CNN has accidently “killed” President barack Obama instead of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in one of its shows. For nearly a minute, CNN displayed a headline with a typo that viewers just could not miss.
The channel’s Erin Burnett OutFront show was dedicated to Robert O'Neill, a Navy SEAL, who is claiming to be the one to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden in the 2011 raid on a Pakistani compound.
CNN eventually replaced "Obama" with "Bin Laden" in the headline, but it was little too late – its viewers had enough time to take pictures of their TV screens and record video to share them online.
Oops @cnn. Killed Obama??? pic.twitter.com/mQIVImrpAv
— Mike Gleeson (@thegeneralisin) November 8, 2014
Wow the SEALs are out of control pic.twitter.com/g0F9Dvidbh
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 8, 2014
Hey @CNN, that's one name you can't misspell. Osama Bin Laden and President Obama aren't interchangeable. pic.twitter.com/2yGb86MfJ3
— KB (@Kayla__Brandon) November 8, 2014
Hey @CNN shouldn't it be "Osama" rather than "Obama"? LOL #SEALWhoKilledThePresident #fb pic.twitter.com/sAOcE4evzV
— Johan Alkerstedt (@johanalkerstedt) November 8, 2014