On Wednesday, reporter Jim Sciutto explained, "Another of bin Laden's son, Omar, who is living in Saudi Arabia and other family members have condemned the raid, calling it an illegal assassination of an unarmed man."
Yet, in 2008, correspondent Nick Watt tossed softballs to Omar bin Laden, parroting, "[Omar] wants to be an ambassador for peace. First up, he wants to meet with President George Bush to explain to him what his father is all about." Watt failed to press the offspring of the mass murderer on comments such as this: "My father is a very kind man...He's very sorry when he does something like 11 September." [MP3 audio here .]
Watt couldn't even come up with a good response to Omar's assertion that he would "hide" his father if aware of the terrorist's location. (The journalist simply added, "You would?")
NBC's Today also interviewed the younger bin Laden in 2008, but offered no coverage on Wednesday.
A transcript of the brief mention of Omar bin Laden on the May 11 show can be found below:
07:10- Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow him on Twitter.
JIM SCIUTTO: Another of bin Laden's son, Omar, who is living in Saudi Arabia and other family members have condemned the raid, calling it an illegal assassination of an unarmed man. And, Robin, those family members are also now calling for the release of bin Laden's wives and children, saying they've done nothing wrong.