Friday, February 29, 2008

Web King Drudge And Prince Harry

Perhaps I'm too cynical for my own good, but I suspect ABC was Drudge's source for the "Prince Harry fighting in Afghanistan" story. It's seems like too much of a coincidence that ABC's star reporter Barbara Walters has a special, "The Royal Family," airing on Monday, March 3. (There's even a picture of Prince Harry in Afghanistan on the ABC page about the special.)

ABC needs ratings. Since Princess Diana's death the American public no longer cares about the British Royals. This "leak" is the kind of publicity ABC couldn't buy.

I am by no means a conspiracy theorist, but I am realistic when it comes to the press, television and public relations. It'll be interesting to see how this show does in the ratings.

Meanwhile, Drudge is getting all kinds of flack from the MSM. They claim that they're shocked-- SHOCKED!-- that the pixel-stained wretch broke their embargo. No one has pointed a finger at Walters or ABC head David Westin. No one has accused them of endangering Harry or the members of his British Army regiment for ratings. Yet.

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