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Soros Connection in Halperin Scandal?

Posted on | October 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Soros Connection in Halperin Scandal?


The sexual harassment scandal that destroyed Mark Halperin’s career calls attention to his family’s connections to George Soros. Halperin’s father, Morton Halperin, is a “a senior advisor to the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by George Soros,” and has “served in a number of roles with think tanks, including the Center for American Progress.” His father’s influence may explain not only why Halperin believed he could get away with harassing women, but may also explain Halperin’s meteoric rise at ABC News, where he became political director in 1997 at age 35. Mark Halperin was not a neutral, objective journalist:

In October 2004, the Drudge Report published a memo Halperin sent to ABC News staff about coverage of the U.S. presidential election directing them not to “reflexively and artificially hold both sides ‘equally’ accountable” and that both John Kerry and George W. Bush used “distortion” in their campaign, but that Kerry’s distortions were not “central to his efforts to win.”

This justification of deliberate pro-Democrat bias, coming from someone who served as political director at a major broadcast network, ought to have been adequate warning that Mark Halperin was untrustworthy. Yet he maintained his position at ABC, and from there went on to positions at Time magazine and MSNBC, which is . . . remarkable.

Far be it from me to advance any conspiracy theories, however. Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence. Yet there is an incestuous relationship between journalists and the politicians in Washington. Mark Halperin was directing political news at ABC in the 1990s while his father worked for the Clinton administration. Perhaps only such a well-connected journalist could have obtained such a post.



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