WASHINGTON, DC: Elon Musk called Media Matters “pure evil,” vowing to trigger a “thermonuclear trial” against the liberal watchdog group. This came after Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald claimed that Media Matters “was created, shaped and governed for a long time by David Brock,” a veteran Clinton operative.
Greenwald minced no words in his condemnation of Brock, saying he is “arguably the most cowardly, deceitful, amoral bastard that DC politics has ever seen.” He added: “There was no way anything decent could grow from that rotten root.”
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I think sometimes people forget that Media Matters was created, shaped and ruled for a long time by David Brock, arguably the most cowardly, deceitful and amoral bastard Washington politics has ever known.
There was no way anything decent would be generated from this rotten root: https://t.co/v9XNkj4d6G
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 20, 2023
Reactions on social networks
Social media platforms vibrated in agreement as users echoed Greenwald’s sentiments.
“And he dated the Pizzagate guy for a while. Is there anything else about David Brock?” one posted on X, referencing Comet Ping Pong owner James Alefantis.
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The user was discussing the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that a group of powerful Democrats were running a child sex trafficking ring out of the aforementioned pizzeria.
“Funny how everyone who is infamous has ties to Clinton and/or Soros,” wrote another.
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“I’m so disgusted with DC as a whole,” someone else noted.
“The guy who founded Media Matters is a huge Clinton supporter. His head is spinning now that the pressure is mounting,” added another.
And he dated the Pizzagate guy for a while. Is there more to David Brock? pic.twitter.com/e0jfFS1pWT
— Freedom On Fire (@freedomonfire) November 20, 2023
Funny how all bad people have ties to Clinton and/or Soros
– Dana Justice AMERICA FIRST🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@msunitedam) November 20, 2023
I’m so disgusted with DC as a whole.
– William Schwandt (@Billschwandt1) November 20, 2023
The man who founded Media Matters is a staunch Clinton supporter.
His head is spinning now that the heat is on.
— Kim R Ehler (@Junk_Junk_No) November 20, 2023
Who is David Brock?
Brock, an American liberal political consultant, author and commentator, first made a splash as a right-wing investigative journalist in the 1990s. He is notably the author of “The Real Anita Hill”, a book that examines on the Troopergate story, which ultimately led Paula Jones to file a lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton.
In the late 1990s, Brock underwent a notable political transformation, aligning himself more closely with the Democratic Party, particularly the Clintons. This change marked his transition into a staunch and loyal supporter of the Clinton family.
In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters for America, a nonprofit organization that describes itself as a “progressive research and information center dedicated to in-depth monitoring, analysis and correction of conservative misinformation in American media.
Following Brock’s departure from Media Matters in November 2022, he founded Facts First USA, a 501(c)(4) group explicitly designed to counter Republican-led congressional investigations, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his new political ideology.
Brock has been particularly critical of House Oversight Committee Representative James Comer’s investigations into President Joe Biden, focusing on foreign business dealings involving Biden and his family.
The Musk feud – Media Matters
Controversial exchanges between Elon Musk and Media Matters intensified last week when Elon Musk endorsed a controversial statement on a social media platform, earning praise from a user.
The endorsement coincided with Media Matters’ release of a study highlighting ads from big companies appearing alongside posts featuring neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic rhetoric on the platform. Notable advertisers, including Apple, Disney, IBM, Sony, Paramount and Warner Brothers Discovery, quickly pulled their ads.
Musk, undeterred by the backlash, responded with a threat of a “thermonuclear trial” against Media Matters, claiming the organization is “pure evil.” Despite strong rhetoric, no legal action had been taken as of Monday afternoon. In response, Media Matters released a statement condemning Musk’s threats as “baseless lawsuits” and called him a “tyrant.”
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