The 5 worst media disasters in September

From a preacher’s outrageous suggestion to a hidden video that could sway the presidential election, here are last month’s head-slapping gaffes.

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And he’s not alone on this dubious list.

Joining him are a politician who was surreptitiously recorded insulting nearly half the U.S. electorate, some inept referees blowing a call, and a candidate for office who steals—yup, steals—somebody’s video camera.

Here are the five worst video media disasters from September 2012.

5. Congressional candidate takes a cameraman’s camera.

New Hampshire Democrat Ann McLane Kuster is running for a congressional seat.

When her opponent sent a “tracker” to film her event and ask a question—a common occurrence in modern politics—Kuster took his camera, threatened to keep it, and swore on camera. In doing so, Kuster handed her opponent the gift of an embarrassing (and completely unnecessary) viral video.

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