Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Media Matters War Against FOX

Media Matters War Against FOX

Soros in Hell

Nothing was more enraging upsetting to me over the weekend than this Politico story "Media Matters' war against Fox."

The 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 down and 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 Media 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 politics.

  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 newspaper.

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.
  1. David 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.
  2. 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)
  3. New York Times columnist Frank Rich outs Brock as a homosexual
  4. Brock cries himself to sleep every night.
  5. Stockholm Syndrome sets in.
  6. Brock sleeps with Frank Rich, and has champagne and strwberries every morning.
  7. David Brock is a weak man. And a liar.
Here's what's really going on.

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 the Networks]

 Further reading: Is Media Matters breaking the law in its 'war' on Fox News?


hellferbreakfast said...

Makes you think "curb em'". Knock 'em down, put their open mouth over the edge of the curb, & stomp on the backs of their heads. I know, that makes you no better, but still......

Anonymous said...

One too many Soprano episodes. We hang them here. That, or the guillotine.


Rodger the Real King of France said...

Casca I have a secret mission for you. Grab your Remington 700 and report to the Barn. (Kidding in the good way, of course). Shall we say 7-ish?

Anonymous said...

I'll bring a double load of ammo, and the night scope.


Anonymous said...

I know you only invited Casca but I have extra Scotch and Prozac rations plus a first aid kit... Just in case.

Paul C.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

sure - we need someone to carry the mortar base plate

Alear said...

I heard this story on NPR driving home. I kept waiting for something, anything, but nope. Just more disgust at NPR for bothering with this, it's a nothingburger.

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