Theodore's World: Thin Skinned Obama Gets Mark Halperin Fired From MSNBC For Saying : "I thought he was a dick yesterday"

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July 01, 2011

Thin Skinned Obama Gets Mark Halperin Fired From MSNBC For Saying : "I thought he was a dick yesterday"

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time, called President Obama “a d*ck” on Thursday morning.

National Journal

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.

Halperin was quickly terminated.


MSNBC has suspended contributor Mark Halperin indefinitely after disparaging remarks Halperin made Thursday morning about President Obama.

In a statement released Thursday, just hours after Halperin called Obama "a dick," the network said his comments crossed a line.

"Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers," in a statement by MSNBC spokesperson Jeremy Gaines. "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."

Halperin was asked about Obama's press conference performance, to which Halperin jokingly asked if the show was on a seven second delay. He was told they were, and host Joe Scarborough urged Halperin to reveal his thoughts.

"I thought he was kind of a dick, yesterday," Halperin responded.

Later in the show, Halperin apologized on air after he found out his words were not edited by the delay.

"I completely agree with everything in MSNBC's statement about my remark. I believe that the step they are taking in response is totally appropriate," Halperin said in a statement. "Again, I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it."

The White House called MSNBC to complain about Halperin's remark, with Press Secretary Jay Carney calling it "inappropriate to say...about any president of either party." He said as much to executives at MSNBC, Carney told reporters, but did not comment on their decision to suspend Halperin.


Wild Thing's comment.....

Heck for as totally unmanly as Obama is, he should have been jumping with joy to be called a dick.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 1, 2011 04:50 AM


hey he didn't call him a half breed Dick or a muslim Dick just Dick tha's about as generic as you can. There's not even any racism involved.

Posted by: Mark at July 1, 2011 12:03 PM

Mark, good one!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 2, 2011 12:29 AM