Nay-sayers of Drudge miss the point. He's treated as a reporter, of gossip at that. But he's an editor (& publisher). He lays out his paper with headlines that blare forth what he considers important (editors do it every day), and he has a very good eye for that. He's a brilliant editor, in fact, in the business of gaining readers. His readers keep coming back for more, by the millions, every day. An amazing performance.
Many newsies eat hearts out at that. And it's no accident he's conservative. Only a conservative could do this, because only for conservative news is there a yawning vacuum to be filled. Chi Tribbers et al. don't get this. They are too busy reflecting views of people they meet at parties who, like them, have got the hot gospel of liberalism from the tenured radicals who taught them. Hermetically sealed from the hoi polloi, they revel in their isolation and look through their pince-nez down at Drudge and his ilk, who are beating them at their own game.