Eric Boehlert: Drudge unplugged: How his campaign influence has collapsed

I'm not saying that given the choice I wouldn't pick a robust economy and a worry-free global outlook. But circumstances being what they are, I have to say that as the White House campaign hits its final stride under the ominous shadow of the Wall Street meltdown and the deep recession that's hurtling this way, perhaps the only silver lining -- the one unexpected pleasure -- has been watching the Drudge Report be completely neutered by current events.

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Long time readers will recall that Drudge and I parted ways back in the Clinton years when I gave him (handed him on a #$^%ing silver platter) the FBI documents proving that the FBI faked evidence in the Vincent Foster murder case.

Drudge refused to run the story (detailed HERE) and instead ran a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence. Sidney Blumenthal sued, and the resulting media circus made Drudge THE internet icon. Once Drudge's status was secure, Sidney Blumenthal dropped the lawsuit.

So, I will admit to a slight tinge of joy that Drudge's shining star, purchased in much the same way Dan Rather purchased his media star, is finally starting to dim!

Just a tinge.