We’ve counted down 2013’s biggest media feuds, saddest hoaxes, most cringe-worthy moments, hottest messes, and you picked the best and worst of media. There’s only one retrospective left: The Year in Media, as told through animated GIFs.
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The year in media officially began on CNN, where Kathy Griffin tried to get nasty with Anderson Cooper.
So… Beyoncé was lip-synching?
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) got real thirsty during his Republican rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union.
This Canadian anchor performed the inappropriate gesture of the year.
The Obamas welcomed Robin Roberts back to GMA.
Seth MacFarlane managed to offend just about everybody at the Oscars.
President Barack Obama mixed up Star Wars and Star Trek.
This cat went for a swim on local TV.
Michele Bachmann literally ran away from CNN’s Dana Bash.
Kid President met the actual president.
‘Big Papi’ David Ortiz dropped a defiant f-bomb at the first Red Sox game after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Snoop Dogg lit up on HuffPostLive.
Mark Sanford debated a cardboard cut-out of Nancy Pelosi.
Kevin Spacey opened the Nerd Prom…
…but President Obama one-upped him with his Daniel Day-Lewis impression.
Wayne Brady called “bullshit” on Bill Maher.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford demonstrated how you know you’re political career is in trouble.
Chris Rock weighed in on the George Zimmerman trial.
Russell Brand highjacked Morning Joe.
Nancy Pelosi reacted to Michele Bachmann’s statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn DOMA.
Fox News shook-up its prime time line-up, earning the praise of Stephen Colbert.
Karl Rove’s super PAC tried to harness the power of Sharknado with “ObamaCareNado.”
4-year-old mayor Bobby Tufts had the cutest ever interview on MSNBC.
Stephen Colbert twerked like Miley Cyrus to celebrate Obamacare’s demise.
Merritt Wever delivered the greatest Emmy acceptance speech of all time.
GOP Senator Tom Coburn brought a giant “debt” credit card to Fox News.
Ted Cruz came in like a wrecking ball.
Obama caught a fainting woman during his big Obamacare Rose Garden speech.
Stephen Colbert smoked “crack” on camera before immediately apologizing for “past” mistakes.
Sacha Baron Cohen “killed” an elderly silent film star at the Britannia Awards.
WWE Raw settled the white Santa vs. black Santa debate once and for all.
Bill O’Reilly ended the year by shaking Snoop Dogg’s hand. Are the culture wars over now?
To more GIFs in 2014!
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