December 27th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

What is the biggest implosion of 2013?

As we close out 2013, we look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the past 12 months. There were high and lows and what we like to call 'implosions' of 2013. Careers, laws, reputations literally imploded - what Merriam-Webster defines as something collapsing inward in a very sudden and violent way. FULL POST

Filed under: 2013 • News • Politics
December 26th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

What was the biggest blunder of 2013?

Happy New Year! Well, not yet it. We are just days away from celebrating the new year and before we bust out the champagne - we are looking at the good, the bad and the ugly from this past year.

What would you consider to be the biggest blunder of 2013?

OBAMA (2)"I am the first to acknowledge that the website that was supposed to do this all in a seamless way has had way more glitches that I think are acceptable," President Barack Obama said.

CNN Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Dean Obeidallah says the obvious chose was the rollout of the Obamacare website.

"The program was passed three and half years ago and the rollout comes out now. The website was a nightmare, it was like an AOL dial-up website at some point."

And we can not forget about two New York politicians hit with sex scandals attempt at a political comeback.

WEINER"I've made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down. But I also learned some tough lessons. I am running for mayor..." – Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner

"I've hurt a lot of people. When you dig yourself a hole, you can either lie in it for the rest of your life or do something positive. That's why I am running." – Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

CNN's senior media correspondent Brian Stelter picks their decision to run for political office as the biggest blunder of the year.

"I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Ms. Palin," Former MSNBC TV host Martin Bashir said.

BASHIRMediaite's Joe Concha pick for biggest blunder of the year would have to go Martin Bashir for his incendiary comments about Sarah Palin. Concha says the problem was his comments, which were scripted - he highlighted the fact that the segment producer, executive producer and copy editor approved Bashir's comments.

"We the jury find George Zimmerman not guilty."

Founder of Inspire52.com Mel Robbins disagrees with Concha saying the handling of the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin case was this year's biggest blunder - pointing to the prosecutor overcharging the case.


Filed under: 2013 • News
December 23rd, 2013
09:19 PM ET

What is the biggest lie of 2013?

'60 Minutes' Benghazi report

CBS 60 Minutes"When we discovered the account he gave the FBI was different from what he told us. We realized we have been misled," Lara Logan said.

'We were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan apologizes for Benghazi reportc

"Lara Logan said it better than I could. That's why it was the biggest lie of the year," Brian Stelter said.

"If you like your health care plan, you can keep it"

ObamaMediaite's Joe Concha tells CNN's Don Lemon that it's not just him - but Politifact and the Washington Post believes the biggest lie of 2013 was President Obama frequently remark - "if your like your health care plan, you can keep it."

Fact Check: If you liked your health plan, you can keep your health plan

NSA Chief denies U.S. surveillance on Americans

ClapperSenator Ron Wyden: Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans

Rand Paul: Intelligence director should resign

James Clapper: No sir.

"We're talking about a massive NSA surveillance program." CNN contributor Dean Obedillah continued to say, "all of our emails are being read."

Lance Armstrong doping scandal

ArmstrongOPRAH WINFREY: In all seven of your Tour de France victories did you ever take banned substances or blood dope?


Lance Armstrong says his doping still 'polarizing topic' for many

"The guy lied for 15 years. He sued people until they went bankrupt," Mel Robbins said.

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