Morning News and Stuff

Pakistan today pledged to fight Islamist militancy after Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottobad on Sunday. Senior officials from both the United States and Pakistan have said the slaying of the elusive terrorist was a “shared achievement,” despite speculation that Pakistan was aware of bin Laden’s location and had failed to act. "Who did what is beside the point ... this issue of Osama bin Laden is history,” Pakistani foreign secretary Salman Bashir told a joint news conference in Islamabad. "The main purpose of today's meeting was ... to move toward a new beginning and I think that is what we stayed focused on, and that's important. I think we ought to look at our future," Bashir said.—-

The news heard ‘round the world Sunday was that Osama bin Laden had been killed nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks. Unless you were watching Fox News. The news that Fox News reported was that “President Obama is in fact dead.

Fox News is yet to make an apology. And why should they?

The GOP is already thinking of ways to make Obama’s success in killing bin Laden look more like a failure. Republican Washington consultant says that Obama “kind of got lucky,” while House Speaker John Boehner said yesterday that "some leaders who opposed, criticized and fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results.”

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) has revealed today that she has been working on a bin Laden film, with the working title aptly being, “Kill bin Laden” for quite some time and that filming should begin this summer.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called Facebook the “most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented.” The Swedish info-smuggler is currently fighting extradition to Sweden from the U.K., and said in an interview with a Russian news channel that the U.S. government is using Facebook to spy on its citizens. "Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them.

He also urged everyone watching to go “Like” the Facebook group, “Free Julian Assange” and to stop passing on the photo that likens Assagne to Bill Maher.

Shepard Smith is sooo childish: