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  • Former Jeb Super PAC Head Murphy: I’d Vote for Hillary Over ‘Neo-Racist’ Trump

    08/08/2016 5:55:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Murphy — who ran Jeb’s Super PAC — says that “if it came down to just my vote and I had to decide, I’d probably vote for Hillary and then jump in a lake out of massive depression.” Appearing on With All Due Respect, Murphy added that he hopes Trump doesn’t win because he’s “a demagogue and a neo-racist.” Murphy gave Trump a 10% black-swan shot of winning. View the video here.
  • WADR: Hillary's Economic Adviser Filibusters When Asked for Brevity

    08/04/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever had somebody try to sell you on something but the pitch goes on and on and on with a complicated explanation which is almost impossible to understand? If you were smart, you would walk away with your hand on your wallet. Such was the case yesterday when Gene Sperling, Hillary Clinton's economic adviser, attempted to explain her economic policies on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect to hosts John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. His seemingly endless complex explanations seemed to frustrate the hosts until Heilemann asked Sperling to very briefly explain her economic policy. The result? Sperling went on another yet...
  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

    07/21/2016 9:29:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Samantha Cohen
    Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.” Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little...
  • Halperin: GOP Elites Orchestrating ‘Grassroots’ Revolt Against Trump

    06/20/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Joseph Heller famously wrote in Catch-22, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin reported that GOP elites are indeed trying to “orchestrate” a “grassroots, organic” revolt against the presumptive nominee. An “orchestrated grassroots, organic” revolt? Oxymoron, anyone? Halperin went on to state “Trump is right: there are people plotting against him.” View the video here.
  • WADR: Halperin Corrects Heilemann on Delegate Math History

    04/21/2016 10:27:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 21, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Oops! It was quite an amusing moment yesterday on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect when Mark Halperin corrected his co-host, John Heilemann, on delegate math history. As you can see in the video below starting at the 8:05 mark, Heilemann asserted that Donald Trump was not doing as well as he should be because at this point in the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney already had enough delegates to lock up the nomination. Halperin then interjected to point out that Romney did not have the nomination locked up until much  later than now. The funniest thing about this exchange was the sheepish...
  • Mark Halperin: 'Democrats Often Have the Media on Their Side Because of Liberal Bias'

    03/18/2016 2:41:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Democrats often have the media on their side because of liberal bias." That sounds like a very common complaint among conservatives. However, that is exactly what liberal Mark Halperin stated yesterday on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect when he admitted the very obvious. This admission came during a discussion about how the Senate refusing to hold hearings on President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court will supposedly help Democrats. In fact Halperin and co-host John Heileman were practically leaping for joy in their belief in how this issue will damage Republicans in the upcoming Senate elections. Perhaps it was...
  • Halperin: Bernie Gets Bum Rap as MSM Buys Into Hillary 'Faux Outrage'

    03/08/2016 3:43:33 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin has ripped the MSM for its "outrageous" treatment of Bernie Sanders. Calling the media "lemmings," Halperin, seconded by John Heilemann, said on today's With All Due Respect, that the Hillary campaign has ginned up "faux outrage" over a number of Sanders' statements, and that the media has been "following it around," treating minor matters like "major contretemps." Halperin also had a warning for Republicans: 'just wait until a general election if Hillary Clinton is the nominee at how much faux outrage her campaign shows over whoever the Republicans nominate." That comes as no surprise, but still refreshing to...
  • Mitt Romney is about to smash Donald Trump in a speech for the ages

    03/03/2016 5:31:45 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 157 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 3/3 | Allan Smith
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to bash Donald Trump in a speech Thursday, according to excerpts of the speech being passed around social media. In quoted remarks released by Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin, Romney calls Trump "a phony, a fraud." "He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat," Romney is expected to say. Romney, who recently has been publicly critical of Trump's campaign, announced Thursday's speech on Wednesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt...
  • Halperin: All Agree Great for SCOTUS to 'Look More Like America'

    03/02/2016 3:35:59 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I'm guessing most NewsBusters readers could care less about "diversity" when it comes to choosing Justices of the Supreme Court. That they'd be thrilled if all nine justices looked, for example, like Clarence Thomas--so long as all shared his philosophy of judicial restraint and original intent. On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin interviewed Planned Parent president Cecile Richards. Richards declined to name someone she'd like to see nominated to the Court but did say she was "extremely grateful" for the addition to the Court of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. That prompted Halperin to observe: "regardless of ideology...
  • 'Due Respect' Raps MSM for Playing Trump 'Punch'--After Playing It Themselves

    02/23/2016 3:20:57 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let he who is without sin . . . throw the first punch? Today's With All Due Respect rapped the MSM for its extensive coverage of Donald Trump having said of an unruly protester "[I'd] like to punch him in the face." Lamented John Heilemann: "cable news is so often so crazily dumb." Just one problem. Before Heilemann and Halperin bemoaned the MSM's excessive coverage of the line . . . they opened the show by playing in its entirety the clip of Trump's pugilistic proclivity! Hypocrisy, anyone? Their point was that the media's fascination with Trump's antics makes it...
  • Halperin Scoffs at Scarborough Suggestion It's 2nd-in-South Carolina or Drop Out for Rubio

    02/19/2016 5:28:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about setting someone up to fail . . . Heading into a contest, politicians traditionally like to lower expectations. But Joe Scarborough has raised expectations for Marco Rubio almost to the roof. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough repeatedly cited talk that if Marco Rubio doesn't finish second in the South Carolina primary, "he has to get out of the race." Chuckling through Joe's comments, Mark Halperin batted away talk of a less-than-second-place finish forcing Rubio out of the race: "with all due respect, that's one of the silliest things I've heard this cycle. Rubio needs to beat Bush here...
  • Mark Halperin: Press 'Biased Against' Hillary

    02/11/2016 3:06:40 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Any would-be Republican presidential candidate who had--hanging around his neck--all the scandals and investigations that surround Hillary Clinton, would likely not have the chutzpah to throw his hat into the ring. He would know that the MSM would create such a toxic environment that his candidacy would never have a chance of getting off the ground. And so it is somewhere between amusing and outrageous to hear Mark Halperin claim, as he did on today's With All Due Respect, that the press is "biased against" Hillary Clinton. Granted, Halperin did so in the context of discussing this evening's Dem debate...
  • Mark Halperin: My report card grades for the NH winners victory speeches

    02/09/2016 9:27:05 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/9/2016 | Mark Halperin
    ‏@MarkHalperin: "My report card grades for the NH winners victory speeches: @realDonaldTrump A: v strong energy/close. @BernieSanders B+: went too long
  • ‘Morning Joe’ panel discloses Clinton email scandal as far worse than ‘public knows’

    01/30/2016 2:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 1/29/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    **SNIP** "All of our sources high up are telling us... that this investigation is far more advanced than we the public knows," Scarborough said, before asking the panelists what information they're getting. "Well, there are three things that people are keying off of. First of all, there are a lot of chatter amongst FBI agents, many of whom have never been big fans of the Clintons. But a lot of FBI agents seem to be saying something is happening here," Bloomberg News analyst Mark Halperin said. "Second is from a legal point of view, you look at the recent developments...
  • Scarborough/Halperin on FBI Investigation of Hillary: Sources Say Something Happening

    01/29/2016 4:56:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With news of the death of Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane, let's take a line from another group of the late 60s, Buffalo Springfield: "there's something happening here." What it is ain't exactly clear, but it doesn't seem to bode well for Hillary Clinton. Today's Morning Joe featured an ominous exchange between Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin. The notion was that a variety of sources--from a senior network exec, to top Obama admin officials, to FBI agents--are saying the same thing: the FBI investigation of Hillary is much further along than most people realize. Listen to Halperin: "the body language...
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • Mark Halperin hints Sarah Palin will endorse Trump tomorrow in Iowa [vanity]

    01/18/2016 1:50:36 PM PST · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    Mark Halperin Verified account ‏@MarkHalperin Does anybody know where @SarahPalinUSA plans to be on Tuesday? Trump will be having a major announcement with a special guest tomorrow in Ames, Iowa.
  • Mark Halperin: 3 Major GOP Candidates have Eye-Catching Endorsements planned before Iowa

    01/10/2016 12:16:08 PM PST · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Mark Halperin ‏@MarkHalperin 16m16 minutes ago At least 3 of top GOP '16ers are sitting on eye-catching endorsements that will be timed for release pre-Iowa for max impact. DEVELOPING...
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks Trump Can't Beat the Empty Pantsuit and They're Talking About Romney...

    12/10/2015 12:26:59 AM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | December 9, 2015
    EXCERPT Anyway, Charlie Rose with Mark Halperin last night. Charlie Rose said, "Are you saying, Mark, that if the Republican Party unites against Donald Trump, that they can't stop him?" HALPERIN: The establishment now will not accept Trump as the nominee. They will fight him to the end, including at the convention if they need to and I think they'll run someone else if he does become the nominee. ROSE: Meaning somebody's in the field -- HALPERIN: No! Someone like Mitt Romney or Mitch Daniels, someone else to step forward to say, "We've got a safe place to vote because...
  • Halperin: Kerry 'Tired' When Speaking of 'Legitimacy' of Charlie Hebdo Attack

    11/18/2015 4:35:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Suggestion for John Kerry: if traveling makes you so tired that you say things undermining the war against radical Islamic terrorism, stay home on Nantucket and conduct your diplomacy by Skype . . . On today's Morning Joe, here's how Mark Halperin explained Kerry's despicable statement about the "legitimacy" and "rationale" of the Charlie Hebdo attacks: "Secretary Kerry has a history when he's tired in particular after he hurtles around the world of speaking imprecisely." Was Kerry speaking "imprecisely"—or did he let the truth slip of precisely how he and President Obama really feel? View the video here.
  • Ted Cruz Has Legs, Halperin Says

    11/10/2015 2:35:52 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    PoliZette ^ | November 2015 | Brendan Kirby
    While Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to dominate the polls and a gaggle of Establishment candidates battle one another, the favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination just might be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, journalist Mark Halperin said Tuesday.On the day of the fourth Republican debate Tuesday, Halperin said on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that Cruz might be best situated to, as Ingraham put it, "marry the passion to the substance."Halperin, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics, said Cruz is set up nicely for the Iowa caucuses and would have favorable terrain in the early voting Southern states. In addition,...
  • Bernie's Wife Twice Corrects Herself: He Throws a 'Holiday' Not a 'Christmas' Party

    10/26/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    God forbid it should be said that Bernie Sanders throws a "Christmas" party! Sanders wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, was interviewed on today's With All Due Respect. When Mark Halperin asked the affable Mrs. Sanders to share a side of her husband that people might not know, she twice mentioned that Bernie organizes an annual "Christmas" party. And twice she promptly corrected herself, calling it a "holiday" party. View the video here.
  • 'Let's Be Honest, a Lot of FBI Agents Don't Like the Clintons'

    10/19/2015 5:54:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin has alleged that FBI agents conducting the investigation of Hillary's emails are driven in part by personal animus toward the Clintons. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Halperin said that "of all the entities in the United States that represent a threat to Hillary Clinton being the next President of the United States, those FBI agents are probably in the first tier, in part because they're following the evidence wherever it leads, but in part because—let's be honest—a lot of FBI agents don't like the Clintons. View the video, and be sure to watch to the end to catch...
  • Halperin: Hillary's Only Hope Is To 'Win Ugly'

    09/11/2015 4:04:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This could get entertaining . . . Mark Halperin says that, faced with plunging poll numbers, Hillary's only hope of victory is to "win ugly." Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Halperin explained that by "win ugly" he means drawing invidious comparisons with her opponents, such as emphasizing that Bernie Sanders is a socialist and Trump a billionaire developer. Should we prepare for the Hillary Red Scare? "I have here in my hand a list of 205 socialists in the Sanders campaign!" View the video here.
  • Halperin: After Criticizing Hillary 'Not Saying Rendell Woke Up With Horse Head in Bed, But'

    08/28/2015 7:16:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So who's Hillary's enforcer? Last week we asked "who got to Donny Deutsch?" when he suddenly became supportive of Hillary whereas just the week before he had been very critical of her. Now the same thing has happened with Ed Rendell. Just yesterday, the former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania governor was quoted in the New York Times saying Hillary has handled the email scandal "poorly, maybe atrociously, certainly horribly." But on today's Morning Joe, Ed was suddenly singing a different tune, claiming Hillary is doing everything right and plaintively suggesting that there is no problem. That led Mark Halperin to...
  • Trump on His Favorite Bible Verse: ‘That’s Personal’

    08/26/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 113 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/26/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect,” host Mark Halperin and John Heilemann asked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump what his favorite Bible verse is.Trump has said many times on the campaign trail the Bible is his favorite book.Heilemann asked, “You mentioned the Bible and talked about how it was your favorite book and you said, I think last night on in Iowa, some people are surprised you say that. I am wondering what one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”Trump answered, “I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very...
  • Halperin: Trump Reached ‘Turning Point,’ ‘Most’ Estab Cands Think He Can Win Nomination

    08/17/2015 5:53:51 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Ian Hanchett
    Bloomberg Politics Managing Editor Mark Halperin stated that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “reached a turning point” where the “establishment candidates” think he can win Iowa, “most” believe he can win the nomination, and “a significant number think he could win the White House” on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Halperin was asked his writing that “Most importantly, we’ve reached a turning point with Trump, the major establishment campaigns of both parties now think Trump could win Iowa, and most of them think he could win the nomination, and a significant number think he could win the White...
  • Halperin: Hillary 'Great Public Servant, Extraordinarily Strong Candidate'

    08/17/2015 5:59:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You know those super-fast-talking disclaimers run at the end of some ads? The kind of CYA things the lawyers force the advertisers to say? That's what Mark Halperin's pro forma praise of Hillary on today's Morning Joe brought to mind. Halperin first ripped Hillary's campaign as the most "unresponsive to basic questions" he's ever dealt with, and reported that "elite Democrats" are worried about being stuck with scandal-ridden Hillary as their candidate. But Halperin apparently felt obliged to include this bit of posterior-protecting pablum: "she's still an extraordinarily strong candidate, she's a great public servant. She's, I think, right now,...
  • Mark Halperin: "Dirty Little Secret" That Kasich Is "Media's Favorite Candidate," Like McCain Was

    08/16/2015 5:43:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Real Clear Poltics ^ | August 16,2015
    MARK HALPERIN: The establishment wing of the party is going to have to settle on one or two people by March 1st. And I think today, if you look at, again, the four people the establishment talk about, leave Governor Christie aside, Kasich, Bush, Walker, Rubio. JOHN DICKERSON, FACE THE NATION: How -- HALPERIN: Even Trump hasn't gone after him yet. NOONAN: True. True. JAMELLE BOUIE: -- I think there's a sweet spot for Republican presidential candidates and it's basically, I want to cut your taxes, I don't want to stick it to anyone. And I think Kasich hits that...
  • Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: "The Ruling Class Is Pissing Their Pants"

    08/12/2015 11:22:24 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 12, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On "With All Due Respect," Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone discusses his abrupt departure from the campaign, whether the real estate mogul can win the Republican nomination and who would potentially fill a “Trump void.” He also provides a glimpse inside the mind of “The Donald.” Stone was advising Trump's presidential campaign but left right after the Megyn Kelly-FOX News debate debacle. Stone did not bash Trump and had nothing but praise to give.
  • Obamacare: Mark Halperin Apologizes to Republicans For Believing White House on Gruber

    06/22/2015 11:50:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you so gullible as to place your faith in the credibility of the current White House? If so, you might have to find yourself end up eating crow and apologizing to the skeptics for your gullibility as happened to Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Morning Joe today. Halperin's apology came on the heels of a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that despite previous White House denials, it actually had quite extensive contacts with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.Here are some of the details that made Halperin feel foolish for placing his blind faith in the White House:
  • Judd Apatow: Kochs Don't Care About People But Hollywood Liberals Are Different

    06/16/2015 6:00:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can Judd Apatow, once ranked the smartest guy in Hollywood be so . . . ? On today's With All Due Respect, big comedy macher [credits include Lena Dunham's Girls] Apatow said it was "ridiculous that anyone thinks that rich people care about other people. When the Koch brothers give a billion dollars, it is not out of a great concern for the masses." To his credit, Mark Halperin twice pressed Apatow as to whether his notion that rich donors don't care about other people also applies to rich Hollywood liberals. Apatow eventually asserted that there's a difference: "Hollywood...
  • Mark Halperin's Biased Grilling of Ted Cruz

    05/13/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as an African-American?" Imagine he pressed further. Do you have a favorite traditional black food? Who's your favorite African-American performer? It's a safe bet that journalist would be lucky to have a job today as a greeter at Wal-Mart. Mark Halperin isn't in danger of losing his job -- nor should...
  • Ted Cruz’s finest moment

    05/12/2015 11:01:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 12, 2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The United States owes Bloomberg columnist Mark Halperin a debt of gratitude. For a rare and fleeting moment, Americans of all political persuasions, religious affiliations, and ethnic backgrounds were united in revulsion over the spectacle of his attempt to interview Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Halperin’s ham-fisted, chauvinistic effort to force Cruz to prove the authenticity of his heritage by riffing extemporaneously on Cuban culture and to speak en Español were both embarrassing and insulting. Halperin’s motives were transparent. He set out to demonstrate in some small way that Cruz was Cuban in name only — a CINO, if you will....
  • The Real Takeaways From the Halperin-Cruz Interview

    05/12/2015 5:19:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Liberal media honcho Mark Halperin really showed his "colors" as he tried to de-Hispanify Sen. Ted Cruz in an interview for Bloomberg Politics over the weekend. If you like arrogant, condescending, rude, insolent and patronizing Beltway journalism, you may appreciate Halperin's performance. If you are a person of ordinary sensibilities, however, and not so intoxicated with the leftist worldview that you are incapable of dispassionately assessing the segment, you will have a different reaction. What first struck me about the interview was not so much the objectively asinine questions Halperin asked but his obvious motive and attitude in asking them....
  • No Due Respect: The real problem with Bloomberg's Halperin-Heilemann show

    05/11/2015 12:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect," hosted by Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is probably the object of more ridicule from Beltway and Manhattan insiders than any other news show on television. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. The vast majority of the Gang of 500, a term coined by Halperin many moons ago, thinks the show is really bad. Which is a problem, because the Gang of 500 is Halperin and Heilemann's target audience. The rest of America doesn't watch the show. Although Ruben Navarette, a San Diego-based columnist, did happen upon Halperin's interview with...
  • Ted Cruz Defends Mark Halperin, Says Apology Wasn't Necessary

    05/11/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05/11/2015
    Ted Cruz issued this statement on his Facebook today in defense of Mark Halperin for his apology over stereotypical Cuban questions he asked in an interview: Mark Halperin is a serious and fair-minded journalist. Today he kindly issued an apology for some silly questions he
Posted by Ted Cruz on Monday, May 11, 2015   Below is Mark Halperin’s apology: We wanted to talk with Senator Cruz about his outreach to Latino voters the day after he spoke at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. My intent was to give the Senator a chance to speak further about his heritage and personal...
  • Mark Halperin Apologizes for Cringeworthy Ted Cruz Interview

    05/11/2015 11:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 11, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Pobody's Nerfect. On Monday afternoon, Bloomberg Politics editor and MSNBC senior burrito correspondent Mark Halperin apologized for an interview two weeks ago in which he ham-handedly quizzed Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his Cuban heritage. In the interview Halperin questioned Cruz on his Hispanic appeal, even his consumption of Cuban dishes, and offered to let Cruz welcome Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders to the race en Espańol. The interview flew under the radar until it was torn to shreds by San Jose Mercury-News columnist Ruben Navarrette this weekend. “As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching...
  • Mark Halperin's 'nauseating' interview with Ted Cruz

    05/11/2015 7:16:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    This interview by Mark Halperin with Ted Cruz is a shocking example of liberal double standards. Cruz, a Cuban American, was targeted by Halperin for being an "inauthentic" Hispanic - I guess because he's a conservative Republican. But the insulting, demeaning questions by Halperin asking Cruz to "prove" his genuineness elicited a ringing denunciation from Rueben Navarette: Watching Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics interview Cruz recently, I wasn't just uncomfortable. I was actually nauseated. As a journalist, I felt embarrassed for Halperin. As a Hispanic, I felt like I was watching a college fraternity have fun with racial stereotypes,...
  • WATCH: Liberal Host Goes Fulls Racist Interviewing Ted Cruz

    05/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 35 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    On Saturday, Fausta’s Blog posted an interview from Bloomberg TV that slipped under the radar in the last few weeks, wherein Mark Halperin got uncomfortably weird and painfully white while interviewing Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Here is Digitas clip of the segment. It is a comic tragedy unto itself. Fausta, in the dangerous state of “outraged while Puerto Rican,” had a terrific rant that ended, appropriately, with bésame el culo. Kiss my … The absurdity of the situation is outweighed only by how disgusting it is.
  • White reporter demands to know how authentically Cuban Ted Cruz is

    05/10/2015 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Mark Halperin of Bloomberg interviewed Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a candidate for president of the United States, recently and endeavored to find out how authentically Cuban he is. This line of questioning has not, so far as is known, been directed at any other presidential candidate. Barack Obama’s blackness has not been called into question, nor has Hillary Clinton’s womanhood. Ruben Navarrette, writing on Saturday for the San Jose Mercury News, was appalled, to say the least. Halperin asked Cruz what kind of Cuban food he liked, if he listened to Cuban music and was invited to address Bernie Sanders...
  • Report: NYC Mayor De Blasio wants to be drafted into an anti-Hillary presidential campaign

    04/20/2015 10:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | Noah Rothman
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio failed to endorse Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and appeared to call into question her progressive bona fides, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Though he served as Clinton’s U.S. Senate campaign manager in 2000, de Blasio has been clear that he does not believe that the former secretary of state was pulled sufficiently to the left over the course of the Obama presidency. “The Democrat should be willing to challenge the status quo,” de Blasio in November of last year in the context of Clinton’s efforts to recast herself a progressive populist...
  • STEPHANOPOULOS FLOORED AS GINGRICH, BLOOMBERG EDITORS DETAIL SERIOUSNESS OF ‘CLINTON CASH’

    04/26/2015 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 125 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Written by Matthew Boyle
    The former public face of Bill Clinton’s White House—and current host of ABC News’ This Week—George Stephanopoulos was floored as two prominent journalists and the Republican Speaker of the House from his Clinton days, Newt Gingrich, laid out for him just how bad the “Clinton Cash” book is for his old bosses. During the show’s roundtable panel after Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer appeared on the show for a lengthy interview, Stephanopoulos teamed with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile in an attempt to discredit Schweizer. But it started with Stephanopoulos making a shocking admission: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign wouldn’t send out...
  • Media Issue Devastating Reactions to Hillary’s ’Clinton Cash’ Revelations

    04/26/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-26 | Breitbart News
    On Sunday, journalists and political analysts across the ideological spectrum blasted Hillary and Bill Clinton’s actions as revealed in the forthcoming bombshell book all of Washington is buzzing about, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.Fresh off the heels of the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night, Sunday’s political shows were flooded with commentary on Clinton Cash.Here are some highlights (all emphases added):Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin: The Clinton Cash revelations are “extraordinarily serious,” said Halperin. “Here’s why you know this is serious because any Democrat, almost any Democrat,...
  • By Not Endorsing Hillary, De Blasio 'Maybe Playing More Dangerous Game Than He Realizes'

    04/22/2015 3:04:06 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Serious question: what did Mark Halperin mean when he said that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "may be playing a more dangerous game than he realizes" by refusing so far to endorse Hillary? On today's With All Due Respect, Halperin prefaced his ominous observation by saying that there is "furor in Hillary Clinton's camp" over the matter. De Blasio's omission certainly is striking, considering that he was Hillary's campaign manager when she ran for Senate from New York. View the video here.
  • Halperin-Heilemann: Rand's Wife Kelley Good, But No Michelle Obama

    04/07/2015 5:54:09 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Let's be clear: on today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann were very complimentary about Kelley Paul's performance today in introducing her husband Rand at his presidential announcement speech. They described her as a big asset and anticipate seeing a lot more of her on the campaign trail. That said, the duo said something that boggled my mind, claiming that as good as she was, Kelley was "not at Michelle Obama's level." Back in April, 2008, a full year later in the campaign cycle, this NewsBuster wrote about Michelle's shockingly angry performance on the stump [view the...
  • Halperin: Dems Happy With Hillary Like Cubans With Their 'Choices'

    03/26/2015 4:56:58 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin just compared the way Hillary has been foisted on Dem voters to the empty "choices" that Cubans have when it comes to their leaders. On this evening's With All Due Respect, when Dem strategist Steve McMahon claimed that Dems are happy with "the" choice they have in the person of Hillary, Halperin retorted "like the way Cuban voters are happy with their choices." View the video here.
  • 'Hillary Out of Server Space Because She Was Downloading Every Manilow Song?'

    03/10/2015 4:29:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Which was the bigger insult to Hillary: that she might have committed hanky-panky with the handling of her email, or that she's a huge Barry Manilow fan? On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin mocked Hillary's decision to delete thousands of supposedly personal emails: "was she running out of server space because she was, like, downloading every Barry Manilow song?" John Heilemann was equally unimpressed, quoting someone who tweeted: "Nixon didn't burn the tapes but Hillary destroyed the emails." Ouch. View the video here.
  • Halperin/Heilemann: MSM Has 'Anti-Clinton Bias,' Primed to Dig Into Hillary Dealings

    12/17/2014 6:14:25 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mark Halperin claims that the MSM has an "anti-Clinton bias." That might send the blood pressure of a Newsbusters reader rocketing. But before downing a dieuretic, consider what else he and John Heilemann had to say on their Bloomberg TV show today. Halperin and Heilemann were riffing off the New York Times report that Hillary's State Department permitted a rich Ecuadorean woman to enter the US after her family donated big bucks to Dem campaigns. According to the Bloomberg duo, there are 20-30 such stories out there, and the media will be eager to research them, with Hillary's scalp being...
  • 'Sober,' Not 'Political': Halperin and Peters Defend Feinstein CIA Report

    12/10/2014 5:30:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who were those guys on Morning Joe today—two Feinstein staffers? Nope, they were Mark Halperin and Jeremy Peters, making like Dem aides in defending the report on the CIA that Dem Senator Diane Feinstein released yesterday. Halperin, head of Bloomberg Politics, had the chutzpah to claim that the report was not "political." Peters of the New York Times then chimed in to claim that in releasing the report the Senate conducted itself in a "sober" way. View the video here.