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'Game Change' Book Interview: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann Talk About 2008 Election On GMA (Video)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Game Change," a new book about the 2008 presidential election from New York Magazine's John Heilemann and Time magazine's Mark Halperin, was featured...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Really, Really Thinks His Anonymously Sourced Scoop Is Super Important! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's been brought to my attention that yesterday, Halperin published a SUPER-DOOPER IMPORTANT HEALTH CARE SCOOPLET.

Sarah Palin's Bewitching of John McCain

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

What magic spell has Sarah Palin cast over John McCain? Since bringing her on board as his vice presidential running mate on that fateful summer night in August 2008, he has been like a man possessed.

Jason Linkins

Could A Blogger Have Gotten Away With Game Change? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would someone with nothing more than their own online shingle be able to get away with what Halperin and Heilemann have done without facing a storm of criticism and excoriation?

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From the political to the philosophical, here are some of the reviews you may have missed this weekend: "Game Change" John Heilemann and Mark Halperi...

Jason Linkins

Morning After "Tirade," Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski Received Cupcakes From Dick Cheney (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Strange moment on today's edition of Morning Joe, when the MJ gang received a delivery of cupcakes from Dick Cheney. Yes, this sounds like the opening scene of some psychosexual thriller movie, but stay with me.

Game Change: Losers Are...Well, Losers

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Wolff

Game Change is a book that overflows with the voices of people who feel they were ill-served and mistreated. It's a book about staff revenge.

The Cartooning of Elizabeth Edwards

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

For a woman in American politics, there's simply no floor space between harridan and sainthood. There's nowhere to stand, no place to exist, no neutral platform from which to speak.

Jason Linkins

'Game Change': Harry Reid Was Chief Encourager Of Obama's Presidential Run, Lest We Forget | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The largest impact of Mark Halperin/John Heilemann's catch-all slambook on the 2008 election has obviously been on Harry Reid, who appears in these ch...

Auld Lang Syne: Farewell To Another Decade Of "Liberal Media Bias"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

My bookend quotes capture how the "liberal" Beltway press corps changed the rules to cover Gore at the beginning of the decade and Obama at the end of it.

The Obama Presidency Is Finished

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Sweeney

I tore my hair and beat my breast when I first heard the news.

Jason Linkins

'Game Change' Holds Out Women For Particular Contempt | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'll just note with sadness that maybe the political press is just better suited to grappling with gossip than with complex issues that affect the lives of millions of Americans.

Jason Linkins

The Blackhearted Ethos Of Game Change | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Halperin and Heilemann's Game Change is a soulless and dishonest work. The two authors have basically allowed anyone willing to offer nasty hearsay, trash-talk, or score-settling to dump away.

On Writing the Word 'Negro': Defending Halperin and Heilemann

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John R. Bohrer

I've interviewed a lot of old DC politicos and sometimes, they use the word 'Negro.' It was a shock to my young ears to hear someone casually use a long outdated term. But I knew these men are the furthest thing from racists.

Keep Going, Republicans! You're Doing Great!

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If recent polling is any indication, people don't want to be associated with the party that elevates the self-satirical wackaloons. Especially when they refuse to be honest about who they are.

'Game Change' Author John Heilemann On Stephen Colbert (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John Heilemann, co-author of the new and immediate bestseller "Game Change," spoke to Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report last night. He refuted Col...

Cartoon: When Harry Met Sorry

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Access and Stenographic Journalism in the Obama Era

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Sirota

The results of the Bush era are obvious -- it was the triumph of the stenographic model. With the Obama administration, is the same dynamic at play?

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin's Mary Landrieu Photoshop: Pure Class | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As many of you know, Mark Halperin is this babbling idiot whom Time magazine hired to cobble together this insipid web product called "The Page," whic...

The Last Clinton Melodrama? (And Other Sensationalist Game Change Gossip)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Game Change is interesting, but there's not much in it that wasn't already known. It's not a strong analytical book.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Responds To 'Game Change': America Doesn't Care About 'That Kind Of Crap' (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the more amusing bits of stealth marketing that's been mounted in support of pan-2008 campaign gossip swamp Game Change was found on Time Magaz...

To Heilemann, Halperin and Politico: I'll Proudly Defend Hillary Clinton, On the Record

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

It's important to state for the record, contra Game Change or at least Politico's interpretation of the book, that if anything, Hillary's campaign let her down, not the reverse.

Jason Linkins

Don Imus Tells Chris Wallace: Lou Dobbs Acting Like "Grassy Knoll Nut" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lou Dobbs, whose flaxen locks change color and hue depending on how terrified he is that day of the coming Mexican reconquista, is all about the birthers now. And everyone is yelling at him. Who's yelling at him today? Chris Wallace and Don Imus, for starters!

Jason Linkins

Ed Schultz Defends Obama Against Entire Cast Of Morning Joe (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Scarborough intimates that the Obama administration is "cherrypicking intelligence," which makes me wonder what he was doing in the run-up to the Iraq War.

Nancy Reagan's Internet Solution for Whining Newspapers

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If the news industry was as adept with its technology and finance as it is with its corporate whining and pleading, we would all be a lot better off.