Liberal political operative David Brock is gearing up for four years of Donald Trump, and he plans to remold his media networks into anti-Trump weaponry in preparation. Media Matters, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and the social media platform Shareblue will all be refocusing in anticipation of the incoming administration, The Hill reports.
Specifically, Brock is looking for financial investment for Shareblue, which he believes could become the "Breitbart of the left" if it finds backing. Brock is also looking to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as a template for how CREW might operate, and he plans to steer Media Matters' focus away from Fox News to zero in on fake news, conspiracy theories, and hoaxes.
Additionally, Brock's super PAC, American Bridge, is prepared to comb through Trump's history, use the Freedom of Information Act to uncover new stories, and fact-check his claims in real time. The group will feed its potential findings to the media, lawmakers, and Trump's supporters, The Hill reports.
"The Trump administration is shaping up to be one of the most corrupt since the Gilded Age," Brock said. "American Bridge will use everything at its disposal to hold it accountable." Jeva Lange
Donald Trump has a whole slew of foreign policy consultants — their names are me, myself, and I. At least that's what Trump reported on Wednesday when he was asked on Morning Joe who he was speaking with to be prepared "on day one" to tackle "dire foreign policy issues."
"I'm speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things," Trump told co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Trump went on to explain that he had written about Osama bin Laden in 2000 "before the World Trade Center came down."
"So I know what I'm doing and I listen to a lot of people," Trump finally said, still without specifying any names. "I talk to a lot of people, and at the appropriate time. I'll tell you who the people are, but I speak to a lot of people." Jeva Lange