CNN says sorry for live mic gaffe

By | August 31, 2006

CNN says sorry for live mic gaffeThis is amusing. The poor sister-in-law. Lucky husband. This may be more interesting for most people than anything Bush had to say. Update: Check out her top 10 excuses on Letterman.

US broadcaster CNN has apologised after an anchorwoman’s chat with a colleague was accidentally broadcast live during a speech by President George W Bush.

The conversation between Kyra Phillips and another woman was clearly heard as Mr Bush talked in New Orleans to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During the chat, Ms Phillips talked about her husband and called her sister-in-law a “control freak”. … Her comments, which were at first muffled but then became clearer, started with an apparent expletive, before turning to praise of her husband in a conversation about men.

“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… you know what I’m saying,” she was heard telling the other woman, whose identity is not known.

“Just a really passionate, compassionate, great, great human being. And they exist. They do exist. They’re hard to find… But they are out there.” – bbc

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