Drudge Report: Matt Drudge Comments on Jill Abramson Firing as Site Highlights NYT Downfall

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Matt Drudge of Drudge Report has made three comments about the recent ousting of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.

Abramson was fired this week for unspecified reasons.

Drudge started out by sharing a picture of Abramson on Twitter accompanied by the comment: “The left is now eating its own…”

Drudge, who has over 266,000 followers on Twitter, followed up about an hour later by saying: “LESSONS FROM JILL: Real power only comes from owning the media you’re in…”

He concluded his remarks by sharing a picture of Abramson and Maureen Dowd: “PREDICTION: Maureen Dowd jumps to Vanity Fair or Vogue…”

The comments came as Drudge’s website, the Drudge Report, put as its top story a link to a Buzzfeed article that claims that it obtained an internal report from the New York Times that came from an investigative committee led by A.G. Sulzberger, the son of the Times’ publisher Arthur Sulzberger.

Drudge took out a quote from the report that said “Our journalism advantage is shrinking.”

The report is highly critical of the current path of the company, including its unwillingness to kill new digital features that aren’t working, and a lack of communication between various departments.

Worries about the company following Abramson’s ouster were reflected in the stock taking a dive, although it was slowly rising as of Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.