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MSNBC suspends Mark Halperin

MSNBC has announced that they have “indefintely” suspended Mark Halperin for claiming that Obama was “kind of a dick” at his press conf. yesterday.

MSNBC said: “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.”

Halperin is a senior political analyst for Time magazine, Time.com, and MSNBC, and worked as a researcher for ABC World News Tonight. In 1997, he was named the political director for ABC News before joining Time magazine.

Updated: Thursday 30 June 2011

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