Instead of having his ill-mannered mouth washed out with soap, an MSNBC Obama basher will be nixed as a political voicebox. One of the channel’s most impulsive analysts and also a “Time” editor, Mark Halperin slammed Obama with vulgar air-time slurs Saturday morning. After recieving indefinite suspension from the network that can’t stop apologizing, the seemingly remorseful moron wants nothing more than to retract his off the wall ad libs.
When prompted by co-anchor Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe” this past Saturday, Halperin was eager to critique the mastermind inside White House walls. After asking, “Are we on the seven-second delay?” to ensure that his defamatory diss would be heard by only his co-hosts, Scarborough gave him the thumbs up to say the unthinkable assuring him, “We have it. We can use it. Go for it. Let’s see what happens.” At this moment, the absent-minded analyst rashly blurted out that at the president’s news conference the previous day, “Obama was kind of a d**k.”
MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines attempted to right an astonishing wrong on behalf of the network and the media’s newest big-mouthed bad guy, “Mark Halperin’s comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, the White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air.” Halperin also made it a point to personally acknowledge his own filthy indiscretion, “I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark,” he said. “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.”
Although MSNBC seems alarmed at Halperin’s new presidential epithet, they have recently been no stranger to suspending offbeat anchors. Just last November, Scarborough, the very colleague that provoked Mark Halperin to give his X-rated political two cents was suspended for violating the network’s campaign contribution policy. Similarly, former MSNBC dayside host David Schuster got temporarily booted for complaining that Hillary Clinton had “pimped out” her daughter Chelsea, on the presidential campaign trail. Whether or not they’re heavily staffed with belligerent, opinionated representatives, MSNBC needs to kick its entire team into a gear that is more PC.
Watch the career-crumbling moment of irreverence here.