CNN: Joe And Mika Encouraged Mark Halperin To Say "Dick"

morning joe

From Sunday’s Reliable Sources.

Howie Kurtz‘s panel thinks Mark Halperin’s now-infamous “dick” remark about President Obama, which lost him his MSNBC gig indefinitely, was the result of his being egged on by host Joe and Mika.

Said the Weekly Standard’s Matthew Continetti: “If I’m Mark Halperin I think the hosts are telling me to speak my mind.”

And he’s right!  They were.

Scarborough immediately claimed he was joking when he encouraged Halperin to out with it, but he wasn’t.  More importantly, neither was Mika (she never jokes). 

Making matters worse (or at least, more pathetic), neither addressed the suspension on Friday’s show.

Not that Halperin is going to suffer much.  Maybe FOX will offer him a job in the interim — it would give them a nice opportunity to take up arms against MSNBC — if not, expect to see him back on MSNBC by the end of summer, latest.

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