People watching coverage of the George Zimmerman trial on MSNBC got a morning jolt:
The Zimmerman trial opened with the prosecutor dropping F-bombs in his opening statement, and viewers of MSNBC heard two of them before Chuck Todd abruptly broke into coverage to make an announcement:
As it turned out, the seven second delay didn’t help much:
Yes, after the apology and initiation of a seven second delay so any subsequent offending language could be bleeped out, MSNBC returned to coverage. At that point viewers were hit with another F-bomb:
On Twitter, Chuck Todd offered a second apology:
Fortunately for MSNBC, given its ratings, the number of people who might have been offended was kept to a minimum.