Time Magazine pays Mark Halperin for this:
The hosts of the daytime show aren’t smiling at Obama’s chuckles about the economy in his “60 Minutes” interview.
Hasselbeck: “Nobody’s laughing… It’s not a joke.”
Elizabeth Hasselbeck: Super Economist.
A sampling from Mark’s wikipedia page:
On August 21, 2008, Halperin posted on his blog the rumor that Richard Lugar would be Barack Obama’s running mate. Lugar had at that point already endorsed Obama’s rival John McCain. The post was quickly taken down and never again referenced, nor officially corrected.
On September 3, 2008 on CNN‘s The Situation Room Halperin stated to Wolf Blitzer that Palin is a "risky choice", and also stated that ‘House-gate’ – John McCain forgetting how many houses he owns – would primarily hurt Obama, rather than McCain.
Halperin again ran counter to conventional wisdom when he concluded that ‘John McCain won the week’ in the week the economic crisis hit in full force, widely believed to have been the week Obama started to put the election away.
On November 21, 2008, at a Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election, Halperin called the election media coverage "the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war. It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage." 
During the election, Halperin made 113 references to Rush Limbaugh, 77 to Sean Hannity, 56 to Matt Drudge and 34 to Bill O’Reilly on his blog, whereas Arianna Huffington, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow got 23, 14 and 9 citations respectively.
If Mort Halperin were not his father, Mark would be piloting one of the boats on the jungle ride at Disneyland. (" Look out. A hippo!" bang bang!! "Oh wait. That’s an elephant…Fuck." Repeat thirty times a day…)