Brock's Back

Former right-wing attack journalist David Brock blasted the conservative movement in his 2002 confessional, Blinded by the Right. Now he has launched Media Matters, a "Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media." The New York Times reports that Brock has raised $2 million in an attempt to become a liberal equivalent of Brent Bozell's right wing Media Research Center and that Brock is working out of the office of former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta. Brock also has a new book coming out this month, titled Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy.