Here is a funny one I coudn’t help mentioning:
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.
If I had a microphone, I’d be sure to take it OFF before going to the bathroom.
But some in the TV business said Tuesday that CNN should have had a system of checks and balances in place to make sure anchor’s mikes are off when they’re not on the air.
“It’s a cardinal rule,” one executive said.
Like I said, instead of “turned off,” make sure the microphone is physically “off” of you first, eh?
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