Halperin in Time Out: Don’t call the Prez a D***
It looks like my favorite morning show folks screwed up. I think Mika and Joe need to be sent to the corner also because they laughed. I heard it and laughed too but I out of reach of MSNBC.
According to Huffingtonpost.com :
WASHINGTON — The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate.
Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he thought Obama “was a dick yesterday.” The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama’s performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president. Carney also said he had expressed that sentiment to network executives.
Halperin quickly apologized on the air Thursday. MSNBC suspended him indefinitely hours later.
MSNBC also said Halperin’s comment was completely inappropriate and unacceptable. The network apologized to Obama.
It was inappropriate on the air. I think Halperin was set up though. I hope he isn’t suspended for more than a week. The difference between Faux News and MSNBC is that Faux walks up to the line on a continual basis but they don’t ever really cross it. They taunt it. MSNBC charges the position and crosses the line. Not often but often enough for someone to always be in time out, it seems. Halperin apologized after the commercial break. Apparently it wasn’t enough.
Jon Stewart is going to have a lot of material for tonight’s show.
2 am Post Post: And he did indeed use this incident as one of his skits.