CNN news banner typo kills ‘Obama’ instead of ‘Osama’

The gaffe banner stayed for almost 50 seconds. (Twitter)

Viewers just could not miss an unfortunate typo by CNN that mistakenly mixed up U.S. President Barack Obama's name with Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

In a news segment focused on a U.S. Navy Seal claiming to have shot and killed Bin Laden in the momentous 2011 raid in Abbottabad, CNN aired a rolling news banner that read: "SEAL WHO CLAIMS HE KILLED OBAMA UNDER ATTACK."

The gaffe banner stayed for almost 50 seconds during the channel's Erin Burnett OutFront show.

The channel eventually changed 'Obama' to 'Bin Laden,' but not before viewers took plenty screengrabs of the mistake. 






Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44