Dear Commons Community,
Last month I posted on this blog a reference to an article that appeared in New York Magazine focusing on David Brock and FoxNews. As a result of that article, I decided to read Brock’s book, Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (2003) which is an autobiographical account of his career while working as a hired “gun” for right-wing media.
He gives riveting accounts about his interactions with various conservatives including Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham ,Ted Olson, Richard Mellon Scaife, Matt Drudge and others. He also reflects on his involvement with regard to the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas affair, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Troopergate and Paula Jones.
If you want to an insight into the insidious right-wing conspirators – their money, power, and ideologic zealotry, this is a good read.