View Full Version : MSNBC suspends Mark Halperin for anti Obama remark

06-30-2011, 05:56 PM

MSNBC has suspended political analyst and Time magazine writer Mark Halperin indefinitely over a remark he made about President Obama Thursday morning.

"Are we on the seven-second delay?" Halperin asked.

"We have it. We can use it. Go for it. Let's see what happens," co-anchor Joe Scarborough replied.

"I thought he was a dick yesterday," Halperin replied, sending the hosts into a brief moment of panic.

Halperin apologized later on in the show and issued his own mea culpa hours later via MSNBC.

Halperin is the latest in a string of MSNBC suspensions this past year. Scarborough himself was suspended last November for violating the network's campaign contribution policy, as was Keith Olbermann, who left MSNBC several months later. More recently, Ed Schultz was suspended in May for calling pundit Laura Ingraham a "." And former MSNBC dayside host David Schuster also got a suspension in 2008 for complaining that Hillary Clinton had "pimped out" her daughter, Chelsea, on the presidential campaign trail.

07-02-2011, 03:14 AM
He's a leader, sometimes a leader has to be a dick. Thats how it is. Suspend him for saying it like the way he did. Dont fire him or anything. But really, when you have to run stuff, especially a country, you have to be a dick head to get people to do things.

07-05-2011, 09:26 AM
A suspension would have sufficed given the dynamics if the conversation, but definitely don't fire him!