Halperin on Morning Joe: Obama Was 'Kind of a D**k'

Apologizes after rude remark is aired unbleeped
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2011 9:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – Political discourse reached a new high this morning, as political analyst Mark Halperin called President Obama "kind of a dick" on the air. Halperin was on Morning Joe, when he was asked to characterize Obama's combative press conference from yesterday. "Are we on the seven-second delay today?" asked Halperin. Egged on by Joe Scarborough, Halperin continued, "I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday." Problem: There was no delay, and Halperin's comments went out unbleeped.

"My mom is watching," protested Scarborough. Soon afterward, Halperin apologized for his remarks. "Joking aside, this is not a pro forma apology, it's an absolute apology, heartfelt to the president and to the viewers," said Halperin. "I'm sorry and I shouldn't have said it." For a transcript of the exchange and more information, check out Politico. (Read more Mark Halperin stories.)

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