David Brock, the former boyfriend of James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong Pizza, suffered a heart attack. A senior aide to Brock released the following statement:
David Brock suffered a heart attack while working in the Washington DC office early Tuesday,” Bradley Beychok, Brock’s chief of staff, said in a statement. “He was quickly transported to a local hospital, received prompt medical treatment, and we are looking forward to a swift recovery. We thank everyone for their well wishes, and especially want to thank the wonderful doctors and staff who treated David. We kindly ask for privacy as he recovers,” the statement added.
Brock is the well known former Republican who operates Media Matters, a far left online outlet that exclusively targets conservative publications like Breitbart and Infowars. Writers for Media Matters are known for attacking conservatives with terms like “Nazi” and “racist.”
Brock recently led the takedown of CBS correspondent Ben Swann, who addressed, on air, the allegations made against James Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong in what has become known as Pizzagate.
While dating Alefantis in 2010, ex-lover William Grey threatened to reveal information about Brock’s finances to the IRS. Grey said in an email to Brock:
David, You and James pulled this same kind of sick nonsense in 2008 to try to hide your financial malfeasance. Next step is I contact all of your donors and the IRS. OK? Do you understand? This is going to stink for you if you do not resolve this now, I assure you.”
Clearly, there was some type of illegal activity happening between Brock and Alefantis, and William Grey was intent on exposing it.
Brock paid $850,000 to shut him up.
Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, David Brock has engaged in fundraising and meeting secretly with top Silicon Valley tech companies. He has also met with liberal billionaires like George Soros, a strong backer of Media Matters.
But 2017 hasn’t been an easy year for Brock or Media Matters. After the election, Brock came under fire from Bernie Sanders’ supporters and other progressives who believed he was overly supportive of Clinton, almost acting as a branch of her campaign. Jeff Weaver, former Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, said:
His ability to produce wins for Democrats is nonexistent. He does not have the kind of understanding of what kind of coalition you have to bring together to win national races—that’s his fundamental problem.”
Interestingly, David Brock was a harsh critic of Bill Clinton’s administration before coming out as a homosexual and changing allegiance to the Democrat party. Media Matters was created in 2004 as a response to George W. Bush’s push for traditional marriage, which was a major issue that won him reelection.
Since then, Brock’s agenda has broadened beyond promoting the LGBT platform to attacking conservative media outlets, conservative politicians, and conservative causes. Brock and commentator Alex Jones frequently spar by posting hit pieces about each other. Often, Jones gets the better of his white-wigged opponent. Jones recently outed Brock for money laundering and accused Brock of funding a troll army through the superPAC “Correct the Record.” During the election, these trolls were directed to infiltrate social media outlets and promote Hillary Clinton.
Update! Did /pol/ predict David Brock’s heart attack?
It appeared on March 6, 2017 and reads:
James Alefantis is a Rothschild. He was the boyfriend of David Brock of Media Matters who is now under heavy investigation and is the only link to Alefantis. Rothschilds are going to clean up Media Matters in a giant fire. Brock to be found dead of a heart attack later. Spread the word.”
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