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Matt Drudge Claims Obama Adminstration Behind Drudge Report Shutdown

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    US Government Attacks Drudge Report? Conservative Website Down Because Of Distributed Denial Of Service Attack, Matt Drudge Tweets


    A tweet from conservative media icon Matt Drudge's verified Twitter account Thursday night appeared to accuse the government of interfering with his website, DrudgeReport.com, just hours after the Barack Obama administration announced new sanctions against Russia over election hacking.

    "Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since site's inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing]," the tweet to Drudge's 457,000 followers read. There were no other tweets from the account at the time.

    A large-scale distributed denial of service attack, or DDoS, can cause major Internet disruptions. In the past, such attacks have shut down major websites such as Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, and Reddit. The attack sends a server many illegitimate requests to make it hard for real requests to get through, effectively shutting down the site.

    Drudge Report was down briefly around 7 p.m. EST, but working hours later. The top headline read: "MOSCOW MOCKS OBAMA 'LAME DUCK'" Meanwhile, the conservative Washington Times wrote: "Matt Drudge suggests U.S. government cyberattack on Drudge Report website. DDoS attack comes same day Obama announced countermeasures against Russia for hacking of Democrats."

    Conservatives on Twitter also accused the government of shutting down the Russian news website, RT. "Numerous reports of Russian state-run Network RT being unavailable. Drudge Report also under 'Biggest DDoS attack since site's inception,'" wrote one user.


    http://www.ibtimes.com/us-governmen...tive-website-down-because-distributed-2467391
     
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    No evidence, like usual. This isn't news, it propaganda and self-important conspiracy.
     
  3. Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

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    Just like the Russian hacking scandal.
     
  4. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    So the evidence he presents is that it tickles his funny bone. Hmm.. Looks like Drudge has a whole shitload less material to support his accusation than Obama had when he called out Russia for their involvement originally, yet it doesn't appear that's going to deter the usual suspects from swallowing this story on the first pass while they refused to believe Obama in spite of an overwhelming consensus from the private sector's cybersecurity specialists that Obama and his intelligence agencies were almost certainly telling the truth, and were correct about who did it.

    Fun, fun, partisan times; when rather than investigate the merits of a claim the OP's are constantly framing every issue as conservative vs. liberal to rally the resident choir for a good mornin' preach.
     
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    I heard from a friend Drudge did the attack on themselves, to create a story the rubes will buy in order to get clicks to their website.
    There are more damning websites out there but the government decides to shutdown shitty ass Drudge. Yeah sure pal
     
  6. Happiness Silver Belt

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    Please link me a reliable source citing that all the major us intelligence agencies are in agreement the Obama Administration attacked the drudge report.

    Why would the Obama administration bother with a shit hole of a website?
     
  7. TheComebackKid Banned Banned

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    Alex Jones is saying he's getting the same ddos attacks.

    The Obama administration is trying to shut down non state controlled media while screwing over Israel and provoking a war with Russia.

    Obama is a treasonous enemy to the American people. Case closed.
     
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    Let's not neglect the pisspot of irony gold waiting at the end of this shit rainbow: the Russian media is literally state-controlled.
     
  9. Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

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    There's a battle being waged against alternative news orgs or "Fake News" orgs.
     
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    Like before I want to see proof before I would say who did what.
     
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    Can't really say anything without more than "suspicious routing and timing". You'd think that the government has more sophisticated methods of bring something than a DDOS attack, which is basically chapter 1 of "Babies first hacking".

    Plus, if they really want to get rid of a journalist, they'll just assassinate him like they did with Michael Hastings.
     
  12. Happiness Silver Belt

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    By hacking them? Wouldn't that just give them claim to thier conspiracy theroies?
     
  13. Happiness Silver Belt

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    You believe what Alex Jones claims? Are you incapable of rational, logical thought?
     
  14. Big_Chief_Stove Silver Belt

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    Or make them look loony because nobody will believe them.
     
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    Still more credible than 'Russia hacking the election' (whatever that even means at this point). At least Drudge have provided some actual evidence of the electronic trail and thumb print of DDoS activity. As for Russian hacking, you just have have to be a good citizen, don't question your leaders and take their word for it, just like with Saddam and his WMD's lmfao.
     
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    /shrug seems very unlikely, especially a denial attack, it's very unsophisticated.
     
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    Haha. I'm laughing at your partisan stupidity.
     
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    Partisan Times? This coming from the same person who a couple of months ago called posters "Unamerican" for talking about WikiLeaks stories involving Clinton and was so smug in his prediction of a Hillary Clinton landslide, you dubbed posters for claiming it wouldn't happen because the sites their sourced. Not to mention, you kinda disappeared after the election after months of shit talking.
     
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    The evidence is classified and 17 unnamed agencies back it up, you just have to believe Obama when he says it.
     
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    A lot of people gave American voter more credit than they apparently deserved. The fact enough people would be ignorant and stupid enough to vote for trump left the rest of the world stunned, not to mention you had to be a terrible judge of character to vote for him. America basically announced to the world that blatant sexism, racism and stupidity represent thier country.

    The Republican party of the US has some of the least intelligent politicians in history, they revel in thier ignorance and have become anti-facts and anti-truth. Because reality doesn't back up the talking points, a sector of the right are now into conspiracy theroies, also known as fairy tales for adults. At least fairy tales have some didatic point to them.
     
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