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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