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Mark Helperin




Best-selling novelist; straight-shooting TV pundit: few know the game and how it's played better than Mark Halperin. Mark is available whenever you need someone to explain how hopelessly in the tank the media is for liberals. Be nice to him and you might find yourself in his next novel!


Resumé: Author, political analyst at Time, MSNBC

Member Since: 2000

Specialties: Gossipy, light-on-substance roman à clefs.

Achievements: Spearheaded campaign to prove to the GOP that the media can be fair to them. Got $5 million-plus advance for follow up to novel Game Change. Called President Obama “kind of a dick” on Morning Joe. Described Chris Christie as “magical.” Got a shout-out from Donald Trump before 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

Signature quote: “And as an economic model, if you want to thrive like Fox News Channel, you want to have a future, you better make sure conservatives find your product appealing.”

-Speaking on The O'Reilly Factor, Oct. 23, 2006