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Bum Steer Awards 2018 No. 5: Alex Jones

Dec 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In fifth place: the excitable radio host, for saying so many crazy things that his unsuccessful and very public child custody battle wasn’t the most embarrassing thing that happened to him this year.

Bum Steers 2015

Dec 5, 2014 By annette waller

From arrogant announcers to zany zygotes—and everything in between—it was a banner year for the Bum Steers.

When Tipping Isn’t Optional

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Who is the Bum Steer here? The Houstonian who refused to pay a mandatory tip or the restaurant that allegedly locked her in the establishment and called the police when she wouldn't pay up?

Our Bum Steer of the Year

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

We picked. You reacted. Tweets and articles about our Bum Steer of the Year, Governor—and, last time we checked, Republican presidential candidate—Rick Perry. 

KHOU Mishandles Twitter Technology

Oct 11, 2012 By Alison Finney

KHOU ran a story about convicted rapist Abraham Joseph and next to it embedded a Twitter feed populating tweets related to the story. Unfortunately it pulled innocent @abrahamjoseph into its web.