David Brock is an author and the founder of Media Matters for America. He was a prominent conservative journalist during the 1990s. During that time he was best known for his book “The Real Anita Hill” and authoring the “Trooper-gate Story,” which led to Paula Jones filing a lawsuit against Bill Clinton.
After declaring he was gay, he became a liberal; he now works to dismantle the conservative media ‘machine’ of which he was once a part. He tells his personal story in his memoir “Blinded by the Right” and describes how the ‘machine’ operates in ‘The Republican Noise Machine.’
His work on the latter book led him to found Media Matters for America, a nonprofit 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.’