In an attempt to release the news of Osama bin Laden’s death quickly late Sunday night, MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell accidentally reported on Twitter that “Obama” had been “killed” instead.
“Obama shot and killed,” Norah O’Donnell posted on Twitter, citing NBC Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski as her source.
It was announced Sunday that Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, was killed by American forces. President Obama addressed the nation to deliver the news around 11:30 p.m. ET.
Not surprising, O’Donnell erased her Tweet, fortunately, Jim Treacher wisely screencapped it:
(Headline via Jon of the Exurban League.)
Related: More left-wing hi-jinks on Twitter. Jonathan Chait of the New Republic, September 29, 2003: “I hate President George W. Bush. There, I said it.”
And that hate, still burning strong, supersedes all other news today: