Drudge Report Admits Stories Are Paid For

Big headline at Drudge Report:

Drudge and others depend on people just reading their misleading headlines. But if you click to the story it’s about disclosing whether stories and videos are paid for. Currently election-spending disclosure is required for TV, radio, etc., but not on the internet.

Another headline at Drudge, FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech…, clicks to a story that makes it more clear.

The FEC deadlocked in a crucial Internet campaign speech vote announced Friday, leaving online political blogging and videos free of many of the reporting requirements attached to broadcast ads — for now.

In other words, any so-called “censoring” is really about requiring Drudge and other sites to disclose whether its “stories” are planted for pay and who paid for them — just as is currently required for radio and TV ads.

If you go to Drudge right now there are no visible ads. Yet the site makes a fortune. Hmmmm…