The Hazards of Live TV: #25,089
You know what? I’m not convinced that what sounds like what was said was really said. There’s a sound effect that occurs right at the end of the word “dip” that sort of muddies up the issue. It still sort of sounds like “dip” to me and not the other word. Unfortunately the audio quality is not the greatest in the world for a rip (too much treble, not enough bass…which would muffle the pronunciation of the letter “p” and could make it sound more like a “k” even with headphones on)
So because it’s inconclusive for me, it’s provisional. And because it’s it’s provisional I’m going to have my first Hazards of Live TV poll question.
Update: It’s no longer provisional. This comment on TVNewser strongly points to the idea that Mika let one slip…
during the 8AM hour, when the Morning Joe crew referenced the event, Mika jokingly scolded Morning Joe producer Chris Licht for not using the 7 second delay