'N.Y. Daily News' Got Tip of Bin Laden Death Hours Early

Tabloid heard from FDNY source, editor says


Most of the world learned about Osama bin Laden’s death when President Obama announced it late Sunday evening. But the New York Daily News says it was leaked the biggest story of the year as early as three-and-a-half hours before Obama spoke.

"We got a tip around 8, 9 o’clock, from an FDNY source, that [bin Laden] was dead," Daily News editor-in-chief Kevin Convey told Adweek. That would mean the paper was tipped off about the death of bin Laden within, at most, five hours of when the SEAL team that conducted the operation lifted off from Afghanistan.

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