First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden’s Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter
Posted by pratyushkp
If the Twitterverse is to be believed, President Obama is about to announce the death of terrorist and 9-11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, in an impromptu announcement broadcast on Whitehouse.gov and TV this Sunday night at 10:45 EST.
The first credible sign of the imminent announcement of Bin Ladin’s death came from Keith Urbahn, the Chief of Staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who tweeted “I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden.” CBS news producer Jill Scott then confirmed the rumor shortly afterward with “House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.”
The President’s monumental announcement came poignantly enough on the 8th anniversary of George Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” ceremony. Well it looks like the mission was finally accomplished. Unsurprisingly, “Osama Bin Laden” is now a Twitter trending topic.
What’s amazing is that the news is already out before the President has even spoken.
Update: The White House keeps pushing back the announcement, but CNN and the New York Times have just confirmed that Bin Laden was killed, with CNN adding the detail that the event took place in a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Update 2: The President has confirmed that Bin Laden was killed in an operation today in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan (not Islamabad), after a firefight executed by a small team of US Human Ops troops.
Source -: http://techcrunch.com
- News Of Osama Bin Laden’s Death Spreads Like Wildfire On Twitter (techcrunch.com)
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- White House: Osama Bin Laden is Dead (benzinga.com)
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- President Obama To Announce That Osama Bin Laden Dead – They have the Body (kymkemp.com)
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- OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! President OBAMA to tell the WORLD about the details within minutes… (economy4abc.blogspot.com)
- 911 Mastermind Bin Laden Dead (dakotavoice.com)
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- Dramatic President Obama Announcement Open Thread (reason.com)
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Posted on May 2, 2011, in Social and tagged Barack Obama, CBS News, CNN, Donald Rumsfeld, Jill Scott, New York Times, Osama Bin Laden, twitter, United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.