Washington D.C. based news outfit The Daily Caller has been pouring over the tax records of a group of George Soros funded “journalists” called Media Matters for America. Many moons ago, David Brock worked for The American Spectator, a feisty conservative magazine. Brock ultimately switched sides and started turning tricks for the left starting Media Matters, an operation he still runs. Its mission is to influence the media by providing sound bites and “research” that supports a left-leaning narrative. MM’s been largely successful, providing material to major media outlets – often wildly out of context – that gives any given hatchet job a thin patina of legitimacy. . .
Within the tax paperwork DC uncovered was a note indicating that over $600,000 was to be used to support gun and self defense issues. Being a coterie of leftist hacks, it seems safe to assume the $600 large was not used to support the Second Amendment as an individual right to self defense.
That said, David Brock has a flunky who carries a piece when his boss is at public events. Concealed. In Washington D.C.
“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.
Extensive interviews with a number of Brock’s current and former colleagues at Media Matters, as well as with leaders from across the spectrum of Democratic politics, reveal an organization roiled by its leader’s volatile and erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness, and an office where Brock’s executive assistant carried a handgun to public events in order to defend his boss from unseen threats.
So next time you hear a news report that cites something from Media Matters for America, bear in mind the thundering hypocrisy of David Brock as he and he and his team work to funnel left-leaning anti-gun fertilizer to his clients in the media.
UPDATE: For a taste of Media Matter’s work in regard to the 2nd Amendment, check this out: Right-Wing Media Rope Bush-Appointed Judge Into Obama’s Second Amendment “Assault”