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Oops! WGN Anchor Refers to Chicago's Christkindlmarket as 'Kristallnacht' Viewers stunned by mention of Nazi riot

It's good to know that people still say really dumb things out loud and not just on Twitter. On Sunday night, WGN-TV anchor Robert Jordan apparently made a spectacular flub…

December 3, 2012, 10:33 AM EST

American Apparel, Gap Blasted for Hurricane Sandy Ad Fails Stormy sales pitches get chilly reception

Clothing brands appear to have committed the biggest brand fails of Hurricane Sandy, with both American Apparel and Gap forgetting that death and loss make a poor springboard for promotional…

October 30, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT

Dior Ad Banned as Natalie Portman's Eyes Look Too Damn Beautiful This time, even L'Oréal complains

It's been a while since I'd heard from Britain's Ad Standards Authority, so I was excited to learn that they dropped their mighty ban hammer on a Christian Dior mascara…

October 24, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

Why a Popular Soup Chain Called a Woman the C-Word in a Mass Email Hale and Hearty CEO says account was hacked

Soup restaurant chain Hale and Hearty had to deal with a hot and steaming bucket of something yesterday, but it wasn't broccoli cheddar. In a bizarre email sent to customers…

October 24, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

StubHub's Tweeter Was Obscenely Happy to Leave Work on Friday Another day, another brand fail

Let's all say it together: If you have access to a brand's Twitter account, make sure you log out before posting an offensive personal tweet. For the second time in…

October 6, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

KitchenAid Mistakenly Tweets Joke About Obama's Dead Grandmother Apology doesn't stop backlash after debate

Oh, this is bad. During tonight's presidential debate, KitchenAid posted a nasty and poorly spelled comment on its Twitter feed about President Obama's grandmother, who died shortly before he took…

October 3, 2012, 10:36 PM EDT

Nokia Apologizes for Deceptive Ad Touting Camera's Image Stabilization Footage isn't from a Lumia 920 at all

When advertisers get caught blurring the line between fact and fiction, the Internet can quickly and mercilessly bring their transgressions into focus.      Case in point: Nokia has apologized for a…

September 6, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

'Where' Magazine Becomes 'Whore' Magazine Thanks to Art-Director Fail O.C. cover is found wanton

The Orange County edition of global tourism magazine Where has stripped its website of any trace of this cover, where the common art-director trick of making the art bigger by…

September 3, 2012, 12:25 PM EDT

Flo Suddenly a Problem for Progressive in Its Social-Media Crisis Charming ad character now insipid

Progressive Insurance is surely longing for the days when the Internet's most pressing question about its spokeswoman Flo was whether she is hot or not.      Matt Fisher's devastating Tumblr post…

August 14, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

Mountain Dew Soda-Naming Contest Crashed by Pranksters 'Diabeetus' among top entries on unsavory leaderboard

I always assume the worst will happen when companies solicit ideas from the Internet. For the latest evidence of this, look no further than this Mountain Dew "Dub the Dew"…

August 14, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT