Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden's Death Dominates Front Pages

What a fascinating evening to watch unfold via TV and the Internet (particularly Twitter). The announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden came early enough on the West Coast to impact primetime out here -- yet, surprisingly, not for long. ABC continued with live coverage until 10 p.m. PT, but NBC and CBS returned to their reality series at 9.

I'm wondering whether the L.A. Times, which generally puts late-breaking news on its LATEXTRA section, had to completely toss out its earlier A1 run in order to have an updated front page out there (above).

A few more thoughts I had, via Twitter:

That's what you get for renting your mansion out to "The Bachelorette," Osama!

Crossing Bin Laden off the list of contenders to replace Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men."

Loving the shots on ABC News of the crowd outside the White House.

Folks who refuse to give Obama any credit are the same ones who would be first to trash the President had this mission failed.

Amazing Race pre-empted. But CBS News will go live to Phil Keoghan telling a pic of Bin Laden that "you've been eliminated from the race."

Above, the cover of this morning's New York Times.

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