Maddow Blames Audio Glitch in GOP SuperPACS Segment on 'Nefarious Conspiracy' By 'Eccentric Billionaire'

January 21st, 2012 7:16 PM

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, in a segment about GOP SuperPACs, blamed a technical glitch with a guest's audio on "some sort of nefarious conspiracy."

"I'm assuming it's an eccentric billionaire with an axe to grind" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

As MSNBC's South Carolina primary coverage came back from a commercial break, Maddow raised the issue of SuperPACs in that state.

"The Pro-Gingrich Super PAC 'Winning Our Future' has been a major player," she said. "Joining us now on the birthday of Citizens' United is NBC's Michael Isikoff with more from Washington."

Unfortunately, Isikoff's microphone was off, and viewers could barely hear what he was saying. After several seconds, Maddow said, "Obviously, that's some sort of nefarious conspiracy undermining Michael Isikoff's audio there. I'm assuming it's an eccentric billionaire with an axe to grind."

Nice joke, Rach.

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