President Barack Obama had a great weekend--he not only blitzed Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents' Dinner but then celebrated with America and the world his administration's successful Pakistan Navy SEAL operation to execute Osama bin Laden. His death has proved a boon for old media: May 2's front pages are collectors' items. @NYTimes tweets that it printed 165,000 extra copies of today's historic paper, 2.5 times the normal order. The Washington Post added 35,000. See our gallery of NYorker Bin Laden covers below.
But new media actually broke the news: one man live-tweeted the raid, not knowing what he was covering. The first tweet of the news seems to have come from Keith Urbahn, Donald Rumsfeld’s Chief of Staff:
“So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.”
But Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who was celebrating his highest-grossing opener to date, Fast Five, also boasted good inside sources:
“Just got word that will shock the world – Land of the free…home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!”
Happy Birthday, Dwayne.