MSNBC political analyst suspended for calling Obama “a dick” on the air

by editor on June 30, 2011

This is just too damn funny. Political analyst Mark Halperin – normally a good liberal – just got suspended by MSNBC for calling President Obama “a dick” on today’s Morning Joe show.

“I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin said in reference to the President’s conduct during his press conference.

One might say that Halperin was suspended for telling the truth, a commodity in very short supply at MSNBC.

Of course, Halperin later fell on his sword after he was suspended and issued a statement saying, “I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark. I believe that the step they are taking in response is totally appropriate. Again, I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President, to my MSNBC colleagues, and to the viewers. My remark was unacceptable, and I deeply regret it.”

So the way we now understand liberal philosophy, you can serve in the United States House of Representatives if you send a photo of your dick to a young woman, but you can’t call someone a dick.

Welcome to ObamaNation 2011.

Source: Politico

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hisham
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I would have said a lot worse the Mark Halperin did, but then again I’m me and I’m kinda like a bull in a china shop, so to speak, and sometimes say things I feel before I engage my brain! Seeing just how much of a dick Break Insane Yo’mama really is, I wouldn’t have apologized, I’d be looking for another job, any other job!

RockingHorseGuy
Member

But Hisham, you would never have had a job with MSNBC to begin with. You speak far too much truth to ever be considered as an on-air personality.

hisham
Guest

Go ahead RHG, just frikkin step on the last vestige of a sliver of a hope I may have had getting a job as a well paid TV teleprompter reader!

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rs
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Tell the truth. Get suspended.

Typical MSNBC.

rightinwa
Member

CNN was all over this Dick thing today. Dicks and Wieners, is that all they think about?

Big Al
Member

It is all they think about.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Except for Maddow.

KimmyQueen
Guest

LOL. Well unless it is fake…

brm
Member

“Dicks and Wieners, is that all they think about?”

I used to be young once, too.

sigh

Lanny
Member

On MSNBC, every other word is “teabagger.”

How could “dick” possibly be worse?

I guess it just depends who the pornographic slur is aimed at.

danybhoy
Member

Plus, every 3rd ad that runs on MSNBC is a GE spot. Even when they owned it(they still have a minority stake)so they really not selling much ad time either.

hisham
Guest

I’m thinking teabagger is the slur and dick is the reality?

Pittsburgh Z
Guest

how does calling someone, in this case the President (Obama), “a dick”, differ from calling the President (Bush) Hitler?

PsychoDad
Guest

You’re saying it of Dear Leader, for starters. It also differs in that it is true: Sock Puppet is a dick, but Bush is not Hitler. Furthermore —

oops, gotta go. who the hell can that be knocking on my door at this hour?

BMF
Member

The truth has concequenses.

hisham
Guest

I always heard that the truth would set you free and I guess it’s true, MSNBC suspended him indefinitely!

LA Sunset
Member

The surprising part is that it took the sorry bastard this long to come to this conclusion. Other than that, what the hell is the fuss about? He is a dick.

tracycolorado
Guest

Lets Get It Right , Osama o BOMB Ya , Is Not A Dick , He’s A Dumb Dick

matthew s harrison
Guest

When are these retards going to learn that there is always a camera or a microphone? Always there, always on. And furthermore, why does he get the bums rush when schultz got a day or two, and most recently olberman got nothing for calling some of the conservative women names. What does it take to have a standard for all journalists to follow? Oh wait-I mean a standard for all propagandists to follow- a little civility out of the upper crust intellectual giants who know more than the rest of us would be nice…….

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Lets see, if you look like a dick, act like a dick, hell I bet he even smells like a dick, then what do you suppose is the common thread?
Hey Oblunder, if the condom fits……….

Vic
Member

You know, I think we should lay off “Dick”. Some of them are fairly nice people
So we need a new way to express our love for The Messiah. I propose We refer to obomie-the-commie as
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“THE PENIS PIMPLE”
It is pretty realistic, right? I mean, you’re a teenaged guy, out to get lucky on a date and you tell your female “Honey, I want to get laid, but I have this giant obomie hanging on the side…” It would bother you 24/7,

rs
Member

Can’t say the Emperor has no clothes.

Buck O'Fama
Guest

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
act.” — George Orwell

If not revolutionary, it at least gets you suspended from MSNBC. He shoulda stuck to reading Sarah Palin’s emails.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Yeah so what happened to her emails again? Was she a stripper by night and a stripper superhero later in the night? I mean what happened? They discovered she was part of the Watergate thing? All of a sudden that whole thing went away so fast. Colmes said the email showed her to be petty and mean but he offered no evidence of that. After that poof nothing… What a waste of time…

Neo-7
Member

—- Sarah Palin’s email….. There were many , many deaththreats from the party of ” Love”.

Bruce
Guest

An old joke, and luckily someone posted it somewhere so I wouldn’t have to so all of the typing…

As the joke goes:
A newly married husband and wife eagerly checked in to their honeymoon suite and barely got the door closed before beginning to tear off each others clothes. Once they were both naked, the blushing bride looked her mate up and down and gushed, “What a cute wee-wee!” Her husband laughed and said, “You’re so cute! But from now on call it a ‘cock.'” To which his now not-blushing bride replied, “Sorry, dear, but I’ve seen a lot of cocks in my time, and that thing is definitely a wee-wee.”

So Mark should have used “wee wee” instead. That’s what the rest of the world leaders think of Barack.

KimmyQueen
Guest

That. is. hilarious…

perlcat
Member

OMG. “Pee Wee Hussein’s Big Top Presidential Adventure”

That’d make an awesome movie.

Big Al
Member

The script is being written daily.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Talk about your tragic comedies.

Olivia
Guest

As the joke goes:
A newly married husband and wife eagerly checked in to their honeymoon suite and barely got the door closed before beginning to tear off each others clothes. Once they were both naked, the blushing bride looked her mate up and down and gushed, “What a cute wee-wee!” Her husband laughed and said, “You’re so cute! But from now on call it a ‘cock.’” To which his now not-blushing bride replied, “Sorry, dear, but I’ve seen a lot of cocks in my time, and that thing is definitely a wee-wee.”

So Mark should have used “wee wee” instead. That’s what the rest of the world leaders think of Barack.

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In my line of work, I see a lot of naked male patients. And I can state with some authority that those who fantasize over the size of other men’s “wee wees” are usually none too secure about the size of their own…..with good reason.

Now that we’ve addressed YOUR, shall we say, insufficiencies, what makes you think you have any idea of how other world leaders regard Obama OR the size of his “wee wee”?

KimmyQueen
Guest

I agree his behavior was combative and arrogant. It almost seem that he was having hormonal issues. Something is wrong with this man. I dontt hink he is mentally stable.

This dude should have not said that, but he could have said the President did seem angry and arrogant in his speech. If anything they had suspended him he could sue because that is not inappropriate.

Sailingbum
Member

I agree obumbles does appear much more combative..
I think it’s because he no longer has the machine to pass the worthless, prog agenda..
Spoiled boy-child..

PsychoDad
Guest

Like anyone on PMSNBC is mentally stable….

KimmyQueen
Guest

I wish child king would come here. He can tell us exactly what Obama was thinking at that point in time. Child King is a mock term for Obamie.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Maybe Olivia could translate for us?

brm
Member

I thought for sure Olivia would be jumping in and saying “but what did he MEAN when he said that??????”

Perhaps she is busy writing to MSNBC asking them that very question.

Olivia
Guest

I thought for sure Olivia would be jumping in and saying “but what did he MEAN when he said that??????”

Perhaps she is busy writing to MSNBC asking them that very question.

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You thought wrong, as usual. I thought it was inappropriate, and I would have considered it equally inappropriate if it had been said on the air in reference to anyone, politician or otherwise.

It’s a little thing called “professional standards.” I don’t go around calling my patients d**ks or c***s, no matter how obnoxiously they behave, for that same reason. And I would hold professional political analysts to just as high a standard.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Olivia has done enough translations, she can perhaps go on vacation?

Joe Redfield
Guest

So when are they going to start suspending TV ‘personalities’ for using the equivalent female names about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann? My guess is never.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

I was texting with my niece in PA, the college student that wants to be a kindergarten teacher some day. She had a new haircut, and it looked really good with the shape of her face, and her glasses also complemented her new look. I said something about her being beautiful, looking somewhat like Sarah Palin. She got all upset with me, mad because I would compare her to that “ugly bitch.”

First, I had to straighten her out on the fact that just because you disagree with a person’s politics, that doesn’t make her physically ugly. We all make judgements daily about whether a person looks good or not, without even knowing their politics.

Then I asked her what it was about Sarah’s politics that made her hate Sarah so much. Silence. Nothing. No answer of any kind. So in other words, she hates Sarah because her ignorant college friends, and the mainstream media, tell her to hate Sarah Palin. Silence. No more communication for the day. I told her she should try thinking for herself for a change. She might be surprised at what she could learn.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Before I saw one picture I was already hearing about how ultra conservative she was and so on and so on. Due to the media’s description of her politics, it was easy for me to imagine her to be an older woman with a wart who just looked crazy, of course knowing the media I figure it was the exact opposite and I was right. Although I MUST ADMIT I did not expect her to be AS beautiful as she actually is. They even tried to mess with that with an undoctored photo of her and even that was nitpicking as she still looked great as everyone has flaws regardless.

As I gotten to know about her more and how she represented herself on the show, I still dont know what the hysteria is all about. You would think she got drunk and killed a young man while out on a date by driving off a bridge or something…

Olivia
Guest

So when are they going to start suspending TV ‘personalities’ for using the equivalent female names about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann? My guess is never.

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When did any TV personality call either of those women a vulgar slang term for a vagina on the air?

If anyone does, I agree that s/he should be fired for violating professional broadcasting standards. On the other hand, if someone should call them liars or loons, that would merely be reporting the truth. 😉

Sententia
Member

Should have called obuma a liar and a feckless President. Plenty of time spent playing golf, flying around the World on A.F.1 to attend political functions and kow tow to arab leaders. Plenty of time to show his hatred of Israel. Plenty of time to give speeches that promote class warfare and class envy. Plenty of time admiring his image in the mirror. This leaves little time to actually do his job.

culmt
Member

this is the same network that claims racism about everything, yet refuses to cover the young blacks who are doing the flashmob robberies in suburbs of major cities. they also refuse to cover 50 or 60 young blacks marching in peoria ill. yelling WHITE PEOPLE MUST DIE mslsd allows those of color to use their race to be racist.
they allow a man who twice accussed whites of raping black women and both times it turned out to be untrue. the rev. al sharpton to have a voice. yet to this day the rev. al has never publicly said he was wrong or sorry. had he been white there would have been breaking news when it was found to be untrue.
the rev. al is nothing more than a klansman in a black hood

Neo-7
Member

The way he holds his drinks , the way he crosses his legs. I think calling him a dick , is a bit of manly wishfullness on Obama part.

I remember this kid overseas calling Obama a prick…………….

Olivia
Guest

The way he holds his drinks , the way he crosses his legs. I think calling him a dick , is a bit of manly wishfullness on Obama part
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And I think that any man who obsesses over the way another man holds a drink or crosses his legs is either (1) none to secure of his own masculinity, or (2) on the prowl for a boyfriend.

(I can just picture the macho crew on this board going out for a beer, all carefully making sure their pinkies are positioned correctly, so no one will mistake them for wimps and pansies. Not too self-confident, are you?)

Neo-7
Member

Hi Olivia . I thought about what you wrote, and to quote the biggest bigot that post here ” You don’t do Jesus any favors by claiming to be his follower, when you keep spewing such ignorant stereotypes .”
That bigot would be YOU. I know you know nothing about the GOD that I know , but you truely represent the father of lies , who your type follow at all cost . I’m not sorry when I show some type of different moral judgement than you and your kind. If a man acts like a women , well so be it. Not all people who question , if someone acts manly is a HOMOSEXUAL . Some of us here have values , unlike your kind. You are no differnt than KO , who calls anyone who differs from him , every nasty name in the book. If you ever needed a closet/type , look his way. You claim to be marriied . If you talk to your life partner , or whatever you want to refer to them as , like you do to most here , good luck on a fullfilling partnership. The same goes for KO. I can’t see anyone wanting to put up with that type of temper tandtrum , everytimes someone has a viewpoint different than your own.

Take all these stereotypes , that you can’t stand to hear , and put them with the warehouse full that you and your kind have. The pile of fecal matter is MUCH , MUCH higher on your pile.

Oh yea , have you goggled ” Nebraska Nuclear ” yet ? Why the blackout? We all know why, don’t we. More lies by the left.

LibsMakeMeLaugh
Member

How does the news organization who accuses everyone else of being racist call one of their own a racist? They will probably fire him and then call him a racist

Mustang260
Guest

Why the apology? The Prez was a “dick yesterday”. He’s a dick today, he’ll be a dick tomorrow. He’s a dick any day, everyday, in every way.

Sailingbum
Member

Technically weiner is the dick; not obumbles..
obumbles is the dumb ass, dork, tool, mOron, etc. etc. etc..

Jayhawk46
Member

Sounds like a valid observation. Maybe he’d like a job at Fox News……

Navyvet
Member

Nooooo. There are enough looney liberals at Fox already.

Olivia
Guest

Nooooo. There are enough looney liberals at Fox already.

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The only liberals I’ve ever seen at FAUX News were shills.

Did you never realize that they set it up that way on purpose, to dupe gullible viewers into thinking that liberals are wimps? 😀

perlcat
Member

No, if the observation was valid, he’d have said that he was a pr*ck. It’s a matter of scale in relative assholery. A dick might put ex-lax in your hot cocoa as a gag — a pr*ck would cancel your grandmother’s cancer medicine.

Olivia
Guest

No, if the observation was valid, he’d have said that he was a pr*ck. It’s a matter of scale in relative assholery. A dick might put ex-lax in your hot cocoa as a gag — a pr*ck would cancel your grandmother’s cancer medicine.

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In other words, a d*ck is a prankster, and a pr*ck is an anti-health-care-reform Republican.

Works for me. 😀

perlcat
Member

Obama lies. Grandma dies.

Sidekick
Member

He said it. He owns it. I think he meant it.

perlcat
Member

I think he tried to voice his opinion, but generally, when a Donk apologizes, it goes in one of two forms:

“I’m sorry that you were upset by what I said. Must be something wrong with you.”

or:

“When I called you a [pejorative], I didn’t mean to upset you by calling you a [pejorative] — even though there are some who call you a [pejorative], my calling you a [pejorative] was unjustified, and I will not call you a [pejorative], even though lots of people call you a [pejorative].”

Since he used neither of the two forms of [in]sincere Donk apologies, I’m concluding that he actually meant to apologize.

He probably thought that he could enjoy his right to free speech, but he will happily get back in the box, please forgive me, Comrade Obama, thank you Comrade Obama, may I have another.

perlcat
Member

I forgot. On apology 1, they always conclude with something to the effect of “…of course, we know the *real* reason you were upset is because you’re raaaaacist.”

Jim Stewart
Member

To everyone named Dick I apologize on behalf of Mark Halperin.

Babydoll102187
Member

Saying he completely agrees with his suspension sounds like he is just trying to save his job. What happended to public apologies? Now its a suspension too? But calling President Bush a Monkey was perfectly acceptable. No suspension needed.

BMF
Member

Well, to the left, a monkey is a complement and “Dick” is offensive. Unless the Republican and Democrat tables were reversed.

As far as I can figure out, any offense to Repubicans is justified, but any offense to Democrats is terrible, horrible, dispicable, and unjustified.

I think that’s it in a nut shell.

PsychoDad
Guest

Does this have echoes of the Stalin show trials, where those accused of calling Stalin a dick would tearfully confess their heinous crimes against the people, admit to being reactionary counteragents of Capitalism, and beg to be executed rather than be shown Socialist mercy?