The 19 Most Inexcusable Ways the Media Failed You

It's commonplace nowadays to call media outlets out on their bullshit, and with good cause: Misinforming the public has happened so often that it's almost become a staple of today's information outlets.

But, perhaps unsurprisingly, this is absolutely nothing new. We asked our readers to go back through the annals of news history to show us the worst gaffs media outlets have made for the sake of ratings. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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What do the Chevrolet Vega, Dodge Aspen and Chevrolet Citation all have in common? A. They're three of the most unreliable, geered American cars of al

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The 19 Most Inexcusable Ways the Media Failed You

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NEW YORKPOST Pane S Shortly after the Boston Marathon RTLEY AL bombing in April, 2013. Rupert Murdoch's BAG MEN New York Post ran this front page. It

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CRACKED CON F hero guard FBI susecTS bomb have nlanted may 'th Back to July 27, 1996- Centennial Olympic Park A bomb went off in the park during the

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IN 2000, THE AP 1710 n077 SENT OUT THIS PHOTO WITH THE CAPTION, AN ISRAELI POLICEMAN AND A PALESTINIAN ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT. It looks like an Israeli

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In 2013, the Toronto Star printed a story exposing a public official for taking a vacation when she was purportedly on paid medical leave. MPP'S absen

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Jaily Bau 36 2011 MURDER LANDLORN This is Joanna Yeates. She was strangled by a neighbour after she rejected his advances. strange Mr HIDD ffer NEXT T

CRAGKEDOON The Columbine story that was reported: two disgruntled, unpopular, bullied teens finally snapped nd massacred 13 students at Columbine High

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This is Neda Soltani. In 2009, news outlets pulled this photo off her Facebook page and used it to illustrate stories about Neda Agha-Soltan, a bystan

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In 1936 the prestigious 'Literary Digest' magazine conducted one of the largest opinion surverys in US history to date, and confidently predicted that

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We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them, an

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REMEMBER THE INSPIRING STORY ABOUT THE FUKUSHIMA 50. THE HEROES WHO SACRIFICED THEMSELVES TO CLEAN UP THE NUCLEAR PLANT DISASTER IN JAPAN? FUKUSHIMA 5

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LEINCTON HERALD-LEADER On July 4, 2004, on the 4oth anniversary MAN STORT SSES of the Civil Rights Act, Cap Front-page the Lexington (Kentucky) chaies

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RUSSIANS HUNGRY, BUT NOT STARVING Deaths From Diseases Due to Malnutrition High, Yet the Soviet Is Entrenched. By WALTER DURANTY. Specfal Cable to Tha

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In 2011, a group of scientists at CERN and OPERA claimed they had disproved Einstein. Specifically, they said that when they shot neutrinos from Switz

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In 1989, 96 fans of Liverpool Football Sun THE THE Club were killed at Hillsborough Tycoon ie GATES stadium. The deaths Adnan TRUTH were blamed on thr

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In 1986, 60 Minutes aired a report alleging that the Audi 5000 sport sedan was prone to unintended 60 acceleration -the cars would allegedly take of

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HOW NOT TO COVER A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION On Nov. 7. 2000, at approx. 8pm, and within minutes of each other, network broadcasters declared an early v

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But seeral reliable, well-intormed HITLER TAMED BY PRISON. sOuRCES confirmed the idea that Flitler's unti-Semitism was not so enuine or Released on Pa

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