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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I bet if he said George Bush was a dick a few years ago... he wouldn't have been suspended. msnbc liberal bias.
    I'm not sure I often wonder that myself I think in general these places try their hardest not to directly insult presidents. MSNBC just seems to be ran by a bunch of assholes in the first place that like to fire and suspend their own people anyways. If they really let bias get in the way, they would have never suspended Keith Olbermann or Ed Schultz.
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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 rather stunned he was suspended. It's not like he called him a ****ing ****head. He said he behaved like kind of a dick, which is a huge difference from actually calling him a dick.
    I don't think he should have been suspended, but the 1st amendment has no place here. Freedom of speech is a contract between the government and the people that they can't shut you up. Of course a network can fire anyone who says something they find objectionable.


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

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


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

    If he was being paid to be an Obama supporter, then they were right to suspend him.

    Morning Joe under pressure to invite more Obama supporters as guests | The Right Scoop

    Since they were not shills for Bush it's perfectly ok for them to have guests who call Bush a liar and and a murderer.

    » Bugliosi Tells Morning Joe: Bush is a Murderer Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

    When you get Emails and talking points directly from the WH, you better not have a person on who calls the president a Dick.

    Joe Scarborough Bashes Fox as GOP Tool, on Same Program Mika Admits to Using White House Talking Points | RedState

    After you suspend the one calling Obama a dick, it's perfectly ok to run a clip about incest concerning the GOP frontrunner, the very next day.

    ‘Morning Joe’ – A Day After Mark Halperin’s Insult, Show Replays Mitt Romney Incest Joke | Breaking news and opinion on The Blaze

    We should all get our news from MSNBC. We would then know we are getting the news the government wants us to get and nothing more. Why clutter up our minds with differing opinions?
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    Re: 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

    Was he suspended for calling Obama a dick, or was he suspended for saying the word "dick" on the air? Because the whole story about the censors suggests the latter

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Whoa! Wait! He's been fired?

    I believe MSNBC would fire him to keep on good terms with the WH - they're that chicken**** - but I thought he was suspended.
    Sorry, I stand corrected.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I bet if he said George Bush was a dick a few years ago... he wouldn't have been suspended. msnbc liberal bias.
    Perhaps you missed that MSNBC suspended Ed Schultz for calling Laura Ingram a slut, on his radio show, not MSNBC?
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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Was he suspended for calling Obama a dick, or was he suspended for saying the word "dick" on the air? Because the whole story about the censors suggests the latter
    Right. It was a poor choice of words. Halprin should have used "dillhole".
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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't think he should have been suspended, but the 1st amendment has no place here. Freedom of speech is a contract between the government and the people that they can't shut you up. Of course a network can fire anyone who says something they find objectionable.
    But, then again, the 1st Amendment is a civil right and a citizen cannot violate the civil rights of another citizen. It's illegal, per the Constitution.

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