Question of the day (Update: CNN apologizes) (Update II: CNN did story on Obama’s name before)

posted at 8:32 pm on January 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

Thank the Freepers for this one. And try to imagine the reaction on the left if this had been Fox.

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Update (Ian) @ 1:50pm on 1/2/07: CNN apologizes.

Update (Ian) @ 9:09pm on 1/2/07: Irony.


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lol, holy crap is that real!?

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 8:40 PM

why did that comment get caught in moderation?

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Was Ted Kennedy let into the control room?

Defector01 on January 1, 2007 at 8:41 PM

inquiring minds want to know

Wade on January 1, 2007 at 8:42 PM

Yeah AP, I think you need to include this in the post as a “FLASHBACK” or something:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APx2YJ-_jos

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 8:43 PM

My photoshop sense is tingling…. is this a sure thing? Damn funny if so heh.

Dash on January 1, 2007 at 8:48 PM

omg that’s funny…Your right, had FOX done that CNN would have a field day. I don’t know about you’all but I am not ready to have a President Obama for the United States of America it’s sounds wrong.

ekuspa40 on January 1, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Im OUTRAGED!!!!111!!11!!!

Good Lt on January 1, 2007 at 8:57 PM

For the most part, the Kos Kidz aren’t taking it too well. h/t to KT.

JammieWearingFool on January 1, 2007 at 8:58 PM

The Swimmer comments.

JammieWearingFool on January 1, 2007 at 9:09 PM

OMG..the only thing missing is the (D)…lmao.

SouthernGent on January 1, 2007 at 9:10 PM

This is just funny. Now I’m sure the libs will start screaming that a conservative in CNN (if one exists) did it on purpose.

thedecider on January 1, 2007 at 9:22 PM

Doesn’t matter who put up the Obama graphic. The Left’s answer is going to be the same.

Kid from Brooklyn on January 1, 2007 at 9:27 PM

On the flip side, if the other networks actually covered CNNs screw up it would be press for Obama. So I’m not sure why any rightwing nutjob working for CNN would be so stupid as to do it…………

-from a Koz Kid

You called it decider! AHHHAAAHAHAAHA!
I guess now that CNN has Glenn Beck on they’re rightwing…

No comment yet on Koz about the “character assassination” of Obama by Kennedy though.

NTWR on January 1, 2007 at 9:29 PM

OMG! Someone is getting fired.

Gregor on January 1, 2007 at 9:38 PM

Hope this hits the press tonight. Fruedian maybe?

Simple name changes, kinda like:

AL-ZAID, JESSE ADAM better known as Macbeth, Jesse

aka I’minjail Notaranger , Jesse

shooter on January 1, 2007 at 9:42 PM

I question the timing.

It’s all Bush’s fault.

rmgraha on January 1, 2007 at 9:45 PM

well…where in the world is Obama?

Speakup on January 1, 2007 at 9:50 PM

OMG..the only thing missing is the (D)…lmao.

SouthernGent on January 1, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Lol, that reminds me… remember the furor over a “(D)” being placed next to Foley’s name on Fox? The problem here is that these lefties are so delusional they also think CNN (and the rest of the media) is in the tank for the White House. Well, they don’t honestly believe that, but it’s necessary for them to pretend this is true.

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 9:58 PM

Was Ted Kennedy let into the control room?

Defector01 on January 1, 2007 at 8:41 PM

For this I will borrow one from Larry the Cable Guy – I don’t care what you say- that there is FUNNY!

iam7545 on January 1, 2007 at 10:00 PM

I’m unable to even comprehend how the KosKids survive in this world. I read through the comment board over there and I get the feeling it’s probably much the same as reading the bathroom wall at the Napa State Mental Hospital.

EVERYTHING is a right wing conspiracy. EVERYTHING! My guess is that at least half of them have their entire house barricaded with security bars out of fear that Karl Rove is lurking in their garden.

Out of over 120 comments, there was only one post of mention. That would be the one guy who wrote that their idea of “bias” is when ANYTHING is said that they don’t agree with. I have to give him credit for figuring out the mind of a liberal.

Gregor on January 1, 2007 at 10:12 PM

See, this is why Obama should wear a red and white striped shirt and a ski hat.

James on January 1, 2007 at 10:13 PM

Well, they don’t honestly believe that, but it’s necessary for them to pretend this is true.

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 9:58 PM

I actually think they DO believe it.

Gregor on January 1, 2007 at 10:13 PM

What in tarnation is he holding in his hand? And who did it used to be attached to?

bloggless on January 1, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Talk about your classic freudian slips – or not. What a question. Hopefully it’s only rhetorical and not literal.

Emmett J. on January 1, 2007 at 10:16 PM

Obviously, it was deliberate, because it’s not like CNN has ever made any mistakes that were injurious to politicians on the right, like say, permanently confusing the meanings of the words “domestic” with “international.”

Seriously, y’all ever read Media Matters? Those people and their Kos Kidz compatriots really believe that the media is overwhelmingly right wing. Lunatics.

Laura on January 1, 2007 at 10:24 PM

It wasn’t deliberate, people. They are obsessed with Barack Obama at this particular moment, and the guy who did it has probably had to type “Obama” a gazillion times in the last month.

DaveS on January 1, 2007 at 10:44 PM

For this I will borrow one from Larry the Cable Guy – I don’t care what you say- that there is FUNNY!

iam7545 on January 1, 2007 at 10:00 PM

hate to be a stickler but it’s:

“I don’t care who y’are, that’s funny right there”

RightWinged on January 1, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Good theory, DaveS. … Building on Speakup’s comment, though, why couldn’t we say that the text was correct and the stock photo was the mistake? Osama’s old news anyway, and there’s an election afoot! :p

kace on January 1, 2007 at 10:58 PM

hate to be a stickler but it’s:

“I don’t care who y’are, that’s funny right there”

RightWinged

I don’t care who y’are, that’s picky right there :-p

The kos kids are hilarious, i think they’re ready to make him the new Ned Lamont

Defector01 on January 1, 2007 at 11:02 PM

OMG..the only thing missing is the (D)…

SouthernGent on January 1, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Heh. Too perfect.

Jaibones on January 1, 2007 at 11:10 PM

I question the timing.

It’s all Bush’s fault.

rmgraha on January 1, 2007 at 9:45 PM

You took the words right out of my mouth. Bush MUST be to blame. I’m certain he also changed the wording of Kennedy’s text as well. We know his cohorts are everywhere.

armyvet on January 1, 2007 at 11:37 PM

This is worse than the ear thing.

One Kos kid wrote on the subject:

Obama scares the hell out of the machine

Is the machine the same as the Man. Or does the Man run the machine. I have heard of the rage against the machine, but if the latter is true, then shouldn’t the rage be against the Man. Perhaps it is like handguns and SUV’s – the machine is to blame even though it is only a tool of the Man.

But I digress. They are all just a sorry lot.

Coyote D. on January 2, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Liberals – emulating the Kennedys since 1960. CNN is so bad politics aside, it really is hard to watch. More proof of what an embarrassment CNN has become. Besides, everyone knows “Obama” is under cave arrest in Pakistan. The only thing preventing an incursion is trying to bolster Musharaf’s standing, thus preventing Pakistan’s nukes from falling into some serious nutbag hands. Not worth it. UBL is sickly anyway. Caves suck. His four wives hate it and he has to listen to that.

Buck Turgidson on January 2, 2007 at 12:25 AM

This doesn’t seem Freudian, nor malicious, simply a mistake, and not the last one…

Next we hear/see in the headlines “Barak Hussein Obama”, for many reasons, none political in nature, has changed his name to ‘Barak Hugh Osborne’”, or something like that.

Impossible? – then check this out, aside from the Rodham event.

As for Osama, during New Year’s Eve very serious discussions – conclusion – he’s gone. Not in his nature to be so conspicuously absent.

Entelechy on January 2, 2007 at 12:41 AM

Osama sama bobama fi fie fofama-Obama!

Buck Turgidson on January 2, 2007 at 12:41 AM

Is the machine the same as the Man. Or does the Man run the machine. I have heard of the rage against the machine, but if the latter is true, then shouldn’t the rage be against the Man. Perhaps it is like handguns and SUV’s – the machine is to blame even though it is only a tool of the Man.
Coyote D

Its all run by the Jews, the man’s my uncle Mickey and its his machine

Defector01 on January 2, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Anybody else hear this “intell” that Osama-Obama-bin-Laden has developed severe Type II ‘adult onset’ diabetes and / or a blood infection –either one of which could kill him ( or has killed him ) or cost him an arm and a leg?

Janos Hunyadi on January 2, 2007 at 12:57 AM

I didn’t realize the Rovian Tentacles reached all the way to Atlanta.

hillbillyjim on January 2, 2007 at 1:21 AM

I’m guessing he answer, by the way, is likely either Washington, DC or Illinois.

Sean M. on January 2, 2007 at 1:27 AM

He’s the one on the right.

Halley on January 2, 2007 at 1:33 AM

History of bad middle names in politics, and the Freerepublic’s commenters having at it from the Kennedy faux pas…

Entelechy on January 2, 2007 at 2:08 AM

Forgot to mention that the faux picture is a link from the Slate article, above.

Entelechy on January 2, 2007 at 2:09 AM

Oh democrats we got caught again. Oh wait it wasn’t us never mind

Gwillie on January 2, 2007 at 4:57 AM

More than a “Freudian” slip, methinks.

georgej on January 2, 2007 at 7:16 AM

Is the machine the same as the Man. Or does the Man run the machine. I have heard of the rage against the machine, but if the latter is true, then shouldn’t the rage be against the Man. Perhaps it is like handguns and SUV’s – the machine is to blame even though it is only a tool of the Man.

Well put, Coyote.

Also, has AI come so far that it’s possible to scare a machine?

mikeyboss on January 2, 2007 at 8:02 AM

Obama bin Forgotten.

Patterico on January 2, 2007 at 8:40 AM

Well, if this was done during the Rose Bowl Parade, then we know it wasn’t Cheney that did it. I think I saw a picture of him marching in the parade.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 2, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Where’s Obama???

Why don’t we just ask Osama bin Laden…I said Osama Obama….uhhhhh Obama…

jugger on January 2, 2007 at 9:46 AM

Looks like Karl Rove got Photoshop for Christmas.

The left would never do this, the right did this to make the left look stupid….it worked!

right2bright on January 2, 2007 at 9:56 AM

I guess now that CNN has Glenn Beck on they’re rightwing…

According to the Kos Kids, anyone to the right of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara de la Serna is ‘right wing’.

But it wasn’t Rove. It isn’t called the Clinton News Network for nothing, folks.

The Monster on January 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

This just proves that the MSM is actually right leaning

heh.

One Angry Christian on January 2, 2007 at 10:09 AM

CNN, those right-wing bastards, how dare they be-smirch the next black president. This is too precious…….it speaks for itself…..

ritethinker on January 2, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Was Ted Kennedy let into the control room?

Defector01 on January 1, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Stold my thunder…. Okay, I’ll rework the thought.

Another botched joke by Kerry… Apology at 11:00.

RalphyBoy on January 2, 2007 at 10:38 AM

Two things kind of jump out at me:

On the one hand, right now, if Obama scares anyone more than Hillary, I’d like to know who that might be. In all cases when the choices are conspiracy and screw-up I default to screw-up, so I doubt anyone did anything devious here. But isn’t it odd that not one single KosKiddy even scpeculated about Her Royal Clintonness?

And, if you read the transcript, the CNN storyline is: Here we are five years later and Bush is still bungling finding Obam Osama, when the real question–not even breathed by the MSM ’cause Lord help ‘em if he really isn’t, is: Is Osama still alive?

Want to picture a terrified lib’ral? Picture them without Osama to hide behind as proof they really do support fighting somewhere.

Want to picture the MSM’s worst nightmare? Picture them having to report that Osama went to Allah on Dubyah’s watch.

All the while the Al Qaeda second string is out taking credit for defeating the Democrats and demanding we surrender to them instead of Ahmedinejad.

Personally I think where Osama is, is in hell.

Typhoon on January 2, 2007 at 10:42 AM

It just goes to show you…The boys in the control room need to work a little less overtime this time of year. Someone’s been relying on the caffeine and skipping the mattress time.

Bet the party in question’s eyes opened REAL wide when that went live.

52Ranger on January 2, 2007 at 10:43 AM

pfssssst!

Wait a minute…coffee just sprayed out of my nose…

I’m ok now… :)

Joe on January 2, 2007 at 11:42 AM

It’s not surprising that the Democrats keep making freudian slips on this since Obama is a freudian replacement lover for the object of their true affection and it’s the similarity of the name that was the Cupid’s arrow to start with.

Perchant on January 2, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Is the machine the same as the Man. Or does the Man run the machine. I have heard of the rage against the machine, but if the latter is true, then shouldn’t the rage be against the Man. Perhaps it is like handguns and SUV’s – the machine is to blame even though it is only a tool of the Man.

It’s very simple:

The Man built the Machine back in the 80′s, when America started it’s last and fruitless attempt at Global Colonization after the defeat of Russia by the American Ice Hockey Dream Team in the winter Olympics, which became sentient and launch a missile attack on Russia which in turn attacked the US and destroyed most of the world but the Machine survived as The Man buried the Machine deep under Yucca Mountain and the Machine then enslaved The Man by hooking the survivors of that nuclear holocaust up to the Machine in an attempt to control The Man and the rest of humanity by using Virtual Reality to hide the fact The Man and everyone else was now nothing more than a bio-battery whose electrical energy is now fueling the Machine. That is why Yucca Mountain was chosen for the falsely labeled Nuclear Repository so free men can not virtually travel to the site and realize that the site is not used for the disposal of nuclear wastes but is in fact the VR generated CGI guarded underground location of the Machine and that the Machine can be shut down and ensure that all it’s evil plans are destroyed if only someone can travel there and pull the main circuit breaker to the power transformer which controls the human generated bioelectricity that the Machine is completely dependent upon.

The whole plot was uncovered by the daily Kos which points out that The Man has actually become the Machine and that we are all under it’s control. Daily Kos continues to expose the plot by the Machine and how the continued use of VR generated CGI’s, like Rove, Bush, Obama Osama, the 9/11 attacks, and everything else is just a way to control the mind of The Man and the rest of us. The Machine is wise to the Daily Kos and had the members of the Daily Kos, mislabeled Kos Kids in an attempt to reduce the large influence of the Daily Kos in the minds of free thinking men and women who populate the VR generated CGI inhabited world in opposition to the Machine and it’s grand scheme for the continued enslavement of man, under constant surveillance but the daily Kos members are wise to this and continually warns the members of th Daily Kos to the dangers of the VR generated CGIs called the President, Congress, the MSM and every other controlling influence on the minds of man which most people would instantly recognize as false VR generated CGIs if only people would read the Daily Kos and realize the full power of the truths that the Daily Kos and it’s supporters provide in the hallowed archives of it’s illustrious and truthful, heavily research and documented articles and the wise and revealing responses by the true guardians of truth and honesty, called Kos Kids by the Machine, who without their unrelenting postings about the false VR generated CGI inhabited world we call reality all of mankind will continue to be enslaved by the Machine, which was originally build by The Man as a means of enslavement, for generation after generation until the very thought of freedom that The Daily Kos and it’s patriotic members represent.

It’s so simple, how can you not understand it? It is all revealed at the Daily Kos in it’s numerous articles and by what the posters say, and most importantly, do not say as any open posting about the true nature of reality and the schemes of the Machine would bring the Men in Black who would arrest and torture the brave members of the Daily Kos and execute them in a VR generated CGI secret prison in another VR generated CGI country like Canada. Only an open and free mind can infer and understand the Truth so you may need to take large amounts of mood altering drugs to full realize the importance of the Daily Kos and it’s revelations.

RedinBlueCounty on January 2, 2007 at 12:25 PM

Someone needs better name recognition.

Writing a book would help …. D’oh.

Dusty on January 2, 2007 at 12:53 PM

I can’t believe no one linked the DU THREAD about this.

Talk about entertainment

BWAAHAHAHAHAH!!!

One Angry Christian on January 2, 2007 at 12:57 PM

But it wasn’t Rove. It isn’t called the Clinton News Network for nothing, folks.

The Monster on January 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Nailed it!

NTWR on January 2, 2007 at 1:47 PM

Ha ha, the “Consevative News Network” cowered to the strong liberals!

NTWR on January 2, 2007 at 2:17 PM

I imagine Senator Osama was pretty upset.

Kralizec on January 2, 2007 at 2:39 PM

I knew there was something to his names…heh!! Obama Hussein Barack or Osama Bin Laden sounds like interchangeable parts of individuals with their own corner on truth and justice. Just kidding. Actions name a person. In this case Obama is just a pretty face, with ….insert desired adjectives.

MarkB on January 2, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Update (Ian) @ 1:50pm on 1/2/07: CNN apologizes.

CNN had to apologize as they insulted their liberal audience. When is Fox News Channel going to apologize to conservatives for shilling for an administration to the left of Clinton on most issues?

Valiant on January 2, 2007 at 2:51 PM

In this case Obama is just a pretty face

Whaaat? I’m still not buying that one! (not even renting it)

R D on January 2, 2007 at 3:50 PM

You say potato, CNN say poetahtoe…you say tomato, CNN say toemahtoe…you say Osama, CNN says Obama…let’s call the whole thing off.

right2bright on January 2, 2007 at 4:39 PM

FINAL UPDATE: Word has it that Blitzer apologized on air this morning and said something to the effect of “I’ll be calling Sen. Obama personally to apologize.”

Good work y’all.

These f**king turds think that Wolf is apologizing because of a DKos tard-thread? OMGolly, are they delusional…

Jaibones on January 2, 2007 at 4:53 PM

But it wasn’t Rove. It isn’t called the Clinton News Network for nothing, folks.

The Monster on January 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Sorry, bro…that dog won’t hunt anymore. Here’s the DU spin on it:

Well I guess this confirms our suspicion that CNN stands for Conservative News Network.

Fever swamps, indeed…Heh.

Jaibones on January 2, 2007 at 4:58 PM

One Angry Christian on January 2, 2007 at 12:57 PM

The DU thread is awesome, I cannot believe we let people like that walk the streets. The true meaning of moonbat.

right2bright on January 2, 2007 at 5:52 PM

can’t we all just get a llama?

gary on January 2, 2007 at 6:31 PM

How fitting that the letters in question are B and S.

Jim Treacher on January 2, 2007 at 7:48 PM

It’s very simple:

The Man built the Machine back in the 80’s, … Only an open and free mind can infer and understand the Truth so you may need to take large amounts of mood altering drugs to full realize the importance of the Daily Kos and it’s revelations.

RedinBlueCounty on January 2, 2007 at 12:25 PM

I think the Wachowski Brothers are working on a movie about this so I’ll wait for that to come out. :-)

Laura on January 2, 2007 at 8:06 PM

It’s part of the “vast, Hillary conspiracy” I tells ya! And so it begins…the burying of Obama…

JetBoy on January 2, 2007 at 8:51 PM

His mother’s name is Ann Dunham. Maybe he will change his to “Barak Obama Dunham”, short Barak Dunham…

Entelechy on January 3, 2007 at 12:53 AM

CNN having drinks with Kennedy again?

Black Adam on January 3, 2007 at 3:40 AM