White House called MSNBC to complain about remark

White House press secretary Jay Carney said that he called officials at MSNBC to convey to the cable station the administration's anger toward a remark made by an analyst Thursday morning.

Washington was abuzz Thursday after longtime Washington journalist Mark Halperin used a profane term to describe President Obama's tone during Wednesday's press conference.

Carney said that he conveyed the White House's disappointment over the remark to the network, which suspended Halperin indefinitely.

"The comment that was made was inappropriate," Carney said. "It would be inappropriate to say about a president of either party."