Posts Tagged ‘Mark Halperin’
We asked LAT’s Mark Barabak, who disagreed with Halperin while on the panel, what he thinks of the honor bestowed on his colleague.
“Worst person in the world? Wow.” Barabak wrote us. “I can think of a lot more even worster people. Especially those who send ungrammatical email.”
On the “Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign” panel at what we’re calling EOVMWHAWCNCon, LAT’s Mark Barabak and Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin got into a disagreement.
Then Barabak said,”Look at it in it’s totality, at the end of the day did the media serve its function, to inform people about who these two men are? Yes they did.”
And he got an applause break from the audience.
We didn’t know members of the media could not bash it. Is that even legal?!
You can watch the whole panel here.
The final event of the first day was “Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign” panel. And yes, all panel’s names were also long descriptions. It was, after all “ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?” conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short.
You can watch all the panels here.
During the Q&A the question was floated who would be the next Tim Russert. Who will be the next television journalist to vet future candidates?
Mike Allen said the names John King of CNN, Gwen Ifill and Chuck Todd. John Harris offered up Chris Matthews. Then Mike Allen noted that NY Observer had also mentioned John Harris as a possible replacement.
Well, they call it a ‘post-election conference’. Not quite as catchy. From their site:
The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, in association with POLITICO, will host a two-day post-election conference featuring top strategists from the Obama and McCain Presidential campaigns, national and state political journalists, and USC student panelists discussing the 2008 Presidential campaign and what it means for the future.