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I don't think his bow is a matter of courtesy. They would do this with no other American. The office of president does not hold or promote one to royal status, nor does it make one a demi-god.
Originally posted by Anjin
Originally posted by Kevin_X1
...obviously the media is going to respect the leader of their nation as much as possible... seing as how, well you know, hes the president?
Curious, was that meant to be sarcastic or did you miss the last eight years?
Originally posted by AllexxisF1
A slight bow is a means of respect, something Conservatives have a hard time grasping.
Originally posted by jd140
Royalty aren't the only people who are fortunate to be bowed to. Unless of course all the citizens of Japan, China and other bowing cultures are royalty.
Originally posted by Wolf321
reply to post by jd140
Well, if questioning the submissive behavior of the media towards the President equates to Obama bashing, then I suppose you can link it that way.
And I don't think an major news anchor bowing to the President is nothing, merely minor in comparison to other issues in the same category.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Wolf321
My next door neighbor is 72. He is Cuban, he keeps an immaculate yard and is well respected by everyone in the neighborhood. He never fails to speak to me, and I am very busy, so sometimes I am short with him.
I give the same type of reverent nod/bow to him every single time we shake hands. He is not a demi-god or royalty. He is a well-respected generous elder man.
The same goes for my best friend's father when he visits from California, and I hug and kiss his mother more respectfully than my own
There are dozen's of hand shakes that mean different things. The upper-hand, the finger squeeze, the extra hand-on-elbow, the two hand, etc.
I reverently bow often, yet I serve or fear no man, and I don't believe in royalty!