David Brock who started his career as a right-wing investigative reporter back on the 1990s is an American author, activist and political operative. Brock who is 65 years old is the founder and chairman of MMFA- Media matters for America and American Bridge. According to the data of 2016, David Brook's net worth is around $2 million .
Brock is the person that The Nation mentioned as a "conservative journalistic assassin turned progressive empire builder". Also, the Time magazine described Brook as "one of the most influential operatives in the Democratic Party".
Image: David Brock
Source: New York Magazine
Brock came from a Catholic background and was adopted by Dorothea and Raymond Brock.
Brock's Early career
Brook is originally from Washington D.C. and grew up in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. Brook went to the University of California and was a reporter and editor for the campus newspaper, The Daily Californian. He graduated from there in 1985.
Brock was hired as a writer for the weekly news magazine Insight on the News which was a sister publication of the Washington Times.
In the year 1992, Brock wrote an article of 17,000 words about Anita Hill, who accused Supreme court judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment on American Spectator. And later he wrote the book The Real Anita Hill which became the best seller of that time.
Image: Anita Hill
Source: News week
In 1994, Brook published a story about Bill Clinton. The story contained references to Paula Jones who sued Clinton for sexual harassment. The story that Brock published received an award from Joseph Farah's Western Journalism Center.
Brook was paid $550,000 to write a book about Hilary Clinton. And he wrote The Seduction of Hilary Rodham. The book didn't get any good reviews and recognition.
Brook founded MMFA in 2004 which is a "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” And according to Brock the main purpose of the organization to combat the conservative journalism sector.
On SiriusXM's Dan Rather's America, David Brock warned that "misinformation is an existential threat to democracy ... and we have a minister of disinformation working in the West Wing