This is one of those DUH moments, the proverbial palm slap to forehead, where I write a post about political bias within news organizations and everyone gives me the award for being champion of the obvious. But my usual comeback is, “It’s worse then you think”. Getting away with transgressions committed against The Savior is all about where you stand on the pecking order of liberal hierarchy, if you are closer to the middle (thus farther away from the kool aid fringe on the extremities) and you cross the line, your line (and livelihood) is toast.
For those not familiar with Mark Halperin , he is a left of center pundit how actually plugs in his brain when he writes. When you can gain an audience both with the NYT crowd and those of the WSJ, you must write compelling stuff. He wrote Game Change, about the last presidential election, and is the senior political analyst for MSNBC (don’t put that on any resume). He made a comment on Morning Joe the other day:
Wow, I know, what profanity, what a little potty mouth, calling someone a dick. But remember the context, he fully expected that whole line to get deleted out. He asked about the seven second delay button (his get out of jail free card) and was assured by the hosts that they had his back. This isn’t something like Biden’s ,”This is a big f-cking deal” where any automobile dummy would know there are microphones present, he was careful, he checked first to make sure that his comment would never see the light of day.
I use to really like Joe Scarborough, but living in the land of lunacy (MSNBC) has turned him into, well, kind of a dick. But back to Halperin, is this blowing up anyone’s skirt? This is like rest room chatter between stalls, an expectation of privacy exists.
It turns out that the delay button was never used and viola, Obama is a dick hit the airwaves. Naturally he did the required mea culpas (is it any surprise that that hire chimpanzees to run the technical stuff over at that network?), but the party of not being able to take a joke, and the network that mouthpieces and propagandizes that party certainly can’t take a joke and they summarily axed Halperin.
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.
Marky is a bad boy, and he can kiss that NYT gig good bye as well, nobody wants a doubter of the ideology being part (or even in the same room) with the party faithful, a fatwa on his head.
It is interesting to see how indignant the LSM got over something pretty innocuous, and considering how Obama acted in that press conference, the petulant whining, buck passing and the hissy fit over him having to justify his actions in Libya (we don’t need no stinking congressional authority), calling him a dick was generous.
If any of those clowns at MSNBC got fired over inappropriate disrespectful comments aimed at the last president, there would be crickets chirping in the studious (as opposed to the chirping going on with their ratings). A bad case of overreaction? considering on what network those comments were made and who was called a dick, I expected women fainting, plugs being pulled and men all shouting in unison, “someone get a rope”.