Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kyra Phillips Tastes Her Own Medicine

Well, well, well...

It looks like "Live From" anchor Kyra Phillips owes someone an apology.

On July 17 she said about the open mike of President Bush,

"President Bush had choice words about the Mideast crisis today in Russia. A microphone picked up comments meant for the British prime minister's ears only.

"CNN's Kathleen Koch is at the White House with the details. I think everyone likes to see those raw moments from time to time, Kathleen."

It looks like people do like to see raw comments and not only from President Bush. On Tuesday Kyra Phillips herself was caught unguarded. She wasn't talking to Prime Minister Blair at a conference, rather she was talking to a friend in the bathroom! She also wasn't critisizing foreigners, but was critisizing her own family!

She 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 and talked about her brother.

"I've got to be protective of him," she said without being aware that the mike was on. "He's married, three kids, and his wife is just a control freak." CNN anchor Daryn Kagan broke into the telecast immediately afterward updating viewers on what Bush had been saying.

It looks like we all have our rare moments from time to time. That's fine. Just don't put them on air and if you do, please don't say them in the bathroom!


At 11:34 AM, Anonymous jbdaniels said...

As the saying goes, "Caught with her pants down!"

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous mattipark said...

Is this the price we pay for free speech? Everyone must be at someone elses neck in order to make sure they get up on top?! Shouldn't the media find something else to do aside from critisizing others?


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