Did you think it was incredible that two escaped prisoners, armed with just the clothes on their back and the lingering love of a married prison guard (and possibly weapons), managed to evade thousands of police officers for more than three weeks? It was. And, according to the New York Times, probably unintentionally aided by law enforcement.
Ever royally fuck something up at your job? Ever royally fuck something up at your job on television?
Earlier today, Time magazine reported that Jeb Bush was bringing on Hipster.com co-founder Ethan Czahor as his new Chief Technology Officer, hailing the hire as a savvy move by a party that often struggles with social media. And they weren't wrong—by Monday afternoon Czahor had already made his mark on the web, thanks to his awful, awful tweets about sluts and gay people.
Another calamity barreling out of Illinois rep. Aaron Schock's office today: Benjamin Cole, Schock's senior adviser for policy and communications, resigned this afternoon after a series of racially-charged Facebook posts—including one in which he compares black people to zoo animals—were obtained and published by ThinkProgress. In another since-deleted post, Cole writes that he "thinks they should build a mosque on the White House grounds," in an apparent dig at Obama.
Alison Bologna, an anchor for Providence, Rhode Island's NBC 10, earned a spot in every future YouTube news blooper compilation for her coverage of a fuck truck—er, a fire truck—that overturned near Charlotte, N.C., last Thursday, injuring four.