The 8 worst media disasters of November

From a hot mic to a sexist swipe at Michele Bachmann, here are the biggest gaffes from last month—and they’re all preserved on video.

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But something strange happened this month. For the first time, it proved impossible to reduce the list to just five disasters. Too many public figures self-immolated in spectacular fashion, and it would be plain irresponsible for me to exclude them from this list.

So this month, I’ll feature November’s eight worst video media disasters.

8. Liberal host Bill Press equates Jerry Sandusky with Herman Cain

I used to work with Bill Press at CNN and always liked him. But he was totally wrong this month when he said there’s “no difference” between Jerry Sandusky, the alleged Penn State serial child rapist, and Herman Cain, who allegedly sexually harassed several women.

Sexual harassment is serious and has potentially devastating impacts on the victims, but most people would agree that serial child rape is much more serious than the allegations leveled against Cain.

7. Herman Cain spokesman dodges and weaves

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