MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Said ‘Oh God’ Before GOP Response to Obama Speech, Source Says

February 25, 2009 - 3:32 PM
MSNBC's Chris Matthews quietly uttered "Oh God" as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal prepared to give the Republican Party response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress.

In this Oct. 22, 2008 file photo, Chris Matthew appears on stage at The Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

New York (AP) - MSNBC's Chris Matthews quietly uttered "Oh God" as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal prepared to give the Republican Party response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress.
 
An NBC executive, who requested anonymity because the network is still looking into the matter, named Matthews as the one who made the live mike slip - it was so quiet most listeners wouldn't be able to identify the speaker.
 
The Huffington Post posted a link to the comment and asked viewers to guess Wednesday who had made it: 32 percent had guessed Matthews, 35 percent said it was co-anchor Keith Olbermann, 15 percent said it was an MSNBC camera operator and 18 percent thought it was a producer.
 
MSNBC had no immediate comment.