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Drudge tells Brit paper that he's not gay

From the man himself — not particularly convincing. This is mostly a puff piece, but it’s a look at how the muckracker GOP shill views himself. Interesting that he never gets cornered by our lazy American media. (Times Online):

What does Drudge do when he is not plugged into cyberspace? “That’s a very good question and I’m not going to discuss it,” he replies.

“Hold on, Matt,” I say, “you’re always exposing the private lives of public figures. You can’t go all coy now.”

“I’m not very social. I live on an island in Miami, Florida, and I do my own shopping and pay my taxes,” he says. “And I’m not mean.”

That is not the way that Drudge’s critics see it. David Brock, a former right-wing journalist, claimed in his book Blinded by the Right that Drudge was gay, yet supported a party that these critics see as “homophobic”.

So are you a gay right-wing Republican?” I ask.

No, I’m not gay. I was nearly married a few years ago. And no, I’m not a right-wing Republican,” he replies without batting an eye. “I’m a conservative and want to pay less taxes. And I did vote Republican at the last election. But I’m more of a populist.”

You can read more about Drudge and judge for yourself about his queer quotient….

* David Brock: “Brock’s description of a night out with notorious cybersleaze Matt Drudge, from page 283: “Drudge picked me up at a friend’s house in the Hollywood Hills in his red Geo Metro, arriving with an impressive bouquet of yellow roses. Jesus, I thought, Drudge thinks we’re going on a date. After dinner at the famed West Hollywood restaurant Dan Tana’s, he suggested we go bar hopping along the gay strip on Santa Monica Boulevard, which Drudge navigated like a pro. … (Six months hence, I received the following e-mail message from Drudge, under the subject heading “XXX.” Drudge wrote: “Laura [Ingraham] spreading stuff about you and me being fuck buddies. I should only be so lucky. “) “

* Michelangelo Signorile: “Cybergossip Matt Drudge may say that he is not gay, but one thing is clear, no matter his sexual orientation: he’s a nasty faggot.”

* Raw Story: And then there’s Matt Drudge. Drudge, who outed Jeffrey Koffman and has made a mission of exposing the lurid details of other people’s sex lives, is widely reported to be gay (and — watch out boys — an incredibly uptight lay). He seemed to confirm both rumors at once by saying that a biographer “never said there was sex [with men]; she said there was dating.” Always a writer first, (and apparently to make up for the chill in the bedroom) Drudge allegedly left a trail of love letters to old suitors. Even more shocking is that none are said to have contained false allegations that they had an affair with an intern. Then again, the book could be wrong. David Cohen, who claims to be Drudge’s former beau, said that an attention-starved Drudge, “Loved to do wild, provocative things to draw attention to himself.” Now, that doesn’t sound like the Matt Drudge we know …

* AMERICABlog: John’s pulled together quite a few links worth reading…
Datalounge names Drudge’s alleged ‘ex’
Drudge a fan of gay dance DJs
Man claims to be Drudge ex-boyfriend
Drudge denies being gay, reporter offers to get affidavit of his alleged “ex”
So, he dated men but didn’t have sex with them?

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