10/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Andrea Mitchell Attacked By RNC Balloons (VIDEO)

Immediately following John McCain's speech on Thursday night at the RNC, NBC's Andrea Mitchell was attacked by falling balloons while on the floor of the convention center. Attempting to do a hit for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, Mitchell fought off a never-ending stream of red, white and blue mylar as she bravely gave her report. Moments later her colleagues Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams complimented her reporting skills in the face of such adversity. The balloons remained a joke for segments to come:


The CNN anchors also joked about the balloons, with Anderson Cooper teasing Wolf Blitzer that there was a giant balloon intentionally aimed at him for being a "member of the elite media," a joke which Cooper recycled throughout the rest of the night: