David Brock's loathesome Media Matters accused of corruption -- again
David Brock, the freakish little Soros-financed far-left gnome who just can't quit Hillary Clinton, has got his name back into the news again:
According to Fox News:
The Patriots Foundation, a right-leaning ethics group, filed a complaint with the IRS claiming Brock’s group is largely a political organization and therefore has violated tax laws. The complaint obtained by Fox News was first reported by Bloomberg.
“American Bridge has a super-PAC arm that can spend unlimited sums to influence elections. But the primary purpose of nonprofits organized under section 501(c)4 of the tax code like American Bridge cannot be politics. The complaint quotes material given to potential donors to the nonprofit arm in 2017 saying the organization’s mission is ‘to take on Donald Trump,'” Bloomberg’s Bill Allison wrote.
Brock, a longtime ally of the Clintons, has dedicated his career to combating conservatives and right-leaning media. Brock actually began his career as a conservative and has used extreme rhetoric to attack both sides throughout his time in the public eye. He once admitted to lying in a book in order to ruin Anita Hill’s credibility.
He's been at this for more than a decade.
While it's good that an organized legal group has gone after him for corruption, what's vivid is how long he's gotten away with it, with no challenge coming to fruition. He's been involved in questionable, politicized Soros deals and partnerships since at least 2007, back in the old days when I was writing about George Soros and Brock's name popped up. In every instance, he was claiming tax breaks based on his status as a nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization, but contrary to the law, was operating on a political basis. Yet nothing ever seems to happen to him.
Part of that, of course, has been his unseemly closeness to Hillary Clinton and her way of doing business. Shielding him? Probably. Here's what Brock had descended to by 2012:
Based on a cache of internal Justice Department e-mails obtained by the Daily Caller, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder's press staff has been collaborating all along with left-wing media "watchdog" Media Matters to smear any reporter asking uncomfortable questions, to discourage whistle-blowers, to discredit political watchdogs and to suppress damaging news about what's going on in the Obama administration.
The Daily Caller found dozens of pages of e-mails between DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schnakler and Media Matters staffers planning and discussing how to attack reporters who covered scandals such as the Black Panther voter suppression case, and the Fast and Furious scandal where DOJ sold thousands of guns to Mexico's notorious crime cartels — the truth of which DOJ didn't want to get out.
These weren't just instances of over-sharing between political allies or a quest for access, such as the New York Times was caught doing when one of its reporters submitted an unpublished story to a CIA flack.
This was the Obama administration planning and directing operations from on high in a grotesque example of the state with all its powers using an off-the-books nuisance organization to harass its critics.
Now he's exposed again as plying the same old games, this time in the Trump era, and one can only hope that this will be the case that brings the stop to it.