Mark Halperin Suspended by MSNBC for Obama D-ck Reference

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Mark Halperin must be watching too much Tracy Morgan stand-up.

During a live appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe today, the political analyst was asked about President Obama's behavior yesterday during a meeting with Republicans, inquired about whether or not the show was on a seven-second delay and then said:

The President "acted like a dick." Watch the host's stunned reaction to the insult now:

Halperin, who co-authored the book "Game Change," has been suspended indefinitely by the network and said in a statement:

"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."

Should he have been punished?

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It may not have been the most appropriate thing to say but there is free speech, isn't there? I am an Obama supporter and I don't think this is a biggie. I don't think that this jerk calling him a d**c will bother him greatly...people sometimes make more out of a little something than there needs to be...it was an opinion and we all have those, right?

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Mark Halperin asked for a 7-second delay and warned the bleep button controller well in advance, saying that he wanted to give his opinion on how the president acted- He used a colloquial term for jackass- jeez!!! what an overreaction!!! Everyone said much worse about Bush and no one had a problem with it. Suspending this guy is going WAY overboard!

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... There's just no respect for the President these days...
While it is a matter of free speech, there was no foundation set for him to be acting so childishly and disrespectfully. It's offensive to all Americans when you call the President a d*ck, and it was completely uncalled for.
Shame and dishonor on him.

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So glad to see freedom of speech is winning on your poll! MSNBC needs to be schooled!!!

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Cheap shot at President. Serious questions deserve serious answers not name calling "school boy" mentally.

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Not even a issue for me, are their not more important things in life to worry about? Sticks and stones, get a thicker skin!If people wouldn't dance around the issues and address them....Anyway you do realize these comments are going to be answered based not according to if Mark Halperin called him a dick or not, but whether they are or are not obama supporters!These are exactally that opinions, and this does not mean they are yours. Should he have been punished for it??? No. Is it professional? No. Geez ....I have been called better and worse in my life. Here call the police and tell them someone called you a dick and you want them punished! See where it gets you in America or anywhere else for that matter... This is absurd the lengths people take things...actually I do not watch this show regularly but opinions like this make me want to, even though was jokingly asked...you got an HONEST OPINIONATED ANSWER..enough said. Have a great day! (This is my OPINION)

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F! Obama. Do you know what he meant by "change"? You will be living off the "change" in your pocket because most of our country is unemployed. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!

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It's a beautiful morning!!
We all get away with what we (think we)can away with, until someone calls us out on our behavior. Had No one said anything to Mark Halperin, it would be the beginning of a career of sucH words for him. Things usually get too far when the person is Not called out right then and there. Had he Not been suspended by his Network,this comment would have only been the beginning of language unprofessional for a political analyst. By Now his colleagues see Mr. Halperin in a totally different light, and it is his own fault. PEACE!!

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