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kimbo fleiss Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:15 PM
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On Halperin's Page...
He just posted saying: (thepage.time.com)

"**THE POLITICAL WORLD IS ON FIRE WITH BUZZ ABOUT EARLIER-THAN-EXPECTED MCCAIN AND OBAMA PICKS**

Could McCain announce his pick Thursday in Ohio?

Which leading prospect sneaked into one of the campaign headquarters on Tuesday?

Is Obama poised to go pre-Olympics?

Will they choose from the ostensible short lists, or spring a Kemp-like surprise?

How about a Mormon but not Romney?"



What do you folks think? It seems as though things could unfold quickly, and Obama may be able to knip McCain's VP bump at the bud if he announces soon after McCain reveals his number 2.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:19 PM
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1. Who really gives FF? nt
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Youphemism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:21 PM
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2. Nope. It's a desperation tactic to get press away from Obama . /nt
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kimbo fleiss Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:55 PM
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3. Do you guys read Halperin?
Halperin is rarely the headline monger-- he is a quality reporter who talks to people who know what they're talking about... on both sides of the ball game.
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:58 PM
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4. Halperin wrote a book saying Matt Drudge was like Walter Cronkite ........
and Drudge Report Sets Tone for National Political Coverage. What that tells me is Halperin is lazy and instead of doing his own leg work ... uses the Drudge report for his stories.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:15 PM
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8. Halperin is one of the most easily snowed
regurgitators of conventional wisdom.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:19 PM
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9. quality reporter?
you're kidding, right?

do you know ANYthing about him

tell me you know about The Note, and his former role there.

then google boehlert+halperin+note

then get back to us

welcome to DU, btw
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 PM
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10. oh man, Mark Halperin is a notorious GOP monkey.
Heh. Yesterday he was talking about how much he lovvveedd Bob Novak. And he was the one who tried to start the whole meme that Obama had flip flopped on Iraq, with The Page, which is sadly the New Drudge in media land.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:40 PM
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12. Which Halperin Would That Be?

Cause Times Halperin is a stinker of the first order and wouldnt know a fact from his fanny.


Reading The Pictures: TIME's Halperin Pictures Obama As Dirty Rat

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-shaw/reading-the-...



Nothing is off-limits when the media wants to attack Democrats:

Things McCain can do when running against Obama that Clinton has been unable to do well or at all:

....Allow some supporters to risk being accused of using the race card when criticizing Obama....

Emphasize Barack Hussein Obamas unusual name and exotic background through a Manchurian Candidate prism.

Who needs the Swift Boat Veterans when you have TIME's Mark Halperin and AP's Nedra Pickler to do their dirty work for them?

http://www.americablog.com/2008/02/times-mark-halperin-...



Morning Joe, Halperin, Tried 2 Set Up Obama On Surge Today
by Excelscior1
Tue Jul 22, 2008 at 07:10:00 AM PDT

This morning on Morning Joe; the cast (Mika, Schuster, Geist and guest Time's Mark Halperin), took an excerpt from last nights excellent Nightline interview/profile, with Terry Moran. In the portion the broadcast, Obama indicated He wouldn't support The Surge, if given the chance again.

Note: That Nightline segment is worth it, just to see the hundreds (maybe a thousand) troops, staff and dignitaries, cheer Obama wildy, when he was introduced and gave a speech at the US Embassy's Green Zone. It was the 3 pointer/Kuwait moment on steriods. Don't miss it when it becomes available on You Tube.

Back to the Morning Joe crew. They were just absolutely licking their chops at the prospect that Obama has a 10am press conference (Est)scheduled, with a bunch of frothing at the mouth reporters, huddled in Jordan the past few days. who They were hoping these blasted him (ala Andrea Mitchell) on The Surge. Well it didn't happen (though A.Mitchell lied on the air today, about Obama position on Petraeus).

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/22/91843/8991/227/...
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:42 PM
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13. kimbo, I did this just for you. hope you like it
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:42 PM by Gabi Hayes
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=halperin+++boehler...

one example:

''As more than one person has said, my favorite part of Eric Boehlert's Lapdogs is Chapter 3, his fierce and detailed takedown of The Note. Between its endless pro-Republican spin, vacuous obsession with mind-numbing personality trivia, and smug insularity, it represents everything wrong with political media in concentrated form. Given the sad-but-funny spectacle of Mark Halperin prostrating himself before third-rate Republican shill Hugh Hewitt, it's worth revisiting one of the Note's most feeble examples of right-wing hackery, it's ongoing attempt to create a new pseudo-scandal in the Whitewater vein by pumping up the trial of a Hillary Clinton fundraiser. As Boehlert explains:''



Taking the lead in trumpeting the importance of the Rosen trial was ABC's The Note. An inside-baseball daily tip sheet for a readership it has dubbed the "Gang of 500" (politicians, lobbyists, consultants, and journalists who help shape the Beltway's public agenda), The Note is posted online every weekday morning and is widely viewed as the agenda-setter for the political class. On 14 different days between May 2 and 27, The Note posted cumulatively nearly forty links to Rosen-related articles, calling them "must-read." A typical Note entry came on May 10, highlighting "The opening and closing paragraphs in Dick Morris' New York Post column--perfectly explaining why the David Rosen story is going to be with us for a while."

On the day before the Rosen verdict, The Note listed "Waiting for the Rosen verdict" as the number-one priority among the Gang of 500. The next day, a federal jury acquitted Rosen of any wrongdoing. How did The Note handle this news about the trial it had hyped? By ignoring it. The next edition of The Note included a long round-up of must-reads from the Memorial Day weekend. Rosen's not-guilty verdict was not among them.

The abrupt disappearance of the story shouldn't have surprised close readers of The Note, which ABC's website has posted publicly since January 2002. In theory, what drives The Note is anything that's generating Beltway buzz. "We try to channel what the chattering class is chattering about, and to capture the sensibility, ethos, and rituals of the Gang of 500," Mark Halperin, ABC's political director and founder of The Note, once explained. Too often, though, The Note's definition of buzz has been whatever Beltway Republicans are chattering about. The Note has been nourished on an era of total Republican rule. It shows.

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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:00 PM
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5. wonder if Halperin will claim that McCain "won" this week again, heh.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:01 PM
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6. Ok. How do I not know who the hell this is in the pic --
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 09:03 PM by jefferson_dem
Next to Bayh.

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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:03 PM
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7. ABC's Halperin told O'Reilly and Hannity his network will ...........
ABC's Halperin told O'Reilly and Hannity his network will "prove to conservatives that we understand their grievances," and "explain to people what Nancy Pelosi's liberal views are like"

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610250012

Wed, Oct 25, 2006


Appearing on the October 23 broadcast of Fox News host Sean Hannity's nationally syndicated radio program and on the October 24 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, ABC News political director Mark Halperin claimed that the "old liberal media" -- the broadcast networks, CNN, and major newspapers -- are "too focused on being more favorable to Nancy Pelosi , say, than Newt Gingrich ." Halperin told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that ABC and the rest of the "old liberal media" have "a chance in these last two weeks" before the midterm elections "to prove to conservatives that we understand their grievances," and that "e should use this last two weeks as an opportunity to help rebuild our reputation with half the country."

He added: " failing of the press is not doing enough to explain to people what Nancy Pelosi's liberal views are like." Halperin made a point of distinguishing ABC from the rest of the "old liberal media" during his appearance of The Sean Hannity Show, however, stating: "I'm proud of where I work, where we understand that we've got to not be liberal, we've got to not be perceived as liberal."

Halperin's claim that the media are "too focused on being more favorable to Nancy Pelosi say than Newt Gingrich" echoed a prediction in the October 23 edition of ABC's political newsletter The Note, co-authored by Halperin, that in the two weeks leading up to the November midterm elections, the "(liberal) Old Media" will "lowingly profile" Pelosi, but "fail to describe her as 'ultra liberal' or 'an extreme liberal,' which would mirror the way Gingrich was painted twelve years ago." As Media Matters for America noted, however, there has been no significant disparity in the coverage of the "liberal views" of Pelosi, who is expected to be elected speaker should the Democrats take control of the House, and the "conservative views" of Gingrich.

On Hannity's program and on The O'Reilly Factor, Halperin made several other unsubstantiated claims about the so-called "liberal bias" in the media.

From Halperin's appearance on the October 24 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: "Factor Follow-up" segment tonight, a somewhat surprising ABC News Internet posting. It's entitled "How the Liberal Old Media Plans to Cover the Last Two Weeks of the Election." Article was written by Mark Halperin, the political director of ABC News, and also the co-author of a brand new book called The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. Mr. Halperin joins us now from New York. This is a very tough piece of analysis that you wrote. I'm surprised. I'm not stunned, because you are a gutsy guy. You have done this before. But let's walk through it. Who is the liberal old media?

HALPERIN: Well, Bill, as you know in this country, we've got these old news organizations. The major networks, ABC, where you used to work, The New York Times, The Washington Post. These organizations have been around a long time. And for 40 years, conservatives have looked with suspicion at them. I think we've got a chance in these last two weeks to prove to conservatives that we understand their grievances. We're going to try to do better, but these organizations still have incredible sway. And conservatives are certain that we're going to be out to get them. We've got to fix that.

O'REILLY: All right, so you're actually admitting, you the political director of ABC News, that CBS News, maybe your own network, tilts left?

HALPERIN: We write in The Way to Win, John Harris and I, that over the years, there are a lot of examples. What CBS News did in the 2004 election with the president's National Guard record. Lots of examples. If I were a conservative, I understand why I would feel suspicious that I was not going to get a fair break at the end of an election. We've got to make sure we do better, so conservatives don't have to be concerned about that. It's just -- it's not fair.

O'REILLY: So you're the fairness police at ABC News? You're the fairness police now?

HALPERIN: No, no, we should be impartial. We should use this last two weeks as an opportunity to help rebuild our reputation with half the country.

O'REILLY: All right.

HALPERIN: So conservatives can become --

O'REILLY: I'm liking it. Now what is the strategy of the old liberal networks? And you've defined them at CBS, maybe ABC, NBC, CNN, the major urban newspapers. What's the strategy?

HALPERIN: You know how this works. One of the things we wrote in The Note is there are no strategy calls. We're not on the phone with Howard Dean and George Soros in the morning getting our marching orders. But the mind-set at ABC, where you and I used to be colleagues, at the other big news organizations, is just too focused on being more favorable to Nancy Pelosi, say, than Newt Gingrich, being more down on the Republicans' chances than perhaps is warranted, singling out -- you're seeing here a 60 Minutes piece about Nancy Pelosi. I don't remember Newt Gingrich getting a piece that favorable in 1994.

O'REILLY: You think CBS is in the tank for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats?

HALPERIN: I think everybody in the old media better be watching pieces like that, reading profiles of Nancy Pelosi and saying, "Are we being fair to everybody involved in the American political process?" Even if you don't believe the argument, Bill, that we make in The Way to Win, that there are some examples over the years that are pretty significant of showing why conservatives are aggrieved. Even if you're a liberal and you don't believe that, believe that half the country feels that way.

O'REILLY: Yeah.

HALPERIN: And as an economic model, if you want to thrive like Fox News Channel, you want to have a future, you better make sure conservatives find your product appealing. If you're going to do the right thing --

O'REILLY: You know.

HALPERIN: -- you've got to do it.

O'REILLY: I think you're absolutely correct. I mean, all I want is fairness in the media.

From the October 23 broadcast of ABC Radio Network's The Sean Hannity Show:

HANNITY: Mark, you're a great American, and you know something, you know what the most fascinating thing in your books is? Well, one of the most fascinating things in the book, and we talk a lot about it on this program, is, you know, you talk about the new media and you talk about, you know, Matt Drudge and his impact specifically on the 2004 election.

HALPERIN: Well, look, the old system was biased against conservatives, there's no doubt about it. And John Harris at The Washington Post, who wrote the book with me, we're from old media, we're from organizations that we say have a history. There's a reason why half the country feels were biased against them. And there's things like what CBS news did to President Bush did on the Guard -- it's just no excuse. And I think, though, what the new media has done is created a way for conservatives to reach out, get their message not just to the committed but also to influence the coverage of old media. It's not a perfect system, but the old system wasn't perfect either. We're describing the way things are now, and Matt Drudge is right at the center of things.

HANNITY: What does it mean to you? I mean, do you think, for example, talk radio, the Internet, Fox News, cable news in general -- I mean, when you look at it, do you see that this shift is gonna to continue?

HALPERIN: Sean, I think right now conservatives are just better at all of this new media stuff. And the main reason, there's lot of reasons -- conservatives tend to be more organized -- but the main reason is conservatives have a fundamental 40-year problem with the old media. Every incentive to listen to your program, to go on the Drudge Report, because when they read The New York Times, or listen to ABC, they just feel alienated, like these organizations are out to get them. And like I said, we write in the book there are some great examples of why people think that. Liberals, they might not like everything we do. But they're not fundamentally challenged by what we do or how we're oriented. And I think, again, in 2008, if you're a conservative candidate, you've got to be as skillful as George Bush and Karl Rove at using the new media. If you're a liberal, just from a strategic point of view, you better figure out how to defend yourself, which Al Gore and John Kerry did not do.

<...>

HANNITY: So the liberal media does exist? The old media is liberal?

HALPERIN: We say it in the book, and we give examples. One of the examples we give that we just consider to be ironclad is you remember in 2004, you have this America Coming Together, this group of liberal donors, millionaires and billionaires, run by a guy who'd been John Kerry's campaign manager, with members of the Democratic National Committee, with people from NARAL and Emily's List, and they spent millions of dollars on ads attacking George Bush. If there had been a group like that of Republicans and conservatives from the NRA or NFIB and George Bush's former campaign manager, the country would have shut down. The old media would have said this is completely unacceptable. And yet the Kerry group was -- the Democratic group was celebrated. Now, people say to me, "Well, you work at ABC News -- why didn't you do anything about that?" I did. ABC covered that story fairly. I'm proud of where I work, where we understand that we've got to not be liberal, we've got to not be perceived as liberal. But the overall old liberal media covered that story in such an unfair way, and I think anybody who denies that just isn't paying attention.

<...>

HALPERIN: I think the mood in the country in the sixth year of a presidency is always for change, for whatever reason, whatever reason. The Republicans have not been able to define these Democratic candidates as liberals, I thought they would. And I'll tell you, a failing of the press is not doing enough to explain to people what Nancy Pelosi's liberal views are like. We're kinda doing a better job of that here, I think. Up until now, though, this is about change and changing Washington, and that's working to the Democrats' advantage.

HANNITY: Well, it's amazing. We've been doing it here. It's fascinating. Last night if you watched 60 Minutes, there were all three negative pieces that would hurt Republicans heading into the election, including a puff piece on Pelosi. I don't see anybody that's done any extensive background investigative work about Pelosi and her record. We have done so repeatedly on this program. You know what it is, Mark? It's amazing to me that I can come here on this program and talk about her record and talk about her votes, and people scratch their heads and they're like, "I've never heard that before."

HALPERIN: No, Sean, it's amazing. And, again, we need to do a better job of that. I'll tell you if you - look, this is another example involving language. When Newt Gingrich was threatening to become speaker, poised to become speaker, people called him an extreme conservative, right wing. You do not hear the same language about Nancy Pelosi. And my preference is to not have had people use that language about Speaker Gingrich, but it is a big difference from the way -- the coverage of 60 Minutes and the profiles generally of Pelosi. "She's a grandmother, she's hardworking, she's kept the caucus together." Not looking at her positions on a lot of issues that are to the left of a lot of the country.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:23 PM
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11. great get. did Eric Boehlert do that one?
have you read Lap Dogs?

he has a chapter on The Note, which is Halperin's baby

I REALLY loathe that unctuous creep. he reminds me of every funeral director with whom I've ever dealt. he oozes insincerity from every pore

I'd love to see somebody really get under his skin
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:46 PM
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14. A mormon but not Romney? .... DONNIE OSMOND!!
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