Sex Pest Mark Halperin Roasted Online for Attempting Comeback with Book on How to Beat Donald Trump

Sex Pest Mark Halperin Roasted Online for Attempting Comeback with Book on How to Beat Donald Trump

Today in unwanted comebacks, former political analyst Mark Halperin will publish a book in November in which Democratic strategists will give advice on how to beat Donald Trump in 2020:

Halperin has been persona non grata in most media circles for two years, ever since allegations surfaced of his long history of sexual abuse against female colleagues. Those allegations at the height of the #MeToo movement resulted in his losing his on-air job at MSNBC, his Showtime behind-the-political-scenes show The Circus, and a contract to write a book about the 2016 campaign.

Halperin has been trying for awhile to rehabilitate his reputation and relaunch his career. Based on the reception his book announcement is getting from media figures and writers on Twitter, he should perhaps rethink doing so. Unless he wants constant reminders of both the allegations against him (that he has admitted to) and the contempt with which his peers view his work:

Why any Democratic strategists would participate in this project is somewhat hard to grasp:

Should be a fun book tour, at least, assuming Halperin has the guts to do one.

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.