The 5 worst media disasters in July

Gaffes from a careless reporter, the president of the United States, the former governor of Massachusetts, and more—all caught on video for you to watch (and grimace).

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A killer says his act was “God’s will.”

A journalist implies that Tea Partiers have a connection to mass murder.

Those three things can only mean one thing: It’s time for the five worst video media disasters of July.

5. Congressman questions heroism of his legless, Purple Heart-decorated opponent.

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who is running for reelection, never served in the U.S. military. His opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, lost both of her legs while co-piloting a Black Hawk helicopter in Iraq.

So what did Walsh do? He criticized her for talking about her military service and questioned whether she was a “real hero.”

4. George Zimmerman says Trayvon Martin’s killing was “God’s plan.”

After seeing Jerry Sandusky’s painful television interview with Bob Costas, you would think that George Zimmerman’s lawyers would have thought twice before putting Trayvon Martin’s killer on television. (If you haven’t been following the case, Trayvon Martin was an unarmed African-American teenager; Zimmerman was a local “neighborhood watch” captain.)

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