No Disrespect Intended

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    Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers the White House for The Times, gets a steady stream of complaints from readers about a curious issue.

    These readers, like Susan Lonsinger of Bakersfield, Calif., object to the fact that The Times refers to President Bush as Mr. Bush on second and later references in news articles. They think that’s disrespectful and that he should always be called President Bush.


    “Just a heads up. It’s ‘President’ Bush. YOUR President,” Lonsinger told Stolberg.

    No Disrespect Intended - The Public Editor’s Journal Blog - NYTimes.com




    very interesting. I'm going to be watching to see how many times the NYT calls the obamalama Mr.





    :lol::eusa_shhh:
     
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    I don't know that it is very disrespectful. A lot would depend upon the man or woman. Some go for formality and some go for informality. I would never run for President, but if I woke up and found that I was president, I would dispense with any use of formal titles. That would be my preference. I know my wife would not address me as Mr President. She would just use my nickname as always.
     
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    As long as they grovel as they kiss my ring, I'm not hung up on formalities
     
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    "Mister" is a completely appropriate title to address government officials by. The military addresses officials as either "Mr./Ms." or by their actula title. Either is acceptable.
     
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    Silence wanna lick?

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    and will you be writing letters of complaint as well? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    An acquaintance once told me of an encounter with Henry Kissinger in an elevator which caused her to blurt out in surprise, "You're Henry Kissinger!" to which he replied blandly, "That's Doctor Kissinger." in such a way that she knew the conversation was over.

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    Mr. President BOARD PRESIDENT..carry on

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    We would say Mr. President
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I prefer it when people refer to me as "Your eminence," but as yet, that hasn't caught on.

    Perhaps I need to wear a more ostentatious miter.
     
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    Mr. President BOARD PRESIDENT..carry on

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    give me one of those jobs making a lot of money for supervising traffic around the world and I will destroy anyone who calls you anything but "Your eminence". Its a win win situation.
     
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    What you need is a big, funny hat like Mr. Pope. :lol:

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