July 1, 2011
On journalist Mark Halperin’s on-air gaffe in which he called President Obama “kind of a dick".
If Halperin had said this about George W. Bush, would they be falling all over themselves to apologize? Nope... My guess is that “New ground had been broken. Finally, finally," they would say, “A reporter has had the courage and the guts to tell the nation just exactly the kind of President that we have. A gutsy move. It might’ve been over the line, it might’ve been a little bit risky, and it might be something you would never do again, but by golly by gosh the courage–" That’s how they would play it, had Mark Halperin said it about George W. Bush.