I missed this, and this is why I missed it:
Trump’s refusal at last week’s debate to say that he would respect the results of the election [was] a violation of the indispensable notion of the peaceful transfer of power [writes Dana Milbank].
But on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" the next morning, the process journalists had a different view. "It’s the revenge of the elites," Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics said. "Elites do not accept that that was an appropriate answer."
Host Joe Scarborough agreed that the issue was only of concern to "people in newsrooms … with their soy lattes."
Halperin (Harvard ’87) went on to say that "normal people won’t care about that answer."
I also missed this, or rather, these:
In March, Halperin declared on "Morning Joe" that Trump is "one of the two most talented presidential candidates any of us have covered." In January, also on "Morning Joe," he said Trump’s attacks on the Clintons were "politically brilliant."
In June on his Bloomberg TV show, "With All Due Respect," Halperin asserted that "it’s not racial" for Trump to attempt to disqualify an Indiana-born federal judge as a "Mexican" because of his ancestry. His reason: "Mexico isn’t a race."
There's more. And I shall repeat what Milbank does not: Halperin (Harvard '87).
MSNBC now airs two daytime programs which I simply cannot abide: "Morning Joe" and "With All Due Respect," both of which have a common thread — the pathetically unraveled, anally puckered, unjournalistically processed Mark Halperin.