“I don’t know if I’d put Forbes and Drudge in the same sentence.” – Napolitano
The problem is, the article in question was on Forbes, Drudge just linked to it, how can she arrive at that conclusion? It wasn’t a Matt Drudge article, it was a Forbes article that Drudge linked to! Forbes is credible but Drudge is not credible because he linked to an article on it? How does that logic work?
Drudge is a news aggregate site, he just links to news around the web. He doesn’t write articles on it, he doesn’t editorialize on it, all he does is link to articles on other sites. And the sites are real, so how could she possibly deduce that the Drudge Report is not credible?
If she believes that she is either ignorant of the sites content, or stupid—how could a site that just links to other sites be not credible?
Or, it’s more likely psyops; she’s speaking to the low information voter and trying to discredit the site and giving her comrades in the media talking points they can use in their articles and on their TV shows for the low information voters.
You see, she knows the lamestream media is not going to report on an article like the one on Forbes and she doesn’t want people to see that article anywhere else and start to think—hey, what is DHS doing!
So she is out to discredit the Drudge Report…
Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner
During a House hearing this morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano criticized the Drudge Report for highlighting stories about the department’s purchases of ammunition and MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush protected) vehicles.
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., questioned Napolitano about the reports from Forbes magazine and other stories linked on the Drudge Report.
“You know, when Forbes magazine or Drudge or some reputable news sources start to repeat the numbers … the numbers cease to become Internet rumors, and they start having some credibility,” Duncan said questioning the “long delay” from the DHS to clarify the numbers.
“I will tell you, we found it so inherently unbelievable that statements would be made, it was hard to ascribe credibility to them,” Napolitano said, suppressing a bemused smile, adding that, “I don’t know if I’d put Forbes and Drudge in the same sentence.”
Napolitano explained that the number of rounds reported seemed high because it was an "up to number" and were purchased as part of a "five year strategic sourcing contract."
She reminded the audience that the DHS typically uses 150 to 160 million ammunition rounds a year.
Napolitano added that DHS didn't start refuting the reports until she started receiving congressional inquiries about the ammo purchases.
“If I might say in my own defense, we just couldn’t believe that anyone would believe those allegations, and so, let me be clear — absolutely not true,” Napolitano concluded.