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GalleyCat: Bob Woodward wishes Osama bin Laden would’ve read his book more closely. Oh, and he wishes he wasn’t such a terrible person. We assume, at least. FishbowlDC: Jon Stewart will headline GW’s Colonials Weekend. Early rumor is he will discuss politics. TVNewser: Great Van Susteren wants to help the worst Republican candidates. Yes, that means all of them.

Osama bin Laden was reading Bob Woodward? It’s not news to Woodward.

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Journalist Bob Woodward’s book, “Obama’s Wars.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) One of our most fabled journalists was not exactly surprised Wednesday with disclosure of declassified government documents that touched on the reading habits of Osama bin Laden. It included word that at the time of the U.S. Show More Summary

Bob Woodward On Bin Laden Reading Obama’s Wars

17 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Journalist & author Bob Woodward thinks that Osama Bin Laden didn’t read his book closely enough. If he did, he might not have lived in the Pakistan hideout. Woodward shared his opinion with The Washington Post after news came out that...Show More Summary

Osama Bin Laden’s Reading List

19 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The United States has declassified a number of documents that were confiscated during the raid on Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan during which he was assassinated. Among the trove of documents, there were also 39 English-language books...Show More Summary

No, Just Because Seymour Hersh Had The Same Story As You, It's Not 'Plagiarism'

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We already wrote a bit about Seymour Hersh's big story, arguing that pretty much everything the public has been told about the Osama bin Laden raid is false. There are plenty of questions that have been raised about some of the specifics...Show More Summary

Osama bin Laden: Anticlimax

--It's a Wrap: National Command Authority viewing the Osama bin Laden execution make em laugh make em cry make em dance in the aisles make em pay make em stay make em feel ok we've got to get on with the film show Hollywood waits atShow More Summary

The media’s reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful

Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger. Barrels of ink have been...

NBC News Revises Report on Pakistan and Bin Laden

On the heels of Seymour Hersh‘s report that, essentially, everything we were told about the killing of Osama bin Laden “was a lie,” NBC News seemed to confirm parts of Hersh’s report in a story reported by four NBC News journalists. The...Show More Summary

Looks Like CIA's 'Torture Revealed Osama's Courier' Story Now Even More False Than Previously Believed

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For quite some time now, there have been serious questions about how how the US was able to track down Osama bin Laden's "hiding place" to send in special forces to kill him. The story many people have heard was that the CIA was able...Show More Summary

SEAL Who Allegedly Killed Bin Laden Says Hersh Report is ‘Garabage’

Former Navy SEAL who allegedly shot Osama bin Laden and current Fox News contributor, Rob O’Neill, is the latest personality to rebuff Seymour Hersh‘s report that claims the Obama administration was part of an elaborate conspiracy to...Show More Summary

Seymour Hersh Is Living a bin Laden Fantasy

No sooner had Seymour Hersh's Osama bin Laden bombshell dropped than critics were rushing in to pick apart his 10,000-word report, the stuff of instant controversy. But whereas Hersh may have once been a journalistic heavyweight, writes Max Fisher at Vox, his latest "story simply does not hold up...

Morning Report for May 11, 2015

Seymour Hersh‘s piece on the killing of Osama bin Laden “simply does not hold up to scrutiny.” ( | “It seems hasty, shrill, and unprofessional.” (@geneweingarten) Netflix almost decided against green-lighting the $100 million “House of Cards” series. ( A black broadcast journalist tells Lloyd Grove: “If Brian [Williams] does not come … Read More

Today in Media History: In 2011, Twitter broke the news of Osama bin Laden’s death

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Were you following Twitter four years ago today? On May 1, select journalists received simple, three-word e-mails from the White House: “Get to work.” The President had an announcement to make, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said. Show More Summary

Jay Z Likely Headed to Trial in 'Big Pimpin' Sampling Lawsuit

A California federal judge on Monday was inclined to reject Osama Ahmed Fahmy's bid for early judgment of his copyright claims against the rapper. read more

Nicolas Cage To Star As Osama Bin Laden-Hunter In ‘Army Of One’

Nicolas Cage is set to star in Army of One, the bizarre true tale of Gary Faulkner’s mission to single-handedly hunt down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Borat‘s Larry Charles is directing the Condé Nast Entertainment and Endgame Entertainment...Show More Summary

Navy Seal Author of ‘No Easy Day’ Sues Lawyer

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Matt Bissonnette, aka Mark Owen, the Navy Seal who wrote his account of killing Osama Bin Laden, is suing his lawyers for bad advice regarding the book. The 2012 book, No Easy Day, led to a Pentagon inquiry and a criminal probe by the Justice Department. Show More Summary

Dominic Di-Natale Dead: Fox News Veteran Was 43

Dominic Di-Natale, who covered the recent riots in Ferguson, MO, for Fox News and earlier had reported from Osama bin Laden's compound and the Arab Spring riots in Egypt, was found dead Wednesday in Jefferson County, CO. He was 43. Fox...Show More Summary

First trigger-pulling drone operator speaks out

ABC News talks to the first drone operator to fire a Hellfire missile from a Predator platform, you know, since it’s becoming popular to talk about your secret operations these days. He says that he once found Osama bin Laden a year before the 9-11 attacks made bin Laden a priority target. However the drones […]

Bin Laden Shooter Snags 2.697 Million Viewers For Fox News Channel

Part 1 of Fox News Channel's The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden snagged 2.697 million viewers yesterday at 10 PM. That's the network's most-watched 10PM hour in 2014,  excluding its State of the Union Address coverage and  midterm election night. Show More Summary

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls CNN bin Laden Story ‘Embarrassing’

Fox News Channel’s heavily hyped exclusive interview with Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL believed to have killed Osama bin Laden, premiered last night. Part II airs tonight. On Shepard Smith‘s show Tuesday, correspondent Peter Doocy talked about his reporting for the two-night special. Show More Summary

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