Biggest failures and flops of 2012

Dec 27, 2012

CIA Director Petraeus And Director Of Nat'l Intel. Clapper Testify To House Committee

Central Intelligence Agency Director, David Petraeus, participates in a House Select Intelligence Committee and Senate Intelligence Committee joint hearing, on Sept. 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

While it’s nice to look at who came out on top at the end of the year, it’s also worthwhile to remember the losers. Besides, we learn from our mistakes right? (Or at least learn to laugh at them.)

From pop culture to entertainment to politics, nothing is off limits. Take your pick: General Petraeus’s sex scandal, or the box office disaster that was “The Oogieloves.” And don’t forget Rupert Sanders, after having an affair with Kristen Stewart, or Rupert Murdoch, who has been deemed unfit to rule his media empire. The list goes on and on.

Who do you think ended 2012 with egg on his or her face? What companies came out with products that just didn’t cut it for you…or anyone? Which politicians lost their dignity along with the vote this year? Give us a call and let us know your “favorite” failure or flop of 2012.


Mary McNamara, television critic for the Los Angeles Times

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