If I Take Down Fox, Is All Forgiven?

David Brock has spent the last decade apologizing to liberals for his role in creating the vast right-wing conspiracy. Now he’s trying something more ambitious and hoping it gains him the respect he craves from the White House. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - May 23, 2011 - 8:22 AM PDT
Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - May. 24, 2011

Interesting expose of David Brock and his conversion from Right to Left. Reveals some insider-type information that is key to understanding media outlets and politics. The reporter has taken care to get details and quotations that, while not completely explain everything, help to paint an accurately complex portrait of the media's effects on U.S. presidential politics in the late 20th and early 21st century.

Having the media mogul as a captive audience over lunch certainly seemed like one way to do that. So when the charity auction was brought to Brock’s attention, he told ... More »

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - May. 23, 2011

This is a long and very good article that covers David Brock and his Media Matters web site well.

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Don Bertschman
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by Don Bertschman - May. 25, 2011
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Deborah Plummer
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by Deborah Plummer - May. 23, 2011

I've followed David Brock's career since the Clinton era and found this article informative and fact-based. When Brock was ripping for the Republicans, I didn't find him very political so, it's not surprising this author didn't find Brock "politically left." I've heard him interviewed a couple of times and I've wondered if his sexual gender id. played more of a role in his leaving the right-wing conservative movement than he lets on and perhaps suffered more, too. I've ... More »

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 23, 2011
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Naomi Isler
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by Naomi Isler - May. 23, 2011

It's a good, well written piece. It's main focus is the strategy and tactics of not only exposing Fox News well known biases, but of trying to build up a progressive alternative. It goes into issues of relationship of this effort to the Democrati party and presidential establishment. And that's where the question is - the article requires thinking about whether it's enough to just 'fight the right' but whether a viable alternative needs to be offered.

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Roland F. Hirsch
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by Roland F. Hirsch - May. 23, 2011

This love story has minimal journalistic merit.No evidence is provided for the wild claims about Fox News. Nothing is said about the many left-wing news outlets, including CBS, NBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, ... And comparing Brock to Whittaker Chambers demonstrates how ignorant the author is. Chambers is after all one of the great figures in 20th century history, the subject of a highly favorable biography by Sam Tanenhaus, the left-wing editor of the N.Y. Times Book Review!

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