"Where's Obama?" Update

After CNN aired a graphic with a picture of Osama bin Laden overlaid with the words "Where's Obama?" Wolf Blitzer issued an apology this morning.

"I just want to make a correction, an apology, Soledad, for what we did yesterday. In 'The Situation Room,' we had a bad graphic," Blitzer said in a transcript delivered to RAW STORY by CNN's public relations staff. "We were doing a piece on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in this new year 2007. Unfortunately, instead of saying "where is Osama," it said "where is Obama." I'm going to be calling Senator Barack Obama to make a personal apology."

A CNN employee also told RAW STORY an additional apology was offered by Soledad O'Brien earlier in the morning.
Good grief. Meanwhile, Senator Obama's office says they don't suspect any malicious intent. "Someone made a mistake in a graphic, and that's as far as it goes," said Senator Obama's Press Secretary Tommy Vietor, and thanked alert bloggers for calling it out. Kudos to Obama and his office for being so publicly graceful and generous about it. I can't imagine the unbelievable shitstorm that would have resulted if this had happened to a member of the GOP—and I hope that's precisely what's going on behind the scenes, while Obama stays above the fray.

My only question is: How fucking stupid are the assholes at CNN? (Don't answer; it's rhetorical.) No one noticed the mistake in the graphic before it went to air? Blitzer didn't notice on air? What a barrel of idiot monkeys that joint has become. Sheesh.

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