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  • I don't care what Trump said. I CARE WHAT HILLARY HAS DONE!!!!!!!!!!

    10/07/2016 7:20:25 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 61 replies
    Everyone should have been prepared for this last minute OCTOBER SURPRISE. That I why they call it an October surprise because they spring it days before election day so there is no time for recovery. It won't be the last. I guess Hillary and her nasty husband can do and say whatever they want with impunity and we just bow down and kiss QUEENIE'S FEET. Screw her. Trump GETS MY VOTE. And I am a female.
  • Claims of Obama's ‘secret deal’ with Russia draw Democrats’ ire

    05/19/2012 6:11:19 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/12 01:45 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Democrats are crying foul over GOP suggestions that President Obama has a “secret deal” on missile defense with Russia. The fight began in March, when a hot mic at a summit caught Obama telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on the issue after the election. Medvedev famously responded that he would transmit that information to Vladimir Putin, who is now Russia's president. Republicans immediately attacked Obama for making a secret deal, and they used this week’s floor debate on the Defense authorization bill to highlight their argument. No one in Congress has been more vocal about...
  • HURT: Obama’s ‘flexibility’ to lie after election

    03/28/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 27, 2012 | Charles Hurt
    Turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB. All this time, people were worried that President Obama was born in Africa and that his radical agenda had been crafted by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky on the streets of Chicago’s South Side. Now we know his real radical hidden agenda is in service of the Kremlin.
  • President Obama’s Treacherous Deals with the Russians

    03/26/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies · 18+ views
    Conservative Daily ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    President Obama gave a hot mic supplication to departing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Putin should give him more “space” and “flexibility” on such national security issues as Anti-Ballistic Missile defense. According to Obama, this will be his “last election,” after all. Of course, any mention of this eye-popping exchange outside the credentialed press will be spun by Pravda West as mere blog fodder for de-contextualized right-wing hysterics. Well, comrades, let’s at least make sure our hysterics are properly contextualized, shall we? The exposed convo between the two outgoing presidents runs as follows and was originally reported by Jake Tapper...
  • All the Pravda

    03/27/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a man so in love with the technology of image, the camera, the microphone and the teleprompter, the leader of the increasingly less free world has a natural tendency to put a little too much faith in it. This is the second time that an open microphone has let Obama down, the first time it recorded him stabbing an ally in the back, the second time it recorded him stabbing a few dozen more in the back. Medvedev, whose bosom buddy just managed to cling to power with a stolen election and brutal suppression of protests, surely understands how...
  • McCain calls Obama an ‘Etch A Sketch leader’ for 'flexible' comment

    03/26/2012 3:11:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ripped President Obama as "a real 'Etch a Sketch' leader" for suggesting he could switch his policy on missile defense after the election. In the midst of an often tense discussion between the United States and Russia over plans for a U.S.-led NATO European missile defense system, Obama was heard asking Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for more time on the subject and promising he will have “more flexibility” following the election in November. The comments came across a live mic the two leaders did not appear to realize was on. "Pres Obama tells Medvedev he'll be...
  • Obama's Likability Gap

    04/21/2011 5:49:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 21, 2011. | Daniel Henninger
    If it is true, as Michelle Obama said in February, that her husband isn't smoking anymore, maybe he'd better start mellowing out with the cigs again before it costs him the presidency. The Barack Obama we've been seeing lately is a different personality than the one that made a miracle run to the White House in 2008. Obama.2008 was engaging, patient, open, optimistic and a self-identified conciliator. Obama.2011 has been something else—testy, petulant, impatient, arrogant and increasingly a divider. Never forget: That historic 2008 victory came with 52.9% of the total vote and 52% of independent voters. David Axelrod recently...
  • Ground Zero Imam Exposed Off-Mic--reveals “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders

    09/22/2010 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 107 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 22, 2010 | Nonie Darwish
    “Bridge builder” Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind plans for the Ground Zero mosque, has now been exposed as a man of shrewd cunning and as a calculating stealth jihadist who supports the creation of an Islamic State, “The Ummah,” right here in America. An interview has surfaced in which, after being assured that it has ended, Imam Rauf speaks “off-the-record” and reveals some intriguing plans and views that he has regarding America and the world. The interview, given on June 20th, 2006, sees Rauf speaking about his “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders, which...
  • CNN's Kyra Phillips Forgets to Turn Off Mic!

    07/22/2010 4:28:24 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 7-22-10 | James
    The audio of Phillips' conversation could be heard overriding President Bush's remarks approximately ten minutes into the President's speech. While the President could be heard during the exchange, Phillips' gaffe was very distracting: "Your mic is on. Turn it off. It’s been on the air."(video)
  • Politician forced to resign after comments . . . picked up by parliament microphones

    06/17/2010 4:21:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 909+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 17, 2010 | Andrew Picken and Sarah Bruce
    A Labour MSP caught on camera lusting over a 'dark and dusky' woman in Holyrood's viewing gallery has been forced to resign from a key parliamentary post. Frank McAveety last night quit as convener of the Scottish parliament's petitions committee after lurid comments he made about a member of the public were inadvertently picked up by Holyrood's TV channel. The married former Culture Minister was seen ogling a dark-haired girl in the public gallery while speaking to his committee clerk. He was then heard to say: 'There's a very attractive girl in the second row. Dark and dusky. We'll maybe...
  • Carly Fiorina Is Right: Barbara Boxer Has Yesterday's Style of Hair and Politics

    06/13/2010 1:40:36 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 21 replies · 684+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | June 13, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Political novices generally make poor candidates for federal office. It is not that they are dumb, it is that they are not used to the 24/7 news-cycle. Think of H. Ross Perot’s unsteady campaign. Furthermore, novices do not understand that a media that loved them when they were running HP, will not love them when they are a Republican nominee for the Senate. Carly Fiorina is an impressive woman. She had to be in order to reach the top of a tech giant in the Silicon Valley, but she did not understand that the media would be out to get...
  • Carly Fiorina Faces Sean Hannity To Explain Open Mic Gaffe Comments

    06/12/2010 6:11:54 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies · 762+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12 June 2010 | Frances Martel
    A few days ago, California Republican Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic calling fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s decision to go on Hannity the day after her primary victory “bizarre” and calling Sean Hannity a “tough interview.” Last night, Fiorina went on the program herself to face the tough interviewer and say she’s sorry. “It’s good to have you, I think?” Hannity opened the interview, and gave her time to explain what she was talking about. She was gracious and explained that, while her tone might have hinted otherwise, she was actually complimenting him: “You’re...
  • 'Sooo Yesterday'

    06/10/2010 5:35:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 598+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    California: We're not sure what to make of Barbara Boxer's hair, but she's clearly not bringing a new look to Washington politics. Likewise, in the race for governor, Democrats are going with '70s nostalgia. As open-mike moments go, Carly Fiorina has just had one that might be called a happy gaffe. Sure, it's a little undignified to be caught on video dishing your opponent's hairdo at the start of a Senate campaign. Columnist Ruth Marcus (at finds this kind of behavior way too middle schooly. And Fiorina was at least slightly on the defensive, pointing out that she was...
  • Fiorina caught gossiping on live mike ...

    06/10/2010 12:07:06 PM PDT · by Scythian · 104 replies · 2,835+ views
    Don't politicians ever learn? Just hours after winning California's GOP Senate nomination, Carly Fiorina was unknowingly captured on a live microphone trashing her Democratic rival Barbara Boxer's hair. "God, what is that hair?" the former Hewlett Packard chief said, quoting a friend. "Sooo yesterday,"
  • Carly Fiorina Responds To Open Mic: I Talked With Sean Hannity and Apologized (Video)

    06/09/2010 8:51:56 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies · 68+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/9/10 | HAP
    Fiorina: What I was trying to convey about Hannity was that he was a 'tough interview,'...says she will go on his show Friday night...From Fox News Greta (Video)
  • Carly Fiorina Caught on Hot Mic Dishing Meg Whitman, Sean Hannity and Barbara Boxer’s Hair

  • TRENDING: Open mic catches Fiorina dig at Boxer ["God, what is that hair?" a laughing Fiorina said]

    06/09/2010 2:31:10 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies · 147+ views
    TRENDING: Open mic catches Fiorina dig at Boxer Posted: June 9th, 2010 04:57 PM ET From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney (CNN) – Newly-minted U.S. Senate Republican nominee Carly Fiorina added her name Wednesday to the annals of unfortunate politicians caught by an open mic. Waiting to be interviewed by affiliate KXTV Wednesday morning, Fiorina is clearly heard taking a dig at her rival for the California Senate seat, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-California. "God, what is that hair?" a laughing Fiorina said, while quoting a friend who had recently seen Boxer on television. "So yesterday."
  • Calif. GOP Lawmaker Caught Bragging About Affairs (Open Mic)

    09/09/2009 2:50:41 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 47 replies · 1,569+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 9, 09 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    CA Assemblyman Caught on Hot Mic Offering Lewd Details of Affair with Lobbyist SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker from Southern California was ousted Wednesday from two legislative committees after he was caught on tape bragging about having sex with female lobbyists. Assemblyman Mike Duvall of Yorba Linda made the comments to another man during a break in a committee meeting at the Capitol over the summer, and they were caught on a microphone at his desk.
  • Open Mic Night at MSNBC(Noonan Response)

    09/03/2008 6:27:47 PM PDT · by paltz · 70 replies · 701+ views
    WSJ ^ | 9/3/08 | Peggy Noonan
    Well, I just got mugged by the nature of modern media, and I wish it weren't my fault, but it is. Readers deserve an explanation, so I'm putting a new top on today's column and, with the forbearance of the Journal, here it is.
  • A Note from Peggy Noonan

    09/03/2008 4:55:54 PM PDT · by mathprof · 169 replies · 642+ views
    Wednesday afternoon, in a live MSNBC television panel hosted by NBC's political analyst Chuck Todd, and along with Republican strategist Mike Murphy, we discussed Sarah Palin's speech this evening to the Republican National Convention. I said she has to tell us in her speech who she is, what she believes, and why she's here. We spoke of Republican charges that the media has been unfair to Mrs. Palin, and I defended the view that while the media should investigate every quote and vote she's made, and look deeply into her career, it has been unjust in its treatment of her...
  • Peggy Noonan, MSNBC OFF-Camera About Palin-"Political... BULLSH*T! They Went For NARRATIVES!"

    09/03/2008 1:54:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies · 596+ views
    TCRLAF | 9-3- | TCRLAF
    Earlier she says "It's OVER!" "You Republicans ALWAYS do that!!" I'd like to thank the moonbats at DAILY KOS for the tip-off on this example of an "UNBIASED" media presentation!!
  • [Peggy] Noonan, [Mike] Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: 'It's over'

    09/03/2008 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 279 replies · 1,498+ views
    Politico ^ | Sep 3, 2008 | Ben Smith
    After a segment with NBC's Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mic ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin. "It's over," said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen. "The most qualified? No. I think they wen tfor this-- excuse me -- political bullshit about narratives," she said. "Everytime Republicans do that -- because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at and they blow it." Murphy chimed in: "The...
  • Keith Olbermann Caught Dissing Joe Scarborough on Open Mic

    08/26/2008 9:32:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 783+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 26, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Keith Olbermann seems to be suffering from a bad case of foot-in-mouth disease during the Democrat convention coverage. As noted earlier by NewsBusters' Mark Finkelstein, Olbermann, after commenting ecstatically about Michelle Obama's speech declared that he was "beginning to sound borderline sycophantic." Also last night, an open mic caught Olbermann dissing fellow MSNBC team member, Joe Scarborough. You can hear the dissing on the Olbermann Watch YouTube audio from the John Gibson radio show below the fold but here is a partial transcript: JOHN GIBSON: I've got to tell you, we have news here tonight! We have the first open...
  • Microphone Picks Up Private Conversation Between Obama and British Leader

    07/26/2008 7:42:33 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 53 replies · 246+ views
    ABC Political Punch ^ | 07/26/08 | Jake Tapper & Sunlen Miller
    At British Parliament today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, met with Tory Leader David Cameron. Seemingly unaware of an enormous fuzzy boom mike held by ABC News' Eric Kerchner, the two chatted casually -- and privately. "You should be on the beach," Cameron told Obama. "You need a break. Well, you need to be able to keep your head together."
  • Jesse Jackson Tape: Open Mic Catches Audio of Disparaging Obama Remarks

    07/09/2008 3:08:08 PM PDT · by xcamel · 130 replies · 788+ views
    Nat Ledger ^ | today | Jess Snow
    Jesse Jackson would like to tell Barack Obama that he is sorry for ripping the presumptive Democratic Nominee with comments that are said to be very nasty and according to a report from CNN they are too bad for them to say on the air. One report notes that conservative radio host Sean Hannity revealed on air that that Fox News is in possession of an exclusive tape of Reverend Jesse Jackson, recorded after an interview when he thought the microphone was off, slamming Barack Obama for “talking down black people on matters of faith” among other issues. Jackson told...

    07/09/2008 10:34:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies · 239+ views ^ | 7-9-08 | CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON - In a vulgar tirade caught on tape by Fox News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he wanted to "cut his [Barack Obama's] nuts out" and he accused the fellow Chicagoan of "talking down to black folks" by giving moral lectures to African-Americans, source said Jackson's shocking quotes were picked up by a hot mic before an interview on health care in Fox's Chicago studio last Sunday Fox planned to air the recording on Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor" show.
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson: Obama Talks Down To Black People(VIDEO)

    07/09/2008 5:29:53 PM PDT · by paltz · 53 replies · 427+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 7/9/08 | Fox News Channel
    VIDEO Before a TV interview began with Reid Tuckson from the United Healthcare Group, Rev. Jesse Jackson's microphone was live and caught Jackson commenting that Obama "talks down to black people". Jackson also said he wanted to cut out a particular part of Obama's anatomy.

    07/09/2008 1:16:37 PM PDT · by library user · 328 replies · 817+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 09, 2008 | Matt Drudge
  • The Romney 'He Raised Taxes' Whisper Was .... Open Mike

    01/26/2008 11:21:47 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 21 replies · 122+ views
    No, the whisper wasn't space aliens. No, it wasn't he Holy Ghost. No, it wasn't a super-sekret transmission prompting Romney--presumably because the dual Harvard Law/MBA Romney is an empty suit. Looks like someone in the control room forgot to turn off a hot mike. So, it could be Brian Williams, but I'm guessing it was Ron Paul mumbling to himself. We're just lucky Paul's mike wasn't on 30 seconds earlier. Chances are we'd here him saying 'Illuminati mind control'. Raw Story: "We heard the same thing you heard," MSNBC VP for Communications Jeremy Gaines told RAW STORY via e-mail Friday...
  • Hillary Camp Accuses Edwards of Sandbagging

    (DETROIT) Fearing a backlash after a FoxNews microphone picked up a private conversation between Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, the Clinton camp has accused Edwards of trying to sandbag her campaign. Officials fear that Hillary’s candid, unscripted remarks about her Democratic rivals might make hear appear cold and nasty. Donna Tremaine, spokesperson for Urban Women for Hillary, accused Edwards of deliberately standing near the live microphone and goading Hillary into saying the opposite of what she really meant. “Hillary has been taken totally out of context,” Tremaine argued, alluding to one particular remark whispered by Hillary to Edwards at a...
  • DFU SONG: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (for Kyra - tinkle, tinkle little star)

    08/31/2006 10:24:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 622+ views
    DFU - news of the day in song ^ | 8-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. MIDI - TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR (click on Margie Harrell, then the song) Tinkle, tinkle, little star...viewers wonder where you are Maybe in stall number one...this is really getting fun Tinkle, tinkle, little star...viewers wonder where you are Kyra was there to hear our leader speak Her sister-in-law we learn's a real controlling freak Then there was a television moment quite profound I hope everybody got to hear the zipper sound Come on, put it on your website, CNN We are waiting anxiously to hear the clip again Tinkle, tinkle, little...
  • CNN was just now over heard.......(vanity)

    08/29/2006 9:51:54 AM PDT · by JFC · 83 replies · 4,406+ views
    08/29/06 | JFC
    Cnn was covering Bush speech and their hosts was on the air. Did anyone else hear them.
  • CNN sorry for Bush speech gaffe (Note This Deceptive Headline; Makes it Appear Bush Made a Gaffe)

    08/30/2006 7:22:32 PM PDT · by MikeA · 43 replies · 2,031+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/30/06 | Paul J Gough
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - 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. "Live From" anchor Kyra Phillips had apparently left the set around 12:48 p.m. EDT Tuesday for a bathroom break while the news channel carried Bush's speech marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Phillips' wireless microphone was turned on and picked up about a minute and a half of a muffled conversation she had with an unidentified woman where she apparently talked about her husband, laughed...
  • Oops! Kyra Phillips' Girl Talk Airs Live Over Bush on CNN

    08/29/2006 12:32:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 2,066+ views ^ | August 29, 2006 | Megan McCormack
    Oops! Kyra Phillips' Girl Talk Airs Live Over Bush on CNN Posted by Megan McCormack on August 29, 2006 - 14:38. Looking for a "passionate, compassionate, great, great" man? Well, according to CNN’s Kyra Phillips, they do indeed exist. During CNN’s live coverage of President Bush’s remarks from New Orleans, Phillips was unaware that her microphone was on and picked up portions of a conversation she was having with another woman. At 12:49pm EDT, those listening carefully could hear Phillips praise her husband: Phillips: "Yeah, I’m very lucky in that regard with my husband. My husband is handsome and he...
  • Potty break mic snafu: CNN’s Phillips chats in the loo during Bush speech

    08/29/2006 1:13:30 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 209 replies · 10,216+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/29/06 | 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. Click to watch/listen.

    07/18/2006 5:30:40 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 2,015+ views
    NY Post ^ | 18 July 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    July 18, 2006 -- WASHINGTON - President Bush yesterday vented his frustration with the surging violence in the Mideast during a private chat with British Prime Minister Tony Blair that was picked up by an open microphone - insisting Syria should get Hezbollah to "stop doing this shit." It hit the fan during a luncheon photo op at the Group of 8 diplomatic summit in Russia as Bush and Blair candidly plotted strategy to halt the attacks. "I think Condi [Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice] is going to go [to the war zone] pretty soon," Bush said. "It will take...
  • Bush 'laughs off' Mid-East gaffe

    07/18/2006 3:48:27 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 51 replies · 1,875+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 July 2006
    US President George W. Bush "rolled his eyes and laughed" after being told that his unguarded comments about Israeli attacks on Lebanese militants had been broadcast to the world, the White House said today. Mr Bush's private conversation with British Prime Minister Tony Blair was caught on the sidelines of the Group of Eight summit in Saint Petersburg. The US President told Mr Blair that Hezbollah must "stop doing this sh*t" - carrying out attacks on Israel - for the violence to end. He also said that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would soon tour the Middle East. Asked...
  • Bush Curses Hezbollah at G-8 Luncheon

    07/17/2006 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 343 replies · 7,227+ views
    AP via NewsMax ^ | July 17, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    It wasn't meant to be overheard. Private luncheon conversations among world leaders, picked up by a microphone, provided a rare window into both banter and substance - including President Bush cursing Hezbollah's attacks against Israel. Bush expressed his frustration with the United Nations and his disgust with the militant Islamic group and its backers in Syria as he talked to British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the closing lunch at the Group of Eight summit. "See the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this (expletive) and it's over," Bush...
  • Mic picks up Bush: 'get Hezbollah to stop this s***'

    07/17/2006 8:06:33 AM PDT · by jackv · 288 replies · 9,009+ views
    Times on-line ^ | 7-17-06 | unknown
    President Bush was in no mood for diplomatic niceties at the G8 summit, judging by remarks made to Tony Blair as the leaders of the world's most powerful industrial democracies sat down to lunch today. Unaware that a microphone at the summit was switched on, Mr Bush, chomping a piece of bread, used the opportunity to suggest a way out of the latest criss in the Middle East. "See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s***," he said. Mr Bush also hinted that Condoleezza Rice, the...
  • Howie Carr Poll: President Bush 'EPITHET'

    07/17/2006 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Panerai · 53 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | 07/17/2006 | Howie Carr
    EPITHET President Bush said today "Hezbollah must stop doing this bleep" using a barnyard epithet. He claimed he did not know there was an open microphone.... Do you think President Bush knew his swear word was being broadcast? Yes No To take poll click here
  • Bush caught out by open microphone

    07/17/2006 3:57:32 AM PDT · by Dundee · 135 replies · 4,826+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 17, 2006
    Bush caught out by open microphone US President George W. Bush has been caught out making candid comments on the Middle East crisis by an open microphone at a summit in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg. Mr Bush was caught saying that a key to defusing the Middle East crisis was for "Hezbollah to stop doing this s**t". "What they need to do is get Syria to get Hizbollah to stop doing this s**t, and it's over," Bush told British Prime Minister Tony Blair at a leaders' lunch at the Group of Eight industrial countries gathering here. The president...
  • What's said on the Chesapeake stays on the Chesapeake (Text of President's open mic comments)

    02/11/2006 12:29:23 PM PST · by frankjr · 6 replies · 936+ views
    The Swamp (Chicago Tribune) ^ | 2/10/06 | Mark Silva
    "You've got to understand something about me. Sept. the 11th changed the way I think. I told the people exactly what I felt at the time, and I still feel it, and that is, we must do everything in our power to protect the country. I wake up every morning thinking about a future attack, and therefore, a lot of my thinking, and a lot of the decisions I make are based upon the attack that hurt us. “So one of the things I like to do, is I like to ask the team around me I got a good...
  • Pelosi: Reporters Violated Bush Privacy Rights

    02/11/2006 7:48:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,729+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | February 11, 2006 | Scott Ott
    Democrats in Congress called for an investigation today of journalists who secretly eavesdropped on President George Bush when his microphone was accidentally left on during a private conversation with Republican lawmakers Friday. The president had just spoken to reporters at a House Republican Caucus retreat in Maryland, before sending them out of the room so he could confer privately with GOP colleagues about the legality of the secret NSA wiretaps of terror suspects which he authorized. But the audio feed to the White House press room remained on and journalists heard the president saying in private the same things he...
  • Oops! - Bush Unaware Mikes Were Still On

    02/10/2006 4:33:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 112 replies · 6,658+ views
    AP ^ | 2/10/6
    Cambridge, Md. -- The eavesdropping tables were turned on President Bush on Friday. The president apparently believed he was speaking privately when he talked about listening in without a warrant on domestic communications with suspected al-Qaida terrorists overseas. But reporters were the ones doing the listening in this time. The incident happened at a House Republican retreat. After six minutes of public remarks by the president, reporters were ushered out. "I support the free press, let's just get them out of the room," Bush said,
  • CNN Reporter calls Rove story "Bullsh*t"

    07/16/2005 6:20:05 PM PDT · by GeorgiaYankee · 43 replies · 3,705+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | 7/15/2005 | CNN/Lou Dobbs Tonight
    CNN's "That's Bullshit" Coverage Lou Dobbs Tonight, (7/15/05) as Lou was introducing a piece on the Rove story. Lou says, "...Rove testifying that he first learned about Plame from columnist Robert Novak, a CNN contributor. Danna Bash reports." Immediately after that you can clearly hear a female voice on mic whispering "that's bullshit". Then Dana Bash continues with her report. downloadable video available at the Crooks and Liars link
  • Analysis: Minority Republicans play their hand to partial victory

    07/30/2003 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 227+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/30/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>They control no statewide offices and are the minority party in both legislative chambers.</p> <p>But for one month in California -- including a dramatic and exhausting 29-hour finale -- political strategists, lawmakers and others agreed: Republicans held all the cards.</p>
  • Open Mic Catches California Democrats

    07/22/2003 5:47:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 435+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/22/03 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Unaware that a live microphone was broadcasting their words around the Capitol, Assembly Democrats meeting behind closed doors debated prolonging California's budget crisis for political gain. Members of the coalition of liberal Democrats talked about slowing progress on the budget as a means of increasing pressure on Republicans. A microphone had been left on during the closed meeting Monday, and the conversation was transmitted to about 500 "squawk boxes" that enable staff members, lobbyists and reporters to listen in on legislative meetings. Some members of the group, including Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, said if the budget crisis were...