Laura Ingraham had some technical difficulties on her radio show Friday, prompting her to yell on air, ” We’re gonna lose every fucking station we have!”
Ingraham’s difficulties began when she couldn’t hear anything, prompting her to say, “What’s going — What do I do guys? I can’t hear anything! What do I do? Drew can you hear something in yours? No, right? Are you on “Best of?” Are you on “Best of?” We have dead air? We gotta put a “Best of” on, Drew.”
The “Drew” Ingraham is speaking of is Drew Carmichael, her current executive producer. While Ingraham’s meltdown was beginning, Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary” starts to play.
Ingraham continued her tirade claiming, “We’re gonna lose every fucking station we have! This is unbelievable. I don’t know what to do. What do I do? Just read stories? What? Everything’s dead in here; I heard a click! The lights aren’t on on the console. We got to but a best of on, we’ve got to call Westwood One.”
“Proud Mary” continued to play all the while until Ingraham returns to her regular broadcast where she was discussing trade in China as if nothing had occurred.
A source with knowledge of the behind the scenes of the Ingraham broadcast style told Mediaite, “Meltdowns are basically a daily occurrence over there. She goes through producers faster than anyone in the industry. I’m just surprised its taken this long to happen on air.”