Potty break mic snafu: CNN’s Phillips chats in the loo during Bush speech

posted at 3:01 pm on August 29, 2006 by Bryan

Today, CNN’s Kyra Phillips got caught, well, with her skirt down. Someone in CNN left her mic open and on the air as she went to the loo in the middle of President Bush’s speech commemorating the Katrina anniversary. So instead of getting the president’s remarks, CNN’s audience got that and Phillips in some girl-chat.

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(video credit: Ian Schwartz)

Update: Newsbusters has the transcript.

Update: This post earned a Drudgelanche and caused Phillips’ Wikipedia entry to get an update.

Update: CNN apologizes:

CNN apologized Tuesday after an open mike transmitted an anchor’s bathroom conversation with another woman live over the network as it was carrying President Bush’s speech in New Orleans.

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