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#1 Jangler

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

Several times today on Faux news I heard Correspondants call the President that. For 8 years it was President Bush. But Get a Dem in there and it's Mr. I remember hearing reporters call Clinton that. Sounds a little disrespectful don't you think? I always thought you were supposed to refer to the President as President_________ or Mr. President.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:39 PM

They're simply pandering to their viewership.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 06:54 PM

I've noticed this too, but I don't ever watch fox news. Several reporters seem to be getting it wrong.

I think it's a hangover from the unusually long election season where correspondents got so used to calling him "mr. obama" or the like. At least I hope that's all it is.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:09 PM

It sounds better than the lying piece of poo.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:10 PM

Mr.Bush?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:10 PM

Yes its disrespectful. Yes, Faux news is probably the worst offender. However, during the inauguration someone from another network (think it was Ann Curry) kept calling him "Barak" which I found funny...ever hear them say "George" or "Bill" when they were president??

#7 Matt Foley

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:45 PM

Yes its disrespectful. Yes, Faux news is probably the worst offender. However, during the inauguration someone from another network (think it was Ann Curry) kept calling him "Barak" which I found funny...ever hear them say "George" or "Bill" when they were president??


In the 1992 election campaign Bill Clinton never once referred to George Bush as Mr. President or President Bush.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:51 PM

fox news an antagonistic poo heap that shouldn't be taken seriously, water is wet

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

I usually don't watch FOX either but since CNN and MSNBC have such a Prescrush on Obama, I need to spin back to center.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:58 PM

lemme tell you a secret about american tv journalism....

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:05 PM

Mr.Bush?


I shall call him Mr. Obama only for a time period of the same length as the "mainstream" media called President Bush, Mr. Bush.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:05 PM

I shall call him Mr. Obama only for a time period of the same length as the "mainstream" media called President Bush, Mr. Bush.


haha wow dude you totally showed them point that own cannon somewhere else

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:12 PM

haha wow dude you totally showed them point that own cannon somewhere else


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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:17 PM

I thought his name was Jesus? I mean if i didnt know any better, thats who id think the guy is. Has he turned water into wine yet?

#15 Jangler

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:17 PM

I shall call him Mr. Obama only for a time period of the same length as the "mainstream" media called President Bush, Mr. Bush.


Posted ImageSo, did you write that date down? My point is people in the media should show some respect for the office no matter the person sitting behind the desk. It's one thing for teh average American to call him Mr. or Obama or whatever you want.


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