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Watching CBS news right not. Mr. Obama?

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posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:38 PM
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This may be nothing, but seems odd to me. While watching CBS news, they keep calling Obama "Mr. " and not "President", is that normal? I see past presidents referred to as "President", long after their term.




posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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Very odd indeed.

They always address his as "President".

Hmmmm.

Something is up.




posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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a reply to: network dude

I thought he should be referred to as "Mr President" when addressing him directly and when referring to him in general discourse when still president it is "President Obama" and when he has left office it's either "Former President Obama" or "Mr Obama, former president".



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:51 PM
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Just a breach of protocol by some reporter who doesn't know any better. I'm sure he'll be told.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Just a breach of protocol by some reporter who doesn't know any better. I'm sure he'll be told.


It probably is that simple. But it was a veteran talking head. I figured if it's a big deal, someone will find footage.

It just caught me as odd.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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Double thread weird.I
I believe it's Mr. President when speaking to him and Pres. Obama when speaking about him.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Maybe a guy that doesn't much care for Barry?

Do you recall who it was?


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posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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Its because no one respects him, not even the liberal media.

Theres nothing really to respect. Hes just a hollow shell....



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: network dude
This may be nothing, but seems odd to me. While watching CBS news, they keep calling Obama "Mr. " and not "President", is that normal? I see past presidents referred to as "President", long after their term.



It was common for media people to say "Mr. Bush".



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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I beg to differ.

Such out right disrespect for our lord and savior.

He should have been called 'Your holiness'.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:16 PM
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Maybey the reporter is not an American?

I sure as hell wouldn't call him mister president.
Depending on what he'd say to me I'd say mister Obama or when calls me by my first name I would just call him Barack.
It's called etiquette...it's a european thing I guess.

But calling him president?
No way!
He is not my president.
I'm not an american.

...and in my country we call iur socalled democratic president a giant douche.
(because we didn't vote for the turd sandwich)
edit on 15-2-2016 by Daalder because: I pee on protocol



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

He's still Mr. President to his face even after he leaves office and only former etc when speaking about him.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Perhaps CBS could only afford the stunt double?

edit on 15/2/2016 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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It was Scott Pelley and Major Garrett calling him Mr. Obama.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: CaticusMaximus
Its because no one respects him, not even the liberal media.

Theres nothing really to respect. Hes just a hollow shell....


Of course there is that attitude, but I always thought of it as respect for the office rather than respect for the individual. It's just a matter of being polite.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Again: if it is your president it is.

What if?

Would you call mr. Hollande president?
Would you call mrs. Merkel president?
Would you call mr. Putin president?

Or would you respect yourself?


edit on 15-2-2016 by Daalder because: Respect yourself not your socalled leader



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: Daalder
a reply to: schuyler

Again: if it is your president it is.

What if?

Would you call mr. Hollande president?
Would you call mrs. Merkel president?
Would you call mr. Putin president?

Or would you respect yourself?



I don't understand the sentiment. Mrs. Merkel is not a president; she's a Chancellor. I would call the head of state of a foreign country by whatever name they are commonly called in their own country, once again, out of respect for the customs in that country rather than the person him or herself.

I respect myself enough to NOT be disrespectful to others out of some sort of misplaced egotism.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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It's a good thing I'm not in a position of authority or broadcast.

I'd call him "Admiral Giggle-Pants"



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: schuyler
Just a breach of protocol by some reporter who doesn't know any better. I'm sure he'll be told.


It probably is that simple. But it was a veteran talking head. I figured if it's a big deal, someone will find footage.

It just caught me as odd.


I was always told that the title used can pretty fairly be taken as an indicator of the respect level. Referring to a sitting president as Mister is a subtle show of little or no respect.

To be fair, I do recall the same thing happening to Bush.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 08:15 PM
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You may think that and has even been called incompetent and completely ineffective. But the truth is that he knows exactly what his real personal agenda is and has been remarkably successful in implementing his agenda. Don't be fooled by the MSM into believing otherwise.

a reply to: CaticusMaximus



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