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Killing the messenger : the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government, David Brock

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Killing the messenger : the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government
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Killing the messenger
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the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government
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David Brock
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Killing the messenger
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Clintonland, Kochville, and the battle for 2016
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eng
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Once a leading attacker of the Clintons, David is now the progressive movement's defender and truth-teller. In this personal account, Brock disarms the far-reaching tentacles of the Republican Leviathan: the Koch Brothers, the Clinton-haters and the Fox Noise Machine. Brock takes readers inside his Democratic war rooms as they do battle, 24/7, with right-wing forces to shape the stories that will decide who will win the White House in 2016. And finally Brock discloses the real low-down playbook for what conservatives will do in the next election cycle to tear apart Americans and what honest, engaged, and informed citizens can do to combat their dirty tricks
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  • The "vast right-wing conspiracy" to destroy Hillary Clinton is back, according to this trenchant j’accuse by an apostate who used to belong to it. Brock gained fame as a conservative journalist with the book The Real Anita Hill, a hatchet job (which he disowns) on the woman who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment; he’s now head of the liberal watchdog outfit Media Matters—parts of the book read like a fund-raising prospectus for the group—and a fervent Clinton-for-president booster. His unabashed mission is to defend Clinton from right-wing detractors such as Rush Limbaugh, the Koch brothers, Fox News, and even some liberal outlets such as the New York Times, which he tars with a longtime anti-Clinton bias. With a media insider’s expert eye, Brock details how talking points and innuendos originating from GOP strategists filter down through conservative websites, books, and talk shows and into the mainstream media. He presents lucid, entertaining debunkings of anti-Clinton memes, arguing that she did nothing wrong during the Benghazi attack, broke no e-mail rules as secretary of state, and is neither an out-of-touch elitist nor the man-hating "feminazi" of sexist jibes. Brock’s rhetorical venom and naked partisanship will alienate some readers, but his sharp-eyed reporting makes for a spirited challenge to business-as-usual political discourse. (Sept. 15) --Staff (Reviewed September 21, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 38, p)
  • That "vast right-wing conspiracy" Hillary Clinton warned about all those years ago? It's real. And then some. So writes Brock (The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy, 2004, etc.), who was notoriously part of it, the author of the "bit nutty and a bit slutty" slur campaign against Anita Hill. Since then, as he recounted in his 2002 memoir Blinded by the Right, he had a road-to-Damascus (or D.C.) moment and founded the Democratic PAC American Bridge, which has a favorite daughter in Clinton. In his role as activist and media critic and watchdog—he also founded Media Matters—Brock here charts the evolution of a well-funded (courtesy of the Koch brothers and their ilk) right-wing information/misinformation/disinformation machine that saw its first real coup in the swift boating of John Kerry. He argues that the Dems did it all wrong by refusing to dignify that whisper-and-shout campaign with a response; just so, without naming too many names, he wishes that they'd smack some of the Benghazi/Hillary hater crowd down with a few well-pointed barbs: "Hillary's email practices didn't break any rules—but Jeb Bush's did." Granted that Brock's is a thoroughly partisan approach, a student of the modern media could do worse than read along with him and wonder whether the New York Times really doesn't have it in for Clinton, who, as first lady, senator, secretary of state, and now presidential candidate, can't seem to catch a break with the Gray Lady. Blame some of it on Howell Raines and some on Bill Safire—though it has to be said that the Clintons have a habit of drawing negative attention in any event, a matter that Brock shrugs off. Closing with suitable fire and brimstone, the author hints that he's got something really juicy in the wings to shake up the race, so stay tuned. There's not much hard news in Brock's account of "the last battle of the Clinton Wars," but it's a useful casebook on how big-money politics and political operators work.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2015)
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BTCTA
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1962-
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Brock, David
Dewey number
324.70973
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
  • Koch Industries
  • Conservatism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidential candidates
  • Press and politics
  • Patronage, Political
  • Conservatism
  • Political campaigns
  • Politics and government
  • Presidential candidates
  • Press and politics
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • United States
  • United States
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the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government
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Killing the messenger : the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government, David Brock
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Includes index
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Introduction: Return to Little Rock -- Building the machine -- How Democrats got in the game -- The party of Koch -- The scandal launderers -- Getting ready for Hillary -- How to beat Hillary Clinton -- Showdown at Foggy Bottom -- How Benghazi became #Benghazi -- No good deed goes unpunished -- The Romney-ization of Hillary Clinton -- E-mails: The Times strikes again -- The haters and the enablers -- The coming battle -- The House Select Committee on Media Matters
Control code
1412620
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781455533763
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(hardcover)
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2015945935
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781455533763
  • (OCoLC)907117451
Label
Killing the messenger : the right-wing plot to derail Hillary and hijack your government, David Brock
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Return to Little Rock -- Building the machine -- How Democrats got in the game -- The party of Koch -- The scandal launderers -- Getting ready for Hillary -- How to beat Hillary Clinton -- Showdown at Foggy Bottom -- How Benghazi became #Benghazi -- No good deed goes unpunished -- The Romney-ization of Hillary Clinton -- E-mails: The Times strikes again -- The haters and the enablers -- The coming battle -- The House Select Committee on Media Matters
Control code
1412620
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781455533763
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015945935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781455533763
  • (OCoLC)907117451

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