Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a dick” on Thursday on a popular MSNBC morning show and then quickly apologized.
“I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is a senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference.
Host Joe Scarborough hoped to prevent the comment from being broadcast, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing? I can’t believe… don’t do that. Did we delay that?”
Just minutes later, Halperin quickly apologized to the president and viewers for his choice of words. “Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the president and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.
“We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.
Take that little slip and add in the following linked stories stripped from Drudge and I think it spells trouble for Team Obama but hope and change for Team USA:
Is America waking up to the disaster that is Barack Hussein Obama?
Keeping my fingers crossed.
UPDATE: Halperin has been suspended:
Mark Halperin has already apologized at least 4 times for calling President Obama a dick this morning, but that’s not enough for MSNBC, who has suspended the TIME editor as an analyst.
Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst.
Here’s the clip of the offense: