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MSNBC Analyst SUSPENDED for Calling Obama 'D*ck'

6/30/2011 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Time" editor and MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin has been suspended indefinitely by the network after he called President Barack Obama a "d*ck" on live television ... and the footage is hilarious.
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Mark dropped the d-bomb earlier today on the "Morning Joe" broadcast -- claiming he thought Obama was "kind of a d*ck yesterday" at the President's White House news conference.

Mark has since profusely apologized for the comment, but MSNBC followed through with the suspension anyway -- claiming his "comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable."

So we gotta ask ...

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Rocky    

ok dont you think that the other two news casters the guy and girl telling him to go ahead and say it and the guy saying dont worry I got your back if you fall ill fall.. so that guy just figure ok well there giving me the ok and they said they have the 7 second delay.

1211 days ago
17.

Sloane    


Im an INDEPENDENT and quite objective
found it very interesting...
because not one of them got suspended from any network when they were saying the same and worse about Bush on the air- not at all confused as to whether there was any delay

find that an obvious double standard

and the 2 idiots talking to him told him they had a 7 second delay

if he had any idea there was no delay you know that he would have never said it on national TV after the host egged him on to say it
hes not a stupid man

I'd suspend the stupid hosts too-and replace some key people in their control room!
so not entirely his fault

apparently they are a very AMATEUR production over at MSNBC
as well as a very LIBERAL production

1211 days ago
18.

Chris    

So much for free speech. Thank god he didn't call him the "N Word".

1211 days ago
19.

1luv    

I hear Fox has an opening...

You would think with all those years of college, working for newspapers and now for TIME, he could find better words to express his opinons than those a potty mouth 10 year old would use...just saying!!

1211 days ago
20.

Raleigh    

What ever happened to the 1st Amendment? This is ridiculous. I'm glad he spoke his mind, because he could of said much more worse things than calling the Prez a ****....

1211 days ago
21.

aquanet    

I dont care what anyone thinks of the man, but have some respect for The President of the United States and the Office.

1211 days ago
22.

GRIMLOCK    

Chris Hansen cheated on his wife, nothing is said, this man speaks his mind and loses his job LMAO

1211 days ago
23.

D    

That is so funny! But yeah, I agree with other comments, the other 2 said they had a delay.

1211 days ago
24.

Tammy    

I think and call him worse than that and I'm a black female.

1211 days ago
25.

Johndear    

@Raleigh on that note I hope your boss calls you a d*** jer* idio*
moro** as*. Or perhaps you can call him/her that? If you're the boss call your employees that pls.
See a person on the street looking "funny" to you just insult him/her! Why not?
Better, if you don't like someone give them a gun then get one yourself and start shooting at each other! how about that?
Some ppl really seem like they were raised in a barn with animals.

1211 days ago
26.

Johndear    

Oh and it has nothing to do with free speech and all to do with manners, which most americans seem to have none.
I guess thats what happens in a 200 year old country with very little to call culture.

ps: ofc there are always exceptions

1211 days ago
27.

Chris    

The 1st Amendment says the GOVERNMENT can't shut you up. It says nothing whatsoever about what a private business can or can't do.

Just last month, MSNBC suspended one of their staff for insulting right-wingers (Ed Schultz called conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut" on his radio show and got a week off without pay). If MSNBC doesn't want that kind of language on their airwaves, that's their prerogative.

1211 days ago
28.

Eagle171    

obozo is a D*CK

1211 days ago
29.

dee    

Name at least one other president in the history of our country that has been so overtly disrespected in this way??? You can't! Free Speech or not, there is a certain level of pride we should have for our president and ourselves as Americans whether you agree with his politics or not. Bush and other presidents should have been called far worse, but that never happened. Somehow we find it more acceptable to say things about this president that we never would have verbalized about another and I wonder why?

1211 days ago
30.

c    

So now free speech is "inappropriate and unacceptable"? Good god, one of our greatest freedoms is that we can make fun of our leaders and say they're being jackasses. Way to go MSNBC for violating one of the basic rights our founding fathers fought for.

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