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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 04:40 PM

NPR Will Stop Referring To Obama As ‘Mr.’ On Second Reference To Avoid Appearance Of ‘Favoritism’ [View all]

Source: www.mediaite.com

One week after MSNBC’s hosts of The Cycle pondered if it was disrespectful for news organizations to refer to President Barack Obama as simply “Obama” after the first reference, National Public Radio’s managing editor has determined that the organization will jettison their policy of calling presidents “Mr.” on the second reference in order to avoid the appearance of “favoritism.” NPR announced Friday that they intend to refer to him as simply “Obama” on the second reference, as many other media outlets’ style guidelines recommend.


Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/online/npr-will-stop-referring-to-obama-as-mr-on-second-reference-to-avoid-appearance-of-favoritism/



I have been accused of not using "Hard news sources worthy of DU", in my posts by one of the moderators. So here is the NPR Onsbudsman's link for further clarification. http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2013/01/17/169645406/bringing-the-president-down-a-notch-npr-ends-calling-him-mr?ft=1&f=17370252

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