Revolving Door: Mark Halperin Steps in It, and More Media Changes

Mark Halperin, senior political analyst and editor-at-large for TIME, has been given a time-out of indefinite length after he said President Obama was “kind of a dick” during his presser yesterday.

The comment was made on Morning Joe, and Halperin had actually tried to warn the Morning Joe staff that he was going to say something off-color, asking if the show had prepared its “7-second delay button.” He apologized within minutes (17 to be exact) of making the comment, but the damage was already done.

TVNewser has statements from both MSNBC and Halperin. We have no words for this one.

After the jump, some of this week’s media highlights from mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter.

Michelle Stacey has been named deputy editor at Shape Magazine. She had been acting executive editor at Whole Living Magazine. (mb)

Jerry Sullivan has been named editor at Orange County Business Journal. He had been managing editor there. (FishbowlLA)

Chris Suellentrop has been named deputy editor at Yahoo! News. He had been editor at The New York Times Magazine. (FishbowlNY)

Ted Rowlands has been named Chicago correspondent at CNN. He had been Los Angeles general assignment correspondent there. (TVNewser)

Whitney Tressel has been named associate photo editor at Budget Travel. She had been photo coordinator at Esquire. (mb)