Buzzfeed reports this morning on comments Democratic lawyer Alan Dershowitz made to WABC’s Aaron Klein, expanding on remarks he’d made recently regarding the antisemite MJ Rosenberg propagandizing from Media Matters’ perch and payroll:
“I don’t know whether President Obama has any idea that Media Matters has turned the corner against Israel in this way,” he said. “I can tell you this, he will know very shortly because I am beginning a serious campaign on this issue and I will not let it drop until and unless [writer and activist MJ] Rosenberg is fired from Media Matters, or Media Matters changes its policy or the White House disassociates itself from Media Matters.”
Now isn’t that an encouraging development? The most effective advocate for Israel in the Democratic Party stands up to challenge one of the President’s most valuable activist organizations.
And what timing too! Dershowitz’s plans to amp up the pressure on Media Matters come on the heels (and perhaps even inspired by!) Tucker Carlson’s extraordinary Daily Caller expose.
Let’s connect some dots. One of the critical details of Carlson’s reporting on Media Matters’ founder, CEO, and abusive boss David Brock:
At some point, Brock received a prescription for his condition. “Some days he’d come in and you could tell he was on his meds because he would just sit in his office alone and not engage with staff,” says a coworker. Other days, “he’d be intensely engaged. He’d get manic, very reckless and grandiose. You’d see this level of self-confidence in him that would spiral.”
Last spring, some at Media Matters headquarters and in other parts of the progressive world were caught off guard by an interview Brock gave to Ben Smith at Politico, in which he promised to wage “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox News. “It was insane,” says a coworker. “David was totally manic at the time. We were all shocked.”
Friends say Brock, who has publicly admitted drug use in the past, was working obsessively and staying out late with compatriots.
Andrew Breitbart the past few weeks has offered some important pieces of his own regarding the psychological state of Brock. He chose to inject this image into the dialogue, a photo Brock posed for in Esquire in 1998 for the article beginning his metamorphosis from failed conservative journalistic “hit man” to apologetic inside source on the “vast right-wing conspiracy” to CEO of his own 501(c)3 nonprofit activist army:
Tea Partiers should read Brock’s memoir Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative to hear more of the story and understand the conspiracy theory version of the Conservative Movement believed by Democrats.
In waging this political battle against the well-funded George Soros Progressives, I hope Dershowitz understands his enemy with eyes wide open — hence the need to highlight the “erratic” temperament of the CEO as a key component inspiring Media Matters’ activism. But I doubt that he does. Because after all, Dershowitz is still a Democrat.
A cliche worth repeating from Sun Tzu:
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.