Just heard Mark Halperin say, “If I’m right, I’ll look like a genius. If I’m wrong, people will forget.” Punditry in a nutshell.
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 5, 2015
For the chaser, recall Halperin’s mea culpa in November of 2013 for he and the rest of Time-Warner-CNN-HBO being on the wrong side as cheerleaders for what ended up arguably being the biggest lie ever told by an American president:
In 2009 and 2010, when it mattered, during the run-up to Obamacare’s passing, HBO and CNN, both owned by the same conglomerate as Mark Halperin’s Time magazine were doing the DNC’s bidding by insulting any of its detractors as racists, and CNN was inviting high school kids into the studio to sing pro-Obamacare propaganda:
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Because in reality they’re actually Democrat operatives with bylines, so many pundits got the biggest stories of 2008, 2010 and 2012 completely wrong, and trashed those such as Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney whose forecasts (Sarah Palin and death panels, as Halprin was forced to admit, Mitt Romney on Obama’s blinkered foreign policy) turned out to be spot-on. They’re going to “forget” their past utterances and their roles as cheerleaders and groupies for the World’s Biggest Celebrity, but we won’t.
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