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

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

    Mark Halperin Suspended After Calling President Obama a ‘Dick’ on Live TV -- Daily Intel

    It was just supposed to be a joke! Kind of! This morning, the Time politics scribe was, as he often is, a guest on the set of MSNBC's Morning Joe, where he discussed President Obama's feisty and combative press conference yesterday. Halperin, perhaps feeling a little feisty himself after being plied with free Starbucks, asked for and received assurances that the Morning Joe crew was on a seven-second delay, at which point he opined that Obama behaved like "kind of a dick yesterday." Unfortunately, the show's producer somehow didn't know how to work the bleep button — um ... you press it, with your finger, right? — and the expletive aired in all its vulgar glory.

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



    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....


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

    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.

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

    I don't think of BO as a dick, so much as a major league asshole.

    Big time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I don't think of BO as a dick, so much as a major league asshole.

    Big time.
    On the other hand, that's not the subject at hand.

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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.
    It was an alluuuusion!


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

    It was presumptuous for Halperin to assume the remark would be edited out. He was fired at least because of the **** the network might get from the White House. He may have been fired at the insistence of major advertisers. There's nothing wrong in and of itself with calling the president a dick. Doing it as a broadcast professional has nothing to do with free speech. He was getting paid to talk. He well knew the rules.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It was presumptuous for Halperin to assume the remark would be edited out. He was fired at least because of the **** the network might get from the White House. He may have been fired at the insistence of major advertisers. There's nothing wrong in and of itself with calling the president a dick. Doing it as a broadcast professional has nothing to do with free speech. He was getting paid to talk. He well knew the rules.
    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.

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

    I checked the news, still looks suspended to me.

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

    Jon Stewart has about the same take on it as I do.

    Jon Stewart Riffs on Mark Halperin's Obama Slur on 'Daily Show' - Hollywood Reporter

    “Now people can argue whether that’s appropriate, whether Halperin crossed some sort of line, whether or not journalism has lost its professionalism -- personally I could give a f---; that horse left the barn years and years ago,” Stewart quipped.

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