...Now, onto David Brock.
First, it is important to note that Brock has a history of allying with whichever political group has shown him the most regard.
During the 1990s he attacked Clarence Thomas’ accuser Anita Hill and also wrote sharply critical articles and books about Bill and Hillary Clinton.
In a somewhat ominous and psychologically violent use of language, he described himself as a “right-wing hit man.”
Yet, when his book "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham" wasn’t embraced by politicians on the right, Brock grew bitter. He then recanted a great deal of what he had written about the Clintons, exposed one of his confidential sources (despite this being journalistically unethical) and began to cultivate a left-wing following.
A sailboat adrift, in danger of capsizing, looks for the strongest wind to keep it moving. Direction matters little or not at all when drowning is the other option. Brock would seem to be captaining such a ship-of-self.
Without stoking and tapping the hatred of one political group for another, without basking in the praise of elders who tell him he is worthwhile, his own self-loathing might be unbearably palpable.
Indeed, even as a young man, Brock was so needy of attention—so desperate for regard from an audience (and perhaps any audience)—that he admits, "I demonized my enemies on the staff..." at his college newspaper while he was a student at Berkeley.
There are many good and valid reasons people get attention, but a person who has little self-esteem needs attention. He needs to see himself in the envious eyes of others, to hear how clever he is in applause of others.
He must do whatever it takes to not experience the pain of believing himself unworthy, ineffective, powerless and, perhaps, unlovable.
For such a man, rising to the bully pulpit—if only as an editor at a college newspaper—can feel like scratching his way out of a grave of self-loathing, and well worth the effort to lie and besmirch others....
there is plenty more on both , I cant believe you think "positive " of those 2 scumbags
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