This just in: Bin Laden is dead!

May 1, 2011

in a picture is worth a thousand words

That is, OSAMA Bin Laden is dead. In case you are confused, like this Fox Network station.

You are welcome.

 


Source: twitpic @KyleHudgins

 

It seems that this is one of the criteria to be working at a Fox News network station… Worse than the mistake above that could have been a simple, innocent, typo, the video below shows a slip that really makes you go, “Huh. I wonder how long he’s been practicing saying that?”

 

{ 66 comments }

toasty redhead May 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Right on!

Ameena May 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Wow, you really CAN’T make this shit up, can you?
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Absence Alternatives May 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

No you can’t. The Onion may soon be out of business. LOL. and then SIGH.

secret agent woman May 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I’m going to steal this for tomorrow.
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Absence Alternatives May 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Thank you for “stealing”. I am honored. 🙂

secret agent woman May 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I don’t for a minute believe that was accidental. Those fuckheads.
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MacDougal Street Baby May 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

It all comes down to B.S.
Tee hee.

Absence Alternatives May 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

LOL. This goes so well with Mr. Greatsby’s comment!

Jack May 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

The lines have been blurred so far on both sides that it has made it impossible to believe in objectivity.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

However there has got to be right and wrong in some of these things. Not everything is relative.

Academically, I grew up with relativism and have benefited from the move away from hegemonic views. However lately the mainstream society’s coopting of “relativism” is really bugging me. Oftentimes it is used by apologists to find excuses or “alternative” explanations for events that were clearly immoral.

According to my 8 yo, his teacher mentioned something about “different perspectives” when speaking of Hitler. I am not sure what was said. But I flew into a rage upon hearing that one sentence. Sure, his families and friends may have thought him to be a swell guy (I’m just making this up for argument’s sake), clearly what he has done is WRONG. There should not have been any arguments over that. I wanted to run to the school and confront the teacher and tell him “You can take your relative perspectives and shove them up your ass” but I calmed down and just told my son what I wrote here, sans the ass part of course.

Beka May 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Oh, hell no! If some d-bag wants to write a controversial book on the subject, I wish him good luck with his intellectual masturbation, but saying that to 8 year olds? Seriously? I would be livid.
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Absence Alternatives May 7, 2011 at 1:51 am

I’m not certain what exactly the teacher said. It was a gut reaction from hearing “Hitler” and “different perspectives” in one sentence…

The Barreness May 4, 2011 at 3:39 pm

*hissssss* Fox News *hisssss*

Thanks…whomever (ahem) for the BBC.

– B x

Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Yes BBC. Besides I can listen to anything read in that accent. xxpp

Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

xxpp means kiss kiss lick lick

pattypunker May 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm

fuckers! whatever happened to objectivity? they’re shameless. walter cronkite must be rolling over in his grave.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Journalism is being carried on by people on the Internet around the world outside of the U.S.

The Good Greatsby May 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

To be honest, I did accidentally say Obama when I meant Osama and said Osama when I meant Obama multiple times on the day of the news. So did my wife. Not only are the names similar, but the “Bin” part adds that constant “B” sound that sub-consciously makes me change the S to a B.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I can totally see that. What was funny to me was the anchor man said “President Obama”…

Kristy May 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

On a completely unrelated note, I totally love the pics on the site… 🙂
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thank you! So glad that you’ve noticed them. 🙂

Unknown Mami May 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Like I needed more of a reason to poo poo Fox “News”.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I wish everyday that they would just go away.

Kernut the Blond May 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I just read a list of actual quotes from moronic news anchors reporting the event. This tops them all.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

No worries. They will never cease to amaze us. *sigh*

Jeane May 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I was going to be sarcastic about their continued ‘mistakes’ then I hit send by mistake and thought touche, brilliant one.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

LOL. They are watching us…

Jeane May 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Fox News was hoping.

chickens consigliere May 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

I got up early yesterday morning and my husband, who was still in bed, said “The got Osama!”. My mind was fuzzy. He is usually snoring. Did not compute. I said, “What?” He said, “The Military, they shot Osama, they got him, he’s dead”. I shook my head. I still didn’t understand. “What the hell are you talking about?”.

“The military has his body. They killed Osama”
“BigB that makes no fucking sense. Are you talking in your sleep?”
“OSAMA. OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD (you moron)”
“oooohhhhhhh, Osama…..”

And this is why you shouldn’t talk to me before I’ve had coffee.
Apparently I’m not the only one, though, so there’s that.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Can you just imagine that some people might have really thought that POTUS was dead for some brief moments? I bet some of them opened up Champagnes by mistakes. I read somewhere that he’s the president with most death threats ever. Hmmm. Racism is dead? We can only hope but let’s not lie to ourselves.

SisterMerryHellish May 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

You just know they’ve been waiting to type that for what, three years now? 😉
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Yup. Sigh. They probably had strategy sessions from time to time.

writerwoman61 May 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’m happy Obama is still alive…I can’t throw stones on the folks who typed the wrong word though…I’m always interchanging words/names that start with the same first letter!

Hugs,
Wendy
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Indeed. It is an easy mistake to make. In general, you kind of expect news network to be able to afford someone to check…

dufmanno May 3, 2011 at 8:49 am

That Fox newscaster dude……
Years ago, before he got the anchor job was a human interest reporter for our local Fox and he caught me in front of the Uptown Theatre on Connecticut Avenue when i was nine months pregnant with my second and pushing my firstborn around in a stroller.
He asked me how I felt about fresh fish and the safety of our food since several DC residents had recently been sickened by bad trout at a restaurant.
It was hot and I was annoyed so I snapped at him that OBVIOUSLY the quality of my fish was important since I didn’t feel like dying from food poisoning.
I made the five o’clock news.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

No way. Get out of here. For realz?! Awesome! Any footage??!! LOL. You totally rock.

Beka May 6, 2011 at 10:58 am

I have to agree! Such a cool story!!
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jotter girl May 3, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hearing that president Obama is dead is clearly not something I should have giggled over…..but – I did. Let me clarify that I like Obama and was giggling over the mess up by the newscaster so don’t any of you comment readers hate on me. Will Osama be running for a second terms?
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Well, some people have been talking about how he timed this… anyway…

Renee Fisher May 3, 2011 at 6:20 am

After making brilliantly caustic comments to Now Husband about the Fox “error,” I went on a rant and did exactly the same thing. Now I am limiting myself solely to talk of the royal wedding.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm

You can talk about all the hats. That’s a safe topic, right?

kathy May 3, 2011 at 4:06 am

Fair and balanced? Good God! Thanks for posting this, Lin!
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Fair and balanced. LOL.

alonewithcats May 2, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I work for a big city newspaper. And I can tell you, as we were ripping up the book last night into the wee small hours to get in this breaking story, the one thing we were most worried about was having a giant-ass headline that said “OBAMA IS DEAD.”

(I’m not defending Fox. I’m sure those jerks totally meant to do it.)
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I agree with you. And I cannot imagine the stress.

Alexandra May 2, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I saw people screwing up with tweets all over the place last night.

Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Yup. A CNN lady did that. DAMN YOU SCREENSHOTS! right? LOL

meleah rebeccah May 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Oh god! Leave it to Faux News to screw things up like that!

Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I imagine them highfiving each other after each one.

The Sweetest May 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

And of COURSE it was Fox news.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

We really need to give them credit for staying true to that branding right?

Elly Lou May 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Honestly, my husbnd made the same mistake last night on Favebook. Of course I’m still giving him shit about it. It’s my duty.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I know you take your duty very seriously.

GamerDarling May 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

That whole conspiracy theory is the reason I braced myself when I heard about the whole “burial at sea” thing. Of course, those theories will come from the same people that maintained he was “probably already dead” during the Bush administration. Remember all the theories about how the videos that he was showing were really taped way in advance and he’d been dead for months?
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

People actually posted on Facebook about that again… Ugh.

BigLittleWolf May 2, 2011 at 11:47 am

This Wolf doesn’t do Fox. (Dare I admit I found out on Bravo?)

😉
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

BRAVO!

😉

Beka May 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

Too funny! Actually, we turned to Fox News (once we could find it) to see what their troll spin on the news would be, and–at least last night–they hadn’t been able to come up with an anti-Obama angle on it yet. They were showing the hordes in Time Square with close-ups of Muslim-Americans celebrating along with the rest of the diverse crowd. I was a bit surprised, but I am sure that the vitriol is coming. I have already seen the conspiracy theorists among my facebook friends positing that the whole thing is a hoax since there is no body. Sigh…
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

The problem is once people have in their minds that this is a giant conspiracy no evidence is going to convince them otherwise. DNA testing? Well, the POTUS can always pay the doctor off no?! *sigh*

Beka May 6, 2011 at 10:55 am

You said it. Evidence doesn’t much matter to a firmly closed mind. I am enjoying the comments on this post very much. All the talk of relativism put me in mind of this NPR article: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/05/136015850/the-nation-bin-ladens-death-is-an-end-to-bad-guys

Absence Alternatives May 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Thank you so much for the article. “We can reject relativism and still embrace nuance.” Still, if I am completely 100% with myself, I do believe there are “bad guys.” Child molesters for example. Most of them are victims themselves but it is difficult for me to see it 100% objectively I guess…

Beka May 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I don’t think we can ever (nor would I honestly want to be) objective about certain things. I thought it was quite an interesting article, but I do believe that some people are irredeemably evil, however they came to be that way. When I was 16, a 12 year old family friend was kidnapped by a pedophile and had every unimaginable thing done to him before he was murdered. I didn’t hold a party, but I definitely felt relieved when his murderer was eventually executed. Objective? Not at all.
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Justine May 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

OMG. But then again, why am I not surprised?
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I half expected it.

Mary Lee May 2, 2011 at 7:52 am

Oh please, can’t we pull their FCC licenses for reckless stupidity?

Heard that Trump is demanding to see Bin Laden’s death certificate.
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Absence Alternatives May 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Did you see how POTUS went after Da Trump at the White House Press Dinner? GOLD!

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