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Some interesting things I have just found out, thanks to the May 4th edition of morning feed from Media Bistro…

-According to Nielsen data, 56.5 million people tuned into President Obama’s address to the country on Sunday night.

-On the second day of media coverage of bin Laden’s death, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News have the strongest ratings

-Years ago, in 2005, Christiane Amanpour made an “eerie allusion” on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ about bin Laden hiding in a “nice comfortable villa”

– On Sunday night, between 7:30 and 8:30pm, Google reports having a 1 million percent increase in searches containing ‘bin Laden’

Photo courtesy of Forbes.

I must say, I am very impressed with Christiane Amanpour. This woman is taking names and kicking butt, left AND right.

This past Monday, Amanpour was able to score the first U.S. interview with embattled Libya president, Muammar Gaddafi. Amanpour was also the first to nab an interview with then-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

With her during the interview, were the BBC and the Times of London. I’m very impressed although the reporters had a difficult time getting any useful information out of Gaddafi, which isn’t very surprising. ¬†Gaddafi denied any protests were taking place, saying “all my people love me. They would die to protect me.”

Continuing with his list of grievances, Gaddafi partially blamed the uprising on Al Qaeda and said he felt “betrayed” by the U.S. I think its safe to say that we can now add ‘delusional’ to the list of terms we use to describe Gaddafi.

The interview was aired first on “World News With Diane Sawyer” on Monday night.