So last night President Obama announced that the U.S. military had killed and reclaimed the body of al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Around 10:20 p.m., I was culling through Twitter following Philly Tech Week when I saw a stream of tweets referencing an upcoming Obama national address. Rumors were flying and news began coming it: the conference wasn’t about Libya, then it was said it would be about bin Laden.
From there, Twitter took off and after 11 p.m., the President made his address.
I thought I’d share some of my favorite tweets of the night, considering it was how i followed the news, though my housemate and I watched the address online via streaming White House video:
- My money is on Bin Laden capture. @bydanielvictor (I think that means he owes me money)
- So, can we talk about what the hell we do with Osama bin Laden’s body now? I wanted to know
- “Oh, God, Obama. I was THIS close to proofing A1. THIS CLOSE. For once on a Sunday night, I was finished with time to spare. *falls over*” @MegsLeigh
- Yes people it’s not just FOX. “Usama” is just as “correct” as “Osama.” Newsflash: Arabic is not a Latinate language. Sheesh! @uogbuji
- Amazing fact vis Brian Ross: years ago US subpoenaed brain from deceased Bin Laden sister…in order to make DNA match when necessary @johnsberman
- Obama said in his remarks that “there’s no doubt that al-Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us” despite OBL’s death. @markknoller
- We are actually debating whether to bring the kid down to watch this. I’m uncomfortable teaching him to celebrate death, even of enemies. @AmyZQuinn
- For all of you newspaper folks nearing deadline for tomorrow’s print edition, you have my sympathies. @CraigSilverman
- Video of the Phillies fans’ USA chant. Complete with Philly.com cameo! http://bit.ly/mxG4KV @bydanielvictor
- While I’m not sad, I wonder if Muslim world might view crowd at White House the way we view flag burning protests. @Digidave