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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:46 PM

David Brock on Chris Hayes

Anyone watching?

He's expressed remorse on how he helped the republicans go after Anita Hill. But again going back to why Dems can't play nice.. Republicans DO NOT PLAY NICE OR FAIR!!! yes I am shouting.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:49 PM

1. Republicans Have Created Artificial Deadlines to Win

They know how to play dirty to win and see red lines as mere personal challenges. It’s pathology on steroids.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:55 PM

2. Fuck you DEAD, David Brock.

Some things are beyond forgiveness. Rot in hell.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:13 PM

3. Nah. "Blinded by the Right" & The Republican Noise Machine"

are two of his anti- Wing Nut books. In addition, he founded Media Matters for America. He's redeemed himself, afaic.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 10:18 PM

5. I believe in redemption and he's done penance. Blinded by the Right is an important book

Media Matters consistently exposed the lies of Fox News and Republican politicians/operatives.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 09:10 AM

6. Glad you're happy with him. I'm not. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:15 AM

7. Just about every person I know is flawed and has made mistakes.

That’s the human condition.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:30 AM

8. I've made plenty of mistakes, myself.

But I've never lowered myself enough to try to make big money off of those mistakes. Brock's "Fuck Hillary!!!" and subsequent "Jeez, I'm Really Sorry I Wrote That 'Fuck Hillary' Book" is the lowest form of scumbag opportunism. You want to welcome him back into the fold? Be my guest. I choose to do otherwise. And these will be my final comments to you on the matter.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:58 AM

9. You mean the Hillary book that the right-wing hated?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brock

The Seduction of Hillary Rodham


After the success of The Real Anita Hill, Simon & Schuster's then-conservative-focused Free Press susidiary paid Brock a large advance to write a book about Hillary Clinton. The expectation was that it would be a takedown in the style of his writings on Anita Hill and Bill Clinton. The project, however, took a different turn, and the resulting book, The Seduction of Hillary Rodham, proved to be largely sympathetic to Mrs. Clinton. Given the large advance and tight one-year deadline by Free Press, Brock was under tremendous pressure to produce another bestseller. However, the book contained no major scoops. In Blinded by the Right (2002), Brock said that he had reached a turning point: he had thoroughly examined charges against the Clintons, could not find any evidence of wrongdoing and did not want to make any more misleading claims. Brock further said that his former friends in right-wing politics shunned him because Seduction did not adequately attack the Clintons. National Review proposed another theory: since "no liberal source in the world would talk to Brock", he could not collect the kind of information he was after. National Review also suggested that while writing the book, Brock had been "seduced" by Sidney Blumenthal, a champion and friend of the Clinton circle.

When the book came out, it was widely criticized for not breaking any new ground. John Balzar, reviewing the book in the Los Angeles Times, called it "[e]xhaustive to the point of exhaustion" and "predictably critical but unexpectedly measured, at least in comparison to what Beltway gossips anticipated".
James B. Stewart, reviewing the book in The New York Times, said that Brock had "tried to do his subject justice in the broadest sense" but added that "[a]t times he goes too far," often "echo[ing] her apologists" and "dismiss[ing] or rationaliz[ing] the sometimes powerful evidence that Hillary Rodham Clinton has lied...by invoking a relativism rooted in Republican precedents."


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People do change, have revelations, have their Damascus Road experience.

At any rate take care and have a good day.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:20 PM

4. If you read Brock's book at least you know what to expect

 

That generation of lowlife ruthless young Republicans from the '90s is now fully in charge, and most of them in their prime. They aren't going to care about standards or precedent.

That's why I always have to chuckle when something happens like yesterday and people want to pretend that Kavanuagh will withdraw his nomination. He was part of that '90s class. He was briefly mentioned in Brock's book, calling Hillary a bitch.

If you understand that type of backdrop you'll never be fooled into thinking that Kavanaugh would betray his lowlife friends and colleagues, ones who have helped groom him to this level of advancing their lowlife goals. A little lady from Palo Alto is just another minor annoyance, the latest target of the vast right wing goons.

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