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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 apdst View Post
    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.
    Oh, that pesky Constitution again. Wasn't BO a Constitutional Professor at Hahvahd? Funny - someone at the WH should have known about that...
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Is it worse to call someone a Nazi, or a dick?
    Obama is NOT 50 feet tall, he is ONE inch deep.
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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Perhaps you missed that MSNBC suspended Ed Schultz for calling Laura Ingram a slut, on his radio show, not MSNBC?
    Shultz was suspended for a week. Halperin has been suspended indefinitely. "indefinitely", is corporate speak for, "yer ass is fired".

    I've been suspended indefinitely and believe me, I never had any illusions about coming back to work at that company.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    Oh, that pesky Constitution again. Wasn't BO a Constitutional Professor at Hahvahd? Funny - someone at the WH should have known about that...
    You guys need to read that amendment again, this has nothing whatsoever with the 1st Amendment.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You guys need to read that amendment again, this has nothing whatsoever with the 1st Amendment.
    So, the 1st Amendment isn't a civil right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/...a-dick-live-tv

    Too funny. Whichever side of he aisle one may be on. The precious part was how the Hosts reacted. Halperin genuinely trusted them that his comment would be edited out....
    I loved this: "my mom's watching so we will know if it worked". I laughed my ass off at this segment. Much <3 for almost live TV.
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    Re: Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, the 1st Amendment isn't a civil right?
    Nah dude... it's just our imagination.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    If you work for somebody else and you violate their personnel policies & procedures, you're going to pay for it, possibly with your job. The constitution does not protect employees who violate their terms of employment. Free speech means one cannot be imprisoned for calling the president a dick, or for criticizing the government itself. Free speech doesn't cover embarrassing one's employers or breaking company policy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    You guys need to read that amendment again, this has nothing whatsoever with the 1st Amendment.
    Indeed, it's not a violation for MSNBC to fire him simply for what he said.

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

    He wasnt suspended for having an opinion...he was suspended because rightly or wrongly (re his opinion on the presidents behavior) it is ionappropriate as a journalist or network employee to call the president of the US or anyone a 'dick' on live TV. What he thinks, what he says at the bar, what he says on a golf course...no ones business but his own.

    I agree...president Obama has a repeated habit of being a snarky, smarmy little dick when he lectures and preaches to others about hard work and responsibility. He is a hypocrite of the highest order and has shown absolutely zero value as a leader...frankly I just dont think he has it in him. Still...ask the 'man on the street' and they can respond that way. A journalist or employee of a major network cannot.

    The only caveat of course being that it was MSNBC and 1-they have too few viewers to notice and 2-if they got rid of all their POS deadheads they would have a helluva lot of dead air to fill.

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