Update: According to the Huffington Post, Mark Halperin was suspended from his position as an analyst on MSNBC this morning.
We here at Sandrarose.com wholeheartedly believe in the Constitutional right to free speech. But what MSNBC’s Mark Halperin said about U.S. President Barack Obama went way over the line of common decency and respect.
According to the Washington Post blog, Halperin, a political analyst on MSNBC, called Obama “a dick” during Thursday morning’s live broadcast of “Morning Joe.”
Halperin asked if there was a 7-second delay on because he wanted to comment on “how the president behaved” during a press conference that Obama held on Wednesday. Halperin then said, “I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.”
Halperin immediately apologized for his “joke” when he was told there was no 7-second delay — but his apology was neither honest nor sincere. Remember, Haperin asked if there was a 7-second delay on, so he knew what he was going to say before he said it.
The left-wing media is treating Halperin’s comments as a slip of the tongue, or a “gaffe” — this is the codeword they use when they hold one of their own in high regard, and they don’t want to ruin his career.
Imagine what would have happened if Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity called Obama “a dick” on live television.
Watch excerpts of what he said below: