Hypocrisy and re-writing history

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on November 24, 2010

Right-wing hatchet man turned left-wing hatchet man David Brock is defending for his own organization that which he has condemned other organizations for.

Today's New York Times reports that part of the new effort David Brock is setting up to counter the right's massive spending in advance of 2012 will depend on...undisclosed donors.

Media Matters, of course, hammered away relentlessly at Republicans and the right wing for their reliance on undisclosed cash, and Dems and the White House did the same. So what's the justification for Brock doing this?

In a statement sent my way, Brock defended his decision:

Many Americans, including me, were deeply troubled by the new rules of the road given to us by a Republican-controlled Supreme Court in Citizens United. Subsequently, the wave of rightwing money created a right-wing wave. There is no right-wing wave. There was a wave of Republican money that was not in any way matched in the cycle by Democrats. Only by making our elections a fair fight will the people really be heard.

We do not make the rules. We must make 2012 a more equal contest than 2010. We cannot surrender everything -- health care, the environment -- because of the Citizens United decision.

Except for the whole fact that Democrat-leaning outside organizations (read: Unions) outspent GOP-leaning outside organizations.

Facts are pesky things, which is why Brock routinely ignores them.

One comment on “Hypocrisy and re-writing history”

  1. Thanks Matt; one of the all time great TV episodes. I saw the original show... "Oh the humanity!" Mr. Carlson's final line has been indelibly etched into my memory - it may well be one of the last things to go. Didn't I know your dad at one time?
    Keep up the good work.

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