Bye Bye Bin Laden – News Broken on Twitter First

The news of Osama Bin Ladens execution was broken first in a tweet by Keith Urbahn.

Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for the office of the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, appears to be the first to have broken the news that Osama bin Laden, 54, the man responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001, is dead–via his @keithurbahn Twitter feed.

Well its about bloody time!


Full story here

Initial report on the NY Times here


Osama bin Laden killed

A small team of Americans killed bin Laden in a firefight Sunday at a compound in Pakistan, the president said, and took custody of his remains. American officials said they were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition.

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