Drudge Report 590 Million Times

The Drudge Report is 13 years old, the site that broke the Monica Lewinsky story that no one wanted. They grabbed the ball and ran with it having never looked back. The Drudge report claims that March of 2008 was the biggest month in their history. Their website home page was loaded over 590 million times. This is amazing that many people viewing these pages on that great of a scale. The simple math break down is 31 days, divided by 24 hours, divided by 60 minutes, divided by 60 seconds, the results are that in March of 2008, 220 people opened the front page to the Drudge Report every second. This is what the Internet was truly created for, information. This is not about if you believe in the Drudge Report, not if you are Left or Right, reside in a Blue State or a  Red State, the pure fact is the information is out their and people want it. They not only want it but they want it updated and often. It was only 30 years ago the news reports were only available through the evening news. The AP Wire was always a 24-hour stream of information but only a select few could read it, even then they decided what you needed to know. It is no wonder that the Internet has become a threat to newspapers, weekly magazines as well as broadcast news. The problem with all of these vehicles is by the time they get the story to you; you have heard it already and formed an opinion. You have searched out more information about it. How about a quick example a story breaks on the Internet it get picked up by all the major home pages during the day, MSN, Yahoo, even Comcast. The minute you open your browser there it is, radio stations start to report it as they are an interactive media as well. You click on the link, reading the story, it mentions something you do not know you Google that and you are reading another related story. When you get home, you and your spouse see the late news; they begin to tell you about the story. You switch the channel because you already know it and it feels like yesterdays news. You then turn to each other and talk about what each of you learned during the day as they clicked on different links about the story.