Skip to comments.Mathews - Obama / Osama mixup
Posted on 02/18/2008 4:54:06 PM PST by cd jones
I caught Matthews speaking of Obama's 'words about words' today with this mixup. He was talking about Hillary and Obama's back and forth today. Osama's photos was only on the screen for a few seconds.
Careful, Chrissy, your Freudian slip is showing. That, and the fact Shw Who Must Not Be Named has your manhood in a lockbox...
This is actually pretty common. Last week, Jay Leno called Obama Osama by accident in his monologue.
Plus, there’s this:
You say Osama, I say Obama...
yea, it probably wasn’t Matthews error, it was the poor guy that put up the wrong photo.
Ooops- someone in the control room is in trouble..
Didn’t Teddy Kennedy call him Osama Obama on stage once?
Hillary infiltrator !
there’s a screen shot of it here:
Now let's be fair to ol' Ted. He called him "Osamer".
Update: MSNBC Suspends Employee Who Mistook Obama for Osama
See mediabistro for details.
Yet again, someone does something that hurts the dems and MSNBC fires/suspends them. But old odd keith olberidiot calls the President a liar a terrorist and a fascist and he is still employed and has issued NO apology.
MSNBC — poodles for the DNC; woof woof!
These folks have no credibility any longer. NONE; nada; zip.
During the very first minuet of (2/18/08) MSNBCs Hardball with Chris Matthews, he mentioned the current back and forth about Sen. Obamas use of words that were taken from a speech his supporter Gov. Deval Patrick had given earlier. The subject of the comment was Senator Barrack Obama, but the picture beside Matthews head was of Osama bin Laden.
Later the incident was briefly mentioned and Matthews said he was sorry. Today in the media reports indicated that MSNBC had apologized, but with out explaining how this mix up took place, or who was responsible, or what the repercussions for that person were. Clearly viewers deserve to know how and why this mistake was made.
MSNBCs inadequate response to the Osama/Obama moment, viewers deserve to know how and why this mistake was made. Presumably, graphics of the terrorist leader have some kind of OBL (Osama bin Laden) demarcation vs. graphic for the Senator, which one imagines might have a more formal title, maybe US Sen. Barack Obama. The standard here is full discloser about who made the mistake and what MSNBC is doing about it. You would think the network of the Don Imus and David Schuster scandals would know how to handle these things by now.
Given the fact that serious journalist and pundits and even candidates cant keep the words Osama and Obama separate, and in light of the heat Sen. Obama took over his statement that he would go after bin Laden inside of Pakistan, I say if you want to catch Osama youve gotta vote Obama. Well, thats what my bumper sticker says. Want one? Just email me at Voteobama2008@hotmail.com.
What happed to the PMSNBC-er who captioned Niger Innis as “Nigger Innis”? I don’t recall any disciplining or repercussions.
Oh, that’s right. Innis is a black, conservative REPUBLICAN. They just couldn’t find a way to call him an oreo, I guess.
You say Obama, MSNBC says Osama: yet another media ‘mix-up’
Ted Kennedy : Barak Obama Bin Laden
OLO! LOL! badaba badaba badaba
I LOVE this, LMAO, I haven’t seen it in a long time. Thanks so much.
This reminds me of something i read or heard on the radio once (can't remember the source). It said "you say Niagra, I say Viagra"
Again? LOL! We should have a pool on how many times this is going to happen before the election.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.