NOW COMES THE APOLOGY
Blitzer apologized during this morning's coverage of the Gerald Ford funeral.
"I just want to make a correction, an apology, Soledad, for what we did yesterday. In 'The Situation Room,' we had a bad graphic," Blitzer said in a transcript delivered to RAW STORY by CNN's public relations staff. "We were doing a piece on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in this new year 2007. Unfortunately, instead of saying "where is Osama," it said "where is Obama." I'm going to be calling Senator Barack Obama to make a personal apology."
A CNN employee also told RAW STORY an additional apology was offered by Soledad O'Brien earlier in the morning.
Bullshit...that was no bad graphic...that was Blitzer's way of making a talking point with the kool-aid drinking, turd-ingesting Bush supporters. Sure, Blitzer came out and apologized, but even the apology
allowed him to call attention to the comparison between the names of OBAMA and OSAMA. It's a ploy, and one to which Blitzer subscribes religiously. Remember, Blitzer isn't a real journalist.
Initially, a variety of news organizations and pundits began pointing out that Obama's middle name was "Hussein," given to him by his father who was born and raised a Muslim. In early November, Chris Matthews on MSNBC suggested that the "Hussein" moniker will "be interesting down the road." Republican pundits and strategists then began referring to Obama's middle name more pointedly. On an MSNBC broadcast, GOP strategist Ed Rogers said Obama's full name with a deliberately heavy emphasis on his middle name, and radio show host Rush Limbaugh later called him "Barack Hussein Odumbo." (A list of these and other Obama-related incidents are available at Media Matters for America.)