The 8 worst media disasters of February

A reporter is nearly run over by a car; a sports anchor fires off a misogynistic diatribe; Romney makes Joe Biden sound like a gaffe-free politician, and more.

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I have to admit that I didn’t anticipate contraception roaring back into the headlines this month, especially when it involved stale jokes straight out of 1953.

Or that a public figure would try to hit a reporter with her car.

Or that a male sports anchor thought calling a female athlete the “b-word” was a good idea.

In fact, there were so many gaffes this month, I’ve expanded the usual list from the top five to the top eight. Here you go:

8a. Jerry Sandusky speaks. Again.

Alleged Penn State child rapist and overall creep Jerry Sandusky delivered three minutes of rambling comments following a hearing earlier this month. It’s incomprehensible why his attorney still lets him speak, especially after throwing out gems such as, “All of a sudden, because of allegations … I can’t take my dog on my deck and throw out biscuits to him.”

8b. Even more Sandusky madness

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