bringing an end to a thin pretense….

I know, it’s pure stupidity to give this Halperin scumbag hits on his Time site anymore. My only excuse: I was curious to see if he’d tone down his anti-President Obama venom in light of what happened this morning.


Just look at the nasty, aggressive tone this guy uses:

In His Face.”

“His” face being that of the democratically elected President of the United States of America.

“Obama” would be, well, President Barack Obama – although it was a refreshing break from Halperin calling him “Bam”.

No mention, needless to say, of Romney’s latest comical flip-flop (see here)

Just to quote again the endlessly brilliant Steve Benen:

“Halperin’s credibility as an objective observer of political events has long been dubious, at best, but this morning’s little stunt should remove all doubt. In candor, I don’t much care that Halperin sides with the right over the left, and takes cheap shots at Democrats. I care that Halperin is presented to the public as a neutral, even-handed expert, when that’s plainly not the case. To this extent, the “dick” comment only helps bring an end to a thin pretense.”

What are the bets Halperin will become a regular Fox contributor any time soon?


A post from May:

Are the Teabaggers designing Halperin’s graphics now? Real classy. 🙄

Update: Interesting – the graphic has now been removed from the site. The new headline story? Yep, you guessed it, it’s about the half-termer meeting the Chump.


Another post from May:

Mark Halperin’s obsession with the Alaskan half-termer is …. well …. bizarre. He must be the last man alive who takes this creature seriously.

His headline story at the moment on The Page is not about the reaction to the President’s speech on the Middle East, it’s not about the President’s meeting today with PM Netanyahu, it’s not about Jon Huntsman’s interview on GMA, it’s about the half-termer telling Fox (who else?) that she has ‘fire in her belly’. I kid you not, that’s his lead story, under the headline ‘Woman of Fire’.

51 Responses to “bringing an end to a thin pretense….”

  1. 1 africa
    June 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Herman Cain tells NYT, he is the real black man. Not PBO

      June 30, 2011 at 10:27 pm


    • 3 GOVCHRIS1988
      June 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

      AND!!? Your dumbass thinks Barack Obama won because he’s black, so you think black folks are stupid enough to vote for you, since you the “real black man.” Negro, slap yourself!

      • 4 Sue in Minnesota
        June 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm


      • 7 majii
        June 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

        Cain isn’t very smart, is he? Most blacks have a whole lot of experience in dealing with blacks like Herman Cain. There’s usually one of his kind in every church, work, or social group. He can call himself “the real black man” as much as his little heart desires. It doesn’t matter. We still will not choose him over PBO in 2012 because we not only know who, but what, he is. He’s no advocate for anyone except Herman Cain.

      • 10 lisalovesobama
        July 1, 2011 at 12:59 am

        Gov, you are one baaaaad mamajamma. “Negro, slap yourself.”” Oh my gosh! That is too funny. 🙂

    • 11 nospin
      July 1, 2011 at 12:29 am

      snicker. Come on Africa . . . it is funny. lol

    • July 1, 2011 at 1:40 am

      I wish that negro would go sit his behind down someplace. He has already sold his soul for a dollar. He can’t seriously think black folks would cast their precious vote for him? Be for real, negro!

  2. 13 Obamaperson
    June 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Re Mark Halperin: Way back, way back in the 2008 campaign I tried to follow The Page. I had it on my bookmarks. Then one day I said to myself, “Hey, wait a minute, this guy is not honest with himself or those he writes to in The Page.” I took him off my bookmarks. I’ve seen him a time or two, and at those times he was acting like he believed what he said when he was being complimentary to the President.

    Now his credibility is shot with me. I know him for what he is. Maybe he needed to have this bath in failure to come out of the closet. He is a rabid Republican, full of blind spots. He can’t see the horrific damage the Republicans have done that all of us must live with and pay a high price for.

    I am glad he showed his true colors. It is about time. No more closet to hide him.

  3. June 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    GOP Primary field is embarrassing. They’re basically letting Romney win, none seem to want to take him – instead all angling for his VP slot. I think Huckabee is a virtual lock for that anyways. I think Mitt and Huck have an agreement of sorts already, which is why Huck didn’t run.

    Pawlenty is rumored to have raised a ridiculously low amount for this quarter – around $5M by some whispers. If that’s true than he’s finished. Then you have crazy Bachmann who will allow Mitt to appear sane and reasonable and not have to veer to the right with no other serious candidate in the race. Huntsman will fade away as well as he was banking on a hard fought primary where all the rest would race to the right and he would stay moderate and hope the others split the hard right too many ways to give him wins. However nobody is going to pull Mitt far enough right it seems for his plan to work.

    Newt, Cain, Paul, Santorum are all non-entities. This “primary” is more like a coronation.

    • 15 theo67
      June 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      I’m not entirely convinced. I think they’re taking a chance that the Republican voters will just toe the line,and enough of them are disgusted by the choices being presented. The party might be willing to lay down or roll over to just hand the nomination to Mitt, but I’m not sure the actual voters are so willing. And the low donation numbers might be an indication. Romney has flipped and flopped too much to entice the independents. And his so-called “business record” is dangerous for the country, even though it earned him millions personally. I heard one conservative guy this week who called into Randi Rhodes’ show,and he said he’s still holding out hope for a stealth candidate.

      • 16 TrumpDog
        June 30, 2011 at 11:28 pm

        I’m not entirely convinced. I think they’re taking a chance that the Republican voters will just toe the line,and enough of them are disgusted by the choices being presented.

        I agree. I think the GOP will go for and promote whoever is on the Republican ticket. Even if it’s Romney.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm


    • 18 theo67
      June 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Yup – FOX loves his kind of “journalism”. And he can be closer to his palin obsession – unless, of course, she’s compelled to throw her hat into the ring.

  5. June 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    On this jerk Halprin to me looks like that soon to be jailbird Tom Delay and just as stupid.

  6. 20 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Steve Benen is right. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Halperin as a “democrat” political “expert” on Fox Noise anytime soon. Halperin you felt the sting of many scorpions today. No matter what he says now.. he’s just a scorned loser who got rightfully burned for denigrating a person who is a 1000% more the man than Halperin will ever in his scum ridden, flea infested, shit eating life aspire to and attain.

  7. June 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    The President asked the question tonight what is your plan GOP candidates. Stop talking about me and worrying about me and tell the American people your plan. Their plan which they will never reveal is to turn 90% of the American work force into $2.00 a hour WAGE EARNERS.

  8. 22 africa
    June 30, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Halperin is a joke. Even his peers know it. Today he is pushing Romney. Not too long ago, it was Huntsman. Tomorrow when Perry throws his hat in the ring, you will hear the goof ball extoling the virtues of Perry and how he is going to be our economic savior.

    You have to feel really sorry for this guy. He has no moral compass. One thing we know for sure is that he is a Republican operative, and try hard as he may have, to hide it, today, his mask was ripped off.

    They keep trying to blame his goof on the producer and his incompetence. I told my husband if you are to believe that lie, perhaps the producer was a PBO supporter and decided to expose them. How you love them apples if that was true.

    • 23 LunarSea
      June 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I hear what you are saying and agree with all but the part about feeling sorry for him. I don’t in the slightest. I agree with everything else tho. lol

    • 24 Suzanne
      June 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Excellent comment, africa. I like the idea that they let him make that comment to expose him.

      It doesn’t matter what he says. President Obama is the best leader this country could have and you can’t even see the Republicans, they are so far in the distance.

    • 25 Sue in Minnesota
      June 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Anyone else think he’s creepy looking? Maybe it’s his smugness, I’ld like to smack it right off his face.

  9. 26 Tulips
    June 30, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t think we gave him enough push back, pt 2 tomorrow.

  10. 27 sabreen60
    June 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    As I’ve suggested elsewhere. Let these idiots know how you really feel. DONATE all you can each and every month to President Obama’s re-election campaign.

    • 28 majii
      June 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      I hear you, sabreen60!

      Coming to TOD reminded me to make my monthly donation before midnight! I hosted a little early 4th of July barbecue for some kids in the neighborhood and almost forgot to donate because it ran later than I had anticipated. Glad I read your comment.

  11. 29 TrumpDog
    June 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    “In His Face”?
    Romney bald-face lied about saying he did not say Obama has made things worse. Romney is a lying coward in not owning up to something he actually did say.

    But again, if Halperin says something, you can assume the opposite is true.

    Romney following Obama to Pennsylvania reeks of attention seeking desperation to me.

    • 30 Sue in Minnesota
      June 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      They are cowards, afraid of the truth.

    • July 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

      Really, how can Mitt say he didn’t say that PBO is making Things worse????? I mean he just lie, like he’s being truthful??? Wowwwwwwww what kind of God does he serve???

    • 32 nospin
      July 1, 2011 at 12:31 am

      TrumpDog – Romney following PBO is going to be interesting. I wonder if the msm will report how many people came out to see Romney?

      • 33 TrumpDog
        July 1, 2011 at 1:13 am

        I just remembered when Romney was in Chicago and sent their leftover pizza to the Obama campaign headquarters.

        Romney is so out of touch. It’s like he does these things begging for attention. I know he’s campaigning and everything but his weird stunts are coming across as disingenuous and creepy.

  12. 34 LunarSea
    June 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    You gotta hand it to these repub characters, er, I mean candidates. None of them can garner the crowds or followers that PBO has so they are going to try and follow him around in hope someone will notice them too and hope that maybe, just maybe, his magic dust will rub off on them. And by someone I mean the real Ahmerikuns.

    But for all the money and powerful interests etc they have, they lack the simple, most basic qualities PBO has and that is a firm footing on where he stands on issues, coupled with integrity, honesty and a strong sense of right from wrong. Not to mention a vision. You can’t buy that! You can’t have it handed to you by pundits and load proclamations! They don’t seem to realize that this is what drives us to him en masse. You either have it or you don’t. And they don’t.

  13. 38 Sue in Minnesota
    June 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Well I say don’t waste emotion on this piece of ass wipe, but continue to put that energy into action. The media can clean up their act or dry up and die…..we all have a choice, and I for one choose not to pay for their propoganda, pomposity and arrogance. They can continue to kiss each others asses…..I’ve got better things to do with my time and my energies.

  14. 39 LunarSea
    June 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    ‘load’ should be ‘loud’ Oops

  15. 40 LunarSea
    June 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Time to get ready for bed. Will check in one last time to see what sweet tidbits Chipsticks has posted to let us end our day with a smile in our hearts. Chow.

  16. 41 africa
    June 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    You know that saying that success is the best revenge? This is how PBO is messing with the minds with this recalcitrant opposition. The man does not get nasty, he does not get into the gutter, he just keeps working hard and making strides after strides. And every single time these people think that they’ve got him pinned against the wall, he pokes his head out and say — nope, I am still here.

    People continue to underestimate or undermine PBO at their own peril. For our part, we need to keep pushing and exposing their lies and when they blatantly disrespect him, we let them know that we are not taking it. Not this time.

  17. June 30, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    eh he’s quite a messed up little toad isn’t he? What is REALLY creepy is that MSNBC PAYS him for his analysis! Seriously, one has to wonder how thoroughly immature people in the ‘news’ business are.. I mean how juvenile must they be to look at this person’s website of foolishness and consider him any sort of Professional?? To view him as capable or worthy of any sort of analysis, let alone UNbiased analysis regarding this Democratic President.

    Long ago I wrote my one and only diary at dkos.. it touched on a point that I believe holds some truth and that is that much of America embraced it’s immaturity and dysfunctional side for those long ignorant 8 years that GW ran this country into the ground… and that giving up that sort of brute behavior is just impossible for some.

    • June 30, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      And its funny or curious but in ALL the time that Barack Obama has been a candidate and a President he has NEVER has a pundit/journalist/blogger that was out in the mainstream lying to folks FOR HIM.. as does every single GOP candidate and even some dems. It’s just laughable how the likes of Halperin will just OMIT the FACTS about Romney or Palin, as if they’re gaffs and BS never happened… POTUS has never had that LUXURY of his very own liars.. and yet the man KICKS their COLLECTIVE Behinds DAILY. No wonder Halperin has a SAD. HAAAAA!

  18. 46 Walking on Sunshine
    June 30, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Well. This morning I threatened to cancel my Time subscription unless he was fired. I was hoping they would make the right decision. Tonight I followed through and cancelled. They made the wrong choice.

  19. June 30, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I think the world sees Halperin true color. I think he is a racists and I can’t believe Time didn’t suspend him or fire him. Same with Msnbc. But they will continue to hear from me.

  20. 50 lisalovesobama
    July 1, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I’m so damned mad that TIME has the nerve to keep him onboard. They are so disgusting and imo just as culpable as the Joker and his trusty sidekick 🙄 Bastards 😡

  21. 51 LYNND
    July 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I hear you Lisalovesobama, he needs to be gone,without a trace like Dan Rather.

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