'Time' Magazine's Halperin Calls Obama A Four-Letter Word On MSNBC

Jun 30, 2011

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.

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