A near miss

February 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm by David Farrar

Was on Face Off this morning on Wellington ZB hosted by . The other panelists were and Greg O’Connor.

Josie and I got there early and went into the studio. Sean had the news break, so left the studio to have a nicotine break.

Josie and I started our normal chatter, which as you can imagine is not always as carefully phrased as when speaking in public. A short time into this, Josie then goes “Does that red light mean we are broadcasting?”.

Yes, Sean had forgotten to turn the microphone off. Very fortunate that Josie noticed the red light in time, as I suspect five minutes of our conversation accidentally broadcast would not have helped either of us!

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11 Responses to “A near miss”

  1. coventry (322 comments) says:

    What no cup of tea ?

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  2. Dick (80 comments) says:

    Who gives a shit, if you’ve got something to say then say it straight. I’m sick of the politically correct general public condemning people like Alasdair Thompson for stating his mind, acting like they’re the God damn PC police making it harder and harder for people to be able to say what they truly believe.

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  3. hmmokrightitis (1,596 comments) says:

    Thanks Dick

    There. I said it. :)

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  4. Roflcopter (467 comments) says:

    DPF, I thought Sean had given up smoking late last year?

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  5. Rick Rowling (816 comments) says:

    You’ve been Ambrose’d!

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  6. Scott Chris (6,178 comments) says:

    Heh, don’t suppose Plunket left the mike on “accidentally on purpose” while he “popped out for a ciggie”. Seems the media are pushing the boundaries more and more these days and in ever more creative ways. That’s unrestrained market innovation for ya. Push the rules to the nth degree and always, I said ALWAYS stay one step ahead of the legislators. ;)

    So much for media self regulation.

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  7. Steve (4,537 comments) says:

    Seems like the media are getting more desperate.
    They could manufacture news – oh that would be lies

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  8. simonway (387 comments) says:

    I DEMAND YOU RELEASE THE FARRAR TAPES!!

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  9. adze (2,130 comments) says:

    Yes! Welease Woger!

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  10. Sublime (296 comments) says:

    English Breakfast or Earl Grey that morning? ;)

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  11. Chuck Bird (4,896 comments) says:

    You guys should take a leaf out of Phil Goff’s book. He would not say anything privavely he would not be happy for the nation to hear.

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