As Bernie Sanders so aptly put it, David Brock is the “scum of the earth”. Here is the wikipedia bio summary:
David Brock (born November 2, 1962) is an American political operative, author, and commentator who founded the liberal blog Media Matters for America. He has been described by Time magazine as “one of the most influential operatives in the Democratic Party.” Brock began his career as a right-wing investigative reporter during the 1990s who wrote the book The Real Anita Hill and the Troopergate story, which led to Paula Jones filing a lawsuit against Bill Clinton. In the late 1990s he switched sides, aligning himself with the Democratic Party, and in particular with Bill and Hillary Clinton. In 2004, he founded Media Matters for America, a non-profit organization that describes itself as a “progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” He has since also founded super PACs called American Bridge 21st Century and Correct the Record, has become a board member of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, and has been elected chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The Nation has described Brock as a “conservative journalistic assassin turned progressive empire-builder”; National Review has called him a “right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin”; and Politico has profiled him as a “former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader.
Let’s talk about Correct the Record (CTR), the organization created by Brock and that pays him $4500 a month. Yes, they heavily targeted Bernie supporters during the primaries. But by the first of June, they had switched their focus entirely to Trump. Entirely. This was apparent by simple observation of the CTR website.
There are no CTR Trolls who are being paid to harass anyone except Trump supporters. So, it is high time that people who are not Trump supporters stop accusing other non-Trump supporters of being CTR Trolls.
If someone chooses to follow Bernie Sanders’ lead and support Clinton rather than any other candidate in this presidential race, it is inappropriate to call that person a Correct the Record Troll, Paid Troll, Paid Shill, Bot, or any other name. Again – CTR is only targeting Trump.
Come to think of it, I could really use the money. Maybe I should sign up. Nah. Don’t have time for that.