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Tucker Carlson: 'Matt Drudge is now firmly a man of the progressive left'

Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Lawmakers face Capitol threat as senators line up votes for relief bill Tucker Carlson bashes CNN, claims it's 'more destructive' than QAnon Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE called Matt DrudgeMatthew (Matt) Nathan DrudgeEdie Falco to play Hillary Clinton in Clinton impeachment series Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate Sarah Paulson: Playing Linda Tripp is 'more complicated than anything else' I've ever done MORE "firmly a man of the progressive left," with the conservative Fox News host comparing the Drudge Report founder to The Daily Beast or "any other woke propaganda outlet posing as a news company" during his program on Friday night.

"For decades, Matt Drudge was one of the most influential figures in conservative news journalism," Carlson said in an interview with Matthew Lysiak, the author of a new biography on Drudge. "His self-titled Drudge Report broke news and set priorities in digital media. Republican presidential candidates made wooing the famously secretive Drudge a high priority, and for several of them, including Donald Trump, it paid off big."

"But if you've seen the Drudge Report recently, you know that it has changed dramatically, 180 degrees. Matt Drudge is now firmly a man of the progressive left. At times, his site is indistinguishable from The Daily Beast or any other woke propaganda outlet posing as a news company."

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Many prominent supporters of President TrumpDonald TrumpUS, South Korea reach agreement on cost-sharing for troops Graham: Trump can make GOP bigger, stronger, or he 'could destroy it' Biden nominates female generals whose promotions were reportedly delayed under Trump MORE have grown increasingly agitated with the Drudge Report's direction in recent months, as it has taken a noticeable turn after being staunchly in Trump's corner leading up to and after the 2016 election.

Trump allies such as Fox News contributor Dan Bongino have been fiercely critical of Drudge. Bongino founded the Bongino Report as a counter to the Drudge Report in December 2019.

"Drudge has abandoned you. I NEVER will. Check out, and bookmark, the Bongino Report today," Bongino tweeted to his 1.3 million followers on the day of his site's launch.

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Several conservatives applauded Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and New York City police officer, at the time.

Trump has also noted the shift in coverage, tweeting in April that he "gave up on Drudge."

The Hill has reached out to Drudge for comment.