The Senate's Sergeant-at-Arms this week sent an e-mail to Senate
staffers not to visit the news aggregator Drudge Report and phone
Staff was warned via e-mail not to visit the
sites because the sergeant-at-arms believes that the sites were the
source of viruses that had spread throughout the Senate.
Drudge Report has responded
to the claim, saying that the site had 30 million pageviews on Monday
without any virus complaints.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), one
of the most conservative members of the upper chamber, told CNS News that he
thinks the e-mail was politically motivated.
"The liberals, the extremists, they don’t want the information that [site founder Matt Drudge] has because he’s a man of truth and most of them don’t want the truth," he said.