It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
Full disclosure, I support President Obama. I voted for him and plan on doing so again. I do not think Halperin calling the President a dick was stupid. Lots of people have said much worse about Obama, and I think former President Bush would enjoy being called a dick over all the things he has been and continued to get called. It was, however, stupid to call the President a dick on a live morning show.
Everything about this is priceless, but pay particular attention to Willy Geist, seated to the right of Halperin. He looks legitimately offended by Halerpin’s comment. To be honest, Geist looks like he wants to punch Halperin.
But Geist’s best moment is during the apology.
MSNBC has issued the following statements:
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.
In other words, they fired him.