- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Drudge Report creator Matt Drudge on Thursday finally addressed the new black-and-white format of his iconic aggregation website, saying it reflects the “historic” times we’re living in.

Mr. Drudge, whose conservative website has changed very little in the 20 years since its launch, told Axios reporter Mike Allen that The Drudge Report has been devoid of color since Monday to reflect this “historic era.”

“It’s feeling like The Roaring 20’s this autumn with tech valuations at such hysterical heights,” Mr. Drudge said. “The socials, like Instagram Live, are alive with the spirit of Warhol. The sound of the atom splitting is looming over Korea. What’s old is new. So, black and white and read all over!”

The new format went into effect several days ago and readers speculated what it could mean, but apparently Mr. Allen was the only one to reach out to Mr. Drudge personally. Mr. Allen said the reclusive conservative commentator responded to his inquiry immediately.

“He sometimes makes one-day changes to his look and feel for special occasions: blue type on the Fourth of July, or green type on Christmas,” Mr. Allen wrote. “But when the noir look persisted this week, I had to ask him what was up.”

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