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Note to all anchors: don't go to the can with a live mic - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 29th 2006 9:27PM

CNN logoThis has to be one of the funniest, though embarrassing, live news bloopers I've seen in a long, long time. Though I guess if it wasn't embarrassing for someone it wouldn't have been as funny...

While CNN was showing footage of President Bush giving a speech, the audio that viewers heard was anchor Kyra Phillips. No, not at the anchor desk, but in the CNN ladies room! You can hear Phillips talking to another CNN staff member, and even hear her "zip up" at one point.

But the most embarrassing part might be the part where Phillips insults her sister-in-law...before anchor Daryn Kagan jumps in. Video after the jump!

[via TV Newser]

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Melissa

Please!!!! The world isnt going to end .
Big Deal..Isn't there more impoortant new's than this?????? Who cares . It only shows SHE IS HUMAN........ She goes to the bathroom like the rest of us...

October 13 2006 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rosalind

This was an obvious unfortunate "oops" as compared to a vast "conspiracy by the media". What would our last caller hear if any of us had failed to hang up our own cellphone while going to the women's or men's bathroom? Think about it . . .

August 31 2006 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris w

Anyone remember last year when the CNN meteorologist went apeshit at the anchor on air?

If not, go to YOUTube and look up: CNN Weatherman blows up! Funny stuff. This most recent incident(mic in the john) is just another in a long line of embarrassing moments for CNN. And I have nothing against CNN. I just want to know what the hell is going on over there.

August 31 2006 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa L

This sure did sound like the audio engineer was getting revenge. I have to say if this was slime ball CLINTON talking liberal CNN would have not let this happen. President Bush gets no respect from these slime balls! Thats why I never watch cnn give me FOX!

August 31 2006 at 2:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elena

i dont see why everyone is so uptight... s**t happens, and its pretty funny. i dont get the "shame on her, our president was speaking" stuff...it was an honest mistake. its not like she was trying to detract from the war or dying troops or anything... i say HELL YEAH KYRA, lmao i wish i could have seen her face when she found out too...

August 31 2006 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vicky

CNN pathetic like always!

August 31 2006 at 2:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer

Good grief. Even my high school audio techs know enough to turn a mic off when an actor leaves the stage. Two thumbs WAY up, Mr. CNN Sound Guy! Or shall I say The Artist Formerly Known as Mr. CNN Sound Guy?

P.S. Kyra.....Think twice next time before you shoot off your mouth about your in-laws, O.K.? O.K. You may not be fired from the network, but you might get the pink slip from part of your family......

August 31 2006 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
joshua

Thats all i hear when president Idiot speaks anyways, byt the poo is comming out of the other end

August 31 2006 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lisa

Good Job CNN..there are others out there who HATE you and all that you stand for....!! I'm glad you showed it because it's just like what your show is all about...KEEPING IT REAL...!! It happens to the BEST of us and CNN is the BEST !!! Kyra..hope your family enjoys the humor....it's OK...it's REAL LIFE !!

August 31 2006 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PK

WTF??? "Disrespectful to President Bush while people are dying" ... "Katrina" ... whatever your personal claim of indignity...

This wasn't a CNN conspiracy or anything than could be pinned on the news industry in general (though I'm as much a cynic as the next person). As was pointed out earlier, the fault lies on the audio engineer who should have not had the mic live... probably asleep on the job (or maybe even vengeful as one person has pointed out).

Get a life!

PS - Bush sucks.

August 31 2006 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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