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Thread: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    On the other hand, that's not the subject at hand.
    I was alluding to this incident, where W and Mr. Cheney were speaking about a journalist while unaware they were in front of a live mic.


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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Freedom of speech, man.
    I'm curious about this - he's speaking as a paid representative of a company and if he says something that the company/ employer is unhappy about you think his freedom of speech should be unimpaired?

    A private citizen saying what he likes about another person is one thing - this is another.

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    No he should not of.
    Free speech brotha!


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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    I'm curious about this - he's speaking as a paid representative of a company and if he says something that the company/ employer is unhappy about you think his freedom of speech should be unimpaired?

    A private citizen saying what he likes about another person is one thing - this is another.
    Orly? Well then, why didn't they just send one of their own talking heads out? Why even hire him, for that matter? It probably had something to do with his quick wit and humor.

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    I think it is being blown out of proportion and from what I understand it was them testing the waters and their staff out more than anything else, with Joe Scarbrough on the joke. Conservatives of course think it is hilarious and is a bigger issue than it truly is:

    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    It would be hard say the lying bastard isn't an Anthony, or is he a big Richard, because everyone knows Richards invariably turn out to be Dicks.
    Last edited by Councilman; 07-01-11 at 11:38 AM.

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    sounds to me that Mr. Halperin just calls 'em like he sees 'em

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Do we have a "better people" ?
    I'm positive that every President has been called that and worse - pubicly.
    Maybe over national TV is "going too far" ??
    So, at this point in time, the censors must go and no-one should be fired.
    And, IMO, we do not have a "better people" , this will take time.

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No he should not of.
    Free speech brotha!
    "free speech" can never be until we have a "better people".

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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    I bet if he said George Bush was a dick a few years ago... he wouldn't have been suspended. msnbc liberal bias.

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