The Internet is all a twitter this morning over a gaffe made by the editor-at-large of Time on the Morning Joe show today. But it may be a newly hired, behind-the-scenes producer that takes the fall.
The editor, Michael Halperin, who is also an analyst for MSNBC, said: “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” referring to the President’s behavior during his press conference. Apparently, everyone around the Morning Joe table thought they were operating under a delay and the word “dick” could be cut out. Alas, it was not.
This from Politico.com:
Host Joe Scarborough hoped to prevent the comment from being broadcast, saying, “Delay that. Delay that. What are you doing? I can’t believe… don’t do that. Did we delay that?”
Just minutes later, Halperin quickly apologized to the president and viewers for his choice of words. “Joking aside, this is an absolute apology. I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize to the president and the viewers who heard me say that,” Halperin said.
“We’re going to have a meeting after the show,” Scarborough said.
The meeting doesn’t seem to be about raking Halperin over the coals for saying dick. (more…)