Sen. James Inhofe Explains Attempt to Keep Senate Offices from Accessing the "Drudge Report" - Video 3/10/10
Here is video of Sen. James Inhofe saying the bogus attempt to keep U.S. Senators from accessing the Drudge Report because of alleged "viruses," was not based on fact, and was instead an attempt to discourage Senators from seeing the information Drudge posts. Inhofe said the Senate Seargeant-at-arms has now backtracked on mentioning Drudge specifically. An email went out to Senate offices advising not to visit the Drudge Report because of virus risks.
The top Republican on the Senate committee that received an e-mail warning staffers not to visit the Drudge Report said there is no evidence "whatsoever" of an embedded virus on the news site and suggested the warning was a ruse to steer people away from the sometimes-incendiary page.
"I suspect somebody was trying to make it look as if there's a virus there to discourage people from using Drudge," Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., told CNSNews.com. "Then, somehow, I guess someone in the Capitol got a hold of it and said, yes, we are advising you not to use it."
Inhofe said Drudge is a "great source" and encouraged people to continue using it.
His words of assurance came after the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, the chamber's official gatekeeper, said the Drudge Report, a news aggregator, and whitepages.com, a telephone directory site, "are responsible for the many viruses popping up throughout the Senate," according to an e-mail from the Environment and Public Works Committee obtained by FoxNews.com. . . . MORE