The 5 worst media disasters in August

Care to guess No. 1 on this month’s list? (Ah … ah … Akin.) Also, Clint Eastwood makes a surprise appearance.

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They’ll put you back in chains!

Legitimate rape!

Those loaded statements can only mean one thing: It’s time for this month’s worst media disasters list. And folks, this month was a doozy.

Without any further ado, here are the five worst media disasters of August:

5. Yahoo news editor caught on a hot mic. Yahoo News’ Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian was caught on a hot microphone earlier this week for expressing a rather ugly view of Mitt Romney. Speaking about Romney’s decision to proceed with the Republican National Convention in light of Hurricane Isaac making landfall, Chalian said: “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Yahoo fired him immediately afterwards.

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