Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Media Matters pretty much what you would expect behind the scenes

Written By: Bob - Feb• 13•12

Mental illness, illegal guns, back-stabbing, unethical coordination, drug abuse… and that’s just David Brock.

David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.

Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.

The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled.

“He had more security than a Third World dictator,” one employee said, explaining that Brock’s bodyguards would rarely leave his side, even accompanying him to his home in an affluent Washington neighborhood each night where they “stood post” to protect him. “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.

I’m not sure I buy every claim in the story, however. If Brock really hated ugly people and would fire people for their looks alone, Oliver Willis would have been canned long ago.

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One Comment

  1. Neo says:

    Some folks aren’t worth a bullet