MSNBC Reinstates Analyst Who Made Lewd Comment About Obama

Aug 2, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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.


  1. I am angry and disappointed that a person can use the media to behave as badly as this person did and still be welcomed back and given the opportunity to encourage and spread his racists ignorance. It was disrespectful and stupid. I hope that those who feel as I do, will refuse to support ANY network or person that behaves in such a disgusting way toward the President of the United States of America. This decision is irresponsible and the decision makers are supporting ignorance and I will have no part of it!

  2. Racist ignorance? Are you serious? You’ve obviously never listened to Halperin. What he said was careless and crude, but not racist. Nor did it come from racism.

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