David Brock

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David Brock

David Brock is a former conservative activist/journalist, turned 'progressive' media pundit. He is the CEO of Media Matters for America.

Early Life/Family/Personal



He currently serves on the board of The Progressive Legislative Action Network, an organization created to support progressive state legislators.



David Brock, Founder of Media Matters, was an identified member of JournoList - an email group of approximately 400 "progressive" and socialist journalists, academics and "new media" activists.

JournoList members reportedly coordinated their messages in favor of Barack Obama and the Democrats, and against Sarah Palin and the Republican Party. JournoList was founded in 2007 and was closed down in early 2010.[1]

Progressive States Network

In 2010, David Brock served on the Board of Directors for the Progressive States Network, an organization which seeks to "transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level".[2]



Brock was the recipient of the New Democrat Network's first award for political entrepreneurship.


  • The Real Anita Hill: The Untold Story (1993, Biography)
  • The Seduction of Hillary Rodham (1996, Biography)
  • Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (Crown, March 2002, Political Memoir)
  • The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy, (Crown, May 2004)

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