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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.

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