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  • Organizing Groupthink: The Left applies lessons learned from gay-marriage victories to the next war.

    08/15/2014 11:25:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 15, 2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    Politico treated it the way we treat news stories nowadays, in our celebrity-driven culture in which a beloved actor’s suicide can drive front-page news for a whole week: “Media Matters’ David Brock expands empire,” it reported.David Brock may not be exactly an A-lister, but he is one of a contemporary cluster of insiders who have changed the way the “mainstream media” game is played. Bias, once the offshoot of genteel groupthink, has become progressively, aggressively organized. Advertisement Under the old model, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which played a key role in bringing down Jack Abramoff and...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for “the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize,” adding that “the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.”
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Brock’s Glock: In anti-gun DC, Media Matters for America gave bodyguard illegal weapons to guard

    01/31/2013 4:11:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    daily caller ^ | January 27, 2013 | Vince Coglianese
    A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization’s founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned. According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock’s blessing — and apparently with the group’s money. TheDC has previously reported that Brock’s one-time aide, Haydn Price-Morris, carried a concealed Glock handgun as he traveled with the liberal leader to public events in Washington, D.C. But the extent of Brock’s armed activities have been largely...
  • Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement

    02/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 3+ views
    fox news ^ | 2/27/12 | Jana Winter
    Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to legal documents obtained by FoxNews.com. In an acrimonious lawsuit settled at the end of last year, Brock accused William Grey of making repeated threats to expose him to the "scorn or ridicule of his employees, donors and the press in demanding money and property." Brock claimed in legal papers that he sold a Rehoboth Beach, Del., home he once shared with Grey in...
  • Gun hypocrisy(Media Matters)

    02/25/2012 5:53:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    ketknbc.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | Neal Barton
    tyler — Stories like this make me laugh, then after I think about it my blood pressure boils. There is a guy who runs the non-profit group Media Matters. Media Matters makes its living off private donations from liberals like George Soros who look for anything they can to shut down what they call right-wing news and commentary. They mainly are trying to find hypocrisy or inconsistencies in conservative talk show hosts and writers. The guy who heads up this she-band is a man by the name David Brock. Brock is a born-again liberal who at one time was a...
  • Cain's Cigarette-Puffing Aide Has Checkered Past

    10/28/2011 9:03:52 AM PDT · by marty60 · 125 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published October 28, 2011 | AP via FOX
    He is the man with the mustache who takes a rebellious drag on a cigarette in the Herman Cain Internet ad gone viral. "We've run a campaign like nobody's ever seen," he says before taking a puff. "But then America's never seen a candidate like Herman Cain." Meet Mark Block, Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party leader who's left a trail of questionable campaign work behind him. Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from...
  • What the IRS Will Rely on in Dealing with Media Matters (Part 3)

    08/05/2011 10:44:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Fox Business ^ | August 5, 2011 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    Interviews with current and former IRS officials outline a roadmap of the tax laws the agency would use in deciding whether to pull the nonprofit Media Matters’ tax-exempt status for stepping beyond its charitable mission of educating the public on conservative “misinformation.” In a formal petition filed with the IRS on July 27, President George W. Bush’s former White House counsel, C. Boyden Gray, has asked the IRS to revoke the nonprofit’s tax-exempt status because its "unlawful conduct" is in “violation” of U.S. tax law, due to its moves to “sabotage” the commercial interests of FOX News and News Corp.,...
  • Media Matters Has A FOX News 'WarRoom' That Operates 20 Hours A Day

    06/28/2011 8:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/28/11 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Any remaining doubt that Media Matters reason-for-being is to take down FOX News? Check this out. Turns out the progressive, non-profit watch dog website has a FOX News "war room" that operates in four separate shifts from the hours of 5am to 1am. According to FishbowlDC, they employ specific teams that focus on Glenn Beck's radio and television show. Considering those folks will be out of a job come the end of the week -- Beck's last show is Friday -- and Media Matters
  • GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News

    06/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | C. Boyden Gray
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks — a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News’ First Amendment rights. MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an...
  • LDS Church Responds To Brock Sex Case

    04/20/2011 7:21:49 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 31 replies · 1+ views
    KPHO.com ^ | April 15, 2011 (Updated April 19, 2011)
    PHOENIX -- The newly released Chandler police report paints a troubling picture of what Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock knew about his wife Susan's sexual involvement with a teenage boy, and when he knew it. While Susan Brock sits in prison for the next 13 years for the molestation, investigators in Chandler try to determine if Fulton Brock was "pretty much in the dark on this stuff," as he said during the initial search warrant on their East Valley home in October 2010. "If he has knowledge that his wife is having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor... then there's...
  • Mormon Church Denies Prior Knowledge of Susan Brock Affair With Teen Boy, Which is a Lie

    04/19/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 129 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | April 18, 2011 | James King
    The Mormon Church claims it never knew one of its members, 49-year-old Susan Brock, the somewhat-estranged wife of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock, was sexually abusing a teenage boy before her arrest... This, according to court documents obtained by New Times, is a lie. The church issued the following statement... "Any allegation that Church leaders knew of abuse but did nothing is inaccurate and offensive...When abuse does occur we work to see that it is reported to the authorities." SNIP According to court docs, the relationship was uncovered by the victim's girlfriend, who discovered sex-themed text messages...on the boy's phone....
  • Media Matters boot camp readies liberal policy wonks for the camera’s close-up

    03/23/2011 10:50:26 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2011 | By Jason Horowitz
    “I’m here to be intensely trained,” Lee Brenner announced as he came through the door of a discreet building near Dupont Circle. -------------------- snip "There was a chronic imbalance,” said David Brock, the founder of Media Matters, which picks up the entire cost of the course. “We didn’t just want to accept that this is the way it is.” Brock is a former conservative writer at the American Spectator who was instrumental in efforts to discredit Anita Hill and to oust Bill Clinton, and who made a sharp left turn a decade ago. The primary mission of Media Matters, he...
  • Effort for Liberal Balance to GOP Groups Begins (Brock, Townsend - American Bridge)

    11/23/2010 5:58:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/10 | MICHAEL LUO
    Effort for Liberal Balance to G.O.P. Groups BeginsBy MICHAEL LUO Published: November 23, 2010 In what may prove a significant development for the 2012 elections, David Brock, a prominent Democratic political operative, says he has amassed $4 million in pledges over the last few weeks and is moving quickly to hire a staff to set up what he hopes will become a permanent liberal counterweight over the airwaves to the Republican-leaning outside groups that spent so heavily on this year’s midterm elections. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a former Maryland lieutenant governor and the eldest of Robert F. Kennedy’s 11 children, has...
  • Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction

    08/09/2010 6:16:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    Friday August 6, 2010 Prominent Lutheran Pastor: Yes, I Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction By Peter J. SmithMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, August 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rev. Tom Brock is a senior pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis who recently became the center of a controversy after his personal struggles with same-sex attraction were made public. Earlier in June, an undercover journalist with the Minnesota-based homosexual publication “Lavender” infiltrated and exposed Brock's attendance at a local chapter of Courage, a Catholic-run, prayer-based support group for men struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions.  Brock, 57 years old and a virgin by his...
  • Minn. pastor back in pulpit after gay report

    08/03/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 131+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 8/2/10 | PATRICK CONDON
    MINNEAPOLIS — A Lutheran pastor in Minneapolis who opposes homosexuals being allowed to lead congregations said Monday he is attracted to men, but that he's not a hypocrite because he never acted on his urges. The Rev. Tom Brock told The Associated Press he has known for years he is sexually attracted to men, but doesn't consider himself gay because he never acted on it. In June, the Minnesota gay magazine Lavender reported that Brock was a member of a support group for Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction. Brock's church, the Hope Lutheran Church, placed him on leave while...
  • David Brock, Liar

    03/28/2002 9:11:07 PM PST · by Croooow · 18 replies · 316+ views
    Slate ^ | 3/27/02 | Timothy Noah
    A lifelong habit proves hard to break.By Timothy NoahPosted Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at 9:11 AM PT Chatterbox is slightly taken aback at the respectful attention some liberals have given David Brock's Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative. In the New York Times Magazine, Frank Rich called it "a key document for historians seeking to understand the ethos of the incoherent 90's." In The New Yorker, Hendrik Hertzberg called it "an astounding account of fin-de-siecle Washington politics," "an entertaining backstage sketchbook of scores of eccentric and mostly obnoxious characters," and "a valuable book." In The Nation, Michael Tomasky...
  • What's the Matter with Media Matters?

    04/03/2009 12:01:39 PM PDT · by vadum · 12 replies · 1,994+ views
    Townhall magazine ^ | April 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    (Please don't move this, admin. It is a blog post that links to an article I know freepers will want to read.) If conservatism is a disease, David Brock’s group, Media Matters for America, believes it’s the cure. Of course, those few conservatives who actually work in the liberal-dominated media are not infallible. A bona fide media watchdog that monitored the right and kept reporters and pundits honest might contribute something of value to society, but that’s not what Media Matters is about. Masquerading as an impartial media watchdog, it is the mission of the left-wing opposition research organization to...
  • New York Times Calls Soros Smear Machine Media Matters “Highly Partisan”

    11/02/2008 9:35:18 AM PST · by vadum · 25 replies · 1,309+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | November 2, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Finally, the New York Times has published an article that calls George Soros's character assassination machine, Media Matters for America, a "highly partisan research organization." Apparently the New York Times didn't get the memo from Media Matters that --wink, wink-- it's officially nonpartisan. We knew years ago that Media Matters was aggressively partisan because it's our mission to monitor the drivel that liberal groups say. (For more information, read Rondi Adamson's excellent profile of Media Matters in the July 2007 issue of Foundation Watch.) Of course, the NYT piece is otherwise sympathetic to Media Matters, but this is probably the...
  • Another Dumb Column from Soros Smear Site Media Matters

    10/22/2008 9:31:18 PM PDT · by vadum · 1 replies · 219+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | October 22, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Eric Boehlert of the George Soros-funded smear site, Media Matters for America, has churned out yet another ridiculous piece of left-wing propaganda. Boehlert writes: [A]s the White House campaign hits its final stride under the ominous shadow of the Wall Street meltdown and the deep recession that's hurtling this way, perhaps the only silver lining -- the one unexpected pleasure -- has been watching the Drudge Report be completely neutered by current events. Matt Drudge is still doing his loyal best to boost the chances of the GOP down the homestretch in the form of a blizzard of anti-Obama and...
  • Brock’s Anti-McCain Hate Factory Implodes

    06/02/2008 7:23:37 AM PDT · by vadum · 15 replies · 211+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | May 30, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    With barely a whimper a few weeks after its big launch, David Brock's much-hyped Progressive Media USA has collapsed, thrown under the bus by Team Obama. (See previous blog entry here.) Two weeks ago [sorry--I've gotten behind in my blogging] the ambitious 501(c)(4) group, which vowed to spend $400 million trashing John McCain, quietly announced it would "dramatically scale back its efforts in deference to the wishes of the [Democratic] party's presumptive nominee," the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports. So much for Brock's claim that the George Soros-sponsored group would be independent and nonpartisan.
  • Soros's Political ‘Hit Man' Brock Takes Aim at McCain

    04/16/2008 4:21:56 PM PDT · by vadum · 14 replies · 142+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 15, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    David Brock, the president and CEO of the George Soros-funded character assassination factory, Media Matters for America (MM), which euphemistically describes its mission as "comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media," isn't even pretending to be nonpartisan or fair anymore. Brock has assumed the chairmanship of Progressive Media USA (PMUSA) and in that role will spearhead "a four-month, $40 million media campaign centered on attacks on Sen. John McCain," the Politico reports. "We're a little behind where we need to be," Brock said last week of the fledgling group's fundraising following a Manhattan meeting with Soros,...
  • Are Media Wisely Running Away From Bogus Rush ‘Phony Soldiers’ Story?

    10/03/2007 4:47:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 57 replies · 686+ views
    News Busters ^ | October 2, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    On Monday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) stepped onto the floor of the Senate and strongly denounced talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for what have proven to be out of context statements made by the conservative personality on his program last Wednesday. Yet, with the exception of a CNN segment aired Monday, and articles by Fox News, USA Today's On Politics blog, The Hill, NewsMax, and the New York Post, virtually no major media outlets covered Reid's statements. Not the New York Times. Not the Washington Post. Ditto all three broadcast network evening news programs Monday, and the Associated Press....
  • The Group Behind Smear Campaigns Against Limbaugh and O’Reilly

    10/01/2007 6:20:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 52 replies · 175+ views
    News Busters ^ | September 30, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Last week, two of the leading conservatives in the media, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, were dishonestly and unprofessionally attacked by press outlets that cherry-picked out of context remarks from lengthy radio broadcasts in order to vilify outspoken personalities whose opinions they don’t agree with. Unfortunately, as folks around the country saw this play out on their television sets and newspapers, few were at all familiar with the organization behind the smear campaigns, or that this same group started the firestorm which ended with radio host Don Imus being terminated by NBC and CBS in April. Maybe more importantly, even...
  • Media Matters for America: Soros-Funded Watchdog Attacks Conservatives

    08/08/2007 7:52:09 AM PDT · by vadum · 6 replies · 800+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | July 2007 | Rondi Adamson
    Media Matters For America was created by David Brock, a self-described “hit man,” self-confessed liar, and gossip peddler. His past casts a shadow over his current self-proclaimed dedication to truth-telling. Previously he viciously attacked Clintons and Bushes, Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh and National Public Radio, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Each time he recants a prior assault he lunges out at a new political enemy. Brock puts himself in the position of someone who says, “I’m a liar. Believe what I tell you.” Journalist Christopher Hitchens wrote Brock “is incapable of recognizing the...
  • Switching allegiances -One-time Clinton basher becomes a key defender (Hillary and Media Matters)

    05/08/2007 2:05:03 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 702+ views
    newsday.com ^ | Sept 2006 | Thrush
    Switching allegiances One-time Clinton basher becomes a key defender BY GLENN THRUSH Newsday Washington Bureau September 7, 2006 ... SNIPPET - Kelly Craighead, one of the Clinton's closest friends, served as one of Brock's top advisers during Media Matters' formation in 2004. She was paid as part of a $202,781 contract with her husband, Erick Mullen's, consulting company, tax records obtained by Newsday show. Brock, whose group is committed to media accountability, declined to comment for this story and didn't return repeated calls. Mullen and Craighead didn't return calls. Craighead - whose 2001 marriage ceremony in California was performed by...
  • Lesnar settles lawsuit with WWE

    04/25/2006 6:10:31 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 898+ views
    KSTP ^ | 4-24-06 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has settled his lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment, which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime. Lesnar wrestled as "The Next Big Thing." He signed the noncompete contract in 2004 when he left the WWE so he could try out for the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut during preseason in August 2004. The contract restricted 28-year-old Lesnar from working in sports entertainment until 2010 and applied to many areas in which the former NCAA heavyweight champion from Minnesota might make a living, including ultimate fighting.
  • David Brock: Media Liar

    09/21/2005 3:33:35 PM PDT · by AZ_Cowboy · 26 replies · 1,342+ views
    FrontPage ^ | September 21, 2005 | Jacob Laksin
    Throughout the 1990s, David Brock was a muck-raking and highly-paid investigative reporter for the conservative magazine The American Spectator. On a contract which paid him $350,000 he produced just six articles. But these focused on President Clinton’s sexual farragoes and brought Brock much notoriety and fame. Brock had achieved public prominence with a book called The Real Anita Hill, in which he described the accuser of Clarence Thomas as “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty,” discredited claims and exposed the leftwing smear campaign against the future Supreme Court Justice. Soon thereafter, Brock accepted a million-dollar advance from...
  • MoveOn has become a force to be reckoned with

    03/03/2005 8:07:20 AM PST · by JesseJane · 52 replies · 1,387+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Feb. 24, 2005 | TIM DICKINSON
    The Online Insurgency MoveOn has become a force to be reckoned with They signed up 500,000 supporters with an Internet petition -- but Bill Clinton still got impeached. They organized 6,000 candlelight vigils worldwide -- but the U.S. still invaded Iraq. They raised $60 million from 500,000 donors to air countless ads and get out the vote in the battle-ground states -- but George Bush still whupped John Kerry. A gambler with a string of bets this bad might call it a night. But MoveOn.org just keeps doubling down. Now that Howard Dean has been named chair of the Democratic...
  • David Brock Group Backpedals On Soros Funding (Media Matters For America)

    03/03/2005 3:22:34 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 15 replies · 653+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 3, 2005 | Marc Morano
    Media Matters for America, the group headed by conservative turned liberal writer David Brock, has changed course on its stated association with billionaire liberal financier George Soros. After initially claiming on Dec. 1, 2004 that "neither Media Matters nor its president and CEO David Brock has received any money from Soros or from any organization with which he is affiliated," the group is no longer disavowing any connection with groups "affiliated" with Soros. The Media Matters shift came after Cybercast News Service questioned the group's financial ties and demonstrated that there were numerous and extensive links between Media Matters and...
  • Bush press pal quits over gay prostitute link

    02/21/2005 4:25:30 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 66 replies · 1,774+ views
    Independat-media.tv ^ | Feb. 10, 2005 | Helen Kennedy
    WASHINGTON - A conservative ringer who was given a press pass to the White House and lobbed softball questions at President Bush quit yesterday after left-leaning Internet bloggers discovered possible ties to gay prostitution. "The voice goes silent," Jeff Gannon wrote on his Web site. "In consideration of the welfare of me and my family, I have decided to return to private life." Gannon began covering the White House two years ago for an obscure Republican Web site (Talon-News.com). He was known for his friendly questions, including asking Bush at last month's news conference how he could work with Democrats...
  • Homosexual press hot to 'out' Bush figures

    02/21/2005 12:54:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 70 replies · 3,340+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, February 21, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Disclosures that an alleged homosexual escort working for a pro-Republican website was granted access to the White House press room has led to efforts in the nation's homosexual press to "out" top-ranking Bush administration officials and GOP leaders based on uncorroborated, undocumented and unnamed sources. In the last week, reports in New York's Gay City News and 365Gay.com and other homosexual-friendly publications and blogs have made specific allegations about individuals based exclusively on unnamed sources and rumors and playing off the sensational revelations about Jeff Gannon – by daylight a credentialed "reporter" covering the White House for two...
  • Gannon's Enemies List

    02/20/2005 5:49:36 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 27 replies · 931+ views
    Jeff Gannon is considering suing liberal interest groups, bloggers and others for a "political assassination" that drove him from his job as a reporter for a conservative news outfit called Talon News, he told NEWSWEEK. Gannon, whose real name is James Guckert, singled out Media Matters—a "well-funded" liberal group headed by longtime "attack dog" David Brock. ("Everything we wrote about him came from the public record," Brock replied.)
  • Media Matters for America

    05/03/2004 5:33:55 PM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 11 replies · 2,609+ views
    Media Matters for America ^ | NA | David Brock
    Letter from David Brock, Founder of Media Matters for America Dear Friends, Welcome to Media Matters for America, a new Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Because a healthy democracy depends on public access to accurate and reliable information, Media Matters for America is dedicated to alerting news outlets and consumers to conservative misinformation -- wherever we find it, in every news cycle -- and to spurring progressive activism based on standards and accountability in media. In the mid-1990s, as a conservative media insider, I saw...
  • The Hersh File

    01/23/2005 5:59:35 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 946+ views
    NRO ^ | January 21, 2005 | Michael Ledeen
    Tony Blankley thinks that Sy Hersh probably committed espionage with his latest article in The New Yorker, in which he breathlessly speaks of secret commando teams and joint American-Israeli efforts to target Iranian nuclear facilities. My pal Roger Simon rather suspects that Hersh was simply used by the Bush administration to make the mullahs even more nervous than usual. Hersh himself seems to think of himself as a seer, a prophet of upcoming military actions by the United States against a collection of terror-supporting enemies, starting with Iran. This is clear enough from his title, "The Coming Wars." I have...
  • Conservative Reporter Resigns Amid Controversy (NPR joins all-out war on conservative reporters)

    02/09/2005 8:19:29 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 141 replies · 4,574+ views
    NPR - All Things Considered ^ | February 9, 2005 | David Folkenflik
    All Things Considered, February 9, 2005 · A reporter for the conservative news site TalonNews.com resigns. The reporter, who went by the pseudonym Jeff Gannon, drew critical attention at President Bush's Jan. 26 press conference when he referred in question to Democrats "who seem to have divorced themselves from reality" on the issue of retooling Social Security. Liberal bloggers have disclosed that Gannon, who has little previous journalism experience, was easily granted a coveted White House press pass -- even though he did not work for a traditional or established news organization. He also routinely asked "softball" questions at press...
  • David Brock: Conservatives 'Willing to Lie' to Influence Media

    02/15/2005 9:21:13 AM PST · by MisterRepublican · 118 replies · 2,780+ views
    CNSNews ^ | February 15, 2005 | Marc Morano
    Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - David Brock, a former investigative reporter for conservative publications before flipping his political ideology and writing a book titled, "Blinded by the Right," said Monday that the best way for liberals to expose the current conservative influence in the media is to show how conservatives are "simply willing to lie." Brock is currently the president and CEO of Media Matters for America, a liberal media watchdog that takes on some of the biggest names in conservative media. In authoring the 2002 book, "Blinded by the Right, The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative," Brock not only distanced himself...
  • MEDIA MATTERS AND GENEVA

    01/17/2005 3:22:15 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 13 replies · 405+ views
    NRO - TC ^ | January 14, 2005 | Rich Lowry
    There is a confused item on Media Matters accusing conservatives, including me, of distorting the Geneva Conventions. It argues that, even if Al Qaeda members aren't entitled to protections as POWs under Geneva III, they are protected under Geneva IV. But Geneva IV is about protections for civilians. Its title is “Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.” Nothing in its text or negotiating history suggests it is meant to apply to unlawful combantants. That is why Protocal 1, which we rejected, was proposed in the 1970s as an addition to create protections for...
  • Media Matters Asks Scott McClellan to Consider Revoking White House Press Credentials of Talon News

    02/01/2005 8:26:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies · 1,222+ views
    .usnewswire.com ^ | 2/1/2005 | David Brock and Melissa Salmanowitz of Media Matters
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Media Matters for America sent a letter yesterday (January 31) to White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan asking him to consider revoking the White House press credentials apparently granted to Jeff Gannon, the Washington bureau chief and White House correspondent for Talon News, a self-proclaimed news organization that in reality is little more than a partisan activist group. On the heels of the growing scandal surrounding the Bush administration's use of fake "news" reports, the hiring of conservative columnists to promote its policies without public disclosure, and payola to conservative commentators, Media Matters for...
  • David (Crock) makes an appearance on "Fresh Air."

    12/16/2004 4:48:51 PM PST · by Do not dub me shapka broham · 16 replies · 526+ views
    WNYC (820) | December 16, 2004 | National Public Radio
    Yesterday's taping of "Fresh Air" focused on the life's work of conservative political strategist and direct mail specialist, Richard Viguerie. In order to balance out the hatchet job she performed on that pioneering architect of a brilliant new device in American politics, Ms. Gross invited David Brock-prevaricator, turncoat and all around tool-onto her program tonight, to defend his own noxious actions and to tear down people whose shoes he's not fit to lick.
  • Wary Big Business Is Loath to Speak On Bush's Behalf (so says the voice from Nerdland)

    10/26/2004 6:21:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 26, 2004 | Alan Murray
    Liberal activist Norman Lear told me last week that if George W. Bush wins re-election, "watch what happens to real estate in New Zealand." He wasn't joking. Mr. Lear may have an exaggerated notion of the number of Americans with means to relocate to the other side of the globe. But he accurately reflects the intense feelings of a few who do: himself, financier George Soros, insurance executive Peter Lewis and Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing. Together, they have spent more than $50 million to register new voters and defeat President Bush. They are the X factor in this year's election:...
  • Partisans of Neutrality: A review of "Weapons of Mass Distortion" and "The Republican Noise Machine"

    10/20/2004 12:09:34 AM PDT · by Stoat · 242+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | October 19, 2004 | Richard Reeb
    Partisans of Neutrality By Richard ReebPosted October 19, 2004   A review of Weapons of Mass Distortion: The Coming Meltdown of the Liberal Media by L. Brent Bozell III The Republican Noise Machine: Right Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy by David Brock This presidential election brings with it the near-simultaneous publication of two books radically different in their understanding of the political influences in today's mass media. Brent Bozell and David Brock are both well known to conservatives, although Brock's star has fallen since he turned left. Brock first came to public attention with his "Troopergate" exposes...
  • TV News People 'Thank God' for Conservative-Bashing Author

    06/04/2004 2:38:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 52 replies · 233+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 6/04/04 | Marc Morano
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former conservative author-turned-liberal activist David Brock, whose new book and website are devoted to denouncing conservative media outlets, says network news personalities have privately praised him and told him, "Thank God you are doing this..." Brock, the author of The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy, told an audience of several hundred fellow liberal activists about off-the-air exchanges he has had with network news hosts. Brock spoke Thursday in Washington at the "Take Back America" conference, which is billed as a gathering of progressive activists. "In the past few weeks -- as I...
  • David Brock Is Buzzing Again And the gadfly’s main target is Rush (and Bush, of course).

    05/28/2004 11:37:46 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 25 replies · 215+ views
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2004 (June 14, 2004 cover date) | Byron York
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appears in the June 14, 2004, issue of National Review. Susie Tompkins Buell was very, very impressed with David Brock. A California businesswoman who co-founded the fashion giant Esprit and went on to become a major donor to Democratic causes, Buell was in Washington last fall attending a meeting of friends and supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton when she met Brock, the self-described former "right-wing hit man." Buell listened as Brock, now a defector to "progressive" causes, presented plans for Media Matters for America, his new Internet-based project to monitor and criticize conservative media. In...
  • New Web Site Alleges Conservatives Control Media.

    05/03/2004 5:26:15 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 47 replies · 136+ views
    Upset at an alleged conservative dominance of the news media, the liberal Center for American Progress has created a new think tank dedicated to rectifying the problem by exposing "erroneous assertions" made by conservative media figures. Heading the effort is, David Brock, who made a name as a conservative journalist and author but later renounced his work and proclaimed he was a liberal. "The right wing in this country has dominated the debate over liberal bias," Brock told the New York Times. "By dominating that debate, my belief is they've moved the media itself to the right and therefore they've...
  • DFU SONG: I'll Be Watching You (Ashcroft's out to get poor Dan Rather) 5-24-02

    05/24/2002 1:23:23 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 390+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES ^ | 5-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - I'LL BE WATCHING YOU - scroll down to Police Everywhere I go…he is sure to know He is our AG…what's the frequency Ashcroft's after me I'm on CBS…this whole thing's a mess He is our AG…what's the frequency Ashcroft's after me Around the clock…this is such a crock I'll end up committed…just like David Brock I can take no more…I'm declaring war He is our AG…what's the frequency Ashcroft's after me When I read my e-mail, I know he's there Behind my mirror each time I comb my hair In my own bathroom I cannot take a...
  • DAVID BROCK COMMITTED TO MENTAL WARD

    05/21/2002 3:55:00 PM PDT · by roylene · 154 replies · 378+ views
    drudge report ^ | 5/21/02 | self
    Does anyone have more information on this?
  • The Unreal David Brock

    05/16/2002 5:14:52 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 6 replies · 276+ views
    Eastbayexpress.com ^ | WILL HARPER
    As he tells the story, David Brock's life changed profoundly one day during his sophomore year at the University of California at Berkeley. On that day, he began a journey that would eventually lead to a starring role in the "vast right-wing conspiracy" that crippled a presidency. The date was February 15, 1983. United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick was scheduled to deliver a speech on human rights at Wheeler Auditorium on campus. At the time, Brock was a young reporter for the Daily Californian, and he recalls getting the assignment to cover Kirkpatrick's spiel "quite by chance." As a liberal...
  • Blinded By The Right, articulate review

    04/29/2002 9:38:17 PM PDT · by supportnospin.com · 8 replies · 247+ views
    www.supportnospin.com ^ | 4/29/02 | Raymond Green
    Blinded By The Right The Conscious of a Supposed Ex-Conservative By Raymond Green (www.supportnospin.com, The Republic, and editorial contributor to www.michnews.com) Recently, I made yet another attempt to open my mind to more liberal views. People often accuse those with "right of center" beliefs to be narrow-minded; therefore I research various points of view before forming my opinion. This attempt, though, would be fairly different. While shopping at the local bookstore, I spotted and purchased a copy of David Brock's "Blinded By The Right". The book caught my attention primarily because of the "The Conscious of an Ex-Conservative" sub-title on...
  • Left Loves A Liar

    04/25/2002 11:36:42 AM PDT · by murdoog · 6 replies · 230+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | April 22, 2002 | By Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid
    David Brock’s Blinded by the Right has made the New York Times bestseller list thanks to the liberals who used to hate him. He had called Anita Hill "little bit nutty and a little bit slutty" in an article about the left’s effort to block Clarence Thomas’s elevation to the Supreme Court. He broke "Troopergate," stories told by Arkansas state troopers who drove Governor Clinton to dates with girl friends and arranged meetings with women who caught the governor’s eye. Brock’s story about one such incident resulted in Paula Jones suing the president. Brock got a million-dollar advance for a...