liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in
preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an
interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage”
aimed at the Fox News Channel.
It has hired an activist who has led a
successful campaign to press advertisers to avoid Glenn Beck’s show.
“If there was no Beck, George Soros would come
demand we make it up,” the “interviewee” continued. “I would watch the
“Flintstones” and transcribe Fred Flintstone’s words and attribute them
to Beck. It was the only way to get Soros to stop hitting me.”
(A Soros associate said the financier, who gave
Matters $1 million last year, did not earmark it for the Fox campaign.
Soros suggested in a recent CNN interview that the Fox depictions of
him as a sinister media manipulator would better be applied to Murdoch.)
Through an American Spectator muck-a-muck that I had
an association with in the 1990s, I was privy - in real time - to the
antics of David Brock. They were astounded when he left the
publication, claiming that he had been the victim of gay bashing by
homophobic right wingers. To the contrary; Brock was "outed" by New York Times
columnist Frank Rich. When Rich’s malicious column
appeared, Brock was defended by conservatives who rallied to his
side. So what gives?
I remember reading Brock's account in American
Spectator, about the epiphanal moment when he reevaluated his
One of the best places to accept Brock's
challenge is at the university where he became a conservative. As Brock
tells the story, his life changed profoundly during his sophomore year
when he covered a February 15, 1983 campus speech by United Nations
ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick for the Daily Californian, a school
Protesters repeatedly heckled Kirkpatrick, a supporter of President
Reagan's anticommunist foreign policy in Central America, and she
walked off the stage in frustration. The protest spurred a national
debate over campus free speech.
"The scene shook me deeply," Brock recalled in Blinded by the Right.
"Was the harassment of an unpopular speaker the legacy of the
Berkeley-campus Free Speech Movement, when students demanded the right
to canvass for any and all political causes on the campus's Sproul
Plaza? Wasn't free speech a liberal value? How, I wondered, could this
thought police call itself liberal? As I raced back to the threadbare
offices of the Daily Cal, where we tapped out stories on half-sheets of
paper hunched over manual typewriters, my adrenaline was pumping. I
knew I had the day's lead story."
But, as this 2002 Drudge Report NEW
BROCK STORIES BEGIN TO UNRAVEL goes on to prove,
Brock made the whole thing up. So, David Brock is just
another liar with a press pass.
Here's my very educated
guess about what really happened to Brock.
His book "The Real Anita Hill,"
is a blockbuster that delves into behind the scenes Democrat tricks
(and felonies) in their attempt to block Clarence Thomas's Supreme
Court confirmation - at any cost.
The Left goes absolutely nuts, and ratchets up an
already fierce effort to undermine the
American Spectator (for whom Brock has penned several articles
about Bill Clinton)
York Times columnist Frank Rich outs Brock as
Brock sleeps with Frank Rich, and has champagne and
strwberries every morning.
David Brock is a weak man. And a liar.
Here's what's really going
In April 2008,
Politico.com reported that Brock was collaborating with
billionaire donor George Soros and longtime Democrat operative Paul
Begala to launch a four-month, $40 million media campaign
whose mission would be to publicly discredit Republican
presidential candidate John McCain. [Discover