The 5 worst media disasters in February—caught on video

What do a troubled actor, two Mideast heads of state, a politician who can’t screen his phone calls, and a snarky journalist have in common? They all made this dubious list.

Without further ado, here they are: The five worst video media disasters of February 2011—in descending order.

No. 5: Charlie Sheen’s Alex Jones Show interview

There’s little funny about addiction, and Charlie Sheen’s dangerous spiral is sad to watch. His out-of-touch radio interview with sycophantic radio host Alex Jones led to the suspension of his top-rated sitcom, “Two and a Half Men,” for the rest of the season.

During the interview, Sheen makes vaguely anti-Semitic comments about the show’s creator Chuck Lorre, calls Alcoholics Anonymous a “bootleg cult,” and labels Thomas Jefferson a “pussy.” He tops off his tirade by threatening to “murder” those who attack his family. Here’s an excerpt:

No. 4: Hosni Mubarak’s unintended use of irony

What signs can a dictator use to gauge whether his country has fallen into chaos? An unhappy populace? Massive protests? International pressure?

How about whip-carrying thugs beating citizens from camels on the streets of Cairo? Yes, all of those will do.

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