Brian F. Bridgeforth is a social media political commentator with a background that includes advising and managing political campaigns at local, state, and federal levels. His social media activities have in the past caught the attention of CNN and the Wall Street Journal along with a number of politically oriented blogs.
Brian grew up in a household where watching the evening news was a prominent feature of daily life. He developed an insatiable curiosity about politics and the world as a young man. The events of 9/11 motivated Brian to try and better understand the world we live in and to become more politically active. After seven years working diligently behind the scenes in campaigns, Brian stepped aside to focus more on learning about international affairs and history.
Social media and blogging are important ways for Brian to not only share thoughts and ideas, but are also important parts of the learning process. However, in this day and age where “facts” are easy to come across, it is absolutely critical, he feels, to educate oneself on context. The events in recent years have shown how the flow of information online can be hijacked and exploited in detrimental ways that attack the underpinnings of our society and democracy itself. This blog is a way for Brian to further understand the issues facing the world today, but also a format to articulate that knowledge.
Brian has always called the state of Virginia home—growing up in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. He attended Piedmont Virginia Community College and Blue Ridge Community College in Virginia.