Drudge Rips Fox News Host Over On-Air Behavior
A segment on Fox News this morning where hosts laughed and joked their way through a discussion on political impact of terror was bizarre. Not even 48 hours since blood flowed at synagogue? Check your soul in the makeup chair!— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) October 29, 2018
Is it really funny? pic.twitter.com/nq8xnT2YDe— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) October 29, 2018
This is a lot coming from Matt Drudge considering he rarely tweets or participates in media interviews.
In 2014, Matt Drudge cleared his entire Twitter profile of all its tweets and has only sporadically tweeted since then.
When Drudge does tweet, the tweets are usually deleted within a few days.
We aren't quite what exactly sparked Drudge's outrage, but he does have an interesting history with the network.
Drudge hosted a TV show on Fox News from 1998 to 1999 until one day he walked off his show (Washington Post):
Matt Drudge walked off his Fox News Channel show Saturday, charging that network executives were censoring him because they refused to let him show a picture of a fetus.
"I can't sit there and edit what I'm going to say," the Internet columnist said. "I got really upset. . . . I have to wonder whether their motto of 'we report, you decide' isn't just some Madison Avenue slogan."
The showdown came hours before air time when John Moody, Fox's vice president for news, told Drudge he could not show a National Enquirer photo of a 21-week-old fetus. Drudge, an ardent opponent of abortion, wanted to brandish the picture of a tiny hand reaching out from the womb to dramatize a baby's development at that stage. But Moody decided that would be misleading because the tabloid photo dealt not with abortion but with an emergency operation on the fetus for spina bifida.