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    Default CNN apologizes for mixing up Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden

    CNN apologizes for mistaken headline
    Tue Jan 2, 4:10 PM ET

    NEW YORK - CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for Osama bin Laden with the headline "Where's Obama?"

    A spokesman for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama said the apology was accepted.

    The blunder came Monday evening on Wolf Blitzer's news show "The Situation Room." Both Soledad O'Brien and Blitzer offered separate apologies during CNN's morning show Tuesday.

    CNN called it a "bad typographical error" by its graphics department.

    "We want to apologize for that bad typo," Blitzer said. "We also want to apologize personally to Sen. Barack Obama. I'm going to be making a call to him later this morning to offer my personal apology."

    Tommy Vieto, Obama's press secretary, said he appreciated the bloggers and activists who brought the error to light so quickly and helped make sure it was corrected.

    "Though I'd note that the `s' and `b' keys aren't all that close to each other, I assume it was just an unfortunate mistake, and don't think there was any truly malicious intent," Vieto said.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070102/...cnn_obama_goof
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    I was watching something last week and they called him "Borat" Obama.

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    ^^Get out!! That's funny!!

    I happened to be watching CNN this morning when they officially apologized...I was like, eh, who cares.

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    And then Fox ran pictures of him while talking about a sex offender story.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=559kCaH1Shw

    And Yahoo put his picture up with a story about the hunt for bin Laden,
    http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...ith_name_osama

    coincidence? stupidity?

    edited to add link to picture of CNN's goof:
    http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...ith_name_osama

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy View Post
    And then Fox ran pictures of him while talking about a sex offender story.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=559kCaH1Shw

    And Yahoo put his picture up with a story about the hunt for bin Laden,
    http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...ith_name_osama

    coincidence? stupidity?

    edited to add link to picture of CNN's goof:
    http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/b...ith_name_osama
    ROFL the bobbing Obama head.

    I think someone is paying big money for a smear campaign.

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    Me too.

    And it's sick that all we have is Obama and Clinton. They'll never make it (neither will Edwards), and the Repugs will stay in.

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