FILE - In this April 19, 2010 file photo, Mark Halperin, center, political analyst and Editor-at-Large for "Time" magazine, is shown during at National Media Symposium in the Oklahoma City National Memorial Center for Education & Outreach, in Oklahoma City. MSNBC suspended political analyst Halperin for an off-color remark about President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" Thursday, June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file) (Sue Ogrocki)

Mark Halperin's back on MSNBC!

The oft-wrong political analyst's suspension for calling the president a bad name is lifted, after a month

Alex Pareene
August 3, 2011 2:01AM (UTC)

Poor Mark Halperin's summer vacation ends this week. The famous political analyst who doesn't understand politics and is wrong about everything will be back on MSNBC sometime this week, after serving his month-long suspension for calling the president a "dick," on "Morning Joe," on July 30. I had sort of hoped, a month ago, that MSNBC would just quietly not ever lift the suspension, or maybe they would all forget that MSNBC ever even employed Mark Halperin. Not to be! Soon, Mark will be back on "Morning Joe" where he will cover politics like a horse race, as covered by someone who had never seen a horse race.

Mark has surely learned his lesson, and from now on he'll be politely wrong about everything, constantly.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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