Shortly ahead of Mitt Romney’s remarks during a relief event for victims of Superstorm Sandy, BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins reportedly could be overheard via livestream video saying there was “a 40 percent chance that he says something stupid.”
Huffington Post reporter Jon Ward flagged the comment on Twitter.
“Reporters overheard on politico live stream speculating before Romney event that there is ‘a 40% chance that he says something stupid,’” wrote Ward.
The video that streamed on Politico’s site was not filmed by Politico. The Daily Caller has learned that the feed was provided by the network responsible for today’s pool video, which is shared by members of the Romney campaign’s press pool.
Soon after Romney finished speaking, Coppins took credit as the overheard journalist.
“Looks like my snide comment, caught on livestream, was wrong: Romney got the tone just right at this event in Dayton,” Coppins tweeted.
Coppins was assigned as Tuesday’s print pool reporter for coverage of the Romney campaign, TheDC has learned.
Neither Coppins nor his editor, Ben Smith, immediately responded to a request for comment for this report.
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