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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Morning Joe on Mika's Obama Interview: Looks Like 'He Wants to Go Home, Not Taking Control'

    06/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someday, Barack Obama might make a fine professor somewhere. In the meantime, someone should remind him that he's still President of the United States . . . If President Obama thought he was going to score some easy media points by sitting down for an interview with Mika Brzezinski last Friday, he was badly mistaken. Morning Joe aired the interview today, to bad reviews by its guests. Dem Donny Deutsch didn't want to say--but said--that Obama looked "checked out," and seemed like he "wants to go home." Mark Halperin observed that Republicans resonate when they say that Obama is not...
  • Book Alleges Obama Told Aides About Drone Strikes: I’m ‘Really Good At Killing People’

    11/03/2013 1:41:28 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/3/13
    A new book covering the 2012 presidential campaign uncovers a series of scathing remarks from political figures, but one alleged comment has stirred controversy around President Barack Obama and his administration’s use of targeted drone strikes. Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book “Double Down: Game Change 2012” notes President Obama commenting on drone strikes, reportedly telling his aides that he’s “really good at killing people.”
  • Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

    11/02/2013 9:47:26 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | Peter Hamby
    By now, everyone knows that Mitt Romney’s inner circle was righteously peeved at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for spending the final days of the 2012 presidential race arm-in-arm with President Obama as they toured the Jersey coastline after its thrashing by Hurricane Sandy. The buddy-buddy act boxed Romney out of national media coverage for days while lending the president some bipartisan street cred. But it wasn’t just the storm. Christie had rankled Romney’s team throughout the campaign: He held back his endorsement as long as possible, flirted with big-shot GOP donors who begged him to jump into the race...
  • Halperin: Obama's Shutdown Strategy Banks On MSM Blaming Republicans

    09/30/2013 4:59:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The list of things on which Barack Obama has been wrong goes on to the crack of doom. But there's one thing on which the President is surely right. In calculating his strategy for dealing with the shutdown, the prez can count on the MSM to blame Republicans. Mark Halperin bared the president's calculus on today's Morning Joe, saying the Obama admin has little incentive to negotiate because it believes a "sympathetic" press will blame Republicans, accusing them of being "obstructionist." View the video here.
  • Spitzer's Feeble Defense: Hey, Politicians Lie All The Time About All Sorts Of Stuff!

    07/09/2013 7:28:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As defenses go to the charge of having lied to the people of New York about illegal activities, Eliot Spitzer's might not have been the best. Hey, politicans lie all the time about all sorts of stuff, was the essence of Client #9-turned-Comptroller-candidate's response. Spitzer's lame defense [he literally said: "I think we all know that politicians dissemble all the time about negotiations, on substantive issues and probably on personal issues as well"] came in response to some serious grilling by Mark Halperin on today's Morning Joe. The Spitzer segment was set up to feature Mika Brzezinski as chief inquisitor,...
  • Barnicle Can't Comprehend Why Halperin Respects Ted Cruz

    03/26/2013 7:02:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Showing respect for a Republican senator--a conservative one to boot? That's more than Mike Barnicle can seem to comprehend. On today's Morning Joe, when Mark Halperin mentioned that despite disagreeing with Cruz on immigration, he has "great respect" for the Republican Senator from Texas, Barnicle interrupted to ask "why do you have great respect for him?" After Halperin explained the reasons for his respect, the most Barnicle could manage was a skeptical "okay." Republican commentator Nicolle Wallace also weighed in, ambiguously. View the video here.
  • How the media turned Obama's foreign policy bungle into a Romney gaffe

    09/12/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12 Sep 2012 | Philip Klein
    We're still learning more details about the events leading up to and surrounding the attacks by Islamic radicals on the U.S. consulate in Libya and embassy in Egypt, but the media has already agreed on one thing: Mitt Romney is the political loser. "Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign," opined Time's Mark Halperin....
  • Halperin: No Liberal Bias In Saying Exclusion Of God From DNC Platform No Big Deal

    09/06/2012 4:44:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Methinks the MSMer doth protest too much. If Mark Halperin weren't keenly aware that he was about to try to whitewash a huge vulnerability for the Democrats, why would he have prefaced his remark with the disclaimer that he and others weren't showing liberal bias by claiming it was no big deal? But that's exactly what Halperin did this on today's Morning Joe. The show rolled a rolled of the DNC delegates clearly voting against putting God and Jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-Israel back in the platform from which they had been removed. We then saw the convention chairman fraudently declare that two-thirds had...
  • Halperin: Press Corps Biggies Are Pro-Obama, But Like Paul Ryan

    08/13/2012 4:21:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An interesting—encouraging?—comment and admission from Mark Halperin on today's Morning Joe. The MSNBC political analyst said that "almost every national political knows Paul Ryan, likes Paul Ryan, more than they do Mitt Romney. And that gives Romney a little bit of an edge that he was missing, which is pro-Obama in the press corps." Halperin's comment came immediately after Joe Scarborough had dared Dems to demonize Ryan, saying it would only help Republicans. Halperin's statement was a bit condensed. But parsing it, he seems to be admitting that the national press corps is pro-Obama, but that they know and like...
  • Halperin: Romney Has Horrible Relationship With Media, But 'It's Not A Partisan Thing'

    03/09/2012 5:17:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin says Mitt Romney's campaign has the worst relationship with the media of any major candidate he's covered. But, according to the man from Time, it has nothing to do with the fact that Romney is the front-runner to take on the MSM's Chosen One. No, Halperin assures us, "it's not a partisan thing." The fault lies entirely with the Romney campaign itself, which reportedly has kept the press at arm's length. Halperin's comments came in the context of a Morning Joe segment today in which Mike Allen discussed a Politico item on a media "charm offensive" that the...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...

    02/29/2012 6:58:18 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 48 replies · 4+ views ^ | February 28, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why Santorum Scares the Left February 28, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, we have some headlines that are in the Drive-By Media today. Most of them are about Santorum and how out of touch he is and how what a wacko he is and what a creep, what a fanatic. I had 'em set aside. I'll just run through the headlines here.ABC: "New Lows Among Conservatives Mark Romney’s Popularity Problem."This is an ABC News/Washington Post poll on Romney's plummeting popularity with conservative Republicans. From the Right Scoop: "Santorum: Romney Uniquely Unqualified to Take on President Obama." From the National...
  • Halperin: Santorum Might Have Media 'Rooting For Him'

    01/04/2012 4:55:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's hard to imagine the media rooting, even "cheering", for a social conservative like Rick Santorum. But two certified MSMers claim that Santorum does have the potential to attract such unlikely support. On today's Morning Joe, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, co-authors of the best-selling Game Change about the 2008 election, both opined that Santorum, given his appealing blue-collar background—and if he can avoid getting prickly with the press—could indeed find the media rooting for him. View the video here.
  • Scarborough: 'There Will Be Blood' If Romney Seen Cruising To Nomination

    01/02/2012 5:07:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 114 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some are sanguine about the Mitt Romney's chances of wrapping up the nomination if he wins Iowa and New Hampshire—but Joe Scarborough's prediction in such case was sanguinary. On Morning Joe today, Scarborough predicted "there will be blood" among conservatives if they see Romney cruising to the nomination. View the video here.
  • Mika: I Don't 'Get' Why Republicans Don't Dig Huntsman

    11/07/2011 5:22:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If the liberal media were allowed to select the Republican presidential nominee, there's little doubt who he'd be: come on up, Jon Huntsman! On today's Morning Joe, Mark Halperin claimed Huntsman "has as good a chance as any of the other candidates to test Mitt Romney" in New Hampshire. Mika Brzezinski took the Huntsman-love a large step farther, flatly proclaiming that "of all the candidates, he's got the goods." Admitted Mika: "I don't get your party." View the video here.
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • Obama Mocked Special Olympics Kids & Kanye West, Yet The WH Calls Halperin's Words Inappropriate

    06/30/2011 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    6/30/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama is apparently thin skinned, given the response from the White House that MSNBC's Mark Halperin's words concerning Obama were "inappropriate" yet he can call Kanye West a jackass, and make fun of Special Olympics kids carte blanche. Otoh, there seems to be something in the water at MSNBC: first Ed [Sergeant] Schultz gets suspended for popping off at the mouth (par for the course for him) and now Halperin is suspended, and both in almost rapid fire succession. Who's next at MSNBC? What was missed in all of the hubbub is that Halperin correctly pointed out that Obama has...
  • Rush: MSNBC’s Response Would Have Been Different If Halperin Had Defamed Bush

    06/30/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    Breaitbart,tv ^ | 6-30-11
    Now let me ask you a question, "If Mark Halperin had said this about G.W. Bush, would they (MSNBC) falling all over themselves to apologize?
  • MSNBC Has 'Indefinitely' Suspended Mark Halperin For His 'Dick' Remark About Obama

    06/30/2011 8:39:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/30/2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    That was fast. This morning on Morning Joe Mark Halperin, under the impression Morning Joe was on a 7 second delay, said he thought President Obama was a 'dick' in his press conference yesterday. He quickly apologized once it became clear the remark had aired, ad did the entire Morning Joe crew. Apparently that was not enough. MSNBC has since suspended Halperin. Their statement: "Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable.  We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have...
  • Halperin On Obama Presser: 'I Think He Was Kind Of a D--k'

    06/30/2011 4:45:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When Mark Halperin asked if the seven-second delay was working prior to offering his observation on President Obama's performance at his press conference of yesterday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski seemed to assume he was joking, and invited the normally mild-mannered pundit to proceed. But it immediately became obvious that the joke was on the Morning Joe hosts, because when he spoke, Halperin said of Obama "I think he was kind of a d--k yesterday." As evidenced in the screengrab, Mika and Joe reacted with shocked amusement. View video here.
  • First Look: Julianne Moore as Governor Sarah Palin, Actress Cast as Bristol (It's NOT Flattering)

    04/29/2011 10:36:46 PM PDT · by This Just In · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 29, 2011 | Nick Nolte
    First Look: Julianne Moore as Governor Sarah Palin, Actress Cast as Bristol by John Nolte I wrote at length about the timing of HBO’s adaptation of “Game Change,” — an obvious hit job that even the New York Times, Atlantic and Poynter Institute criticized for a lack of sourcing. But the Left is not about truth, they are only about tactics: We’ll see how closely the film sticks to the book, but Governor Palin disputed how “Game Change” portrayed her and being as that it was one of the very few books I had time to read last year, it...
  • Halperin: MSM Would Savage GOP President Calling Opponents' Budget Un-American Like Obama Did

    04/14/2011 5:43:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin . . . on a roll! Yesterday, we noted that the MSNBC analyst was surprisingly respectful to Donald Trump. Today, Halperin offered more refreshingly objective analysis. Commenting on President Obama's budget speech of yesterday, Halperin observed that if a Republican had called Dem proposals un-American, in the same way that PBO labeled Republican proposals, the MSM "would be up in arms." View video here.
  • Politico Trashes Trump As 'Silly-Season' Candidate--But Halperin Surprisingly Respectful

    04/13/2011 5:18:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today's Morning Joe offered an interesting contrast of MSM takes on Donald Trump. Politico honcho John Harris offered the conventional Beltway wisdom, writing off Trump as a "silly season" candidate who adds only entertainment and amusement value to the race. Meanwhile, Mark Halperin was surprisingly respectful of The Donald. Halperin opined that beyond the birther issue, Trump was doing a lot of smart things that other candidates should study. Among them, Trump is the only candidate, according to Halperin, willing to "get in Barack Obama's face." View video here.
  • Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Movie 'Game Change'

    03/09/2011 1:11:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | 03-09-2011 | By NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Julianne Moore is set to star in HBO Films' Game Change. Directed by Jay Roach, the movie is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s 2010 book about the 2008 Presidential elections and follows John McCain’s presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Danny Strong, who previously wrote the Roach-directed HBO movie Recount, about the aftermath of the 2000 Presidential elections, penned the script for Game Change. Roach is executive producing, with Strong co-executive producing. So far, Palin has been most famously portrayed on TV...
  • AZ Aftermath: Halperin Praises Media, Condemns Fox, Conservatives For Not 'Turning Other Cheek'

    01/11/2011 4:36:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    NewsBusters has exhaustively documented the way in which the liberal media and Dem politicians have sought to exploit the Arizona shootings, seeking to pin blame on a range of Republicans and conservative media figures. It was thus nothing short of surreal to listen to MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin this morning. Surveying the situation, Halperin praised the media and politicians for their reaction to the shooting . . . while condemning Fox News and conservative pundits for treating the tragedy like "war and fodder for content." When Joe Scarborough rightly suggested that Halperin had it backwards, the Time man wouldn't back...
  • Halperin-Meacham: Obama's No Ideological Liberal

    12/14/2010 5:02:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    All you need to know about the MSM: two of its stalwarts don't think Barack Obama is a real liberal . . . Time editor Mark Halperin, and Jon Meacham (until recently head Newsweek honcho) expressed--to the astonishment of Joe Scarborough--their fact-defying views on today's Morning Joe. View video after the jump.
  • Son of Soros Toady Slams Obama

    10/12/2010 10:53:00 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies ^ | 10/12/10 | Joy Tiz
    "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters." -Mark Halperin Mark Halperin is senior political analyst for Time. What you’ve not heard in the media is that Mark Halperin is also the red diaper brat son of Morton Halperin, currently senior advisor to the Open Society Institute (OSI). Halperin is also author of the largely unsourced and cliché ridden,...
  • Halperin: Kristol 'Insane And Absurd' To Claim Chicago Run Pretext To Get Rahm Out Of White House

    10/04/2010 4:43:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paging Rick Sanchez! The recently-canned CNNer could be perfectly placed to mediate the incipient feud between two media types who, as Sanchez might say, are "a lot like Jon Stewart" . . . Mark Halperin has called Bill Kristol's theory that Rahm Emanuel's run for mayor of Chicago is a pretext to get him out of the White House "misguided, insane and absurd." The Time editor and MSNBC analyst was reacting to a clip aired at the top of today's Morning Joe of Kristol expounding his notion. Halperin knew he was about to stir things up, rhetorically asking "is it...
  • Halperin Not Digging Dippy Deutsch?

    08/18/2010 6:02:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Mark Halperin just mugging, or was he really turned off by Donny Deutsch's antics on the set of Morning Joe today? Check the video and be the judge. Here's the background: on the show's August 6th edition [a clip of which was played today and is seen in the video here], Deutsch turned up in a tight black T-shirt and proceeded to spend much of his appearance flexing for the cameras. He ended his self-promoting performance by doing a set of push-ups as the closing comments rolled. Deutsch, apparently doing sartorial penance, appeared in a three-piece suit this morning....
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (BS! The GOP should and will!)

    08/16/2010 3:49:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 152 replies
    Time ^ | 8/16/2010 | Mark Halperin
    Dear Republican Party: Your moment is now. This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. The political potency of the issue is obvious. Polls overwhelmingly show the President has put himself on the wrong side of public opinion. Opposition to the new facility arouses...
  • “Time’s” Mark Halperin Pleads with GOP Not to Use Obama’s Support of Ground Zero Mosque Against Dems

    08/16/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 72 replies
    Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin is pleading with Republicans not to use President Obama’s endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque against Democrats in the Midterm Elections: Time: . . . . Yes, Republicans, you can take advantage of this heated circumstance, backed by the families of the 9/11 victims, in their most emotional return to the public stage since 2001. But please don’t do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is...
  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Halperin And Russian Spy Heathfield: Twins Separated At Birth?

    07/09/2010 6:14:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Note: the heat wave has gotten to me. Please read this one with tongue planted firmly in cheek. I was wondering why Mark Halperin was missing from the Morning Joe set today. His “Game Change” co-author John Heilemann was there, and the two are normally a matched set. Then the show rolled a segment on the conviction and deportation of those ten Russian spies, in a deal for the return of several Western agents. Wait a second! Who is that guy, second-from-the-right in the bottom row? Sure looks a lot like Halperin [see photo after jump]. The spy’s nom de...
  • Hail Halperin: Calls Out Deutsch, Ford On Kanjorski Double-Standard

    06/25/2010 5:01:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That Donny Deutsch and Harold Ford, Jr. would jump to defend a Democrat who made a hideously impolitic remark, whereas they would have skewered a Republican saying the same thing, is altogether predictable. What's remarkable was that Mark Halperin called them out on it. It happened on Morning Joe today in the context of Dem PA Rep. Paul Kanjorski's comment yesterday that a housing bill he was advocating helped "good, average Americans" and not "minorities" or "defective people." Halperin was first to comment, and actually launched a pre-emptive strike against the double-standard, observing "this is one of those instances where...
  • MSNBC Guest Prefaces Criticism Of Obama Summit Performance: 'Are We On Seven-Second Delay?'

    02/26/2010 4:07:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,938+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Are we on seven-second delay?"--Mark Halperin on Morning Joe, prefacing his criticism of Pres. Obama's performance at the health care summit. Halperin was surely being facetious, but the point about MSNBC's pro-Obama predilection was made. The Time editor went on to rather comprehensively pan PBO's petulant performance. His comments were preceded by a clip of Pres. Obama rudely reminding Sen. John McCain of just who had won the presidential election. View video here.
  • TIME: Tea Party 'Not Big Movement,' Palin Fans 'Un-American'

    02/09/2010 2:04:43 PM PST · by Justaham · 50 replies · 910+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 2-9-10
    Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement “both have far less support in the country at large than a gullible Old Media seems to understand or suggest,” Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin asserted on “The Page” while colleague Joe Klein, on Time’s “Swampland” blog, showed fear of the supposedly impotent coalition as he denigrated her Saturday night convention speech as “anti-intellectual drivel,” scolding as “anti-American” those dumb enough to like her: Those who celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge as a form of “authenticity” superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality are representatives of...
  • Ouch! Halperin Says Obama Sounds Like . . . Dukakis

    01/27/2010 5:44:14 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 1,513+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it the unkindest Dukakis of all . . . In the pre-SOTU kibitzing, Game Change co-author Mark Halperin, having read released excerpts of the speech, says it reminds him of the man in the tank, Michael Dukakis. Halperin, who prefaced his punch by professing his respect for PBO et. al, was reacting to Andrea Mitchell, who claimed to hear echoes, of all people, of Ronald Reagan in PBO's remarks. View video here.
  • Halperin Explains "Silver Lining" for Obama to a Possible Democrat Loss in MA Senate Race - Video

    01/17/2010 3:58:06 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,054+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 17, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mark Halperin today on Meet the Press explaining the "silver lining" to a possible loss by Democrats of the Massachusetts Senate Race on Tuesday. Halperin said the significance of this race "cannot be overstated," and that the White House feels it "may be slipping away." He says the "silver lining" is that Obama can then go to the House of Representatives and tell them they must pass the Senate Health Care Bill. That way, they would not have to re-vote in the Senate. Halperin said the White House actually prefers the Senate Bill anyway. . ....
  • Mark Halperin "Amazed" at News Leaks that Obama Has Rejected All Afghanistan War Options - Video

    11/12/2009 6:38:00 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 901+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the Morning Joe panel discussing the leaked news that President Obama has rejected all War Options presented to him for Afghanistan. All on the panel were critical of Obama except for Mika Brzezinski. Time Magazine's Mark Halperin said he is "amazed" the White House is leaking the news that Obama has rejected all war options because it reveals they have used a "flawed process." Halperin said they have been reviewing these options for weeks, and "all of a sudden he decides they are found wanting?" . . . (VIDEO)
  • 'Most In Media Think They're Right Down The Middle'

    08/11/2009 5:17:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 1,063+ views
    NewsBusters | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was shocked to hear from Mark Halperin of Time and co-host Mika Brzezinski that most people in the MSM don't admit that the press is biased, and to the contrary most in the MSM see themselves as "right down the middle." JOE SCARBOROUGH: So you're saying that most people in the mainstream media don't admit that the press is biased? MARK HALPERIN: I don't think so. You take a survey around the news room -- MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, they don't admit it: I agree that. View video here.
  • Marcus Recycles the Halperin Memo

    09/17/2008 9:52:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 382+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win. We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides "equally" accountable when the facts don't warrant that. -- memo from Mark Halperin, then the ABC News Political Director, to his staff, October 8, 2004. All campaigns fall short, but some fall far shorter than others. And it is a phony evenhandedness, comfortable for journalists but ultimately misleading, that equates these failures without measuring the...
  • Halperin: McCain Pro-Choice VP Pick Would Be 'Disaster'

    08/20/2008 4:43:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 120+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't want to take Rush's word for it? How about Mark Halperin's? The editor of Time's "The Page" is of the view that the choice by John McCain of a pro-choice running mate would be nothing short of a "disaster." Halperin expressed his view during an appearance today on CNN's American Morning. KIRAN CHETRY: What about some potential running mates for John McCain? Because there's been a lot of talk all over talk radio. A lot of people are saying if he tries to go with somebody who's pro-choice like a Lieberman, that that would be it for the base:...
  • Brazile: 'Wright One of the More Moderate Black Preachers'

    03/16/2008 12:00:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 167 replies · 3,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How much trouble is Barack Obama in over the extremism of Jeremiah Wright? Enough that Dem strategist Donna Brazile has been reduced to arguing that as black preachers go, Wright is relatively moderate. Enough that the normally affable Brazile got a bit short with Time editor Mark Halperin, he of the infamous memo to his subordinates during the 2004 presidential campaign while serving as ABC News political director. The comments came during the panel discussion on today's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on ABC. View video here.

    HALPERIN’S TAKE: TEN THINGS MITT ROMNEY COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLYTuesday, February 5th, 1. Could have run less as a social conservative and more as a can-do technocrat. 2. Could have delivered his religion and faith speech earlier in his campaign. 3. Could have run negative ads against McCain (backlash and ire be darned). 4. Could have recognized that his biggest problem was a perceived lack of humanity, and addressed it with humor, purpose, and authenticity. 5. Could have put his wife and sons more front and center in the campaign. (just kidding) 6. Could have taken a risk and separated...
  • ABC's Halperin: Press Is Liberally Biased, Needs Reform [Another stunning admission of the truth!]

    10/25/2006 10:30:37 AM PDT · by · 93 replies · 3,201+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    The national press corps is justifiably looked upon with suspicion by conservatives and in dire need of reform if it wishes to regain their confidence, especially since that's a sound business strategy. Those are the words of ABC News political director Mark Halperin who on last night's "O'Reilly Factor" provided a resounding endorsement of the idea that the elite American media needs to stop being liberally biased. (Video available in WMV or Real. MP3 audio also available, transcript is after the jump.) In a followup to an Oct. 19 internet posting in which he sarcastically impliedthat reporters take their cues...
  • Media Having Secret Conference Calls With Dean

    10/21/2006 8:14:28 AM PDT · by ricoshea · 46 replies · 2,694+ views ^ | october20 2006
    ABC News's "The Note" reported on October 19 that members of “The Old Media” are “giddy with excitement over the prospect of the Bush-Cheney-Rove-Mehlman machine losing," and are having “secret morning conference calls with Howard Dean and George Soros” to discuss how they “can keep the meta-narrative (‘The Democrats are going to beat Bush and run Congress!!’) going for another 19 days, without interruption.” This is akin to Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift actually saying something bad about Bill Clinton. Yet, there it was, in black and white. Please be advised that the writers by-lined included Mark Halperin, David Chalian, Teddy Davis,...
  • The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 (Free Republic Credited)

    10/03/2006 7:07:55 PM PDT · by kristinn · 126 replies · 3,283+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, October 3, 2006 | Mark Halperin and John F. Harris
    SNIPIn 2004, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth started out on the margins of the presidential race. In an era of Old Media domination, they might have stayed there. When the group's founders held a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on May 4, there was nothing in the next day's Washington Post, and the episode got scant attention elsewhere. A conservative website,, however, covered the news conference and listed the fax numbers of Establishment news organizations, urging readers to send missives demanding to know why they were "blacking out" the event. A day later, the...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 10/7 - 10/8/06 (not the live thread)

    10/06/2006 5:32:15 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 58 replies · 2,287+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 10/6/05 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and analysis for Weekend Talk Shows, 10-1-06 and 10-8-06 It's week five of the drive by media campaign to win back power in Washington for those who truly deserve it (in their minds), the Dhimmicrats.  This week the attention shifts away from President Bush, because their lame but continuous attacks were beginning to work for him.  Instead they are starting to point out to the ignorant boobs out there that the Republicans are really the party of homo values, kiddie porn, dirty talk and probably worse things, like drugs or even (horrors) rock and roll!  They fully expect all...
  • Ace of Base

    10/01/2006 7:51:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 812+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 1, 2006 | MARK HALPERIN
    Op-Ed Contributor BILL and Hillary Clinton have been known to cite a quip widely attributed to Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” George W. Bush and Karl Rove live by an alternative dictum: Why do things differently when you like the results you have been getting? In the 2002 and 2004 national elections, the president and his top political adviser won by margins provided by conservative voters who shared the White House’s view that the country should continue to move right. Although the president is not on...