Since Barack Obama came onto the National scene after the events of September 11, 2001, it's only natural that some people would get confused, and screw the similar-sounding names up.
Teddy Kennedy did it:
Some Guy standing two feet from Barack Obama did it:
Last night, Norah O'Donnell did it, via Twitter:
Chris Matthews asked "What did Barack Obama say?", while a graphic of Osama with the text "words about words" behind him:
Media Matters noticed that Wolf Blitzer had an Obama/Osama moment as well:
So it's not an unusual happening, right? So when a Leftie tweets about an error made on a Fox affiliate like this:
@piker62 Daniel Krause
17 hours ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply
And this came at a cost too, because announcing the death takes all the oxygen out of the news cycle that would have gone to his performance at the White House Correspondant's dinner, where he did a pretty good job of eviscerating Trump. I guess Obama was simply in a position to choose .