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Response to sigmasix (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:52 AM

6. Perfectly acceptable to refer to him as "Mr Obama" in a news report. . .

AP Stylebook. In effect since 1953. "President (Full Name)" on 1st mention, "Mr. (Last Name)" in subsequent references.

(And this is the way it's presented in the linked Huffington Post article cited in the OP.)

Also, it's been acceptable for decades -- centuries, even -- to refer to a President by his last name or simply his title in the headline of a story. There's limited space in a headline, and far more at stake than propriety in the development of the reader's interest.

And lest you think the AP stylebook "too recent," most of what it codified were standards that had been in effect for decades previous to its publication.

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