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Author:  Catherine [ Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MSNBC

Mark Halperin comes up with great excuse to fire Mark Halperin

MSNBC's atrocious "senior political analyst" calls president a naughty word, smirks

When you have a wacky "cocktail party" morning show where "anything can happen," sometimes what will happen -- especially if your guestlist features a lot of useless tools like Mark Halperin -- is that someone will call the president a "dick" because he thinks it's endearingly naughty. There was even a big, smirky build-up to Halperin calling the president a "dick." It didn't just slip out. Everyone got really excited that Halperin was about to use a bad word, because these people are children, and Halperin looked very pleased with himself after he said the bad word on the TV. Chuckle chuckle chuckle! Faux-outrage! Fun and hijinks! High-quality political analysis, everyone.

I don't care what Halperin calls Barack Obama. But for the record, President Obama did not really act like a dick yesterday, which is unsurprising, because Mark Halperin is a horrible political analyst who is wrong about everything. (Also for the record, it takes one to know one.)

This is a great excuse for MSNBC to fire Halperin, though! I mean if they won't fire him for being incompetent at understanding and explaining politics they now have an opportunity to fire him for being disrespectful and vulgar. (Ed Schultz was suspended over as much.)

Being a professional observer of the "horserace" is bad enough, but Halperin doesn't even understand the horserace element of politics. He fails at being a hack. He's too dumb to correctly parrot conventional wisdom. He is pretty sure Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are 2012 front-runners. He thought "suspending his campaign" to fix the economy and not knowing how many houses he has were both huge messaging victories for John McCain. He wrote a book about how to win in 2008 that predicted everything Hillary did, but in his world it all worked. He thought Bush's political comeback would come any day now throughout the entirety of the years 2006-2008. He can't interpret polls or see through the spin of GOP consultants who are much smarter than he. If I were revising the Hack list I'd put him above number one.

So this indefinite suspension is a nice first step, but I bet it won't be long before they allow him to come crawling back into Mika and Joe's little parlor of inanity. (And will Joe get in trouble for egging him on? Does Joe get in trouble for anything?)

Author:  dori [ Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: MSNBC

Joe gets in trouble for nothing. Isn't he the Congressman who had a dead intern in his office? Woops?

Joe also gets to say who can come on MSNBC and who can't. Why is that?

I am kind to myself, I don't watch Morning Joe...

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