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Primetime interrupted: Osama bin Laden dead
EW.com ^ | 5/1/11 | James Hibberd

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 night’s 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 Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.

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NBC News cut away from Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.

You can't make this stuff up

1 posted on 05/01/2011 8:57:49 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

2 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Nachum

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.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:58 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Nachum
You can't make this stuff up

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....

4 posted on 05/01/2011 9:00:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Nachum

The greatest disrespect for an Arab is to let wild dogs eat their rotting body in the streets.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 9:01:53 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


6 posted on 05/01/2011 9:02:24 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This changes noting. You killed a mere mortal not the ideology.

PS Who was fired?


7 posted on 05/01/2011 9:03:14 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Nachum

Next, the terrorist in the White House...


8 posted on 05/01/2011 9:04:26 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum
Dead since 12/12/01!
9 posted on 05/01/2011 9:04:26 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Nachum
Got to admit, Obama sounded like a real president.. sounded good President Obama did. (On radio)

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?

10 posted on 05/01/2011 9:05:36 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum

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.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 9:06:47 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: La Lydia

I was watching csi also. Have to catch it online. President Bush would have just let the news report it and thanked the Military.


12 posted on 05/01/2011 9:07:53 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Nachum

13 posted on 05/01/2011 9:07:54 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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?


14 posted on 05/01/2011 9:08:23 PM PDT by hstacey (Army Mom...)
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To: ASA Vet

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/01/usama-bin-laden-dead-say-sources/

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 !!!


15 posted on 05/01/2011 9:08:56 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Nachum

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


16 posted on 05/01/2011 9:11:14 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: griswold3

“PS Who was fired?”

Osama bin Laden


17 posted on 05/01/2011 9:12:14 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Squantos

How did we match the DNA?


18 posted on 05/01/2011 9:12:40 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Nachum

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.


19 posted on 05/01/2011 9:13:17 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: griswold3

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.


20 posted on 05/01/2011 9:13:33 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: hstacey
I expect that bases all over the world are affected.
21 posted on 05/01/2011 9:14:10 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 05/01/2011 9:14:20 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Got to admit, Obama sounded like a real president.. sounded good President Obama did. (On radio)

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.

23 posted on 05/01/2011 9:16:05 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Kansas58

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 !


24 posted on 05/01/2011 9:16:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Kansas58

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.


25 posted on 05/01/2011 9:16:57 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Brimack34

I know. It’s all about BO.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 9:17:37 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Nachum

NBC News cut away from Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.

You can’t make this stuff up

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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


27 posted on 05/01/2011 9:19:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Nachum

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.


28 posted on 05/01/2011 9:19:06 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: stansblugrassgrl

Obama could have waited till Monday night because OBL has been supposedly dead for a week, but he purposely interrupted the Donald’s show.


29 posted on 05/01/2011 9:19:42 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Go Navy!)
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To: Nachum

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.


30 posted on 05/01/2011 9:20:14 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: TNCMAXQ

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.


31 posted on 05/01/2011 9:20:41 PM PDT by christx30
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Thanks so much for the post...


32 posted on 05/01/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by hstacey (Army Mom...)
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To: Kansas58

Bin Laden has (or had) 50 brothers and sisters and all kinds of relatives who stopped talking to him.


33 posted on 05/01/2011 9:25:15 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Nachum

Good news and good riddance. Brag all you want, 0bama. At every step you’ve confirmed the Bush-Cheney policy and anti-terrorism infrastructure.


34 posted on 05/01/2011 9:26:20 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Eyes out. They aint gonna sit still.


35 posted on 05/01/2011 9:26:30 PM PDT by crz
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To: brwnsuga; snidely whiplash III

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.


36 posted on 05/01/2011 9:27:54 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

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.


37 posted on 05/01/2011 9:34:54 PM PDT by crz
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To: Squantos
Thanks for the link. Someone is off here. From the Fox report at your link:

was killed a week ago

Obama said specifically he was killed today.

38 posted on 05/01/2011 9:42:43 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: stansblugrassgrl

He knows Trump is going to destroy him.


39 posted on 05/01/2011 9:43:28 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Nachum

Who’s gonna play him in the TV movie then?


40 posted on 05/01/2011 9:44:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Aglooka
Bin Laden has (or had) 50 brothers and sisters and all kinds of relatives who stopped talking to him.

I know the feeling. I married off my daughter two years ago. Seating arrangements were a horror.

41 posted on 05/01/2011 9:50:18 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Note to Obama: The only time you actually are the smartest person in the room is when you are alone.)
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To: Del Rapier

I look forward to our troops coming back from there and be nicely safely home.


42 posted on 05/01/2011 9:52:58 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: D-fendr

He was likely killed a week ago, but it was announced today after confirmation.


43 posted on 05/01/2011 9:55:21 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: stansblugrassgrl

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....catfight.


44 posted on 05/01/2011 9:57:13 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: jongaltsr

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.


45 posted on 05/01/2011 10:08:43 PM PDT by Hatterasman
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To: Niuhuru
If he was killed last week, Obama will have walk back his statement tonight:
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.

46 posted on 05/01/2011 10:33:32 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Hatterasman
"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".

Better yet - Chop his head, place it between his legs so he can kiss his ass goodby - then wrap it in bacon and pig urine and shit and - then bury it pointing towards ground zero. Then soak the ground with pig urine to the point that nobody would attempt to dig up the body. Let every soldier piss on his grave.
47 posted on 05/01/2011 10:35:42 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: Niuhuru
Of course, that should have been:
Today while I was playing golf…

48 posted on 05/01/2011 10:43:02 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Nachum

Trumpus Interruptus


49 posted on 05/02/2011 5:25:12 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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


50 posted on 05/02/2011 5:30:01 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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