CNN’s mics caught a little blue language from Don Mischer, who was the executive producer for the DNC, when a handset he was using to urge his people to hurry up with the balloons and confetti was left open to the network.

"Network spokeswoman Edna Johnson said Mischer apparently was unaware, or forgot in the heat of the moment, that CNN had arranged to carry a live feed of his voice from the control room during the balloon drop.

"'Obviously, had I known that my voice was being broadcast around the world, I would have chosen some other option to deal with my frustration," a contrite Mischer said in a telephone interview. 'I just feel terrible about it.'"

While some were probably offended by the profanity, I thought it was a little refreshing to hear someone say something off the cuff for a change.

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