Mark Halperin Calls Obama a ‘Dick’ on ‘Morning Joe’


Mark Halperin offered a very candid, and bleep-worthy, assessment of the president’s Wednesday press conference performance Thursday on “Morning Joe.”

“I think he was kind of a dick yesterday,” Halperin said, after first checking if the broadcast was on a 7-second delay to allow for correcting four-letter FCC violations.

“Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski encouraged Halperin to “go for it,”and go for it he did. The offending word was not bleeped. Scarborough and Brzezinski reacted with shock, Brzezinski clapping her hand over her mouth and both laughing.

Halperin apologized on air shortly after.

“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,” he said.

UPDATE: Halperin “suspended indefinitely”

Statement from MSNBC:

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.

Statement from Mark Halperin:

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.

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  • stonemike

    A more apt description I have not heard! although by using the descriptive word, he really belittles men!

    • Rich Matarese

      Dunno about that. Calling that needle-dick a “dick” is nothing more than an inappropriate credit our Mombasa Messiah has done nothing to earn. I rather more enjoyed “You lie!”

      “Barry” Soebarkah (he never did change his legal name back to “Barack Hussein Obama II” when his adoptive father, “Lolo” Sotoro, sent him back to Hawaii to live with Stanley Ann Dunham’s parents, did he?) has lied repeatedly, spectacularly, and with intent to defraud.

      In all 57 states of the Union.