||In this political and journalistic mea culpa, a former conservative reporter recants many of the things he wrote in his earlier book, THE REAL ANITA HILL, which sought to undermine the credibility of the main witness at the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Brock reveals the sources of much of the damaging material that appeared in that book, and examines what he sees as the extreme mistrust in the rightwing media (and among Clarence Thomas's circle of friends) and their search for sympathetic journalists. Brock names names and and reveals serious ethical lapses of his own, which included frightening off a woman who had information that seemed to corroborate Hill's charges by saying he would expose something in her personal life.
||In a powerful and deeply personal memoir in the tradition of Arthur Koestler’s The God That Failed, David Brock, the original right-wing scandal reporter, chronicles his rise to the pinnacle of the conservative movement and his painful break with it.David Brock pilloried Anita Hill in a bestseller. His reporting in The American Spectator as part of the infamous “Arkansas Project” triggered the course of events that led to the historic impeachment trial of President Clinton. Brock was at the center of the right-wing dirty tricks operation of the Gingrich era–and a true believer–until he could no longer deny that the political force he was advancing was built on little more than lies, hate, and hypocrisy.In Blinded By the Right, Brock, who came out of the closet at the height of his conservative renown, tells his riveting story from the beginning, giving us the first insider’s view of what Hillary Rodham Clinton called “the vast right-wing conspiracy.” Whether dealing with the right-wing press, the richly endowed think tanks, Republican political operatives, or the Paula Jones case, Brock names names from Clarence Thomas on down, uncovers hidden links, and demonstrates how the Republican Right’s zeal for power created the poisonous political climate that culminated in George W. Bush’s election.Now in paperback and with a new afterword by the author, Blinded By the Right is a classic political memoir of our times.