04/18/2011 11:47 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2011

Mark McKinnon Says 'Bullsh-t' Live On 'Reliable Sources,' Howard Kurtz Doesn't Bat An Eye (VIDEO)

CNN anchor Howard Kurtz showed his unflappability when he let a guest's expletive go by unmentioned.

The guest on Kurtz's "Reliable Sources," former Bush adviser Mark McKinnon, was in the process of decrying Sen. Jon Kyl for his infamous "not intended to be a factual statement" statement.

"I mean, he's acknowledging that it was completely bullshit," McKinnon said. No bleep covered up the expletive.

Kurtz didn't blink, and didn't even mention the fact that a guest had just sworn on the air. "No other explanation," he responded, moving on.


Of course, it's hardly the first time a guest has sworn on air on a live news show. Often, the cursing goes unbleeped. For instance, both Joe Scarborough and Kathy Griffin have said the f-word live. In the past three years, NBC News has had to apologize twice for guests saying the c-word on the "Today" show--once when Jane Fonda said it, and another time when a 13-year-old girl did.