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MSNBC Suspends Mark Halperin For Calling Obama A 'Dick' (VIDEO)


Here is the video of the incident in question. Halperin was asked his opinion by Joe Scarborough, and then gave a wind-up by asking Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski whether his comments could be put through a seven-second broadcast delay, for the purposes of bleeping out anything offensive.

After receiving such assurances, Halperin declared, "I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday" -- resulting in gasping and disbelieving laughter from Scarborough and Brzezinski. (And as it turned out, the comment was not bleeped out.)

Later in the program, Halperin apologized, along with Scarborough, Brzezinski, and all of the usually off-screen (but now briefly on-camera) production staff: