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This is...Embarrassing


CNN's Kyra Phillips had an unfortunate mic mishap today during President Bush's live remarks from New Orleans. Her mic was left on and when she went to the ladies' room, her bathroom conversation was heard overtop of the president's speech. Hot Air has the video and audio.

Here's the transcript from Newsbusters.

Kyra Phillips: "-assholes-Yeah, I'm very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving, you know, no ego-[unintelligible] you know what I'm saying. Just a really passionate, compassionate great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They're hard to find. Yup. But they are out there."


[unidentified woman]: 'We'll see. He's going to come, you know, he's set for an extended visit-[unintelligible]"

Phillips: "I mean, that's, that's how you figure it all out, those extended visits. [laughter]"

[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, but my mom, I think she really likes him."

Phillips: "Mom's got a good vibe? Good."

[unidentified woman]: "Yeah, my brother's the one that-[unintelligible]"

Phillips: "Brother-of course, brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I've got to be protective of him."

[unidentified woman-unintelligible]

Phillips: "Yeah. He's married, three kids, but his wife is just a control freak."

[unidentified woman #2]: "Kyra."

Phillips: "Yeah, baby?"

[unidentified woman #2]: "Your mic is on. Turn it off. It's been on the air."

Catch her comments about her sister-in-law? Thanksgiving is going to be very awkward this year.


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Comments (24)

Hmm. Wireless mic. Couldn... (Below threshold)

Hmm. Wireless mic. Couldn't the director just cut the channel from her mic?

The director could probably... (Below threshold)
Jay C.:

The director could probably have cut her mic, but one can only assume that no one at CNN bothers to listen to Bush's speeches.

Anyways, that could have turned out a lot worse for Phillips. A lot worse.

She's safe. No one believe... (Below threshold)
bob:

She's safe. No one believes what they hear on CNN anyway.

bob,Except for Lee. ... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

bob,
Except for Lee. When I hear things on CNN, I always make big adjustments for windage and suckage.

Km, had this been a FAUX ne... (Below threshold)

Km, had this been a FAUX news reporter, would we have gotten this little nugget from you?
Hey, at least she didn't say anything disparaging about the President. Or was she comparing her husband to the President?

We need more more!!

Geez guys, the woman went to the bathroom and left her mike on. Is this what counts as republican fodder these days?

Uh, FN, you're the first pe... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Uh, FN, you're the first person to mention politics.
Your bias is showing, counsellor.

This will further inflame t... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

This will further inflame their International Islamic audience. Women working, bad-mouthing men, broadcast to the world. The scandal of it all.

She only reads the news, she doesn't have to listen to it, c'mon!

Actually it's just more com... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Actually it's just more comedy and will die within hours without CPR. It's old and worn out, use the DNR.

"Km, had this been a FAUX n... (Below threshold)
lowmal:

"Km, had this been a FAUX news reporter, would we have gotten this little nugget from you?
Hey, at least she didn't say anything disparaging about the President. Or was she comparing her husband to the President?

We need more more!!

Geez guys, the woman went to the bathroom and left her mike on. Is this what counts as republican fodder these days?"

fieldnegro,

You mean, like, when the president scribbled his need to go potty during a UN meeting a while back??

You libs and your media hacks practically soiled yourselves for a week over that..

Yes, you leftist certainly possess superior intelect..

Well, you know I can relate... (Below threshold)
cate s.:

Well, you know I can relate to her yapping about the S-I-L because I have one that is controlling too and I worry that my brother is going to die from a heart attack to keep her in her present style. So what, who cares I think CNN has a habit of doing this, remember the President? Perhaps they don't like her or maybe they think she's a dreaded conservative (I don't know, I don't watch CNN much). Well, I know that things probably aren't good at her brother's house tonight or hers for that matter. I guess Thanksgiving is probably out for this year. Besides, who amongst us does not have an in law that is ridiculous. My husband's whole family is nuts-dad married 5 times, mom married 4 times, two half siblings in and out of drug rehab and jail and one half sib who can't even get a GED. However, if this had happened at Fox, the libs would be going wild-how dare she talk about her s-i-l.

"Km, had this been a FAU... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

"Km, had this been a FAUX news reporter, would we have gotten this little nugget from you?

There is no such thing as FAUX news, at least not in the United States. There is a FOX news, and yeah, we would have tittered a little if she was there as well.

Geez guys, the woman went to the bathroom and left her mike on. Is this what counts as republican fodder these days?"

1. Adam Clymer
2. Bush-Blair at G-8

I didn't hear you on the left saying "Geez guys, they left the mic on" then.

Seems to me that the guys i... (Below threshold)
ALM:

Seems to me that the guys in the CNN Control room are like most Americans --- NOT WATCHING CNN!

Embarassing sure, but as so... (Below threshold)

Embarassing sure, but as someone said, it could have been waaaaay worse. In fact it could hardly have been better. She says really nice things about her husband, gives the other lady some good advice (including listening to her Mom) and well, she says her sister in law is a control freak... I'm guessing that sister in law already knew that.

You left out of the ... (Below threshold)
Ted Turner:


You left out of the transcript the unmistakable sound of a zipper.

Ah, bathroom banter. Should make for good Thanksgiving dinner conversation!

All I can think of is the N... (Below threshold)
Syntax:

All I can think of is the Naked Gun scene with Frank Drebbin. At least everybody was saved from that embarrassment. LOL

Now I have to agree with Sy... (Below threshold)
epador:

Now I have to agree with Syntax on this one. Imagine if the she had been an he. No converstion, but many interesting sounds to cover the President's speech.

Aw, Syntax, you beat me to ... (Below threshold)
idgit:

Aw, Syntax, you beat me to it! Naked Gun indeed. Too funny.

I was thinking Seinfeld, wh... (Below threshold)
Candy:

I was thinking Seinfeld, when Elaine needed toilet paper and her neighbor refused to oblige. "Pardon me, can you spare a square?" - wasn't that what she said?

Folks: she never washed he... (Below threshold)
hygenia:

Folks: she never washed her hands. How do you spell Staph Infection? Or is it Distaff infection in this case . . .?

'Course I heard no tinkly-winkly either . . .

Could this be heard only on... (Below threshold)
tonyastro:

Could this be heard only on tv or in the whole room like in Naked Gun?

Looks like some Audio opera... (Below threshold)
Nahanni:

Looks like some Audio operator from CNN will be looking for a new job today.

It's ok, though. CNN pays crappy and their benefits suck compared to most places.

Kim:I heard Rush t... (Below threshold)

Kim:

I heard Rush talk about you this afternoon. Congratulations on taking over for Kevin! (:-D)

Maybe he'll get it right next time...

She did wash her hands. Tha... (Below threshold)
shar:

She did wash her hands. That's when most of the clip takes place. There are muffled clothing sounds at the beginning as she repositions her jacket and heads out of the stall. The running water is at the sink. The zipper is her purse/clutch. She was lucky she missed all the worst possible sounds! I feel embarassed for her, regardless of political bent, but it could have been much worse.

The sister-in-law must be f... (Below threshold)
bornagain:

The sister-in-law must be fuming right about now.

This mistake shouldn't have happened, makes me wonder if they wanted to hear something bad in the control room and when she didn't say something completely outlandish, they had someone tell her that her mic was still on.




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