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The is a online news aggregator run by .

The Drudge Report was one of the first news aggregation sites on the web. Drudge in 1995 as an e-mail newsletter before turning it into a news site the following year. The site became prominent when it of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998.

The site often features links to a mixture of political news, gossip, weather, and “news of the weird,” reflecting Drudge’s . Drudge has been criticized for  and , particularly . During Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, Drudge moved increasingly toward of material.

The Drudge Report is one of the web’s outside of the traditional media, topping in 2012, and it has an of repeat visits. The site is on the web, particularly because it has been a for traditional news outlets. Drudge’s links often on the web and in traditional media, though some have contended that that influence with the rise of political sites like The Huffington Post and Politico.

The Drudge Report has since its launch: It has maintained the same, simple, black-and-white design, which found  and  in near equal measure. It has also been criticized for using an to gather data on users.

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