Mark Halperin Suspended From MSNBC After Slamming President Barack Obama on Air
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Time magazine’s Mark Halperin has been suspended as an MSNBC analyst after he called President Barack OBama a “dick” on Morning Joe Thursday morning.
“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. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst,” said the network in a statement.
Said Halperin in a statement: “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.”