by Roger Pynn
I’m not known as a fan of President Obama … although intellectually I find him intriguing and I would still address him as Mr. President.
I wouldn’t know Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin if he walked into the room right now, but he’s been suspended by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where he’s a regular, for good reason … a new low in how people who claim to be journalists inject their own opinions, a new low in our respect for the officer and the office holder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and a new low in sensitivity by media personalities.
After what he said, I wouldn’t address him as Mr. Halperin … nor would I call him what he called The President.
Halperin’s language may well be common, but I hope his mother didn’t have to listen to it. I’ve got a pretty colorful vocabulary myself, but to refute Greg Sargent’s Plum Line commentary at The Washington Post, I’d simply say we need to clean up our act.