The Three Worst Video Media Disasters of 2013

It’s not easy to be named the worst video media disaster of the year. Someone has to do something spectacularly dumb to receive the honor.

In 2010, the award went to BP CEO Tony Hayward, who told cameras “I’d like my life back” after his company’s massive oil spill killed 11 workers.

In 2011, Rep. Anthony


June 2013: The Two Worst Video Media Disasters

National security vs. butter. Lies vs. racism. Self-soothing vs. hysterical crying.

This month’s two worst video media disasters couldn’t be more different from one another. One is arguably much more consequential than the other. But both (at least partially) destroyed the credibility of these two well-known public figures.

Without any further ado, here are the two worst


Four Reasons Paula Deen’s Video Apology Failed

Paula Deen, the Food Network’s southern-cooking celebrity chef, found herself in hot water (or, more appropriate to her style of cooking, a vat of butter and lard) this week after The National Enquirer released details of racist remarks she’s made in the past.

The Enquirer’s source material—which has since been confirmed by numerous other outlets—is a

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