Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the Drudge Report is about to pass the 2 billion hits per year mark. This comes about 14 months after reaching the billion per annum mark. I’ve been watching Drudge stats for a long time, and remember when a few hundred thousand a day was a good showing. Now Drudge logs over 7 million a day. Drudge has been declared dead by his critics many times — a liberal think tank denizen very dismissively told me recently that Drudge is a “non-factor” — but it’s hard to argue with these kind of numbers. And as network new casts see their ratings sink year by year, they must be wondering what they have wrong that the inimitable Drudge has right.