NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian dropped a pair of profanities live on air during a Tuesday morning appearance on “MSNBC Live.”
The segment began innocuously with MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin introducing Dilanian, who appeared on screen, with “some new reporting” about “how the Trump administration is handling the transition with the incoming Biden administration.”
“Or not handling it, we should say, to a certain extent,” Melvin said. “This time it involves our intelligence community. Ken, what have you learned, sir?”
However, the transition to Dilanian appeared to take the NBC reporter by surprise.
“Oh shit, fuck,” Dilanian whispered as he looked down.
An awkward pause of several seconds of dead air ensued, after which an unflappable Melvin calmly said, “OK, uh, I think we lost Ken for a second. We’ll try to get him back there.” (RELATED: Things Get A Little Awkward On MSNBC When Alabama Student Says ‘Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself’ Live On Air)
After Dilanian disappeared from the screen, Melvin went on to discuss “new fallout over the election.”
Dilanian later addressed the issue via tweet, apologizing and citing “technical difficulties.”
So sorry for the profanity I used on air last hour. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and mistakenly hung up on the control room, though my mic still was on. Perils of playing producer, cameraman and tech support all at the same time from home. #2020 ????
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) November 10, 2020
“So sorry for the profanity I used on air last hour,” Dilanian tweeted. “I was experiencing some technical difficulties and mistakenly hung up on the control room, though my mic still was on. Perils of playing producer, cameraman and tech support all at the same time from home.”