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White House: Analyst comment 'inappropriate' (but true)
ap ^ | 6/30/2011 | ap

Posted on 07/01/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT by tobyhill

The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate.

Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he thought Obama "was a dick yesterday." The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama's performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president.

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KEYWORDS: carney; freepress; halperin; mslsd; msnbc; obama

1 posted on 07/01/2011 4:26:24 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Doesn’t this fall under the rubric of “calling a spade a spade”?


2 posted on 07/01/2011 4:28:28 AM PDT by hal ogen ( of Rights.)
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To: tobyhill

As much as I hate Obama, the comment made by Halperin on TV was wrong. I don’t believe that kind of language has any place on TV. He could have made his point using a more sophisticated use of language. I would expect more from a “professional”.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 4:31:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: tobyhill

Halperin got screwed.

He asked if the delay was working. Mika egged Halperin on. The show’s producer told Halperin it was working and to go ahead. Then Scarborough jumped in and told Halperin he had his back.

It was only then that Halperin made the comment.

I heard that MSNBC was not going to do anything to Halperinh until they received a call from the White House.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 4:32:48 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Family hour and Day Time TV is full of filthy foul mouth garbage....this remark was nothing compared to some of that crap and also True

The View
The crap show with Sheen
MTV
need more?


5 posted on 07/01/2011 4:37:28 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ilovesarah2012

Schultz calls Ingraham a slut and got a one week suspension, Halperin calls Obama a dick and gets suspended indefinitely.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 4:40:48 AM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

“the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president.”

He should have just said the president acted stupidly.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 4:43:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: t1b8zs

Don’t watch any of that. And I doubt many of us think the argument “but everyone else does it” makes it okay. I would expect an adult professional journalist to not sound like a middle school boy. All that is not to say I don’t completely agree with Halperin.


8 posted on 07/01/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: hal ogen

I think it falls under “you are what you eat.”


9 posted on 07/01/2011 4:52:08 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sophisticated and classy went out the window long ago. Halperin used a very appropriate word, IMHO.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 5:12:17 AM PDT by RockinRight (Nobama 2012.)
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To: tobyhill

Halperin should not have used that word. “J@ck A%%” is more accurate.


11 posted on 07/01/2011 5:15:45 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: tobyhill
an off-color remark about President Barack Obama

Isn't that racist these days?

12 posted on 07/01/2011 5:18:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: tobyhill

Actually, Obama is less the “d-—” and more of a “phallus receptacle”!(or at least he is turning America into the the world’s “PR”)


13 posted on 07/01/2011 5:28:34 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Applied Christianity;a study in spiritual fiber optics connecting God's love to man!)
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To: mdmathis6

Dick Obama has a certain ring to it.

He should change his name from Barack to Dick.

“Barack Obama in 2008”

“Dick Obama in 2012”


14 posted on 07/01/2011 6:27:50 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Iron Munro
Poster children of the Democrat Party...

Dick Obama and Tony Weiner

15 posted on 07/01/2011 6:42:53 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: RedEyeJack
Dick Obama and Tony Weiner
Poster children of the Democrat Party...

They have a lot of tradition to uphold.


16 posted on 07/01/2011 7:21:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

who said every one does its OK? Not me, and, you dont watch any of that....you need to watch some of that so you can gain some insight as to the type of crap that is being peddeled during day time and prime time long before the rug rats go to bed........You will be amazed......
I dont “watch” CNN or MSNBC either but do tune in just to see what the loons on the other side so I can defend my points of view with some amount of certainty.


17 posted on 07/01/2011 8:04:01 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: tobyhill
Mark Halperin was inappropriate being too kind.

There, fixed.

18 posted on 07/01/2011 9:36:26 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: MrEdd

Ouch! LOL!


19 posted on 07/01/2011 6:59:49 PM PDT by hal ogen ( of Rights.)
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To: tobyhill

Cheers!

20 posted on 07/04/2011 3:28:41 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: hal ogen

Doesn’t this fall under the rubric of “calling a spade a spade”?

Maybe calling a spade a shovel?


21 posted on 07/04/2011 3:37:05 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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