Comments on: Publisher apologizes for ‘Obama bin Laden’ gaffe http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jim http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-353106 Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:03:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-353106 Prefacing the “apology” with the phrase “if i did that” makes it a pretty lame apology. Singleton i believe insidiously smeared Obama for his own political ends, otherwise wh/y not a more full throated apology?

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By: Amanda http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351354 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:23:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351354 It’s ridiculous to think something like that was intentional. The man was asking a question about Osama bin Laden, the names sound similar, it was just a psychological mix-up. Anyone and everyone is capable of doing something like that, especially as “Osama” has been the single most uttered name for the past seven years.

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By: Sean http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351351 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:08:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351351 There is not a conspiracy behind every curtain. We Americans had bin Laden’s name drilled into our heads for the better part of two years – no real surprise if it comes so easily to the tongue. It was a mistake. I made the same one just the other day. Furthermore, to judge Dean Singleton’s remark by one’s impression of the media is to…what was that word? Stereotype?

@Zombeer – Martha’s implication is that it is NOT an insult, but rather an embarrassing mistake.

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By: Nisey01 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351343 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 13:55:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351343 I commend Obama on a job well done. I would say that Obama probably expects this sort of thing, even though it’s not right. But in knowing that he has the audacity to run for president, things are amp to happen. No problem, he’d say, then move on…Go Obama, that’s the kind of man we need ‘represent’ us in the White House’. Despite the distractions, ooops, rhetoric and the like, Obama rises above it all to continuously combat the ‘real’ American people’s concerns. Hey, Dean, let me drop a ‘dime’ on you. ‘Get with the Obama’s campaign, I’m sure you’re make a change, no ‘small change, but a BIG change’ in your choice of words. Obama 08

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By: SANDRA http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351309 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:58:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351309 I AM SO GLAD THAT SEN OBAMA IS A MAN OF CLASS AND FORGIVENESS. HE WAS RAISED BY LOVING PEOPLE GOD BLESS HIM AND FAMILY. THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON JAN 21,2009.

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By: David Levy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351293 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:32:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351293 What an absolute disgrace. There was no mistake. You don’t make a mistake like that when you are speaking in a national forum to a man who may very well be the next President of The United States of America.

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By: Zombeer http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351279 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:10:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351279 Martha:
There is no confusion.
Assuming that Obama’s name were Muhammad, why would that be something to be afraid of?
How is being “Muslim” an insult?
There are 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide, yet we act as if every single one is a terrorist.

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By: Martha http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351208 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:56:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351208 Perhaps his name is just confusing. Everything is not an insult. He was named after his father, who is considered his idol. It is a Muslem name and we were attacked by terrorists who are Muslem. As president he will have to accept some confusion.

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By: Julie http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351205 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:24:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351205 You honestly think that was a mistake?

The newspaper PUBLISHERS don’t want a constitutional lawyer to be the head of the free world, because he might actually find a way to break up the media monopoloies that are producing the saddest excuse for news I have seen in decades.

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By: Twahi http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/comment-page-1/#comment-351182 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:15:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/14/publisher-apologizes-for-obama-bin-laden-gaffe/#comment-351182 If Obama wins, let’s just hope this incident does not happen when another Prime Minister greets him during a visit!

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