Mr. President Revisited


So I finally got around to contacting NPR to ask them why the constantly refer to the current President of the United States as Mr. Obama. The responded with a legitimate, but still poor response. They claim that they have been doing this since the mid-70’s. The first time they refer to him it will be as “President” and every time after that it is as “Mr.”

Everyone else is “Mr./Ms.” their first time and then they don’t get any title afterwords. I still feel that this is wrong no matter how long they have been doing it for. Their article on their blog even feels to me like they feel guilty about it and know it isn’t respectful but are going to keep doing it because that is how they have been doing it.

Read the full article here if you want: http://www.npr.org/ombudsman/2009/12/why_do_you_call_him_mr_obama.html

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