The Drudge Report is conservatism's most compelling piece of performance art.
This week, Matt Drudge drained his eponymous website of all color, transforming its look to reflect what readers may have seen when browsing on their black and white Blackberries almost two decades ago. Drudge's site has undergone few aesthetic modifications since it launched in the late 1990's, increasing in power and influence all while remaining a visual relic of the Clinton era.
In a characteristically enigmatic statement to Axios on the new, old look his site adopted this week, Drudge explained, "We have clearly entered a historic era. It's feeling like The Roaring 20's this autumn with tech valuations at such hysterical heights."
"The socials, like Instagram Live, are alive with the spirit of Warhol," Drudge continued. "The sound of the atom splitting is looming over Korea. What's old is new. So, black and white and read all over!" What's old is new, indeed.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.