The President is a... WHAT???
Remember a few weeks ago when MSNBC's Ed Schultz voluntarily took a week's suspension because he referred to RWNJ (right wing nut job) Laura Ingraham as a "slut"?
"President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday, but you know what [Republicans are] talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name? Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”
And he SAID this on his RADIO show... NOT on his MSNBC show.
And he apologized.
Decrying his own use of “vile and inappropriate language,” he opened Wednesday night’s Ed Show on MSNBC by saying: “I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for, and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura, and ask for your forgiveness.”
And Ingraham accepted that apology, showing some class of her own by saying of Schultz’s statementt: “It seemed heartfelt, it seemed like he really wished he hadn’t said it, and I accept that apology.”
So, it will be interesting to see what MSNBC does with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezenski following THIS exchange on this morning's edition of "Morning Joe." They were talking to Mark Halperin, editor-at-large for Time Magazine, senior political analyst for MSNBC.
Halperin: Are we on the seven-second delay today?
Mika: Oh, Lord.
Halperin: I want to characterize how I thought the President behaved.
Joe: How do you think he behaved?
Mika: We have it, we can use it, right Alex? (Their new producer.)
Joe: Yeah, sure, come on. Take a chance.
Mika: Go for it.
Mika: Yeah, let's see what happens.
Joe: I'm right behind you. You fall down, I'm going to catch you.
Mika: And the precedent has been set on this show.
Joe: All right, buddy. Go ahead.
Halperin: I think he was kind of a dick yesterday.
M&J: Oh, My God!
Joe: Delay that! Delay that! What are you doing?
Halperin: I think the president..
Joe: I can't believe you. I was joking! Don't do that! Did we delay that?
Alex: I hit it. I hope it worked.