Biden Calls Fox News Correspondent a ‘Son of a B****,’ Reportedly Phones ...
The golden rule of broadcasting: always assume the mic is live.
While it seems like such a simple concept to follow, it tends to slip the minds of media figures – despite their depths of media training. Inevitably, these embarrassing ordeals often resort to social media roastings and public apologies.
You would expect world leaders to know better and be extra cautious about their choice of words. Unfortunately not.
After Biden blasted Fox News' Peter Doocy as a "stupid son of a b*tch" on Tuesday, it only felt necessary to look back at five of our favourite hot mic blunders.
President Biden appears to call Fox News' Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a bitch," mocking his question about inflation.pic.twitter.com/mZcp0f2Jyl
Amor added: “That’s it… you’ve got a bullsh** f**king excuse and then he fell over his own f**king lies. That’s just what happens right?"
I love these two @7NewsMelbourne anchors and they have a few thoughts on the Novak Djokovic situation over there with the #AusOpenpic.twitter.com/r5scdod8vp
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@Wu-Tang Is For The Children)
A statement from Craig McPherson, Seven’s Director of News and Public Affairs, said it was a “private conversation” and said they would deal with whoever leaked the clip.
He said: “The illegal recording was of a private conversation between two colleagues.
“It was an underhanded, cowardly act in breach of the Victorian Listening Devices legislation the perpetrator of which will be accordingly dealt with when found.”
Fauci called Republican senator "a moron"
During a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Fauci called a Republican senator a “moron” in a hot mic blunder.
Senator Roger Marshall quizzed whether Fauci should have a publicly available financial disclosure form. A confused Fauci noted that such disclosures are public knowledge. "You are getting amazingly wrong information," Fauci said.
Marshall stated his office couldn’t find them and asked where they could be viewed if they were public. Fauci replied: “It is totally accessible to you if you want it”.
Marshall asked: “To the public, is it accessible to the public?”
“To the public,” a frustrated Fauci confirmed, to which Marshall responded: “Great, we look forward to viewing it.”