Wolf Blitzer apologized to Barack Obama for misspelling Osama's name on a graphic yesterday during a broadcast on The Situation Room. [media id=
January 1, 2007

wolfblitzer.jpg Wolf Blitzer apologized to Barack Obama for misspelling Osama's name on a graphic yesterday during a broadcast on The Situation Room.

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A contact at CNN told me they were aware of the gaffe yesterday and this morning emailed me this transcript.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: One additional note, I just want to make a correction, an apology, Soledad, for what we did yesterday. In "THE SITUATION ROOM," we had a bad typographical error in one of ourgraphics. We were doing a piece on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in this new year 2007.

Unfortunately there was a graphic, instead of saying where is Osama, it said where is Obama. We want to apologize for that bad typo. We want to also apologize personally to Senator Barack Obama. I'm going to be making a call to him later this morning to offer my personal apology --Soledad.

Good for them. It's not too hard to set the record straight when mistakes are made, In Barack's case, the right wing is making his name part of their slime machine now...

cnn-obama-osama1.jpg UPDATE: A Dkos diarist wrote about this too... Raw Story says that: Obama thanks blogs for response to CNN Osama-Obama snafu; Senator sees no malicious intent

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