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Lawrence O’Donnell Takes Hardline Stance On Bin Laden Porn: ‘That Is Osama’s Stuff’

The inevitable Osama bin Laden porn scandal has launched a thousand giggles within the news community, and even Lawrence O’Donnell couldn’t keep a straight face discussing the matter. On The Last Word yesterday, O’Donnell made “the official position of this show” that the pornography found on the compound was definitely bin Laden’s, and repeatedly deadpanned his shock that the Al Qaeda leader had hoarded illicit materials.

O’Donnell discussed the matter with NBC News’ Michael Isikoff, who tried his best to give bin Laden the benefit of the doubt, but didn’t get too far. “We don’t know if those are bin Laden’s videos,” he began, before being interrupted by O’Donnell exclaiming “Oh yes, we do!” and adding, “it is the official position of this show from this point forward that that is Osama’s stuff.” He had already began the segment expressing “shock and amazement” that bin Laden would collect porn, and couldn’t help but laugh at the delivery of his official stance. Isikoff added context that only added mockery to the matter: fundamentalist elements like bin Laden had been so consumed with sharing pornography that American intelligence “suspected that coded messages were being sent through pornographic pictures being sent through the internet.”

“Professionals were not all that surprised to find this,” Isikoff noted, distinguishing between the intelligence community and “you and I.” “You’re going to have to count me among the unsurprised,” O’Donnell quipped, “that a bunch of guys holed up hiding out for years have collected a massive amount of porn. I’m afraid I’m not going to be surprised by that.”

O’Donnell’s delightful glee at bin Laden’s dirty secrets via MSNBC below:

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