates deceptive headlines that put Obama in a negative light.
Fair enough in this era of journalists-as-political-shills.
Yet I had to chuckle at Drudge's desperate efforts to tie today's stock market fluctuations with President Obama's speech to Congress last night. The major U.S. indices finished down about 1 percent today, but they recovered from much steeper losses earlier in the afternoon.
But look in the upper left hand corner at what Drudge linked: "HOME SALES SINK TO 12-YEAR LOW..." This was the financial news that really rattled Wall Street today, and I find it amusing that the pathetic Drudge and his staffers could be so willfully oblivious to their own front page.
Let alone - dare I dream? - that Matt Drudge should actually try to just report the news and participate in thoughtful analysis.