North America 30 June 2011 "The President was kind of a dick yesterday" Mark Halperin, a political analyst for Time magazine, is in trouble after calling the president "a d Print HTML Time is one of the most respected names in journalism. It's the go-to guide for the world's elite and its writers and columnists enjoy access to the highest echleons of US politics. Some of its writers, however, also have a potty mouth. In the video below, Mark Halperin, a political analyst for Time gives a, err, frank appraisal of President Barack Obama, calling the 44th President of the USA "a dick". Halperin has been suspended from his position as an NBC contributor. Salon did not cry over his suspension. One of their bloggers remarked: "Mark Halperin is a horrible political analyst who is wrong about everything." No big loss for NBC, then. It's not the most offensive description of Obama that you will hear as the election draws nearer, but it is a lesson for producers everywhere. When doing live television, always keep that bleep button to hand... › Cycladic Warrior becomes latest British Museum acquisition From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles Caroline Lucas: The Prime Minister's narrow focus risks our security Russian warplane shot down over Turkey The lost Marxists: what happened to the academics made jobless by communism’s collapse?