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8 Nov, 2014 14:37

Oops, Mr President! CNN typo 'Navy SEAL killed Obama' has Twitter in stitches (VIDEO)

Oops, Mr President! CNN typo 'Navy SEAL killed Obama' has Twitter in stitches (VIDEO)

CNN has accidently “killed” President barack Obama instead of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in one of its shows. For nearly a minute, CNN displayed a headline with a typo that viewers just could not miss.

The channel’s Erin Burnett OutFront show was dedicated to Robert O'Neill, a Navy SEAL, who is claiming to be the one to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden in the 2011 raid on a Pakistani compound.

CNN eventually replaced "Obama" with "Bin Laden" in the headline, but it was little too late – its viewers had enough time to take pictures of their TV screens and record video to share them online.

Oops @cnn. Killed Obama??? pic.twitter.com/mQIVImrpAv

— Mike Gleeson (@thegeneralisin) November 8, 2014

Wow the SEALs are out of control pic.twitter.com/g0F9Dvidbh

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) November 8, 2014

Hey @CNN, that's one name you can't misspell. Osama Bin Laden and President Obama aren't interchangeable. pic.twitter.com/2yGb86MfJ3

— KB (@Kayla__Brandon) November 8, 2014

Boy oh boy is someone going to get flak for this Osama-Obama slip at @CNN. Happens to the best of them. pic.twitter.com/9q12K8BxMU

— Tammy Mendoza (@mycolorisyellow) November 8, 2014

Hey @CNN shouldn't it be "Osama" rather than "Obama"? LOL #SEALWhoKilledThePresident#fbpic.twitter.com/sAOcE4evzV

— Johan Alkerstedt (@johanalkerstedt) November 8, 2014

Obama? Osama? Same diff? #CNNpic.twitter.com/P4oVMEmiYS

— Victoria Pace (@vlpace) November 8, 2014