OBAMA, OSAMA, OBAMA, OSAMA – NBC MIX UP!

WAS IT A SIMPLE MISTAKE OR A CONSPIRACY TO TIE THE MEN TOGETHER IN VIEWERS MINDS?

Barack Obama. Osama bin Laden. Two similar names, but two very different people. So much so that mixing up the two has gotten one employee at NBC News in hot water. The network says it has reprimanded the employee who mistakenly flashed a picture of the terror leader on MSNBC as host Chris Matthews was talking about the Democratic presidential candidate. A spokesman for MSNBC calls the mistake “inexcusable.” But apparently not unavoidable. CNN apologized last year for promoting the search for Osama with the headline: “Where’s Obama?” A CNN reporter made a similar verbal gaffe on the air. And former GOP candidate Mitt Romney misspoke last October tripping over the names in a discussion about terrorism.