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CNN `Live From...' the ladies room
yahoo! ^ | 30-Aug-2006 | FRAZIER MOORE

Posted on 08/30/2006 9:25:37 AM PDT by stainlessbanner

NEW YORK - Kyra Phillips, anchor of CNN's "Live From...," unwittingly upstaged President Bush's speech in New Orleans with on-the-air analysis of her husband and the marriage of her brother — all live from a CNN ladies room.

Unaware that her wireless microphone was "live" during her break, Phillips could be heard overriding Bush's prepared address Tuesday as he was seen marking the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Atlanta-based Phillips, in conversation with an unidentified woman in an echoey room, dismissed most men with a vulgar term, but called herself "very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving — you know, no ego — 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."

A few moments later, she observed that "brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I've got to be protective of him."

Why? "His wife is just a control freak."

At that point, another voice cut in: "Kyra."

"Yeah, baby?" replied Phillips on hearing her name.

"Your mike is on. Turn it off. It's been on the air."

CNN anchor Daryn Kagan, looking flustered, then broke into the telecast with a recap of what Bush had been saying.

Phillips later apologized to viewers "for an issue we had with our mikes" and "for a little bit of an interruption there during the president."

CNN issued its own official statement, explaining the network had "experienced audio difficulties during the president's speech today in New Orleans. We apologize to our viewers and the president for the disruption."

The network also apologized to the White House.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bathroom; blooper; cnn; controlfreak; ijustwokeup; kyraphillips; ladiesroom; notthisagain; wob; yeahbaby
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1 posted on 08/30/2006 9:25:38 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

I'm amused that the control room couldn't figure out how to turn her sound off, and someone had to tell her to turn her microphone off because she was going over the air.

I thought that was what they had a control room for.


2 posted on 08/30/2006 9:26:59 AM PDT by mhx
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To: stainlessbanner

"in an echoey room"

Can't bring themselves to admit she was on the toilet? Her zipper is audible.


3 posted on 08/30/2006 9:27:40 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: mhx

Does her sister-in-law work in the control room?


4 posted on 08/30/2006 9:28:18 AM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: stainlessbanner

God, I love this story.


5 posted on 08/30/2006 9:28:23 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: stainlessbanner
"Your mike is on. Turn it off. It's been on the air."

I don't know much about how the control room works, but it seems to me that it's the responsibility of someone in the control room to decide what goes out over the air.

It shouldn't matter if Bozo's mike is on or not, the signal should be switched off at the control panel.

6 posted on 08/30/2006 9:28:37 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

CNN is lucky she wasnt openly Bush bashing.


7 posted on 08/30/2006 9:28:47 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: stainlessbanner

Finally they get a taste of their own Cheney "Big Time" off-mike gotcha tactics.


8 posted on 08/30/2006 9:29:29 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: stainlessbanner

The talking head controls the input that goes out over the air?

don't they have producers and directors and a control room and a crew (any one of which could pull the plug on her mic)


9 posted on 08/30/2006 9:30:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: msnimje

Does anyone else work in the control room? :-)


10 posted on 08/30/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by mhx
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To: stainlessbanner

"His wife is just a control freak."

next thanksgiving or xmas gathering is going to be something to behold.


11 posted on 08/30/2006 9:33:23 AM PDT by Pikamax
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To: mhx

I think the control room dudes wanted to eavesdrop on what was being said in the ladies room.


12 posted on 08/30/2006 9:33:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: stainlessbanner

CNN has moved on from broadcasting from the bathroom to broadcasting car chases. LOL......not sure if that's an upwardly move or not.


13 posted on 08/30/2006 9:33:56 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: All

Didn't one of Rush's parodies of the Tom Daschel Radio Show have him broadcasting at a bathroom break?


14 posted on 08/30/2006 9:34:23 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (The price of gas is exponentially raised relative to how badly I need a fill-up.)
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To: mhx
Does anyone else work in the control room? :-)

They probably all hate Bush so much that they just turn down the sound whenever he's speaking.
15 posted on 08/30/2006 9:34:54 AM PDT by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: Route66

Aha! I think you've hit the nail on the head. The news story is now about their screwup, instead of whatever the President was saying.


16 posted on 08/30/2006 9:35:54 AM PDT by mhx
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To: stainlessbanner
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DFU SONG: Walk Right In (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA -- CNN reporterette tinkle break caught on the air)
DFU SONGS ^ | 8-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland

Posted on 08/29/2006 5:39:13 PM PDT by doug from upland

Writing the history of our time in song.

MIDI - WALK RIGHT IN --- (cut and paste into your browser and get the music)
http://members.aol.com/katydidit/vplaces/midilink.htm

She's gonna walk right in...she'll sit right down...Kyra's gonna take a pee
She's gonna walk right in...she's on the air...it's as funny as can be

Everybody's flocking to the clip for some mocking...Kyra Phillips made history
She's gonna walk right in...she'll sit right down...Kyra's gonna take a pee

Walk right in...she'll sit right down...her sister-in-law she will rip
Walk right in...she's on the air...come on, Kyra, get a grip

Everybody's flocking to the clip for some mocking...Kyra Phillips made history
Walk right in...she'll sit right down...Kyra's gonna take a pee

Walk right in...she'll sit right down...she says her man's really great
She's gonna walk right in...she's on the air...CNN, what is her fate?

Everybody's flocking to the clip for some mocking...Kyra Phillips made history
Walk right in...she'll sit right down...Kyra's gonna take a pee

Walk right in...she'll sit right down...I could hear a zipper sound
Walk right in...she's on the air...her embarrassment's profound

Everybody's flocking to the clip for some mocking...Kyra Phillips made history
Walk right in...she'll sit right down...Kyra's gonna take a pee
While Bush speaks she talks and she goes pee

17 posted on 08/30/2006 9:38:10 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: stainlessbanner

Should be an interesting Thanksgiving at Chez Phillips this year...


18 posted on 08/30/2006 9:39:28 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Now that this is such a big story, could CNN please do a follow-up interview with Kyra's sister-in-law?

I might actually tune in for that.


19 posted on 08/30/2006 9:40:53 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stainlessbanner
"And on-air we have Kyra Phillips, reporting
live from the CNN Ladies Room...

"Kyra, urinalysis?"

20 posted on 08/30/2006 9:41:41 AM PDT by mikrofon (Wind-Breaking News)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Does anyone have a link to "The Naked Gun" audio?


21 posted on 08/30/2006 9:42:16 AM PDT by steve8714 (It's a Murray Head weekend!)
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To: BurbankKarl

My thought exactly.


22 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:06 AM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: stainlessbanner

Not much bathroom noise, imo. Not like Frank Drebbin in Police Story, at least.


23 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:55 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: BurbankKarl

LOL...ant that would be different from their current content...how?


24 posted on 08/30/2006 9:44:01 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: stainlessbanner
The network also apologized to the White House.

It probably should have apologized to Kyra's brother's wife as well.
25 posted on 08/30/2006 9:44:12 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They can still listen in on that w/o sending over the air.


26 posted on 08/30/2006 9:44:27 AM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: stainlessbanner
"experienced audio difficulties"

That's it, blame the equipment.

27 posted on 08/30/2006 9:44:37 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: doug from upland

How did I know you already had a song for this Doug


28 posted on 08/30/2006 9:46:06 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner
Is this CNN's Watregate?
29 posted on 08/30/2006 9:46:40 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: stainlessbanner
This is not the first time CNN has screwed up while the President was speaking. U-Tube also has the video where they went to him in rehearsal.

Funny, these things never happened under Clinton (at least on CNN).

30 posted on 08/30/2006 9:47:36 AM PDT by Michael.SF.
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To: stainlessbanner

At least her husband shouldn't be too upset about this.


31 posted on 08/30/2006 9:51:35 AM PDT by carola
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To: Michael.SF.
Funny, these things never happened under Clinton

When Clinton spoke, no doubt, the faithful at CNN were all packed into the control room hanging on every word.

When Bush speaks they all head out for a smoke/bathroom/coffee break and nobody's minding the store.

32 posted on 08/30/2006 9:52:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stainlessbanner

"Someone's gotta get Kyra to stop doing this s***!"
33 posted on 08/30/2006 9:53:28 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: carola
At least her husband shouldn't be too upset about this.

Yep, double bonus for him. She was very complimentary about him AND he'll no longer have to worry about seeing some of his in-laws.

34 posted on 08/30/2006 9:54:38 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: stainlessbanner

Kyra (aka: yeah baby) Phillips

35 posted on 08/30/2006 9:58:52 AM PDT by APRPEH (id theft info available on my profile page)
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To: stainlessbanner

CNN is lying. As usual, this was a set-up all the way.


36 posted on 08/30/2006 9:59:13 AM PDT by Waco
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To: stainlessbanner; =Intervention=; adam_az; an amused spectator; bert; bitt; BlessedBeGod; ...

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At some point it all stops being accidental.

37 posted on 08/30/2006 10:01:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BurbankKarl

"CNN is lucky she wasnt openly Bush bashing."

Making cracks about Bush would have been a real pisser, given the circumstance, lol. (ducking)


38 posted on 08/30/2006 10:03:43 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: BurbankKarl
CNN is lucky she wasnt openly Bush bashing.

...or that she didn't do something similar to Johnny Drama on Entourage.

39 posted on 08/30/2006 10:08:41 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: msnimje
Does her sister-in-law work in the control room?

Worse. The echoey room.

40 posted on 08/30/2006 10:10:00 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Rabid ethnicist.)
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To: stainlessbanner
And this just after Johnny Drama forgot to turn his mic off while "relieving stress" on Entourage.
41 posted on 08/30/2006 10:11:27 AM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: stainlessbanner

I can do a better job than she can, as President. I know where the Executive Rest Room is!

/Sarcasm OFF

42 posted on 08/30/2006 10:17:18 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: stainlessbanner

Lucky guess?


43 posted on 08/30/2006 10:19:06 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

ROTFL! Good un!


44 posted on 08/30/2006 10:34:48 AM PDT by meandog (While Clinton isn't fit even to scrape Reagan's shoes, Bush will never fill them!)
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To: mhx

I guess this goes to show how bad the ratings at CNN are, not even CNN watches CNN.


45 posted on 08/30/2006 10:41:31 AM PDT by OC_Steve
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To: stainlessbanner
called herself "very lucky in that regard. My husband is handsome and he is genuinely a loving — you know, no ego — you know what I'm saying?"

She bought a lock box like Hillary has?

46 posted on 08/30/2006 10:41:42 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: stainlessbanner

CNN programming has gone down the toilet.


47 posted on 08/30/2006 10:43:47 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: martin_fierro

I don't watch SeeBS much but I did have it on last week and caught a bumper spot that said CBScares.

Yep. "SEEBS Scares!"


48 posted on 08/30/2006 10:45:26 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Doctor Raoul

Wardrobe malfunction.


49 posted on 08/30/2006 10:46:48 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: stainlessbanner

Has CNN bothered to rebroadcast the ORIGINAL SPEECH uninterrupted?

Naw, it's that guy Mr. Bush.


50 posted on 08/30/2006 10:48:16 AM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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