The 5 worst Obama/Osama mix-ups in the media

A Fox affiliate in Washington, D.C., reported on Sunday night: ‘President Obama is, in fact, dead.’

In the race to be first in reporting Osama Bin Laden’s death on Sunday night, accuracy fell by the wayside on a few embarrassing occasions.

Hey, it happens. We’ve been there; we understand.

All in all, TV reporters earned high marks for their coverage of the event. MarketWatch media columnist Jon Friedman wrote:

“The much-maligned television news media excelled in the coverage of Osama bin Laden’s death Sunday night.”

Still, there were some notable gaffes on Sunday night and Monday afternoon. Here are some biggies.

1. MSNBC correspondent Norah O’Donnell mistakenly reported via Twitter that Obama had been shot and killed. [via]

2. CNN: “Inside Obama’s Compound.”

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