Arizona Republic: Osama bin Laden "Unharmed" When Shot in Face by U.S. Special Forces. Oops

Categories: Media, Schmedia
As a certain editor at the Arizona Republic knows, we often let many of the paper's small screw-ups slide. Rather than call the Repub out for a minor typo in a headline, we'll send a friendly e-mail alerting him to the problem. We're not gonna do that today -- today's "oops" moment from Arizona's paper of record goes beyond a minor typo and is simply too funny to ignore.

As you know, a person couldn't be any more dead than Osama bin Laden is right now. However, according to the Republic, he was "unharmed" when shot in the face by U.S. special forces on Sunday, as you can see after the jump.

A bullet through the eye apparently doesn't qualify as "harm" over at the Republic. Oops.

We're gonna go out on a limb and assume the paper meant Bin Laden was "unarmed" when he was shot, a fact White House officials announced this morning.

As doubters are coming out of the woodwork claiming they need to see a picture of Bin Laden's bullet-riddled corpse, a headline saying he was "unharmed" during the attack could definitely cause a little confusion.


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Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer

I'm sure he was unharmed when he was shot. He was not, however, AFTER he was shot.


That should read "too funny to ignore", asshole. Cuts both ways, doesn't it? Edit online to remove evidence in 5 4 3 2...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Perhaps the AzRepublic was thinking of Osama as 'Dead Man Walking', thus he could take a shot to the face without being unharmed.

James King
James King

Not sure to what you're referring. Looks fine to me. Must have been the Internet fairies.

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