Drudge flagged Obama hit piece on Politico -- which presented admittedly "trivial" inconsistencies -- apparently one hour before it was posted
Um, so what? Reporters/editors leak stories to the fedora'd wonder shortly before publication all the time. Here is but one recent example, from The New York Times.
Sad to say, there ain't a reporter in New York who doesn't have Matt Drudge's e-mail address.