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2016 Phoenix Annual Event
March 5, 2016 @ 11:30 pm - March 6, 2016 @ 2:30 am UTC+0
4:30 p.m. VIP Gathering & Start of Silent Auction,
5:00 p.m. Sunset Reception & Program.
Honoring Donna Gratehouse, Sarah Michelsen, and Berdetta Hodge.
Featuring Keynote Speaker, David Brock.
David Brock is the author of five political books, including The Fox Effect (coauthored with Media Matters Senior Advisor Ari Rabin-Havt, Random House, February 2012) and The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy (Crown, May 2004). In Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (Crown, March 2002), a 2002 New York Times best-selling political memoir, he chronicled his years as a conservative media insider.
In 2004, Brock founded Media Matters for America, a progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. In the seven years since its founding, Media Matters has become the premiere progressive research and communications hub and has led successful national advertiser education campaigns that led to Lou Dobbs being dropped from CNN for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and Glenn Beck’s show being dropped by Fox News.
Following the 2010 elections, Brock founded American Bridge 21st Century, a new type of political operation aimed at holding Republican candidates for public office accountable through a combination of research and tracking. Brock is a member of the Board of Directors of The American Independent News Network. Brock was the recipient of the New Democrat Network’s first award for political entrepreneurship.