The 5 worst media disasters in May

From Obama’s Poland slur to North Carolina’s fiery anti-gay preachers, these are the worst gaffes caught on video from last month.

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During the primary season, I tended to criticize more Republicans. That made sense, because the bruising primary fight on the Republican side absorbed the majority of political air. Despite insisting that my selections weren’t based on ideological bias but just calling ’em as I saw ’em, a few people accused me of bias anyway. So be it.

For the second consecutive month, the equation has flipped. Democrats have again taken the majority of the spots on the list for May. As I said, I call ’em as I see ’em. You’re free to disagree with my picks, and I hope you’ll offer your thoughts in the comments section below.

Without any further ado, here are my (very subjective) picks for the five worst media disasters of May 2012!

5. President Obama makes Polish slur.

President Obama created a bit of an international incident while awarding a Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a Polish man who fought the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II.

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