The king of conservative media Matt Drudge gave a rare interview Tuesday that blasted Hillary Clinton, President Obama, social, digital and corporate media.
Speaking with radio host Alex Jones off-camera, Drudge responded to critics who’ve called him a “right-wing gossip monger” for years, largely because of his coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
“Why aren’t we seeing Hillary’s lovers; where’s the cover up on this?” he asked before adding that there’s so many issues being suppressed by the media on a daily basis.
He also claimed the media would help get Hillary Clinton elected if you put her “brain in a jar in the Oval Office.”
“She’s old and she’s sick, she’s not a contender, they’re making her a contender with these propped up ‘Saturday Night Live’ things, it’s like a head on a stick, and then on the ‘Today’ Show with the Guthrie [Savannah], a head on a stick. She’s not a viable, vibrant leader for this country of 380 million Americans [Drudge included the “illegals”] … the media is trying to put us to sleep.”
“I’m not on Facebook, I don’t do the socials. I’ve got that little Twitter thing, even that’s kind of disgusting,” he said, adding he’s been “doing the Internet” long before Facebook, Twitter and CNN.com came along.
He also poured cold water on much of today’s digital media system, which features site’s hungry for referral traffic and social media “likes.”
“I need no traffic from Google…I don’t need to be liked, I don’t need to be liked at all. I don’t care if there’s a button right there at the top of Drudge saying like or dislike, thumbs up, thumbs down, it doesn’t mean anything.”
Drudge called claims by social media company’s”bogus.”
“This is garbage, this is designed to demoralize the individual,” he said about Facebook’s claims that they have 2 billion followers.
“What’s the difference between the websites, between a Slate, or a Salon, or a BuzzFeed, or a HuffPo–what is the difference! There isn’t any! This is a travesty.”
On digital media, Drudge concluded: “I am not apart of that system, I’m a free thinker, I’m an America, I’m very concerned with what’s happening [in America].”
Watch the full interview above.