The Importance of Drudge, Quayle, Rivero, and Rense

The independent media is at risk. Google, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter are simultaneously suppressing any message they deem unfit, and that is a danger to our ability to access information.

Due to the sneaky tactics by the gatekeepers, the independent media is it at a critical crossroad. This type of selective channeling results in blatant censorship and makes link aggregates like, and even more important in the escalating information war.

Much like the Drudge Report before them, these innovators were once laughed at due to their dated web designs and controversial content. Now they are often the first stop for open minded readers interested in learning the truth about what is really going on in the world, something the mainstream media would prefer to hide.

Independent media relies heavily on social media and google search to draw in, gain and retain readership. Sites with an alternative view trying to gain readership via the search engines like Google will undoubtedly be sent to the search purgatory. I recently wrote an article referring to their 160 handbook that details exactly how Google plans to do this.

When a user types into a search engine such as Google and that search engine deliberately omits alternative information about vaccines, GMO’s, holistic health, 9/11, or the history of banking from the search results they are effectively tampering with one’s ability to access pertinent data. Unfortunately, most people have learned to rely on search engines such as Google to find information which makes this even more dangerous.

Mike Adams, the Editor of Natural News ( whose Facebook page has over 2 million likes), states: “Facebook has attempted to utterly silence Natural News and our message of healing and self-reliance by squashing nearly one hundred percent of article shares. They have failed, however, because the people who are awake and aware of the sinister aims of Mark Zuckerberg are leaving Facebook in droves, and they’re increasingly coming to sites like to learn the truth about everything.”

Drudge, Quayle, Rivero, and Rense, have had a tremendous impact on shaping public opinion.

Matt Drudge is a right-leaning publisher with a massive readership that averages almost 150 million visits per month. Steve Quayle, an outspoken Christian, has a loyal group of followers reaching millions per month. Michael Rivero, an atheist, is known to be an outspoken anti war activist and proponent of freedom, and can also generate a large readership. Jeff Rense, a champion of even the most unpopular free speech has a readership that spans into the millions. All four, and others like them are crucial contributors to the independent media. Why? Because they’re providing access points to information that Google and Facebook are internally suppressing or hiding.

Drudge is one of the most powerful men in media. Last month he recorded over 147 million visitsmaking his readership bigger than the populations of Mexico and Russia. Drudge, who can’t be controlled, often walks to the beat of his own drum, refusing to allow the mainstream to dictate what news he believes is important. Referral traffic from the Drudge Report has single handily made Infowars a household name, giving them hundreds of authoritative links, and driving millions of readers to articles penned by Paul Joseph Watson and Mikael Thalen. Drudge has also propelled Zero Hedge into the mainstream by frequently linking to their content. Occasionally he likes to throw a middle finger to the establishment by linking to smaller sites like and even indirectly linking to a few articles by Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse Blog. This is something I’m sure the media gatekeepers hate. Getting a coveted referral link from Drudge can result in 50,000-300,00 visitors reading your story.

Quayle has been at the forefront of Independent media for decades. A link from will result in tens of thousands to your websites; he is by far the second most powerful after Drudge in referring readers to your site. Like Drudge, Steve operates his link aggregate around the clock. He’s a tremendous asset to the independent media, and more importantly Christians, around the world.

Rivero has an interesting background that spans from NASA to Hollywood. Rivero stumbled into the alternative media after questioning the death of Vince Foster which ultimately resulted in the end of his Hollywood career. Luckily for us, it led to the birth of WRH, as known by its members, can generate up to 10,000 referrals a day, which makes his site another important piece of the independent media. Mike and his wife Claire have logged thousands of hours in a fight for truth and freedom.

Rense has been around for decades, and his influential site has been at the forefront of pushing traffic to the independent media for almost 18 years. Jeff is another one who is often marginalized for his beliefs and outdated site. Say what you want about Jeff Rense, but he is another very import piece in the alternative media. A link from can often result in tens of thousands of visitors landing on your site.

No matter what your beliefs may be, if you value the importance of information, you need to support these sites. Don’t make a mistake and wait until the last minute We’re approaching a crossroad where censorship by Google, Facebook, and various other platforms are taking aim at the truth. If these four webmasters stop publishing due to health issues, insane copyright laws or, even worse, death, the alternative media is dead.


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  • Sloopofwar

    Fact is,,, if it don’t fit the lefts narrative it’s gone.

  • noman Arizona

    Yup, Only if you need other people to do your thinking for you.

  • Ideas Time

    Rense and before its news, Mad as Hell are among the few who will cover this information. Rense leading the pack.

    From Rense, Read and learn.

    All collections of income
    tax paid to the private Federal Reserve are retired from circulation the same
    way they are created by banks in the so-called loan process—by computer-keypad
    keystroke, in exchange for the borrower’s promise-to-pay; to wit:

    The purpose of income tax is
    to remove from circulation a substantial portion of the digits of credit
    “loaned” into circulation by banks by bookkeeping entry in the so-called loan

    Unless a significant amount
    of the digits “loaned” into circulation by the banks are collected by the IRS
    in the form of FRNs from (1) payments of income tax, (2) seizure and sale of
    real and personal property, and (3) seizure of bank accounts and paychecks and
    thereafter gifted or bequeathed (31
    U.S.C. 321(d)(1) and (2)) to a non-U.S. Government employee and
    proxy / agent of the private Federal Reserve, i.e., the Secretary of the Treasury,[19] for transmittal to the private Federal
    Reserve as payments of interest on the national debt and thereupon retired from
    circulation, inflation skyrockets, prices go through the roof, and the
    fraudulent nature of the fractional-reserve banking system of the private
    Federal Reserve can be concealed no longer.[20]

  • Vlad TheSkewerer

    Gotta add Hagman and Hagman, Dave Hodges, Paul Craig Roberts and Infowars to that list, along with Skywatch TV and Shelia Zelinski. Rivereo is his own IT guy, does all his gear work himself, I ever hit the lottery Im settin all these guys up! For now 50 bucks a year will have to do : )

  • DebL.

    It isn’t just Rivero and a few others. And some of these 400 links are leftists, BTW, but true leftists not neo-libtard phonies. Counterpunch,, for instance, and I’m no leftist, is independent thinking. But the best of the 400 bunch is From the Trenches World Report.

  • amuncat

    Drudge is my first hit of the day! Rivero is second….

  • DonNeedNoStinkinUserName

    I found Mike Rivero back when he was running Rancho Runnamok (been so long I can’t even remember if that’s what it was called . . .something like that anyway) covering Vince Fosters murder . . . .and no Dorothy, it was NOT a suicide !! I have followed him since then (mid 1990s) as he has been THE one person who first opened my eyes to the reality of the world & TPTB ruling of it. He & Claire have worked tirelessly, living from hand to mouth, fighting to bring the truth to the world while the world does it’s best to marginalize them & their message. They deserve all our utmost respect for their effort & dedication to what can’t have been an easy life. How much easier would it have been to pull the plug, take the easy money on offer from the likes of Soros & co & sat back into comfortable retirement. The fact that they have not taken the bait is a sign of their dedication & belief in what they do & for that we all owe them a huge debt of gratitude. Sending them a Twenty every now and then has to be the very least we Red Pill takers can do to keep them going.

    Cheers Mike & Claire from Chris in Ch-Ch.