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MATT DRUDGE, a popular and controversial internet journalist, grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., residing in the town of Takoma Park, Maryland. During his youth, Drudge was a relative loner and spent a lot of his time listening to talk radio, which is in abundance in the capital region. He specialized in current events and embraced the information and news-heavy culture of the nation's political center. In school, Drudge only succeeded in subjects that he could relate to current events, graduating 325th out of a class of 350 students.

Drudge held an array of jobs before succeeding as an internet journalist, including doing the night shift at a 7–11 convenience store, selling Time Life books over the phone, and working in a CBS gift ...

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