MSNBC Producer Allegedly Goes Live — And Livid. But Is It Real?

contessa-brewer-08widecLive television is not for the faint of heart as MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer allegedly learned when a producer went on a profanity laced tirade with an open mike picking up the full exchange. The video below could be a training tape for anchors and producers alike. However, some sites are now saying that this is a fake, which may be as interesting as the original story. It is incredible that people would go to such lengths to create such a story.

I am still trying to find out if this is a joke. I did not see it live. It is the rage on the Internet. However, I have not seen a statement from MSNBC on the incident, which would normally followed such a glitch.

Newspaper reporters, lawyers, witnesses, homeowners, and television figures have recently gotten into trouble over such language used incautiously.

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7 thoughts on “MSNBC Producer Allegedly Goes Live — And Livid. But Is It Real?”

  1. In a comment board exclusive, yours truly spoke to a producer at MSNBC this evening and confirmed that it is in fact fake.

    And let’s be honest, when you can’t trust the DC yuppie/grad student underground network, who can you trust?

  2. Sorry, this is the real deal. What strikes me as odd is people that deny this tape thinking that they need to protect MSNBC at all costs. Don’t they realize how utterly stupid they look? I guess I am talking about you icn2.

  3. It’s a fake. I’m surprised this is making the rounds again. It already made the rounds several months ago. I was tipped off to it and didn’t blog about it because it was obviously a fake. TVNewser did blog about it and said it was a fake.

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    Jake Tapper, ABC News
    December 09, 2008 3:37 PM

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    But on November 23, 2008, his senior adviser David Axelrod appeared on Fox News Chicago and said something quite different.

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  5. It seems like the voice may be dubbed in, but it also seems like she is reacting to something, so it’s hard to tell.

    If it’s real, it’s hilarious.

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