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CNN Airs Anchor's Bathroom Conversation During Bush Speech

About ten minutes into President Bush's speech yesterday in New Orleans, CNN accidentally aired audio of a conversation between CNN anchor Kyra Phillips and a female colleague which apparently took place in a CNN restroom.

Phillips was wearing a wireless microphone while on a bathroom break as she small talked with another woman about her "handsome, passionate" husband and her "control freak" sister-in-law. The conversation can be heard for a full ninety seconds over the President's speech -- and only ends after someone else enters the room and says "Your mic is on. Turn it off. It’s been on the air."

Here's the video, along with a scrolling transcription of the (sometimes muffled) conversation:

CNN has apologized for the incident, saying in a statement: "CNN experienced audio difficulties during the president's speech today in New Orleans. We apologize to our viewers and the president for the disruption."

The anchor in question -- Kyra Phillips -- was mocked last year for confusing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton with soft rock impresario Michael Bolton:

[ via TV Newser and NewsBusters ]

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