Huffington Post Helps Left Dominate Right Online

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2009 11:24 AM CDT
Internet reporter Matt Drudge arrives at a party after attending the White House Correspondents Dinner, April 28, 2001 in Washington DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In the battle for the blogosphere, left-leaning sites are clobbering their conservative counterparts, thanks mostly to the Huffington Post, David Kaplan writes for paidContent. Liberal sites attracted 6.4 million unique visitors in April, to 4.8 million for conservative sites. Of those, 5.6 million were Huffington Post hits, trouncing the second-place Drudge Report’s 1.7 million.

The right can take solace in knowing that it holds nine of the top 20 political sites to the left’s eight. In addition, some conservative sites, like, are growing fast, while the DailyKos and MyDD are losing steam. It can also pin some hopes on Tucker Carlson’s upcoming Daily Caller, which is billing itself as the right’s HuffPo.