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megimoo
06-30-2011, 05:02 PM
MSNBC is already known for its liberal slant. But lately, it's becoming known for its growing roster of foul-mouthed hosts and analysts. It's getting hard to keep track of who called whom a "pimp," a "dick," or a "slut"! Thankfully, The Atlantic's political team has compiled this handy cheat sheet. Take a look:
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Mark Halperin
The Time columnist and MSNBC analyst called President Obama “kind of a dick” and was gone before most people had finished their morning joe. Halperin, now on indefinite suspension, is no stranger to controversy. The bestselling author is famous for insinuating his way into the good graces of the politically powerful, but has a spotty record and a reputation as a lickspittle.
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Ed Schultz
The populist star of “The Ed Show” was suspended for a week without pay after he called conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his syndicated radio program in May. Shultz offered a profuse and lengthy apology to Ingraham, his viewers and listeners, and his employers before taking the leave.
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Keith Olbermann
The network’s flagship anchor always had a fraught relationship with the NBC brass. When it came to light that he’d donated $7,200 to three Democratic candidates, he was put on “indefinite” suspension (it lasted two days). Ultimately, Olbermann’s ego was deemed to much to handle, and he left the network shortly after.
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David Shuster
Last year, the anchor and fill-in host was suspended for infidelity—to the network. Shuster got caught filming a pilot for CNN while under contract with MSNBC. It wasn’t his first offense. He was earlier suspended for saying that Hillary Clinton was “pimping out” daugher Chelsea.
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Joe Scarborough
The Halperin contretemps follows a recent dust-up over the "Morning Joe" co-host. A former Republican congressman, Scarborough was suspended for two days last November for contributing a total of $4,000 to the state legislative campaigns of five different Florida politicians near his hometown of Pensacola.
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Don Imus
The curmudgeonly shock jock was first suspended, and then had his show dropped, from MSNBC in 2007 after he referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” Numerous corporate sponsors pulled their ads from the network.
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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/06/bad-boys-mark-halperin-and-the-growing-list-of-msnbc-suspensions/241289/

Hawkgirl
06-30-2011, 07:16 PM
looks like Comcast is cleaning house :D