This morning MSNBC’s Mark Halperin let it slip that he thought President Obama acted like a “dick” yesterday, and rather immediately MSNBC announced the decision to suspend Halperin “indefinitely.” Now some additional details are being revealed regarding what may have motivated such a quick decision.
In today’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney revealed his thoughts on Halperin’s comment and what action he himself took on behalf of the President:
“The comment that was made was inappropriate. It would be inappropriate to say that about any President of either party. On behalf of the White House I expressed that sentiment to executives at the network. I have no comment on whatever action that network – any network, any newspaper, whatever might take because that’s not for us to decide.”
Some laughed at how quick MSNBC and Halperin were falling over themselves to apologize, and Carney’s admission that he spoke to MSNBC executives is likely not to go unnoticed by critics of the Obama administration who already like to frequently label the President as “thin-skinned.”
Watch the clip from C-SPAN below:
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