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Gaffes

Biggest Media Screw-Ups Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The media made some notable mistakes in 2013, some jaw-dropping, some hilarious and some just cringe-worthy. When two bombs exploded at the Boston...

The Psycho-Logic of Political Gaffes, and Debate Falsehoods

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

These unfortunate slips are as incomprehensible as they are politically damaging. None of the politicians who commit them are exactly stupid or ill informed. This begs the question, what went wrong?

Misspoke

Tom McNichol | Posted 11.24.2012 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

When I implied moments ago that I might dismantle Social Security and Medicare just after the election, I made a mistake. I meant to think that sentence to myself, not actually say it out loud.

Yes, Akin's Gaffe is Bigger News Than Biden's

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

I agree with the overwhelming majority of issue positions that Akin has expressed and disagree with as many of Biden's. That said, I don't think that Biden's comments and Akin's deserve the same level of prominence.

WATCH: The Media's Biggest Obsession

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 08.22.2012 | Media

When catching up on the latest election news, it’s easy to be confused by the avalanche of reporting. What’s a job creator? Who cut what from Me...

On the Wrong Track

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

When I started research, it was a rare thing to track an opposing candidate. Now, with cheap digital cameras, or even camera phones in a pinch, tracking has never been easier or more prevalent.

LOOK: Fox Sports Makes HUGE Gaffe

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

It might be time to break out the atlas over at FoxSports.com. On Monday afternoon, a huge headline for a story about Hamid Soryan's gold medal in ...

Gaffes Romney's Aides Have Written for His Next Foreign Tour

John Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

My talks with President Asher Minivan were very productive. He assured me that his country's relations with Israel will always be kosher.

Romney Gaffes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Gaffes for Everybody

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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How 'Oops!' Moments Affect Voters

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a week like this, is it any wonder voters are cynical? Within five days of each other, both the president and the campaign of his...

The Science Behind Slip-Ups

Sydney Levin | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science
Sydney Levin

Are Freudian slips deeply personal puzzles to be solved, or do they simply come down to sound and meaning?

Bachmann Announces Candidacy -- Explains Gaffes

Mark Steinberg | Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

"I know that millions of reporters in this country and in Hawaii have claimed that I make a lot of factual mistakes. Well, here and now I want to look the American people right in the eye and give them the facts."

Cathie Black Regrets That Whole 'Birth Control' Joke

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A spokeswoman says New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black was making a joke when she suggested overcrowded schools could be so...

A Guide to Gaffe-Gate

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. Why do some public people in the public's crosshairs self-immolate while others endure and prevail?

Gillian Duffy, Woman Called Bigot By Gordon Brown, Receives Apology (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gillian Duffy, the British woman who was called a "bigot" by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown , is now the center of a storm of publicity. Below...