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Top Beltway Pundit Suspended For Calling President A “Dick”

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Top Beltway Pundit Suspended For Calling President A “Dick”

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Mark Halperin, editor-at-large of Time and keeper of what is perhaps the most insidery blog on politics and D.C. in existence, also contributes to MSNBC, but was suspended this morning for jokingly characterizing the president as having been “kind of a dick” at his press conference yesterday (watch the video below):

Attempts to delay/censor the remarks failed, and Halperin’s former Time colleague, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, didn’t hold back, reportedly calling the network to complain about the “inappropriate” remarks.

The irony here is great. Halperin regularly handicaps debate performances and grades candidates on speeches, the language they use, and their public image. If one were writing a “report card” for Halperin’s “Morning Joe” performance, he’d earn between a D and an F.

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Matt Taylor is the political correspondent and staff reporter at The National Memo. Previously, he was a staff reporter at The East Hampton Star, where he wrote about politics and the arts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 2010 with a B.A. in political science. You can follow him on Twitter @matthewt_ny

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