I ran into a woman yesterday who is a fan of Jewish journalist Mark Halperin. We briefly mentioned his troubles with women accusers. I had a wild idea of telling her that he’s a Jew and that both he and Harvey Weinstein, whom she mentioned, are both Jews acting out their Jewish supremacy mind script.
It didn’t seem the right time or place to bring up Jewish hatred mixed with sexual attraction to shiksas, so I remained silent about his ethnicity.
While news of the Trump-Russia investigation’s first indictments made the rounds on Friday, political journalist Mark Halperin issued a statement of apology to his many accusers on Twitter. The NBC News political analyst, who until recently frequently guested on MSNBC’s popular Morning Joe program, is accused of sexually harassing several women during his time at ABC News. While his initial accusers numbered five, CNN reports at least a dozen women have alleged Halperin said or did sexually inappropriate things during their time together.
“I am profoundly sorry for the pain and anguish I have caused by my past actions. I apologize sincerely to the women I mistreated,” Halperin wrote before briefly changing the subject. Despite noting the “inappropriate” behavior of men toward women in these general terms, he did return the focus to his own misdeeds. “Toward the end of my time at ABC News, I recognized that I had a problem. I acknowledge that, and I deeply regret it. As I said earlier this week, my behavior was wrong. It caused fear and anxiety for women who were only seeking to do their jobs.”
Weirdly enough, Halperin somewhat echoed viral comments of his about the many women who accused then-Republican nominee Donald Trump of sexual harassment or assault.
“No one had sued me, no one had filed a human resources complaint against me, no colleague had confronted me,” he wrote in his statement. (“There’s nothing illegal,” he said in May 2016. “There’s nothing even kind of like beyond boorish or politically incorrect.”) Despite the odd discrepancy, Halperin subsequently admitted he “didn’t need a call from HR to know that I was a selfish, immature person, who was behaving in a manner that had to stop.”
Read the full statement below
NBC News offers a discreet in-depth look at the accusations. You’d never quite figure out what the hell Halperin was up to from most news accounts. It looks like a case of other Jewish journalists protecting one of their own.
However, Jewish owned and edited Business Insider pulls back the curtain a ways.
Halperin, who was dismissed from his roles at NBC and MSNBC this week after the sexual harassment claims first surfaced, was accused of the lewd acts from women who worked with him at ABC News.
One of the four new claims reported on Friday by CNN’s Oliver Darcy included one accuser who worked as an ABC News desk assistant in the late 1990s. The accuser, who CNN reported was her early 20s at the time, asked to meet with Halperin for career advice and went into his office after 10 p.m. While the two were talking, she told CNN, Halperin began masturbating behind his wooden desk while he stared at her.
“I sat in a chair across from him,” she said to CNN. “He was behind a wooden desk so I couldn’t see him from the waist down. As we had our conversation about my career he was masturbating. There was no question about it.”
“I pretended like I didn’t know what was going on and we talked a bit more and then he abruptly wrapped up the conversation,” she continued.
Her account, like others, was corroborated by friends who said they were told of the allegations years ago.
Another woman alleged that Halperin had violently thrown her against the window of a restaurant before coming “at me with his open mouth.”
“He put both hands on my arms and threw me against the window of the restaurant hard,” she said to CNN. “So my head banged against the window hard, in a way I thought people inside were going to think something terrible had happened to me.”
“This was rough, and hard, and violent,” she continued. “And not in a seductive way — in a way that telegraphs some anger and meanness.”
Although the woman said she avoided his attempt to kiss her, she said that about 10 minutes later, Halperin gave her a call.
“I was really hoping he would be calling to apologize,” she told CNN. “And he said something to the effect of, ‘You are never going to get a job. You’re never going to be hired in politics or media. Why would anyone ever hire you?'”
“And that’s when I broke down and started crying,” she continued.
CNN reported that Halperin denied some of the latest allegations, saying he had never masturbated in front of anyone or physically assaulted anyone. He released a statement on Friday to “apologize sincerely to the women [he] mistreated.”
You don’t have to be antisemitic to believe that there’s something wrong when Jews are solidly overrepresented in the current moral panic over sexual harassment. Yes, Bill O’Reilly is not a Jew and neither is Bill Cosby, but for Jews being less than 2 percent of the population, they sure are the stars of this sh*tshow.