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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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Yair Navarrete    

it was inappropriate but he was expecting it to be edited out in the delay. It's his opinion but you can't say that on live tv.

1024 days ago
62.

Rob    

He forgot to say "Muslim, Socialist, ****!"

NOBAMA, the basturd.

1024 days ago
63.

5280crazy    

All the fools, Kiko and Green Eyes, et al, crying about free speech is sheer stupidity. No where in our great constitution does it state that one can spew filth from their lips and be guaranteed a job; it only states one cannot be prosecuted for the filth, you morons!
And one more thing the recent craze many of you posters are doing closing your drivel with "just saying" proves you are products (victims?) of our public education system.

1024 days ago
64.

Rosie    

Obama is a ****!! cant stand that dush!!! WE WANT CLINTO WE WANT CLINTO.. obama is making a mokary out to the white house..

1024 days ago
65.

Carvey    

But Obama is a ****.

1024 days ago
66.

6one9    

It's not like he called the pres the N word or anything.
GAWD!!!!

1024 days ago
67.

njmom21    

What happened to freedom of speech??

1024 days ago
68.

irish35    

He thought the 7 second delay button was on, he was encouraged to state his opinion during what he thought and believed was a 7 second delay. I think the controllers and morning JOE knew the delay button was off, not on and you can tell that Mark knew as soon as it left his mouth, "oops". Suspend yes, fire no, reprimand yes, fire no. Besides Mark was right, Obama did act like a ****, he always acts like a ****, and he is a ****.

1024 days ago
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SuSu    

He shouldn't have been suspended. I saw it. He asked it there was a delay - he was told yet by Joe and Mika and egged on to say it. I haven'*****ch this show in months and just happened to turn it on this morning. He just couldn't find another word to describe the President. Joe's reaction was sophmoric and Mika was just as bad. What a bunch of hypocrits. MSNBC probably was worried they wouldn't have their check from the WH after that.

1024 days ago
70.

CriticAl    

Halperin is right! MSNBC does nothing but kiss Obama's ass, which is why their ratings are in the crapper.

Journalistic integrity is dead...the liberal corporate media is in bed with the White House.

1024 days ago
71.

Craig    

This makes me think of the film NETWORK. So many news programs today feature over-the-top correspondents who are there more to entertain and grab ratings than they are to provide 'professional' unbiased reporting. I think Halperin fell victim to the identity crisis these shows have - on the one hand, they crack jokes and try to entertain and appeal to the everyday man, but on the other hand, the networks are terrified of fines and bad press and loss of ratings so you can never go too far or you risk alienating the audience. Anyway, that was messed up that they egged him on and said it was ok to say a bad word only to throw him to the wolves when he actually said it. I don't think it's a big deal he called Obama a di** and I'm pretty sure Obama would have a laugh at it too. This is politics - these guys aren't thin-skinned. I just think Halperin forgot he wasn't talking to another politician - he is talking to an American audience on a TV network that needs their viewership.

1024 days ago
72.

Facebook Sucks    

You people that don't think a news editor shouldn't be suspended for calling the President a **** on live television are morons. Go play on Facebook simpletons.

1024 days ago
73.

BouncersSuck    

Land of the censored and home of the oppressed?

Big Poppa

1024 days ago
74.

SuSu    

He shouldn't have been suspended. I saw it. He asked it there was a delay - he was told yet by Joe and Mika and egged on to say it. I haven'*****ched this show in months and just happened to turn it on this morning. He just couldn't find another word to describe the President. Joe's reaction was sophmoric and Mika was just as bad. What a bunch of hypocrits. MSNBC probably was worried they wouldn't have their check from the WH after that.

1024 days ago
75.

Kàt    

meaning: the network just 'can't handle the truth'. Obama is the worse president in all of my life. I've lived well over half a century, so I think I should know. Where is he golfing this weekend? Or has his weekend already started. Obama just doesn't care, because, he just doesn't get it!

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