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.
What’s the big surprise? That’s where all CNN anchors go to research their stories. That’s why their stories are always full of …. news.
Update: Here’s the transcript, courtesy of Newsbusters:
Kyra Phillips: “…a–holes–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.”
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.”
Now the whole world knows what she thinks of her sister-in-law. Wouldn’t you love to be around that Thanksgiving Day dinner table now?
Others: (The subject of this story has generated some interesting blog post titles)
BREAKING: CNN’s Exclusive Leak
CNN — In Loo Of Other Things To Do, Like Listening