MSNBC has reinstated a senior political analyst who was suspended by the network after he called President Obama a “dick” on the “Morning Joe” show, B&C reports.
Mark Halperin served what the network is now calling a one-month suspension following the June 30 incident.
According to the report: “Halperin made the comment in reference to Obama’s demeanor in a news conference. Halperin apologized immediately, but was suspended indefinetly by the network, which turned out to be about a month. Halperin had called his suspension ‘totally appropriate.’"
Halperin is a 20-year veteran of ABC News, and served as that network’s political director for about 10 years. He is also editor-at large and senior political analyst for Time magazine.
He is due back at MSNBC sometime this week.