• Butter Knife

    I must be missing something, because I don’t see the apparent bias in this picture.

    Osama Bin Laden *is* reported to be dead, and regardless of whether or not this is important, every news outlet in the world is reporting it as a top story… Nothing about Fox’s reporting, at least as evidenced in this picture, is the least bit inappropriate.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, the fact that I just defended Fox News just a little bit has made me feel seven sorts of unclean, and I will need a few hours to cleanse myself of the taint.

    • chinagreenelvis

      The caption says “Obama Bin Laden.”

      • Andrew

        Oh dear. I read that and completely missed the “typo.” Bias on my part!

      • Butter Knife

        Ah, yes it does. Good eye.

        Nonetheless, I have to believe that this is a simple typo, an artifact of the 24 hour “news” cycle, if only because the only people smart enough to wage a subliminal war are smart enough to know that’s a stupid idea.

  • Butter Knife

    I must be missing something, because I don’t see the apparent bias in this picture.

    Osama Bin Laden *is* reported to be dead, and regardless of whether or not this is important, every news outlet in the world is reporting it as a top story… Nothing about Fox’s reporting, at least as evidenced in this picture, is the least bit inappropriate.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, the fact that I just defended Fox News just a little bit has made me feel seven sorts of unclean, and I will need a few hours to cleanse myself of the taint.

  • chinagreenelvis

    The caption says “Obama Bin Laden.”

  • Andrew

    Oh dear. I read that and completely missed the “typo.” Bias on my part!

  • MrPINKi

    Woopty Doo, I think almost everyone has made that typo at least once in their lives in the last 2 years. Osama, Obama, tomato toematoe.

    • Markov Cheney

      Does everyone have their own news show, viewed by millions, where’d you expect them to pay a little more attention ?

      • Markov Cheney

        *guess that should say thousands, since its an affiliate network

    • Richard

      I doubt that it’s just a typo, considering how far the b & s keys are on a keyboard.

      • Haystack

        I’ve caught myself saying one name where I meant the other several times today, and I’m no conservative. It’s probably just a mistake. Fox’s is normally more sophisticated in its propaganda than that.

  • MrPINKi

    Woopty Doo, I think almost everyone has made that typo at least once in their lives in the last 2 years. Osama, Obama, tomato toematoe.

  • Markov Cheney

    Does everyone have their own news show, viewed by millions, where’d you expect them to pay a little more attention ?

  • Markov Cheney

    *guess that should say thousands, since its an affiliate network

  • Amadandedallas

    I really hate defending FOXNews, but I believe that is just a spellcheck error that no one caught. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.

  • Amadandedallas

    I really hate defending FOXNews, but I believe that is just a spellcheck error that no one caught. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.

  • Amadandedallas

    I really hate defending FOXNews, but I believe that is just a spellcheck error that no one caught. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by stupidity.

    • BuzzCoastin

      Actually, it was the first time Fox ever got something right, but it won’t happen again.

  • pete

    I lived in Illinois during the time Obama was running for Senate. I took a double-take when I saw those campaign signs in people’s yards. Now, I think it’s quite laughable how even mistakenly confusing Obama/Osama in speech/text is like the ultimate taboo. Like, we are so forbidden with even equating the prez with a “terrorist.” Everyone thought it was weird that the name was so similar. How is everyone so much better than that now? It’s disgusting how authoritative America is deep down and how some are more than willing to be obedient and comply, not making any controversial statements. I have slipped up Obama for Osama or vice versa several times since last night, so I’m sure others have done the same. We are human, we make mistakes.

    Also, while on the topic, funny how now that Osama is “dead” it’s also forbidden to say we don’t think he is. As if, we may sound like birthers or something. So, reading tweets and various articles, this is joked about, but never really said. It’s always good to make light of a situation, but I guess is what I’m saying is, I find we do this a lot with important shit: joke about it and minimize it as important in our minds. Then it becomes a huge, fat joke that is forbidden to be mentioned, for fear of sounding like a conspiracy theorist.

  • pete

    I lived in Illinois during the time Obama was running for Senate. I took a double-take when I saw those campaign signs in people’s yards. Now, I think it’s quite laughable how even mistakenly confusing Obama/Osama in speech/text is like the ultimate taboo. Like, we are so forbidden with even equating the prez with a “terrorist.” Everyone thought it was weird that the name was so similar. How is everyone so much better than that now? It’s disgusting how authoritative America is deep down and how some are more than willing to be obedient and comply, not making any controversial statements. I have slipped up Obama for Osama or vice versa several times since last night, so I’m sure others have done the same. We are human, we make mistakes.

    Also, while on the topic, funny how now that Osama is “dead” it’s also forbidden to say we don’t think he is. As if, we may sound like birthers or something. So, reading tweets and various articles, this is joked about, but never really said. It’s always good to make light of a situation, but I guess is what I’m saying is, I find we do this a lot with important shit: joke about it and minimize it as important in our minds. Then it becomes a huge, fat joke that is forbidden to be mentioned, for fear of sounding like a conspiracy theorist.

    • chinagreenelvis

      In what way is it “forbidden” …?

      If you say something and people think it’s silly or absurd, they will vocally disagree with you and tell you why, especially on the Internet. This is a very different thing from oppressive societal trends or even borderline taboo.

      • pete

        Maybe I didn’t explain that properly. Oh well. “Forbidden” in the sense that if one slips up and says “Osama” instead of “Obama” (well, especially on the news, but in general) it’s as if heads turn, gasp, and ask “How dare you?!” As if this isn’t a very easy mistake to make. Somehow it makes the person making the mistake the equivalent of “un-american” or “terrorist,” and sort of blacklisted by society. As if it’s the ultimate betrayal… still, at a lack of words here. Pardon. I’m trying to type a visual thought and it’s not working out like I’d want it to.

        But further, same goes for (or will soon be) thinking Osama didn’t really die last night. I can see this viewpoint quickly fizzling out like some sort of outlandish conspiracy theory (even though there’s nothing to prove the contrary). I can envision even a week from now when that will be a taboo subject, just like 9/11 still is now. But even now, I have read of these people already being called “Osama lifers” or something to that effect, like a play on the birther, Trump drama which has wreaked havoc in the media and everyone on both sides and in the middle, I’m sure, is tired of hearing about it because everyone sounds nuts. So, with this dramatic title placed on people who believe Osama did not die last night, it sort of null and voids the issue and then sways popular opinion toward what we all heard on the news last night, if only to steer away from controversy, not just for the simple fact that the official story is believable or not… again, like 9/11.

  • GWF Hegel

    Guys, don’t be stupid. It’s only ever Fox that makes this mistake. None of the other channels are doing this, at least not as often. It’s fucking deliberate, obviously.

  • GWF Hegel

    Guys, don’t be stupid. It’s only ever Fox that makes this mistake. None of the other channels are doing this, at least not as often. It’s fucking deliberate, obviously.

  • Richard

    I doubt that it’s just a typo, considering how far the b & s keys are on a keyboard.

  • Butter Knife

    Ah, yes it does. Good eye.

    Nonetheless, I have to believe that this is a simple typo, an artifact of the 24 hour “news” cycle, if only because the only people smart enough to wage a subliminal war are smart enough to know that’s a stupid idea.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    Actually, it was the first time Fox ever got something right, but it won’t happen again.

  • Haystack

    I’ve caught myself saying one name where I meant the other several times today, and I’m no conservative. It’s probably just a mistake. Fox’s is normally more sophisticated in its propaganda than that.

  • Sarah

    NPR did it, too. Clearly NPR and Fox are in cahoots together.

    http://www.jboitnott.com/2011/05/npr-reports-obama-bin-laden-is-dead/

  • Sarah

    NPR did it, too. Clearly NPR and Fox are in cahoots together.

    http://www.jboitnott.com/2011/05/npr-reports-obama-bin-laden-is-dead/

  • chinagreenelvis

    In what way is it “forbidden” …?

    If you say something and people think it’s silly or absurd, they will vocally disagree with you and tell you why, especially on the Internet. This is a very different thing from oppressive societal trends or even borderline taboo.

  • pete

    Maybe I didn’t explain that properly. Oh well. “Forbidden” in the sense that if one slips up and says “Osama” instead of “Obama” (well, especially on the news, but in general) it’s as if heads turn, gasp, and ask “How dare you?!” As if this isn’t a very easy mistake to make. Somehow it makes the person making the mistake the equivalent of “un-american” or “terrorist,” and sort of blacklisted by society. As if it’s the ultimate betrayal… still, at a lack of words here. Pardon. I’m trying to type a visual thought and it’s not working out like I’d want it to.

    But further, same goes for (or will soon be) thinking Osama didn’t really die last night. I can see this viewpoint quickly fizzling out like some sort of outlandish conspiracy theory (even though there’s nothing to prove the contrary). I can envision even a week from now when that will be a taboo subject, just like 9/11 still is now. But even now, I have read of these people already being called “Osama lifers” or something to that effect, like a play on the birther, Trump drama which has wreaked havoc in the media and everyone on both sides and in the middle, I’m sure, is tired of hearing about it because everyone sounds nuts. So, with this dramatic title placed on people who believe Osama did not die last night, it sort of null and voids the issue and then sways popular opinion toward what we all heard on the news last night, if only to steer away from controversy, not just for the simple fact that the official story is believable or not… again, like 9/11.

  • pete

    Maybe I didn’t explain that properly. Oh well. “Forbidden” in the sense that if one slips up and says “Osama” instead of “Obama” (well, especially on the news, but in general) it’s as if heads turn, gasp, and ask “How dare you?!” As if this isn’t a very easy mistake to make. Somehow it makes the person making the mistake the equivalent of “un-american” or “terrorist,” and sort of blacklisted by society. As if it’s the ultimate betrayal… still, at a lack of words here. Pardon. I’m trying to type a visual thought and it’s not working out like I’d want it to.

    But further, same goes for (or will soon be) thinking Osama didn’t really die last night. I can see this viewpoint quickly fizzling out like some sort of outlandish conspiracy theory (even though there’s nothing to prove the contrary). I can envision even a week from now when that will be a taboo subject, just like 9/11 still is now. But even now, I have read of these people already being called “Osama lifers” or something to that effect, like a play on the birther, Trump drama which has wreaked havoc in the media and everyone on both sides and in the middle, I’m sure, is tired of hearing about it because everyone sounds nuts. So, with this dramatic title placed on people who believe Osama did not die last night, it sort of null and voids the issue and then sways popular opinion toward what we all heard on the news last night, if only to steer away from controversy, not just for the simple fact that the official story is believable or not… again, like 9/11.

  • justagirl

    wait… isn’t obama our president?

  • justagirl

    wait… isn’t obama our president?

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