Audio: Someone Farted on MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews

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2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 7
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Rep. Eric Swalwell appeared on Hardball With Chris Matthews on MSNBC on Monday night. During the interview ... something happened. Congressman Swalwell was answering a question when a loud fart noise was picked up by the broadcast.

Swalwell was asked about the noise by a reporter. He said it wasn't him and he didn't hear it.

So who was it? Matthews? Swalwell? A third party? A passerby? A prankster with access to a microphone? It is unlikely anyone ever comes forward and takes credit for the presumed fart.

Update: Here is the "official" response from the Hardball team. All I will say is... Sure. Recreate it.