Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mark Halperin Calls Obama "A Dick" on live TV , Suspended, Apolozies - video

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time magazine and senior political analyst for MSNBC, said on live TV Thursday morning that he thought President Barack Obama had been acting like a "dick."

Joe Scarborough, host of the MSNBC show "Morning Joe," the site of the gaffe, quickly called for what he thought was a seven-second delay button to be pushed. But apparently it had not been on, and you can see the result in the video below.
Scarborough was in disbelief over Halperin's comment and quickly directed his attention off-camera, saying, "Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing?"

Halperin apologized after the hosts realized that the show's new executive producer was not familiar with the seven-second delay button.

"Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn't have said it. I apologize to the President and the viewers who heard me say that," Halperin said.

"We're going to have a meeting after the show," Scarborough said.

Scarborough also made light of the incident, telling his producer, “I would tell you what I think of him, but he doesn’t know what button to push."

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