Drudge Goes Underground
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2009 8:05 PM CDT
Matt Drudge, in a 2005 file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Where's Matt Drudge? Though he remains a political force via his website, the man himself "has gone almost completely underground," writes Gabriel Sherman in the New Republic. Fed up with media interest in his personal life, Drudge reportedly spends much of his time traveling abroad. "He's totally portable," said a friend. Another says the only media types he talks to are a select group including Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Drudge Report helper Andrew Breitbart.

Last month found Drudge publicly retorting, "I do not love sex with men" after making Out magazine's power list. "He wants no part of a lot of this," a friend told Sherman. "He doesn't have respect for the way people have tried to write about him." Limbaugh reportedly advised Drudge years ago to withdraw. Perhaps, writes Sherman, he was on to something: "Matt Drudge owes his power in part to the air of mystery that surrounds him."