The Hill Deceptively Refers To Media Matters Founder As ‘Former Conservative’
The Hill referred to David Brock, the founder of Media Matters, as a “former conservative” in a Monday headline about Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“Kavanaugh is not fit for court, says former conservative David Brock,” HILLTV wrote in a tweet.
— HILLTV (@HillTVLive) September 10, 2018
Brock last identified as a conservative in the late 1990s and recanted much of what he purported to believe while working as a right-wing journalist.
In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters for America, a progressive organization dedicated to taking down conservative media personalities. Media Matters has engaged in targeted campaigns against the advertisers of Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and more. (RELATED: David Hogg And Media Matters Team Up For Laura Ingraham Boycott)
The lead of the article identifies Brock as a “conservative turned Democratic strategist.”