Mark Haperin: The Obama coalitions are dead, including the …. media?

Yup. The same Mark Halperin of Time Magazine and MSNBC fame. The coalitions are dead, dead, dead. Mark outlines each one in this very short clip, but even Joe Scarborough can’t resist poking fun at the last coalition that died last night.

As you listen, you will nod your head in agreement as he points out where Obama’s support has evaporated, but it’s the last one that is the laugher. I don’t even think he is aware of what he said. I don’t. But Scarborough, on Morning Joe, was, and has a little fun.


Why yes, I do remember the President saying “You all voted for me.” Didn’t he? Hmmm? Didn’t he? Let me check. Why yes, yes he did.


From May of last year. Poor Mark.

4 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Is this the same Mark Halperin that wrote this memo to the ABC news staff during the 2004 presidential election?


    Halperin Memo Dated Friday October 8, 2004

    "It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns – and our responsibilities become quite grave

    I do not want to set off (sp?) and endless colloquy that none of us have time for today – nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion.

    The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done.

    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.

    I'm sure many of you have this week felt the stepped up Bush efforts to complain about our coverage. This is all part of their efforts to get away with as much as possible with the stepped up, renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.

    It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right."


    If anyone knows about bias in the media, it is Halperin.   He is in the thick of it.


  2. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    Whether Halperin is right or not we will see, but he is certainly one of the symptoms, not a cure. As for Barry, to find that the Academy really does not love you has to be tough – so the tough get going in style. To paraphrase the first real progressive: "Speak falsely and journey by big ship". 

  3. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Dims – if that is an example of Halperin's writing skills and ability to explain clearly and concisely, it speaks volumes for the state of journalism today.  This is apart from the convolutedly biased content.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    They don't practice real journalism, so why should they be expected to be able to spell and use correct grammar?


    Fools and tools.

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