If Jay Halfon is the Fractivist Rasputin, David Fenton is the Fractivist Machiavelli; grand manipulator, protector and schemer for the princes of fractivism.
The NRDC gang and its wealthy allies from the world of fractivist funders and puppet masters relies on a relatively small cadre of “plumbers” to do its dirty work. There is Jay Halfon, the Fractivist Rasputin, who coordinates things among the front-line groups through his interlocking directorships and legal consulting relationships.
There is also Bill McKibben, the creepy lover of a little violence on the side while he preaches to airheads convinced he’s some sort of oracle or prophet.
Then, there is David Fenton, the Fractivist Machiavelli, who manipulates and schemes on behalf of the gang and protects its shills when necessary. Fenton’s role is less obscure than Halfon’s and less prominent than McKibben’s but, thanks to WikiLeaks, we now have an inside view of how he works. It’s nasty stuff.