A jubilant Green Party leader Elizabeth May, who was still awaiting confirmation from broadcasters that she would be allowed to participate in the debates, tried in vain to hold a teleconference from her riding for reporters across Canada trying to get her reaction.
It seemed like a good idea, until CBC Newsworld, which piped the May feed directly onto their show, decided to break away, but kept their broadcast line open.
The relentless voice of the anchor dominated over May's, even after a brief respite during a commercial. It seemed nobody at CBC bothered to hang up the line.
So the other reporters eventually had to.