Here's one way to view the set of possibilities in all this:
1. The entire government is lying and involved all media outlets as well, including those not friendly to the current administration. (dubious at best
- why inform media outlets ahead
of time, with very high risks of blowing your cover?)
2. The OP saw
a Fox news ticker claiming OBL was dead and tweeted about it. Fox News has made plenty of incorrect headlines in the past, some
intentional (see comment above).
3. The OP thinks
they saw a Fox news ticker claiming OBL was dead and tweeted about it. No one else out there on the Web has made a
corroborating claim. You would think plenty of other people would also have commented/tweeted about having seen this headline.
4. OP is a dis-info agent in league with Twitter and has edited an older entry to cast doubts on the government's story (no offense OP, just being
5. OP is an über hacker and edited their own previous twitter or inserted one to appear older than it is. Same as above only without involving
Twitter. (again no offense OP, just being thorough).
Is it possible to hack twitter? Everything's hackable. Tweets are time stamped by a java app.
) (Hackernews.com - from SpaceRogue, formerly of l0pht). But
seems unlikely, and based on the content of "Megneverland's" tweets, she doesn't appear to be a nefarious hacker.
In fact Meg's tweets appear so
innocuous, about kids, some pop culture, etc., that she appears to be an everyday mom with feet on the earth.
Precisely the type of account that would be a perfect dis-info agent! Slip in an occasional dis-info tweet, and it appears all the more valid coming
from a normal person going about their normal life. (really again no offense OP, just considering all the scenarios).
Another possibility is that Fox displayed something close
to what OP thinks said "Osama bin Laden dead" and tweeted about it. Did it perhaps
say "Osama bin Laden dead?" (a question, versus a statement). Why haven't any
other witnesses come forward and also mention seeing this?
I have the Fox News Ticker app running (you can download it from here: FOX News Ticker
This sends all their ticker headlines to your desktop. I have similar apps from all the major networks, I use a scraper (a search tool that looks for
certain headlines) to find articles relevant to my interests. I'm sorry to say that at no time prior to May 1st/2nd did Fox News forward any ticker
headlines via their ticker app. Doesn't mean the new channel didn't display it then purge it from the app. But generally, all the headlines that
scroll across their ticker then get forwarded via the app.
Here's more ticker apps for those who like to stay informed;
BBC Desktop Ticker
CNN desktop news
NewsBliss RSS News Ticker
Millions of people watch Fox news. You have ONE witness making this claim. No other sources can verify this claim. Fox News ticker app also doesn't
support this claim. Fox News RSS feeds from August 28 do not support this claim. Based on the information given by the OP about all you can determine
regarding this alleged headline of August 28 is that the OP is either:
- mischievous (hacker)
- dishonest (dis-info agent)
Hopefully my assessment has this completely cleared all this up!