In a rare personal tweet, new media pioneer Matt Drudge warns that some of the biggest names in the social media world are now no longer just tilting left, but ready to throw down the gauntlet and come out swinging for President Obama:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 23, 2012
Others have noticed the trend as well:
These are on my Trends: 1)innovategov 2)The Bain Files 3)November the 2 4)Isaac 5)Inside Mitt Romney's Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes @DRUDGE
— Cheryl Lochhead (@CherylLochhead) August 23, 2012
— Will Davis (@willpdavis) August 23, 2012
@DRUDGE Objectivity in the media eludes all but the most resolute and disciplined reporters and their readers.
— Word Monger (@Tazatator) August 23, 2012
@DRUDGE I guess Team Obama and other liberal groups won't be filing complaints or trying to get them shut down!!
— Viola (@hummingbird5225) August 23, 2012
— EL CID (@bugalubaby2011) August 23, 2012
Some accused Drudge of overreacting or fear-mongering:
They are algorithms you dipshit MT @DRUDGE GOOG pushing search results pro-left more than ever.TWITTER 'recommending' lib after lib.
— naught (@notjvt) August 23, 2012
@DRUDGE That's funny. I'm a "Lib" and Twitter is constantly recommending Conservatives to me. Guess it's all relative…
— Gerard J. Zarella (@GZarella) August 23, 2012
Don't think @DRUDGE understands how "the Google" works.
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) August 23, 2012
— Josh (@MrFlashy) August 23, 2012
— Steve Presser (@stevenmpresser) August 23, 2012
@DRUDGE Interesting, that's not at all what I'm experiencing – just the opposite. Lots of righties popping up like bugs on a windshield.
— Alan Eggleston (@AlanEggleston) August 23, 2012
— Kevin Robinette (@KevinRobinette) August 23, 2012
As Ben Shapiro noted last year, those companies have been steadfast supporters of President Obama and liberal causes. With the presidential election now less than eleven weeks away, it will be very interesting to chart their leftward trajectory. Their boldness seems to grow daily; it’s not farfetched to wonder if their role in politics will escalate to the level Drudge predicts.