Is Matt Drudge Gay?
September 13, 2004 4:34 PM   Subscribe

Is Matt Drudge gay?
posted by the fire you left me to Society & Culture (17 answers total)
yes. there have been some pics of him and his boyfriend out around town. i think some of his conservative buddies bought them.

this was back during monica, though. i don't know if i can find a link.

and it was kind of an open secret in south florida, out of those folks who knew him.
posted by taumeson at 4:42 PM on September 13, 2004

As far as I can tell, he's gay.

I remember learning this only about six months ago, when someone was talking about how a gay-bashing guy was going to out him to his employers (a news organization), and this crackpot CC'd drudge hoping for a headline. Then the news org guy CC'd all and said asking drudge to out him would be barking up the wrong tree. From there I looked at a few links and there's a lot of he said, she said kind of stuff, but never a sniff of a denial from Drudge.

Knowing this for the past few months, it has definitely colored my view, as I can see Drudge avoiding gay issues like a giant fat blindspot. You don't see gay marriage come up all that often on the drudgereport.
posted by mathowie at 4:59 PM on September 13, 2004

Sure looks like it.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:17 PM on September 13, 2004


Jeanette Walls, a rival gossip-monger at MSNBC, gave Drudge a taste of his own medicine, reporting that he is gay in her book, Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip. Drudge denied the allegation, but former right-wing journalist David Brock also describes Drudge as gay in his book, Blinded by the Right. Brock, who is openly gay, describes receiving flirtatious emails from Drudge and going on a date with him to a gay bar.
posted by reklaw at 5:38 PM on September 13, 2004

Why does this matter?
posted by caddis at 6:28 PM on September 13, 2004

Would it be rude to ask why you wanted to know?

Is your interest professional, theoretical or, um, personal?
posted by chicobangs at 6:29 PM on September 13, 2004

He's got a gay-issue story up there today.
posted by shoos at 6:48 PM on September 13, 2004

I don't see Drudge avoiding gay issues--I think he posts about them quite regularly, maybe even a bit moreso than your average newspaper. And he routinely posts AIDS-related news, especially stories tracking the progress towards a possible vaccine, and stories tracking the latest STD trends and outbreaks (i.e. syphillis outbreaks in San Francisco), which are of especial interest to gay men.

In other news, the very handsome CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is also a member of the team, and he's Gloria Vanderbilt's son.
posted by Asparagirl at 7:38 PM on September 13, 2004

STDs are a special interest of gay men? Wha?
posted by ChrisTN at 8:10 PM on September 13, 2004

Anderson Cooper, gay? Don't tell Puffy!
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:46 PM on September 13, 2004

STDs are a special interest of gay men? Wha?

A number of the outbreaks, including the aforementioned syphilis outbreak in SF, were spread among men who were meeting via gay online chat services. (Link) And I'm sure you're aware of the devastating toll AIDS has taken on the gay community...right?
posted by Asparagirl at 11:08 PM on September 13, 2004

Is the Time Cube guy gay?
posted by angry modem at 7:17 AM on September 14, 2004

Shouldn't that hat have disqualified him?
posted by padraigin at 7:56 AM on September 14, 2004

That Cooper/Combs exchange made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Guy.

What about Tobey Maguire?
theoretical, chico

posted by geekyguy at 9:25 AM on September 14, 2004

A Toronto Star story prompted a published correction that I cannot put my hands on.
posted by joeclark at 1:28 PM on September 14, 2004

Anderson Cooper is gay AND Gloria Vanderbilt's son? I am so out of the loop sometimes.
posted by ScarletSpectrum at 12:36 AM on September 15, 2004

Who's the Time Cube Guy?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:21 PM on September 15, 2004

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