Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
« The Morning Rant | Main | lol: Adulterous Absconder Mark Sanford Announces He'll Be Challenging Trump or Something »
September 09, 2019

Report: Disgraced #MeToo Figure Mark Halperin Threatened Former Boss Phil Griffin When Griffin Refused to Give Him Permission to Return to the Network on Morning Joe

So Morning Joe & Mika wanted to let this guy back on?

Halperin called Griffiths to get him to bless his return to punditry.

Multiple sources tell The Daily Beast that the conversation earlier this year became acrimonious, with Halperin dishing up vague threats against his former boss.

MSNBC declined to comment on the episode. But MSNBC insiders said Griffin was furious about the conversation and wouldn’t likely take Halperin's calls in the future.

The hostile exchange was a sign of Halperin's frustration that his dream of returning to the punditry business--almost two years after numerous women came forward with stories of sexual misconduct--has been thwarted at each turn.

The former MSNBC contributor has been attempting to rehab a career that imploded when former colleagues and subordinates accused him of groping and unwanted sexual advances during his tenure as an ABC News political reporter.

..

And then when Halperin's pals Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski sought to collaborate with him on an online-only MSNBC broadcast analyzing the 2018 midterm elections, network brass shut down the entire plan. The failed scheme caused consternation within the building--"Everybody was going 'WTF!,'" one MSNBC insider told The Daily Beast--and ultimately led to Halperin's hostile call with Griffin.

Part of the reason for the resistance is that a CNN executive tweeted "You've got to be kidding me!" when MSNBC host Michael Smerconish had Halperin on his podcast.

So CNN is actively participating in the deplatforming -- go figure.

We'll keep in mind what I'll call "CNN's Rules" when one of theirs gets accused of sexual misconduct.

Oh wait, Don LeMon is being accused of sexual assault at this very moment, and has a witness backing the charges up, and CNN is sticking behind him.


digg this
posted by Ace of Spades at 12:09 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear: " Yep Frank Bank is certainly a DNC troll. ..."

freaked: "Some people think he MST3K sketches are dumb but I ..."

Infidel: "The l is not upside down. ..."

hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe: "Do they still put drunk-ass versions of Snapple Fa ..."

SMH: "lol sniffy ..."

ʎoſ ƃuᴉ,Ⅎ ɟo pɹᴉq ǝnlq: "Got to get this out of the system before Jim from ..."

sniffybigtoe: "Once we are socialist, you guys with your fancy fo ..."

ʎoſ ƃuᴉ,Ⅎ ɟo pɹᴉq ǝnlq: "B̰͗̑̔̃̓̌͝& ..."

Frank Bank: "So Rudy Guilliani admitted to Fredo Cuomo that he ..."

yacht rocker: "go for the big mouth ..."

zombie Jimi Hendrix: " 526 Yep, Ukraine is finally in the bullseye. ..."

freaked: "'Oh I hope you're watching the MST3K version!' ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64