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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 01:38 PM

Daily Kos: Sexual harassment allegations put Mark Halperin's past defense of Trump in a new light

Suddenly, some things about Mark Halperin make an awful lot of sense. Wednesday night CNN reported that five women were accusing the reporter, a major promoter of right-wing commentary veiled as political common wisdom, of sexual harassment and unwanted touching. Letís reread Halperinís comments about some of the reporting on Donald Trumpís treatment of women with that in mind, shall we?

After the New York Times ran a pre-pussy-tape investigative piece on Trumpís treatment of women in which a Miss Universe contestant described Trump kissing her and other contestants on the lips without asking and another woman him groping her under the table in the presence of her boyfriend, Halperin's take was that:

Thereís some troubling things in the piece, but thereís nothing illegal, thereís nothing even kind of like beyond boorish or politically incorrect, which is built into the Donald Trump brand.

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Halperin gave a statement to CNN saying that:

"During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me," Halperin said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night. "I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain. For that, I am deeply sorry and I apologize. Under the circumstances, I'm going to take a step back from my day-to-day work while I properly deal with this situation."


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/26/1710001/-Sexual-harassment-allegations-put-Mark-Halperin-s-past-defense-of-Trump-in-a-new-light?detail=emaildkre

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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 05:04 PM

1. Halperin is an asshole

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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 05:20 PM

2. I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain?

WTF! He didn't know his behavior was inappropriate?

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