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Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
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on April 17, 2015
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Although I wish it were shorter, I enjoyed the musings of the book. I dont think it is going to persuade any one over to being a liberal. It does give insight to those on the right and make you realize they are not all they appear. Hopefully it will help to make people not so quick to judge their opponent.
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on February 20, 2015
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He is telling the truth as evidenced by the actions of the guy who paid him to tell lies about the Clintons. Richard Mellon Scaife apologized to Bill Clinton and asked him to give eulogy at Scaife's funeral after years of lying about Clinton and almost destroying our democratic system. The damage can not be undone but Brock is trying. And remember he knows the slime of which he writes from the inside as he was an intimate of the good judge who let Oliver North go free. Truth is stranger than fiction and lots more fun reading. Let us hope that more will understand what was done by the haters and not let that happen again. Oh, my gosh, it is happening again and this time it is racial and so un-American.
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on October 31, 2014
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This book should get five stars on its content alone. The author - a recovered lock-step conservative who spent a large portion of his adult years in the very belly of the conservative beast - provides an insider's view, validating what Hillary Clinton observed more than twenty years ago, and which roughly half the population of our country has come to know in the years since: that there is indeed a vast right wing conspiracy at work. Utterly fascinating is his in-depth description of how this pervasive, far-reaching and utterly shameless syndicate conspired at myriad levels and from dozens of directions to take down the Clinton Presidency.

While the book was written in the early 2000s, not much has changed since. It is now quite obvious that the same forces are marshaled in an all-out effort to derail the Obama Administration. They are at work trying to undo the Affordable Care Act; they have the pedal to the metal trying to keep the shameless criminal in the Wisconsin Governors' Mansion afloat and out of prison. And last but not least, they are working overtime to damage our electoral process, including working for state laws meant to suppress poor and minority voters. And perhaps most insidious, these same people are behind the electronic election tampering that has been increasingly used to assure the defeat of popular Democrats since 1998.

All that being said, I demoted the book to four stars simply because it is a quagmire of repetitious and redundant names and relationships. I found myself, if not skipping passages, at least not always rereading things I hadn't grasped on the first round. Often I realized it was just more of the same repetitious stuff. The author could have told his story satisfactorily in about half the words.
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on September 13, 2014
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One valuable insight from this book -- realizing how impossible it is to believe anyone, no matter how good a writer he is. Brock certainly portrays the nastiness he sees in the Republican-conservative faction. And of course, all is involved with the corruption of the Democratic-liberal element. Hard to see a good reason to switch. Also, Brock makes clear that it is impossible for anyone to think without the sneaky impact of emotional issues.
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on July 15, 2014
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I can somewhat relate to Brock in this book even though my change was a bit more gradual than his. I used to be a conservative and was sucked into that whole Clinton-bashing madness. I had listened to all those talking head clowns on the radio, both national and local talkshows. But after 10 or so years of this garbage I was catching onto their lies and hypocrisy from my own perspective. I had been a part of the religious right and believed the lie that the republican party was the party of christians. But several things over the years has awaken me to the fact of how false that was. I realized that here was these moral superior hypocrites making excuses for telling dirty jokes because Bill Clinton was a so called x-rated president, as if that was an excuse. I know all about that as there were a lot of Clinton joke books, which I had gotten some. Then hearing these talk show hosts talk about their worldly lives, smoking and drinking and so on. Where was the religious in the right? Later on I got involved in rightwing blogs and found out that many of them didn't even claim to be christian, but were atheists, buddhists, and newagers. There is just a whole lot of things thinking back to this that I'll have to add on later in editing for this. But I can vouch for a lot of things in this book to know it is true. I know, I had been there and had been a hypocrite myself, and was totally blind for a while. But now no longer and am not political because there are many things I disagree with the left, and ultimately are all a part of the new world order. But just as far as character goes I have a lot more respect for the left than I do for the right. I thank Brock for having the moral courage to do what is right no matter about public opinion. I am the same way. I right it like it is and don't care what people think, because all are going to be accountable to God and answer for their hypocrisy. The bible warned us about hypocrites who compromise with the world. James 4:4 says it clearly that those who are a friend of the world are an enemy of God. THAT IS THE BIBLE, NOT ME! READ IT FOR YOURSELF! That verse addresses as "you adulterous people," meaning religious hypocrites. It has come out that many conservatives are closeted gays to which they are their own worst enemy. That is something to think about when you hear them so avidly attack homosexuals. A lot of top conservatives attend Bohemian Grove, which is basically a homosexual orgy, by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Clarence Thomas. So it is totally believeable that that Clarence Thomas was guilty in that Anita Hill case. Also, I knew something didn't sound right when I had heard back at the time of these Clinton scandals that Paula Jones posed nude for Penthouse. The rightwing hypocrites are exposed all around every which way. I could go on forever exposing how they are so petty and divisive, like even now how they fuss about those illegal children that crossed the border, having no compassion for children. They are being exposed for the truly satanic monsters they are. They even want to legalize rape because they are so hatefully misogynistic. As I'm reading a book now that exposes the republican party involved in pedophile rings, pedophiles being them very worst kind of homosexual. People had better wake up and realize the evil they are associated with or find out the hard way in the judgment. No wonder the bible instructs us to be nonconformists because this world is evil. I have even heard that coming from heathens.
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on July 12, 2014
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I really appreciated this look into how the "vast right-wing conspiracy" works. Well written account of David Brock's experience and disenchantment with right-wing media.
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on July 2, 2014
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I was a Republican voting conservative in my 20s. By the time I turned 30 I started realizing that conservatism was largely built on lies, paranoia, conspiracy theories and fear-mongering. I started voting for Democrats in the 1992 election and I never looked back. David Brock's book does a great job explaining how the right-wing noise machine works and he confirmed what I had come to suspect about the conservative movement years earlier; it is an empty vessel devoid of promise, hope or reality. It is all a big money making scam designed to gain raw, unbridled power at any cost. As someone who believes this country needs a viable two-party system, I believe anyone who cares about the deteriorating state of American politics and governance should definitely read this book. I think many readers will discover that our government is broken largely due to the increasing radicalism and no holds barred tactics of the Republican Party.
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if you care anything about your country and where its headed. I read this book when it first came out and it's THE REASON I became more involved in politics and learning about who I wanted to vote for - someone who would represent MY beliefs and policies near and dear to my heart - like CLIMATE CHANGE.

David was a Republican at the time and did the dirty deeds asked of him and had a guilty conscience afterward, so he wrote this book and started the IMPRESSIVE online group - Media Matters. THEY watch Fox News, so we don't have to. They catch and expose all the lies they tell and counter with FACTS, which Fox is void of.

Brock will blow your mind when you learn exactly what the Right does behind the scenes in collusion with big monied backers (exactly what they're STILL doing with the Koch Brothers) and Fox News. Read this book, but be prepared to be disgusted by what you learn.
They haven't changed one bit since the Clinton era and are, in fact, WORSE now.
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on April 23, 2014
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Mr. Brock writes very well, the book was both entertaining and informative. I remember when Hillary Clinton said there is a "vast rightwing conspiracy" and boy was she right! This guy was right in the thick of it and existed in the fever swamps of the rightwing fringe. How he came to realize just how vicious and dishonest the right is and how they will do anything to attain position and power is quite the story. A great read but it gives you a sinking heart when you see how utterly low the rightwing will go to attain their goals.
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on February 27, 2014
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While I totally believe his accusations, and appreciate the detail provided in delivering them, I couldn't help but be a little skeptical of his reasons for writing this book. I don't completely buy that it was to "come clean" as he puts it. Part of me thinks he's still trying to make himself out to be more than what he really is.
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