For John, BLUF: I think Matt Drudge gave small voices a bigger megaphone. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Well, InfoWars, from Mr Alex Jones, doesn't have the gravitas of The Old Grey Lady, but he may be on to something with his piece, "How Matt Drudge Changed the World". His sub-headline is "A monumental sea change challenging the global elite and corporate media". His lede is typically provocative:
The establishment’s iron-fisted grip on media and information dissemination was irrevocably transformed when Matt Drudge launched his website in 1995.Regards — Cliff