As many know by now, Mark Halperin, a political analyst, believing he was not heard on air, gave his opinion of President Obama’s press conference on Wednesday’s Morning Joe’s show by saying: “I thought he was kind of a dick yesterday.” He did apologize several hours later saying the comments were disrespectful and inappropriate to the president and the office. Mark Halperin, a skilled commentator knows that comments are potentially always on air as long as the mic is on. And his mic was on. So, I'm not quite buying that he made the comment believing it would be edited out. Why make the comment in the first place? And this is not the first time that someone has disrespected the presidency and President Obama in a public arena. Many may recall when Congressman Joe Wilson (R. SC) shouted out during the President’s speech before Congress in 2009, “You lie”. Of course, nothing was done to him. MSNBC indefinitely suspended Halperin for his disrespectful and inappropriate comments. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Allow Americans to Disrespect the President?