Using a common euphemism for penis, Time magazine editor-at-large Mark Halperin said during MSNBC's Morning Joe program today that President Obama was a "@#$% yesterday," during his White House news conference.
Apparently, Halperin — a frequent guest on TV — didn't know his comment would be broadcast live. He may have thought it would be covered up by a "delay" switch that allows engineers to block inappropriate comments from being broadcast.
Halperin apologized on the air minutes later. And he's posted this message on his Twitter page:
"I want to offer a heartfelt and profound apology to the President and the viewers of Morning Joe.My remark was not funny.I deeply regret it."
Politico has video of Halperin's candid comment and later apology.