TIME Editor Calls Obama ‘A Dick’ On Live TV- MSNBC Suspends Him

Time Magazine Editor Mark Halperin should have known better. While on-air “gaffes” are not rare, a media member flatly stating his opinion on-the-air only because he thought it could censored out later is not a common occurrence. Perhaps Mark should take some motherly advice- “If you can’t say something nice about someone, say nothing at all!”

That might be too much to ask in this day and age where everyone thinks their opinion matters (point proven in this article as I, the author give my personal opinion).

Then again… maybe Mr.  Halperin was right. While a lady should never talk that way, I would have to agree with his assessment of the President’s attitude yesterday.

What I find sadly amusing is how this situation has played out this morning.

First there was the incident itself.

Then came the syrupy-sweet apology.

Then MSNBC announced that Mark Halperin, the reporter who made the “gaffe”, was “indefinitely suspended”.

The video posted does not show the entire exchange between Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski during Mr. Halperin’s apology, but it has been mysteriously scrubbed from the internet. Ms. Brzezinski was what I would call syrupy-sweet and very over-the-top in saying that they also apologized, etc., etc., etc., blah, blah, blah.

I find interesting that  Mr. Halperin has been “indefinitely suspended” for his remarks, yet it’s “anything goes” when discussing Conservatives. Just a few examples for you to mull over:

  • Chris Matthews calls Michele Bachmann a “balloon head”
  • Some have said that MSNBC has an “almost unhealthy obsession with Sarah Palin”- and I am sure it is obvious their “obsessive” coverage of Governor Palin is not positive
  • Specifically, Governor Palin was blamed by NUMEROUS MSNBC  (as well as other MSM outlets) hosts, pundits, etc. for the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords
  • Ed Schultz, another MSNBC host, was given a slap-on-the-wrist discipline of a one week suspension for calling Conservative talk-show host Laura Ingraham a slut
  • Cenk Uygur, yet another MSNBC host, mocked a gay GOProud chairman in an on-air interview

These are just a few of the endless remarks against Conservatives that have had little or no repercussions for the offender.

Another interesting note for readers. In my research for this article, I read that the rumor mill is churning with whispers of CBS possibly being in talks to steal “Morning Joe” and replace their never ending boring morning programming with Joe and Mika. I’m guessing the rumor mill may be grinding to a halt after today’s fiasco.



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  1. I find it hypocritical of the white house to comment on Halprin’s characterization of Obama as “inappropriate,” and remain silent over MSM’s repeated character assassinations of conservatives. Which clearly shows how lopsided the white house is in not defending ALL americans.

    But I digress. When the biggest fool is the president, they are only bidding his favors. Obama defines the tea party as “tea baggers,” refers to his own mother as “a typical white person,” and characterizes conservatives as “bitter people who cling to guns or religion.” Maybe the white house should call Obama out on his inappropriate conduct for a change.

  2. Mysteriously scrubbed from the internet? It took me less than ten seconds to find the whole exchange. You ask if he’s being honest in your little headline up there? Just call our president a n***er and get it over with he seems to be everything else. Lets see if this comment reaches your forum your partisan piece of s**t.

    1. Very interesting, YOU are the one that went straight for the race card! You may want to read this article:

      Send me the link YOU say is the FULL exchange! I saw it first hand. I am talking about the APOLOGY. MSNBC has edited out Mika and Joe laughing before/during the apology. Mika actually bends over in her chair, her back to the camera at one point, she is laughing so hard. Find that link for me. You say it is there. I’m not wasting my time to comb through edited versions.

      As you can see I did not edit your comment at all! You have proven my point very well. Thank you.

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