May 17, 2011, - 12:03 pm

Matt Drudge v. Israel: Hypocrite on Border Patrol & K9s

By Debbie Schlussel

As I’ve noted before, Matt Drudge has a problem with Israel and it comes from his personal life.  Drudge is one of these “alienated” Jews who loves to attack Israel on his Drudge Report.  Drudge, whose mother is Jewish and whose father is not, has reportedly told friends he doesn’t have warm feelings toward Jewish people because he was ostracized as a kid when his parents sent him to a secular Jewish summer camp.  And that’s why you’ll often see anti-Israel headlines on his popular news aggregator site.  It’s his way of “getting back” at “them,” even though most of “them” are probably as left-wing on Israel as he is.  (And I suspect that an effeminate, quasi-gay geeky kid would be ostracized back then at any summer camp, Jewish or not.)

Matt Drudge Has an Israel Problem . . .

Matt Drudge’s Double Standard on Borders: American K-9s Okay, Israeli K-9s Not . . .

US Border Patrol’s K-9 Unit

Today is par for the course.  Drudge has a headline linking to an anti-Israel story by the French Press Agency and, of course, Drudge posts a “disturbing” picture allegedly portraying Israeli Army dogs allegedly attacking a Palestinian.  The photo, by the way, is not from the story.  Drudge picked a different photo designed to direct the most ire at Israel and sympathy for Palestinians, and he’s done this many, many times.  I don’t know where the photo is from and it might even be from Iraq, not Israel, for all we know.  The story is about Palestinian illegal aliens sneaking into Israel “for work,” because they are “so poor” and “desperate.”  But, in reality, we know many of these people sneak into Israel to mass murder (and Drudge knows this, too, but prefers to vilify Israel).

In the past, Matt Drudge has posted many headlines sympathetic to America’s Border Patrol and to those of us who want secure borders.  But, when it comes to Israeli borders, apparently the anti-Semitic, self-hating Drudge doesn’t think Israel should be allowed to use the same methods–K-9 Units–as America uses to protect our borders. Some American border cities have even acquired Israeli-trained K-9s to their police patrols because they are so effective.

But as for Israel’s borders, frankly, Jews should never have hired Arab workers.  That is what brought hundreds of thousands of Muslims to the area over several centuries, and then, they suddenly created this artificial concept of “the Palestinian people.”  And, now, if they hate the Jews so much and are so insistent they are independent enough to have their own state, let them find work amongst themselves and stop seeking it from Israel.  The gazillions in money the Palestinian Authority gets from America and the rest of the world should be enough to finance plenty of jobs.  So sad, too bad, that Palestinian “leadership” squanders it.

But, don’t worry, you’ll never read about any of this in any story about Israel linked by Drudge.  He wants you to hate Israel and see it as a human rights abuser.  Yup, it’s a psychological problem he’s never been able to get over.

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30 Responses

Andrew Breitbart worked for a decade for Drudge. It makes you wonder where Breitbart stands.

S: Andrew Breitfraud is a money-seeking liberal who also worked for Arianna Huffington and helped her bring the Huffington Post to the net. He has zero principles. And you can’t believe anything on his sites. There’s not fact-checking. One of his “bloggers” is a known sex pervert a/k/a “Yid with Lid” (who allegedly posted videos of himself masturbating), and Breitfraud made it editorial policy to lie and defend Sean Vannity’s Freedom Alliance scam as a favor to Sean. They printed that Sean Hannity paid for all of his private plane rides himself, despite the fact that he did not and couldn’t produce any receipts. But they print whatever Sean tells them, as fact. The site is propaganda. That’s it. DS

Seek on May 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I to saw the headline and link on Drudge and I thought, “right on right on!” I didn’t for a minute think that Drudge was anti-Israel, but I admit, I didn’t click on the link and read the article. For me, the picture was enough, it brought a smile to my face.

Rick on May 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Rick: Me 2

    As goes Israel, so goes the World. on May 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I didn’t know this about Drudge, yet another Jew (ok half Jewish) hating Jew, hates Israel, probably hates himself. Well I can do something, and that is not to click on the drudge report any longer. Thanks Debbie.

kenny komodo on May 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Drudge’s anti-Israel stance has been obvious, at least to me. I don’t think I have ever seen a pro-Israel piece linked from his site. And I admit, I do visit his site often.

Ilan on May 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Love you, Debbie, but this is making a mountain out of a molehill. Matt has done a great deal of good for conservatives. Love him. Sure, he’s screwed up in his personal life (coming on to Alec Baldwin? D’Nesh D’Souza?), recluse, etc., but all-in-all, he’s been an important shaker and mover. And his instincts are often right. Few people are as in tuned with the pulse of this country as Matt is. That’s why his site rules.

J: Uh, here’s a tip: Drudge ain’t no conservative. He never has been. At best, he’s a libertarian. He’s taken the side of Islamic terrorists on many and most civil liberties issues. You just don’t get it. Siding with Islamic terrorists IS a big deal. If you don’t get that, my site is lost on you, and apparently it is. He doesn’t have “instincts.” He–or rather the people who work for him and actually post the headlines (not him)–posts links after he finds they are popular elsewhere on the net. In fact, many headlines I and others have posted only made it to Drudge weeks later. The Osama porn story is as old as the day after the raid. He only noticed on Friday. That you raise what he did in his personal life shows you don’t get it. This isn’t about that. It’s about how he, himself, has allowed something that he perceives happened to him as a kid in summer camp to cloud and darken all of his links on Israel. Wake the heck up. If his site rules for you, you are a sheep and a follower and not a critical thinker. DS

Jiminycricket on May 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Bibi, bloodthirsty? He seems like a pansy to me. I would like to see Kahane rise from the dead and take Israel back to where it should be.

natashaINFIDEL on May 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t agree with what Netanyahu said in his speech.

    Israel needs to stop apologizing and start insisting on its rights.

    Negotiating shouldn’t focus on what Israel is expected to give up.

    As we have seen with Egypt and the Palestinians, Arab promises are worthless.

    Why should Israel’s safety be contingent on their continued good behavior?

    I don’t get it.

    NormanF on May 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Bibi, bloodthirsty? He seems like a pansy to me. I would like to see Kahane rise from the dead and take Israel back to where it should be.

    natashaINFIDEL on May 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm


    Someone actually called Bibi bloodthirsty? You shouldn’t call him a pansy, though. First of all, the pansy is a very pretty flower and second of all, that’s a homophobic epithet:).

    Miranda Rose Smith on May 18, 2011 at 7:13 am

Drudge isn’t a conservative, neither is he even a liberal. To suggest such would imply that he has consistent standards of any sort. He is more concerned about playing to the most dynamic wave of the day. As such he made his name kickstarting the Lewinsky media circus. He latched on to post 9/11 patriotism, and the powerful name that was George W. Bush back then. He enjoyed the media circus that was the radical left trying to take down GWB and embarrassing themselves in the process (all but finishing off the zombie that was TV and print news in the Internet era). Afterward, he jumped onto the 2008 Obama bandwagon before now trying to stake claim as a Tea Party sort.

The GOP like to claim him as one of their own just because he will go after the left when it suits him, but ideologically he seeks only the most profitable headline. The fact that he is willing to go anti-Israel in that process is no surprise, considering how Muslims like to throw their money into media ventures in order see the news twisted their way.

Brian R. on May 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hey Debbie,
I thought it strange as well. The writer is clearly arab and the story prints “terrorists” like this every time quoting an Israeli source. The heartening thing that I saw were the comments to this article as they slammed the “journalist” and took her apart!

Shalom N on May 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I really don’t understand how, on the one hand, the arabs want to push the Jews into the sea and refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist but, on the other hand, they look to Israel for jobs. Can you imagine what Israel would look like today if the arabs ran it? It would be just another arab crap-hole where the people live in poverty, ride around on donkeys, and kill each other.

Jack Meyhoffer on May 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Poverty and violence?! What you say? What about the “Arab Spring”? Democracy is bloom!. Why Fareed Zakaria says wonderous change is in the air for the middle east! And that guy has been consistently right about jack squat for the past 10 years.

    Seperated at Burqa on May 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm


J. STEINBERG on May 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Debbie, I knew there was something perculiar about Matt Drudge, I never logged onto his site for stories, headlines, news reports, etc. And I knew all along you didn’t trust Drudge DS. Since I listen to Rush Limbaugh, I would like for Mr. Limbaugh to stop referring Matt Drudge’s website on his show because how dare Matt Drudge put up a story like this by attacking Israel, by saying that Israeli border patrol are too harsh on illegal alien Palestinians, and we all know what most of the Palestinians do when they sneak into Israel, they commit all sorts of terrorist crimes against the people in Israel!

Debbie, we all know that Andrew Breitbart is a phony (I used to post messgaes on his site before his moderators banned me for exposing the truth to the gullible posters on his site about Sean Hannity), what do you think about “Gun Toting Liberal”? I know the guy is a liberal, but on his website/blog he’s pretty honest on what’s going on and from what I’ve read on his site he doesn’t tow the party line (ie, Democrat good, Republican bad, etc. etc.) and your the same Debbie.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Debbie, while where at it, since you and I both mentioned Sean Hannity’s slush-fund Freedom Concert scam, are you going to write future articles about Hannity’s scam? Because as well all know he’s going to have his fruadulent concert this coming summer and none of the money is going to families of dead US soldiers or injured US soldiers, etc. DS, I hope you write articles of this scam that Hannity is running, and this is not the only conservative website that’s written articles about Hannity’s concert scam, there have been a few right wing sites have written articles about Hannity’s BS, it’s not just liberal sites that’s written about Sean Hannity’s Freedom Concert scam.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I confess I have not clicked on Drudge’s site in years, but was unaware of his bias until today. I despair – has Israel no supporters left? Has every pundit, particularly those who are Jewish, or have a Jewish parent, become blinded to what to most of us here at this site find so obvious, so incontrovertible – that Israel’s Arab/Muslim enemies are implacably evil and genocidal, and have no credibility as “peace partners” or as legitimate political entities? The free world, as it used to be known, abandons Israel at its peril, for Israel’s destruction will merely strengthen and validate the Muslim belief that the world belongs, indeed, to Allah and his mujahedeen, who, due to their disregard for life and embrace of martyrdom and death, will stop at nothing to topple civilization and usher in a new, fearsome, eternal darkness upon the earth, the endless night of Islam.
How can these numberless Israel-haters, both Jewish and gentile, not know this, not see this, especially those who are journalists, university professors, writers,and politicians, and who should be expected to know something about Islam, history, and geopolitics? After sixty three years of peace-processing, shuttle diplomacy, unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, Sinai (with its oil fields, discovered and developed by Israel), and de facto withdrawal from much of the so-called West Bank, handed over to the tender mercies of Arafat and his henchmen to “administer” while UNRWA and U.S. funds, amounting to billions, are pocketed by his Palestinian Authority, which names streets after Muslims who are lionized for murdering Jewish Israelis, when will enough be enough? When will the Israel haters among us wake up, the damned fools?

commonsense on May 17, 2011 at 4:01 pm

If Matt Drudge is a libertarian, he’s doing a very poor job at it.

It appears that Drudge would play to the majority of porn-seeking web-surfers, adjusting his politics based on wind direction. Had he been consistent, he would’ve tarred-and-feathered both the US and Israeli K9 units.

I used to like the Drudge report for the laughs. Now I’m more than convinced that Matt Drudge is not a smart person at all.

The Reverend Jacques on May 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Drudge is the one who allowed his vendetta against Bill and Hillary to suppress information against allegations against KING HUSSEIN OBAMA during the 2008 campaign. Drudge had mountains of information against OBAMA during the primary and wouldn’t run them because he wanted Hillary to lose. He suppressed the birth certificate stories, Jeremiah Wright, Rezko and every other scandals to make sure the media wouldn’t go after Obama.

Screw Drudge. Oh wait he might like that.

CaliforniaScreaming on May 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

From the article:
“This is my livelihood,” says Qaeud. “I don’t have a job here and the Israelis do not give us work permits.”

“I don’t have any other source of income, so as the sole breadwinner of the family, what else can I do?”

Do just what the other muzzies do: blow up your kids.

As goes Israel, so goes the World. on May 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I think there may be another possibility. As you said, the kids at the summer camp are probably as left-wing as he is. Maybe, along with getting back at them, he is trying to gain acceptance from them or others like them by his disgusting politics. Maybe he has a simultaneous love-hate relationship.

Little Al on May 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

His scoops are rarely scoops, and he has a tendency to keep things on his site for days. He has had problems for a long time, and this includes that often stale product he puts out as fresh baked cookies. Matt comes across as a strange man when he grants interviews, so that is why there are so few of them. Drudge knows his limitations, so he hides like a gnome.

Worry01 on May 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Thanks for this thread. I had always wondered why you did not like Drudge and now I know. It is disappointing. I used to enjoy his radio-show on Sundays and have stopped listening to boring Bill Cunningham. (I just found BC boring).

I, for one, NEVER side with the Palestinians because they are so wrong at every turn. I wonder why it is so hard for some peeps to see? I saw this even when I knew NOTHING about the conflict. That always stays with me.

Yes, and Breitbart worked for Puffingtongue (NEVER trust a Conservative gone Liberal…it is un-natural and fraudulent) when he was already a convert to Conservatism. His little lofty plan failed and Puffingtongue now has an empire (even thou’ it’s of dirt).

AB’s new book cover TURNED ME RIGHT OFF. It is so blatantly arrogant. I have been suspicious since I have read your opinion on him DS.

AND anyone that covers for Vannity is a fraud, too. Go back and read all the scam posts on him. DS did a thorough job and it is SHAMEFULL that he pulled that and got away with it. If one really had a heart they would NOT cover for him. It makes me sad that he did such a thing because I used to think he was sincere. Same for Oliver North. Shame!

I just have a burning question on the Hannity scam. I have always wondered why the LEFT never ran with it. The Left just wants to build up hate and anger against people BUT they fabricate in lieu of using REAL stuff. It just makes me so bloody angry!! They had all they needed to take down Vannity and they NEVER addressed it.

And shame on those Conservatives that KNOW he did this but whine, “Ewwwwww, but he is all we got”. Bullsh!

Skunky on May 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Debbie, whatever, now I’ll just have to spank you for your anemic sports coverage.

A1 on May 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Take heart Debbie,
I just scanned about three pages of the comments section from that article and the majority of the readers can see through the anti Semitic sewage that the article leans towards.
I believe you and your readers are making a difference.
Press on soldier!

T.Y. on May 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

“even though most of “them” are probably as left-wing on Israel as he is”

Just curious, why do you always present any critics of US-Israeli alliance as “left-wing” or “lefties”? Say, Pat Buchanan or Ron Paul-them lefties too?

Begletz on May 18, 2011 at 11:27 am

Every day I learn something new. You are one gutsy lady and I thank you.

Naomi R on May 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Begletz, you haven’t been here long enough, Debbie has called out both Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul out for their anti-Israel stands and for times their anti-American stands.

Begletz, you have to acklowledge that Pat Buchanan is NOT a real conservative, he’s a fake, he represnts the “far-right” fringe and he’s also a Hitler apologist for writing a book a few years ago and apologizing for Adolf Hitler when he began the holocaust and also WWII! And the both the far-right and far-left agree on just about the samething bro. Both happen to be anti-Israel, anti-semitic, and anti-American.

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on May 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    This is a very simplified view. There are critics on the left, and there are critics on the right. The liberal left critics say that US should be involved in Middle East in a different way, being less biased toward Israel. The conservative right say that US should leave Middle East alone. You can argue how anti-Israel their attitudes are, but none of the them is anti-American. Also, the attitude of conservatives, is definetely not pro-muslim. They are just traditional American isolationists who believe isolationism is good for US.

    Begletz on May 18, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Drudge is anti-semitic because of a bad experiance he had in a secular summer camp? Debbie, you’ve got to be kidding? It’s funny that Drudge would keep a grudge that has so far reaching consequences. I agree he should get over himself.

The Grudge Report? Yeeech.

Doc Holiday on May 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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