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Huffington: bin Laden ad ‘despicable’

Huffington Post founder and media giant Arianna Huffington said Monday that she agreed with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney that it was wrong to use the killing of Osama bin Laden in a campaign ad.

"I don't think there should be an ad about that. I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job, it's one thing to have an NBC special from the 'Situation Room' … all that to me is perfectly legitimate, but to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do," said Huffington on "CBS This Morning."

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The liberal media mogul told CBS that she doesn't find fault with the Obama campaign touting the president's successes, including the raid, but rather the implication that "Romney would not have been as decisive."

"There is no way to know whether Romney would have been as decisive and to actually speculate that he wouldn't be is to me not the way to run campaigns on either side," she said.

The Romney campaign accused the Obama team of "distracting voters" in response to the video.

“It’s sad to see the Obama campaign seek to use an event that unified our country to once again divide us, in order to try and distract voters’ attention from the failures of his administration," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul in a statement last week.

Huffington also reacted to being the butt of an Obama joke at Saturday night's Correspondents' Association Dinner, where he took a jab at the Huffington Post on its Pulitzer Prize win for national reporting.

"You deserve it, Arianna. There's no one else out there linking to the kind of hard-hitting journalism that HuffPo is linking to every single day," Obama said.

The HuffPo founder was still laughing when she re-heard the joke.

"It was really great fun to have the president of the United States congratulate you on a Pulitzer with any amount of joking," she said.