Nov. 10, 2008
"These are good, decent, steady men that don't go around flipping people off or screaming f*ck you at the top of their lungs."
Joe Scarborough, anchor of MSNBC's Morning Joe, accidentally swearing on the air while telling a story contrasting incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to other Obama aides
Scarborough didn't even seem to notice he used the expletive while live on the air, and he continued to make his point. It wasn't until co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle brought it to his attention that Scarborough took a time out from the discussion to address it: "Great apologies if I said the word instead of the letter. My wife is going to kill me when I get home." A few minutes later he again apologized to any kids watching, and effectively told adults to get over it. Since the slip up, "Morning Joe" has been aired with a seven-second delay.