Disgraced political expert and author Mark Halperin has recently signed a contract to publish a book on the Trump era's political strategy. This is his first big project since his career that derailed in October 2017 on multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.
As The Author of Game Change first reported by Politico Playbook, has signed a contract with Regan Arts to How to Beat Trump: America's Best Political Strategist on what it Needs to publish. The November book focuses on interviews with dozens of Democratic political strategists, including Donna Brazile, David Axelrod, Amanda Renteria, James Carville, Jennifer Granholm, and Kathleen Sebelius Regan Arts's director will announce the upcoming release, according to Politico of the book, "I can not forgive, mold, or tolerate any harm a person inflicts on another person. I have also lived long enough to believe in the power of forgiveness and second chance and to offer a path to salvation to a person. HOW TO PRAY TRUMP is an important, thoughtful book, and I hope everyone has the opportunity to read it. "
The news was a shock to the prosecutors, including one who described the development as a" slap in the face for all "The Women He Made a Victim.
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"He used his position as a prominent journalist to hunt women. He has yet to take responsibility for his actions by apologizing to his victims or demonstrating genuine remorse, "McManus said in a statement to The Daily Beast. "Giving him a book puts him back into a position of authority, and that's a slap in the face of all the women he bullied."
As for the more than 75 Democratic strategists with whom Halperin reportedly spoke to write the book (many of whom did not respond to The Daily Beast's request), their contribution to his revival of Duly noted by professionals in the media industry.
Brazile, an experienced Democratic strategist and editor of Fox News, told The Daily Beast that her decision to speak with Halperin "disappointed" friends, but she feels her voice is the subject of the book needed.
"There was a lot said or wrote about Mark Halperin's mistake. We condemned him, shamed and pushed away. We are still angry with him and will never stop admonishing him, "Brazile said in a statement to The Daily Beast. "After many e-mails, certainly in difficult times, I wanted to record my answers to the question of how to defeat Trump. Many of my friends today are disappointed that I answered Mark's call, but I did so after understanding where I came from. "
Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, addressed the backlash in a tweet on Sunday night, saying that he had not given enough thought to how his" participation would be used or interpreted. " Repeating Brazil's views, adding, "By answering Halperin's questions, I did not want to apologize in any way for his past, his outrageous behavior, and in hindsight. I regret having ever responded.
Emily Miller, a correspondent for America News Network, one of the numerous journalists Halperin had charged with sexual harassment, thanked Axelrod for the apology, but repeated the distress that other victims had learned about the book so late in the game , "Thanks for regretting it," Miller wrote. "I wish someone had told us – the victims – that this was happening so we could at least emotionally prepare for it." Then she tagged the Press Forward Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by many Halperin prosecutors to create safer jobs in the media.
"Should Mark Halperin, along with others whose harmful behavior has been credibly debunked by the hard work of journalists, return to the arena without demonstrating the standards we expect from our children?" Do not talk about salvation without even a hint of atonement.
Renteria, former Hillary Clinton's national political director during the 2016 presidential election, also told the Daily Beast that her involvement in Halperin's book should not indicate his absolution. "As my record shows, I have no compassion for people with sexual harassment in the workplace and I'm not interested in rehabilitating someone's career," Renteria said. "At the same time, women and people of skin color are worse off if our voices and experiences in campaign stories like these are not taken into account."
Adrienne Elrod, another former senior Clinton advisor who spoke with Halperin, told The Daily Beast that her "unique professional focus is to defeat Donald Trump in 2020" and she said she had " A number of people "talked about the relevance of the 2016 elections to win back the White House. But added, "If I had to do it again, I would have been more thoughtful and respectful of the women involved."
Ben LaBolt, an Obama administration spokesman and political strategist, also told The Daily Beast that his participation was not intended to help Halperin personally. "I treated it like a regular reporter call, but I had to repeat the charges against him before answering," LaBolt said. "Did not want to appear apologizing for his past behavior or being part of a PR campaign."
The Halperin book is far from the first time that Regan has struggled for controversy. Already in 2006, it voted in favor of the publication of O.J. Simpsons kind of all-rounder about the murders of his ex-wife and girlfriend, If I Did . After a firestorm of indignation, both the book and a Fox TV special were canceled and she was eventually dismissed by the News Corporation. (Regan later received a reported $ 10 million settlement after she sued News Corp. for defamation.)
Regan and Regan Arts did not respond immediately to a phone call and email to comment ,
Following the wave of accusations that Halperin had, he groped for several female colleagues and made unwanted sexual approaches to them. He had dropped out of the many projects he was working on at that time. He was released from Showtime's The Circus a planned book with longtime partner John Heilemann was no longer published, and HBO canceled an upcoming series based on this canceled book.
In recent months, however, Halperin has done so Trying to revive his once lucrative career has been revived with the help of some media friends. When Halperin released a new political newsletter, he appeared several times on Michael Smerconish's SiriusXM radio show.
In addition, MSNBC Halperin's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski provided moral support behind the scenes and even tried to work with Halperin in a purely online program focused on the 2018 halftime before it was scrapped by the network.
Before the allegations came to light and he was dismissed by NBC News as a political analyst, Halperin was a fixture in MSNBC's Morning Joe . The alleged sexual misconduct occurred during his time at ABC News.