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Is This Mic On?

Posted by prof e on March 19, 2015

Plenty of people have ended up in hot water after saying something that was picked up by a “live” mic that they forgot they were wearing. President Obama leaning in to promise Russian president Dmitry Medvedev “more flexibility” after the election; President George W. Bush calling a NYT reporter “a major-league a@*%#*!”; and Jesse Jackson issuing a fairly graphic threat to President Obama for “talking down to Black people.”

This is such a common occurrence that Time magazine has assembled a Top 10 list for our amusement.

But the latest “caught on mic” moment may lead to a murder conviction for an eccentric (to say the least) character who was the subject of a recent HBO documentary. According to a report in the New York Daily News,

The LAPD recently reopened its Berman investigation, bolstered by new evidence in the HBO documentary by Andrew Jarecki, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”

Durst appears to make a chilling confession in the final episode of the six-part series when he says off-camera — while his mic is still live — “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”

Fame and fortune have an odd way of bringing out the worst in people…but if there’s one thing for sure, this real-life, made-for-TV drama will continue to attract attention and win ratings. For you binge-viewers, the entire series will be airing back-to-back on HBO, starting at 3pm on March 21st.


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