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Obama gets CNN apology

January 03, 2007|From the Associated Press

CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for Osama bin Laden with the headline, "Where's Obama?"

A spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said the apology was accepted.

The blunder came Monday evening on Wolf Blitzer's news show "The Situation Room." Soledad O'Brien and Blitzer offered separate apologies during CNN's morning show Tuesday.

CNN called it a "bad typographical error" by its graphics department.

"Though I'd note that the S and B keys aren't all that close to each other, I assume it was just an unfortunate mistake, and don't think there was any truly malicious intent," said Tommy Vieto, Obama's press secretary.

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