Just before 11 p.m. last night, Food Republic’s social media guru Mahir texted to say, “Turn in CNN, Bin Laden is dead.” We were too tired to correct his typo and suggest that he might have chosen to use an exclamation point, but we were grateful to be in on the news more than a half hour before President Obama stepped up to the podium to give his address. And to start monitoring twitter, where we found the following tweets from prominent members of the food world:
Prez Obama and the brave men and women who carried out this task deserve the respect of every american on this historic day!!
How many points will President Obama’s approval rating go up?
Bin Laden Dead!
My thoughts are w/ those who lost many because of his hatred. RT @nytimes: NYT NEWS ALERT: Osama bin Laden Is Dead, White House Says
Last thought 2nite: so Obama is sitting there on Friday as Seth Meyers rocks the WHC dinner knowing full well that he is about to kill UBL.
I was hoping when they found Bin Laden they’d put him in the middle of a crowded airport and let disgruntled travelers all have a go at him.
Our Navy Seals Rock!! USA!!!
Fuck yeah. To the ever persistent and always protecting armed forces of the USA…. Thank you. We will never forget.
Did we miss any? Post other food/drink–world tweets to the comments.