Before posting this video, my co-editors and I detected what we heard as someone saying the word “zealot” in the above video at 1:34 while the Governor was speaking. We verified the separate version of the video posted at RightScoop by asking the site owner and they heard it there as well.
It has now hit Twitter and Jedediah Bila says it best: “What .The. Hell.”
Absolutely unbelievable. I am no expert on microphone or feedback issues. But, I do know that two completely separate versions of the video (ours from SarahNet and the version RS put up) both have the soundbite at the exact same time mark.
Coincidentally, this happened a couple hours after Governor Palin went on to talk with Mark Levin about certain party bosses trying to strip power away from the grassroots.
Apparently some over at Fox News are so protective of Chris Christie, that an innocent “got to that point” comment on his speech was enough for someone over there to refer to Governor Palin as a “zealot.” Whoever said it will probably go on unknown and I cannot say we can expect Fox News to come forward and offer the Governor an apology.
But they still owe her one. Whatever their problem is, this was a completely unprofessional move by Fox News. Enough is enough!
Update by Stacy: I’m currently trying to find a better email address to send in complaints but for now, you can go here to let Fox know how you feel about this: email@example.com
On Twitter you can go to: @foxnews
Or contact Bret Baier (@BretBaier), Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly), or Brit Hume (@Kimsfirst)
Update by Stacy: Brit Hume responded:
@Bassmaster12 @Stacy_Drake This is almost comical. Mic picked up a snatch of an off-camera conversation I was having. The word was “salad.”
I’m not sure if he was talking about food, something else, or if this is just an excuse, but it is his explanation. At least we know that it was indeed Brit Hume who said it.
Update by Steve:
As Stacy has indicated, Brit Hume attempted to make the situation right by explaining that what he really said was “salad.” We are grateful for his response and effort to explain.