This New York Observer story, ostensibly about the creation of Drudge Report-challenging websites by Arianna Huffington and blog impresario Nick Denton (who today launched a tabloid news blog called Sploid) is actually a very entertaining collection of bitchy quotes from the fedora-wearin', blog-hatin' sensation himself. Here's Drudge, on Huffington's new project (which is reportedly being managed by longtime Drudge assistant Andrew Breitbart):
"This isn't a dinner party, darling," he said. "This is the beast! This is the Internet beast, which is all-consuming, as anyone knows who works in this business."
"The road is littered with Wonkettes who have come and gone," he laughed. "They lose interest and/or they can't make it work. Or burn out." […]
"I mean, they have sightings of me in New York City when I'm halfway around the world," he spat. "I feel if they can't get that right about me, I don't know what to do."
And on the Drudge-hatin' Jim Romenesko:
"I don't read Romenesko," he said […]. "It's redundant to me."
Meow! Note of disclosure: I'm friends with many people mentioned in the article, including Breitbart, Denton, and Sploid editor Ken Layne.
My defense of Drudge-style gossip here.