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Mark Halperin Out at NBC, MSNBC Amid Sex Assault Accusations

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    by FOX NEWS, 10/26/2017
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    ***A “GAME CHANGE” MINISERIES BASED ON HALPERIN”S BOOK HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED BY HBO.****
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    AND HIS BOOK ON THE TRUMP ELECTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE PUBLISHER.
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Mark Halperin, the NBC and MSNBC analyst who co-authored the bestselling 2008 election postmortem “Game Change,” is leaving both networks after five women accused him of sexual harassment in a CNN report published Wednesday.

“We find the story and the allegations very troubling. Mark Halperin is leaving his role as a contributor until the questions around his past conduct are fully understood,” MSNBC told Fox News in a statement.
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The powerful journalist’s alleged behavior occured while he was at ABC News, according to CNN, which said the five women’s complaints were corroborated by others who did not personally experience the harassment.

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Halperin admited to CNN Wednesday night that his conduct was inappropriate, and he said he would take time away from his role as a senior political analyst at NBC and MSNBC.

“During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me,” Halperin told CNN. “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.”

Condemnation was swift across social media.

“The percentage of men who will leap to this jackass’ defense will be about .001,” tweeted journalist Keith Olbermann, who formerly worked for MSNBC.

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Well, looks like the roosters are coming home to roost for the liberal media now, aren’t they? They were all so quick to gloat when the accusations were made against Fox News Channel, but now that one of their own has been found out (and he won’t be the last), they’re not so quick to flap their lips now.

  2. Halperin has no shortage of critics on the left. Media Matters regularly skewered him when he headed the political reporting division of ABC News during the mid-aughts. The knock on Mark by lefties: too much kid-gloved treatment of Dubya. I believe he was part of a decision by ABC News to advise reporters not to refer to any de facto civil war being underway in occupied Iraq.

    Hope he banked his earnings from Game Change and the Circus series. I won’t miss him on Morning Joe. He had a somnolent presence and, often with a half-smirk, proferred endless fence-sitting comments. Hope Joe and Mika find a peppier replacement.

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