David Brock on Being Blinded by the Right

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David Brock has a confession to make. Almost everything the best-selling onetime rightwing hero journalist wrote in the 1990's was a lie. And not little white lies that don't matter. But big lies with huge consequences. Lies that discredited Anita Hill in her battle with Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Lies that almost brought down President Clinton.

In his new book, "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative," David Brock takes it all back. He says he was fanned and funded by hardcore rightwing zealots hell-bent on bringing down an enormously popular Democratic President. They would stop at nothing, using rumor and smear campaigns to get their revenge on Bill Clinton.

This hour, David Brock — an admitted liar — says he spilling the truth on the rightwing conspiracy of the 1990's.


David Brock, writer in Washington, D.C.

author of "Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative"

This program aired on March 21, 2002.


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