David Brock

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  • Born: July 23, 1962
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Liberal Political Operative, Author









David Brock is an American liberal political consultant, author, and commentator who founded the media watchdog group Media Matters for America. He has been described by Time as "one of the most influential operatives in the Democratic Party".

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Criticizing Fox News has nothing to do with criticizing the press. Fox News is not a news organization. It is the de facto leader of the GOP, and it is long past time that it is treated as such by the media, elected officials and the public. Time
During the '90s the flow of misinformation was established.
Editors of conservative magazines aren't out trying to raise money. The money is there; the cash reserves are in the bank. Money, Coins & Minting
Eventually the story would spill over into the regular media.
I didn't wake up one day and say, you know, 'Supply-side economics doesn't make sense.'
I was a bad journalist.
I'm a former, living, breathing, right-wing conspirator.
I'm an incredibly hard worker, I'm incredibly tenacious, and I'm incredibly detail-oriented.
I'm kind of a builder of institutions. I think I've got some ability to look at what's out here, look at a playing field, and identify gaps and niches.
It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand, indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth. Truth
It's very important to understand that the 'Talk' piece was not an excerpt, it was an adaptation, which means I compressed different parts of the book and made a new piece.
I've been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media.
The right can distort anything it wants.
The truth is that the more responsible the media outlet, the more responsive they are to constructive criticism. Truth
There's every financial incentive in the world to stay in the conservative movement forever.
When I wrote the Anita Hill book I believed everything I wrote was accurate.
You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it.

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