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David Brock

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The Benghazi Committee's Out of Control Effort to Destroy Hillary Clinton at All Costs

(91) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 10:06 AM

The following is David Brock's Oct. 21, 2015 speech at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia in advance of Secretary Hillary Clinton's testimony to the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

Two years ago tomorrow, Media Matters published a book called The Benghazi Hoax in which we exposed how...

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An Open Letter to Democrats: Stop Freaking Out, Start Fighting Back

(411) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 3:05 PM

What if I told you we had a chance to elect a transformative progressive president -- someone with an inspiring personal story, a long record of accomplishment on behalf of the most vulnerable, a keen understanding of how to effect real change in a broken political system, and an ambitious...

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Hillary and Benghazi: Inside the Conservative Playbook

(251) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 10:51 AM

The American tragedy in Benghazi is the most investigated terrorist attack of its kind in recent history. Eight House and Senate committees have looked into the attack, generating 18 hearings, 40 administration briefings, and the production of at least 25,000 pages of administration documents. But these investigations have uncovered no...

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The Benghazi Hoax

(145) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 1:44 PM

For 13 months, Republicans and their allies in the right-wing media have tried to use the deaths of four Americans at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, as a political weapon against President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others in the administration.

In my newly released e-book "The...

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The Right-Wing Media's Immigration Trap

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 8:26 PM

President Obama is "busy trying to get everybody to hate each other." That's the conclusion Fox News CEO Roger Ailes describes in a provocative new interview with The New Republic. It's an ironic claim coming from a man whose network has profited for years from promoting racial discord,...

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The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy: Out of Gas?

(133) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 8:26 AM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is departing from the State Department on her own terms and with a formidable legacy intact. Given that Clinton, no matter what she decides about 2016, will undoubtedly remain an influential figure in American public life for years to come, one might have expected...

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Media Quotes: The Worst Things Said On Fox News

(1432) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 7:25 AM

Roger Ailes, granted unprecedented freedom by Rupert Murdoch and utilizing his unique production talent, has built Fox News into cable news's Goliath, dominating the ratings with an audience that is both large and dedicated to the network's brand. Fox is loved by the conservative base and feared by politicians of...

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