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Congratulations to David Brock and Media Matters on the runaway success of their new book, The Fox Effect

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I don’t want to say it’s a best-seller, because that would be a ridiculous claim:

Well, give David Brock a break. It’s pretty tough to promote a book nobody wanted in the first place when you’re hiding from the Daily Caller. Vince Coglianese has a summary of the past month’s events:

After facing down more than a month of tough reporting, David Brock’s Media Matters for America still has nothing to say for itself. The progressive messaging group has all but clammed up about its internal turmoil under a constant barrage of scrutiny from conservatives and liberals alike.

It’s been a little over a month since The Daily Caller published the beginning of an investigative series examining the inner workings of Media Matters. The reporting, bolstered by first-hand knowledge from sources familiar with day-to-day activities in the group’s Washington, D.C. offices, revealed close coordination with the Obama White House, a slew of favored — and receptive — mainstream journalists, intense erratic behavior by Brock, a Glock pistol illegally carried by Brock’s assistant and consequence-free sex in the office’s media war room…

Through all this, Media Matters has been extraordinarily quiet, publicly answering only a single question regarding a 2009 Media Matters internal memo suggesting the group hire private investigators “to look into the personal lives” of Fox News employees…

Neither Brock nor his group’s spokeswoman, Jess Levin, has returned a single request for comment from TheDC.

Additionally, Brock has avoided nearly all national media outlets while promoting his book, “The Fox Effect,” giving him ample cover from facing tough questions.

You should read the whole thing, but only if you enjoy watching a bully being humiliated. It’s no fun when people start standing up to you, is it, MMFA “senior fellows”?

A few weeks ago, during one of Brock’s few public appearances since our series began, he vaguely muttered about the timing of the stories:

“The only other thing I would say,” Brock offered, “is that the timing of these attacks — this explains it right here,” he said, while holding his book up for the bookstore audience, implying that that the reports were intended to undercut the efficacy of the group’s attacks on Fox News.

Okay then, David. If you want to give us all the credit for your book sales…

Well, at least your friends at Politico haven’t abandoned you.