My Monday column is an extended take-down of Mark Halperin’s latest burst of hackery.
When we do the list of names that occupy the rogues gallery of political villains, Mark Halperin’s name doesn’t often make the cut. It’s chiefly because Halperin doesn’t shout or speechify at length like many cable news talking heads. Make no mistake, however. He should be on that list, and near the top.
He quietly sits around a desk on various NBC News shows with a totally lifeless/emotionless expression as if he was some sort of human-Romulan hybrid who recently time-warped around the sun in his emerald green warbird and landed in 2012 to observe our planet for possible colonization. So when he suddenly pops off with a line of horsecrap so egregious in its absurdity and so beyond the realms of what is accurate, insightful and right, it’s difficult to believe that anyone this wrong and this off base would be as successful and ubiquitous as him.