Skip to comments.Primetime interrupted: Osama bin Laden dead
Posted on 05/01/2011 8:57:46 PM PDT by Nachum
President Obama has endured entertainment industry criticism over the last few years for requesting premium broadcast air time for making speeches. But Sunday nights abrupt and unexpected interruption is unlikely to draw any complaints.
Multiple news organizations are reporting that the White House is set to announce that, at last, Osama bin Laden is dead. ABC, CBS and NBC have cut away from scheduled programming to cover this enormous news.
With all the back and forth between President Obama and Donald Trump in recent weeks, Twitter flared up with amused conspiracy theories when NBC News cut away from Trumps Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.
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You can't make this stuff up
I am vaguely ticked because they interrupted CSI Miami, the one program I like on that channel. And haven’t said when they will show the last 15 minutes, when we find out who dunnit.
So was it Star or Hope?
The worst part is they broke away 45 minutes before the actual press conference. It was like an airline delay....
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This changes noting. You killed a mere mortal not the ideology.
PS Who was fired?
Next, the terrorist in the White House...
BTW, this morning at about 0830 PDT there was posted, "NORTHCOM just upped Force Protection Condition to Bravo" The thread was pulled. Our forces got OBL this morning?
I’m telling my husband that it’s too weird to do this on a Sunday night. I don’t watch much TV, so I didn’t know that Trump’s show was on. Now, it makes all the sense in the world.
I was watching csi also. Have to catch it online. President Bush would have just let the news report it and thanked the Military.
I have a son in Germany and haven’t heard from him. Anyone know if there’s a communications blackout on our bases over seas?
Looks like it was a week ago and DNA was just matched from remains of a bombing by US on his hide.
So far good noooze !!!
Saw Moochelle Obama and Joe Bidens wife singing the praises of our military in a commercial today....strange timing. Zero glorified himself in the speech and noted that we are not at war with Islam but with Al Qaeda...even said the pledge and included “One nation under God” in his wording. He will politicize this to the nth degree.
The news did interupt Trump way early...lol...the last minute when the elimination was being announced and Obama stalled making his grand appearance
“PS Who was fired?”
Osama bin Laden
How did we match the DNA?
Announcement on a Sunday night?
And who’s to say it’s true, baraq’s media?
baraq has never been truthfull with the American people and yet this news is being treated as gospel.
I smell a muslim rat.
I guess we’ll have to find out online how the Apprentice ended. Or watch when they repeat it on CNBC or Bravo channel. Must have been a very nasty boardroom discussion too, with that Nene and Star going at it.
Meanwhile members of the “news” media are just euphoric. I suspect if Bush or McCain were president now this thing would be downplayed and we would be told not to gloat so much.
Good then it will be time to get the hell out of Afghanistan,because we’re all done out there.About time too,9/11 is done and the Taliban are either now our declared enemies or we’re done with our mandate.
God bless Obama and God bless us all.
On television, O'Bambi had that trademark smirk plastered across his mug. He stumbled and fumbled several times. Of course, the _resident used the non-standard pronunciation of POK-ee-stahn when referring to Pakistan. He tried to appeal like royalty by walking a red carpet to the podium.
There's was nothing even remotely Presidential in tonight's address.
ust reading the news.... now it is said on CNN that it wasn’t a bombing a week ago it was a firefight this AM in Pakistan with a combined effort of US and Paki forces....
Who the hell knows now as it’s all gonna be BS’d anyway.
Obama says the US in custody of the body according to CNN....
I’m going to bed.....:o)
Stay Safe an get ready for the moo’s sh*tstorm to start.
Nite Ya’ll !
Not sure but I seem to recall when the hunt began oh so many years ago now that the question of confirmation came up and that there were dna samples from his family that were going to be used.
I know. It’s all about BO.
NBC News cut away from Trumps Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.
You can’t make this stuff up
One TV news goober also made the comment that today was indeed an historical day.
Obama only played nine holes of golf today, instead of the usual eighteen.
You can’t make this stuff up
The TV news talking heads had to stall us for 30 minutes as Omama waited for his writers to do and put up his announcement on acting-President TelaPrompter. The stall dribbled out the relevant facts which were going around the Internet on Twitter, so by the time Omama came out and took credit for the event, we had heard the details now available.
Obama could have waited till Monday night because OBL has been supposedly dead for a week, but he purposely interrupted the Donalds show.
Well its a heck of an Obama campaign kick off. He is going to get brownie points up the wazoo for this. Lets hope it wears off before the election. Barry will run on this night and day.
That’s exactly how it was when they got Saddam. It was treated as a “Oh? They got him? That’s nice” moment. If Saddam had been captured during Obama’s mis-administration, the story would have been bigger.
Thanks so much for the post...
Bin Laden has (or had) 50 brothers and sisters and all kinds of relatives who stopped talking to him.
Good news and good riddance. Brag all you want, 0bama. At every step you’ve confirmed the Bush-Cheney policy and anti-terrorism infrastructure.
Eyes out. They aint gonna sit still.
This shows how much Trump is getting under Obama’s skin. He bashed Trump at the media thing the other night, then interrupts The Donald’s highly rated TV show. He’s showing The Donald who’s boss.
This couldnt have come at a better time. The American people have a short memory and this will lose its importance in a few weeks. What they wont forget though, is what is left in their wallets after they fill up at the gas stations.
This story is an end game..there will be nothing left to report after a while. He is dead...end of story.
I expect a spike in his ratings, then they will drop again. Now if this had happened a couple months before the elections? That would have been another thing.
was killed a week ago
Obama said specifically he was killed today.
He knows Trump is going to destroy him.
Who’s gonna play him in the TV movie then?
I know the feeling. I married off my daughter two years ago. Seating arrangements were a horror.
I look forward to our troops coming back from there and be nicely safely home.
He was likely killed a week ago, but it was announced today after confirmation.
That would work, but if I had the body, I would wrap it in bacon and bury it face down with the head pointing towards ground zero in NY instead of Mecca. No paradise or 70 virgins for him.
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Usama bin Laden and took custody of his body.
Today while I was playing golf
I didn’t realize the thread was pulled but told my wife the threat level was raised on Sunday morning.
We now know why.
I concur, this was the only Presidential speech he has given. All others were so much acting or window dressing