Monday, March 9, 2009

"Mister" or President

I have CNN on in the background as I write this and just heard yet another aone of their reports refer to the President of the United States as “Mister”.

Simple courtesy demands that reporters use the correct honorific - President!

Calling the President mister seems somehow disrespectful. You may not like him and you may not like his policies, but he is the President and deserves to be addressed by and referred to by his title.

Perhaps it’s just the casual times we live in but it leaves me with the impression that it’s an attempt by the reporter to inject their personal political agenda into a news story.

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