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SarasotaRepub
11-15-2010, 07:26 PM
I swear, these dipshits will argue about the stupidest things!!! (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9560912) :rolleyes:




mahina (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 02:32 AM
Original message Fox News just called him "Mister Obama"


In the crawl at the bottom of the screen. Something like "After returning from 10 day trip to Asia Mister Obama...."

Do you ever recall seeing anything about Mister Bush? Spelled out, even... M i s t e r.

Distrespectful and shameful. I'm not sure who to write to about it, but that is shameful. I even called * President Bush, and he was and remains a war criminal.


Stupid...but funny!! :D

djones520
11-15-2010, 07:32 PM
Tell you what DUmmies, when a talking head at FOX calls Obama the worse person in the world, we'll talk. Until then, go fuck yourselves.

BSR
11-15-2010, 07:42 PM
mahina (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 02:32 AM
Original message Fox News just called him "Mister Obama"


In the crawl at the bottom of the screen. Something like "After returning from 10 day trip to Asia Mister Obama...."

Do you ever recall seeing anything about Mister Bush? Spelled out, even... M i s t e r.

Distrespectful and shameful. I'm not sure who to write to about it, but that is shameful. I even called * President Bush, and he was and remains a war criminal.


I bet mahina doesnt see the irony in this.. :rolleyes:

Kind of like being the party of "Tolerance", then wanting to silence all opposing views..

Bleda
11-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Uh, doesn't pretty much every news outlet use “Mr” or “Mrs” when referring to politicians, as well as their titles (e.g. President, Secretary of State)? I've seen a lot of Mr Bush, Mrs Clinton, Mr Obama, etc. Since when is 'Mr' disrespectful?

Thanks to a quick Bing search:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/arts/design/10fair.html?_r=1


The photo, showing Mr. Obama at the National Press Club in April 2006, was taken for The A.P. by a freelance photographer, Mannie Garcia.

Anybody wanna bet this dummy thinks the NYT hates Obama?

djones520
11-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Oh god that thread is so full of stupid.


Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 02:47 AM
Response to Original message
2. "Mister" is an accepted usage for the President. Because we're not a aristocracy,
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 02:48 AM by Hannah Bell
supposedly, but a democracy.

The "Mister" is commonly used, and has been forever. It's not derogatory.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/opinion/15tue1.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/opinion/04kristof.htm...

Pick something else to get upset about.


Amen.


Retrograde (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 02:52 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. It was good enough for George
Washington, that is: Bush the Second insisted on President Bush or Mr. President.

I think it's acceptable to refer to him as Mr. Obama, but I think Fox agrees with GWB: they're doing it to be insulting.



Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 02:56 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. it doesn't matter what they "think" until dems react to it. that's what they want;
to blow up a traditional, acceptable form of address into drama. who cares what those sick fucks think? not important. JOBS are important, TAXES are important, SOCIAL SECURITY is important.

NYT leads with "Mr Bush" during the reign of Bush 1"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/15/opinion/15tue1.html

Last time this non-issue appeared on DU, I googled a bunch of links to support my statement. not going to bother this time.



Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 03:41 AM
Response to Reply #2
9. What are you talking about? Those links use 'Mr.' not 'Mister.
I did a word search on both of the links you provided and the word spelt 'Mister' is not found on either of them, only found is 'Mr.'



I think you shit your brains out this morning.


Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 03:42 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. oh, please, don't be silly. it's the same word, one is just an abbreviation.
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 03:53 AM by Hannah Bell
fox news used "mister" on tv -- did they abbreviate it, or use the full word? how would you know, IT'S AUDIO.

ridiculous nonsense. democrats deserve to lose if this is the level of their "critique". it's like third grade. bullies want you to take offense at their bullshit, didn't you ever learn that. it makes you look like you are stupid & care about their petty insults & their petty motives, i.e. it makes you look WEAK.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-11885964.html



Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 03:48 AM
Response to Reply #10
12. I'm not being silly. Tell me other than Mister Rogers' Neighborhood where you've seen it used? n/t
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 03:51 AM by Tx4obama
Edited to change "you" to "where you've"


When you're using "Mister Rogers" as an argument to justify being indignant, then yes, you are being silly.


Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 03:54 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. I JUST LINKED YOU.
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 04:00 AM by Hannah Bell


John Steele (Time-Life Reporter): “When Governor Faubus left the President’s office, I got the impression of a deeply concerned, deeply worried man. He received a gracious Presidential leave taking which Mister Eisenhower thanked him for coming and wished him best of luck. Orville Faubus then walked slowly down the green slope to the waiting helicopter. The problem so easy to discuss in the cool of the President’s office, would be, one felt, far harder to solve in the emotion packed atmosphere of Little Rock Arkansas.”
http://newstalgia.crooksandliars.com/gordonskene/newsta...


Here is a VOICE OF AMERICA transcript, do you really think they were using "disrespectful" forms in their transcripts?

VOICE 2:

In the spring of nineteen-fifty-two, Mister Truman named the man he wanted the party to nominate. His choice was Adlai Stevenson, governor of Illinois.

Mister Stevenson, however, said he was not interested in any job except the one he had...

So, President Truman and other party leaders discussed different candidates. Each one, however, seemed to have some political weakness.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Ee...





Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:08 AM
Response to Reply #14
16. That book came out over 55 years ago. You'll have to do better than that. n/t


Whats left of your brain matter is now leaking out of your ears.


Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:18 AM
Response to Reply #16
19. oh, it used to be ok, but now it's not? when did it change? link?
It happens with each new president and occasionally in between: Some people take offense at the long-standing practice of CBS News and other broadcast journalists referring to the President with the honorific "Mister."

(AP)Some misinterpret it as a sign of disrespect. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, entirely the opposite is true.

CBS News policy dictates that we never refer to the president by just his last name. We can do that for everyone else and even other world leaders – but not the American president and his predecessors. It's meant as a sign of respect...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4772225-503544.h...


Now will you stop spreading this bullshit that makes Democrats look like wussy little ignorant babies?



I do believe that was the equivalent of getting BITCH SLAPPED!


Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 03:49 AM
Response to Reply #10
13. Read the OP up above the author said it was spelt out on the screen's bottom crawl. n/t



Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:05 AM
Response to Reply #13
15. read the links in the post you just responded to. spelt out, abbreviated, spoken,
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 04:08 AM by Hannah Bell
IT'S NOT DISRESPECTFUL.

I can only conclude this meme is being spread by Republicans to make Democrats look stupid & ignorant. "Mr." is the abbreviation for "Mr." mister or mr, either is an acceptable term of 3rd-person address for the president.

BECAUSE HE IS A CITIZEN, NOT A KING. BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY.

This was discussed at the foundation of the nation.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ajLBlZwwB0IC&pg=PA295&...

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,874997...




Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:15 AM
Response to Reply #15
18. No news channel uses the word spelt 'Mister' when referring to Pres Obama - or in the recent decades
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 04:16 AM by Tx4obama


except now for FoxNews !

LOL




Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:19 AM
Response to Reply #18
20. you don't know what you're talking about.
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 04:27 AM by Hannah Bell
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4772225-503544.h...

It happens with each new president and occasionally in between: Some people take offense at the long-standing practice of CBS News and other broadcast journalists referring to the President with the honorific "Mister."

(AP)Some misinterpret it as a sign of disrespect. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, entirely the opposite is true.

CBS News policy dictates that we never refer to the president by just his last name. We can do that for everyone else and even other world leaders – but not the American president and his predecessors. It's meant as a sign of respect.


http://books.google.com/books?id=AcT56NcvOzUC&pg=PA344&...




Tx4obama (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:25 AM
Response to Reply #20
22. You are misunderstanding.
It is one thing to say Mr. Obama or Mr. Barack Obama verbally,
but it is another for them to use the word spelt 'Mister' on the screen crawl, instead of the normal 'Mr.'
It is highly disrespectful to use the word when spelt 'Mister.
And it is mainly used in 'print' when making fun of a president comparing him to Mister Rodger's Neighborhood - like they did of President Clinton when they made fun of him for being on TV too much and they said "Mister Clinton's Neighorhood".
Now I hope that makes it clear.

Good night and have fun



Hannah Bell (1000+ posts) Mon Nov-15-10 04:31 AM
Response to Reply #22
24. link for that bullshit? link? link? the abbreviation is respectful, but if you spell out the
Edited on Mon Nov-15-10 04:36 AM by Hannah Bell
word it's disrespectful?

mister rogers?! bald-faced nonsense. bald-faced duplicitous nonsense.

who thinks of mister rogers when they see the word "mister"? maybe someone who hasn't stopped watching the show yet.

jesus christ.

voice of america again, not 50 years old:

Mister Reagan had a bullet in his left lung, close to his heart. But he showed his sense of humor at the hospital. As the president was taken into the operating room he said he hoped all the doctors were Republicans.

http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/a-23-2007-0...



Man that was good.

Later on someone became "Name Removed" for telling people to stop getting butt hurt about this. Some idiots thought that the person was being "homophobic". :rolleyes:

FDK
11-15-2010, 11:04 PM
Just wait until Fox calls him "Massa Obama." :D

Calypso Jones
11-15-2010, 11:06 PM
Fox AND the rest of the media did this to former President Bush ALL the TIME.

AmPat
11-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Maybe they were referring to Michelle?:eek:

SarasotaRepub
11-16-2010, 06:59 AM
Tx4obama is probably a mole poking Hannah with a stick. I mean, no one could be that stupid for real. :D

3rd-try
11-16-2010, 07:44 AM
Tx4obama is probably a mole poking Hannah with a stick. I mean, no one could be that stupid for real. :D


....hmnnn. seems you're forgetting about hybrid jets, chicken-wire models of the twin towers, within 24 business hours, etc.:D

ralph wiggum
11-16-2010, 09:44 AM
Olbermann usually called President Bush "Mr. Bush", and usually in a derisive tone.

DUmmies and their freaking obsession over semantics. :rolleyes:

AmPat
11-16-2010, 11:01 AM
Is there really a distinction between Mr. and misterin that one is considered more derogatory? :confused:

Articulate_Ape
11-16-2010, 11:08 AM
For a bunch of dolts who claim that FOX News is the devil and utter crap, they sure do watch it a lot. :rolleyes:

Madisonian
11-16-2010, 06:53 PM
Considering the words I usually put in front of our Grand Exalted Leader's name, "Mr." still conveys more respect than he is due.

linda22003
11-17-2010, 08:13 AM
Most news outlets have the protocol that the first time the President is referred to in a news story, he is "President X". Any mentions after that are "Mr. X". What individual newscasters do is not necessarily in line with that, although it should be. People like O'Reilly, Olbermann, Hannity, Maddow, Beck, Matthews, etc. are option bloviators, so they tend not to observe the news protocol.

ralph wiggum
11-17-2010, 09:24 AM
Most news outlets have the protocol that the first time the President is referred to in a news story, he is "President X". Any mentions after that are "Mr. X".

That's the way I recall it was supposed to be done. I have no problem with it referring to a President as "Mr." after first using the title in a news story.

The DUmmies will interpret anything to be "racist" or anti-Obama.


What individual newscasters do is not necessarily in line with that, although it should be. People like O'Reilly, Olbermann, Hannity, Maddow, Beck, Matthews, etc. are option bloviators, so they tend not to observe the news protocol.

Agreed, I don't think any of the above qualify as journalists. Even though the lefties often claim that they are. :rolleyes:

linda22003
11-17-2010, 09:28 AM
Agreed, I don't think any of the above qualify as journalists. Even though the lefties often claim that they are. :rolleyes:

I agree, and I specifically included an equal number of "righties" and "lefties".

Molon Labe
11-17-2010, 09:42 AM
meh. Calling the POTUS Mister Obama or Mister Bush shouldn't bother anyone.

The founders were against titles. Not calling him "Mister President" shouldn't be considered a slight.

Rebel Yell
11-17-2010, 09:49 AM
When I was in boot camp, we were taught that the appropriate title to the President is Mr. I saw people do push ups for saying President Clinton.

Zafod
11-17-2010, 11:43 AM
....hmnnn. seems you're forgetting about hybrid jets, chicken-wire models of the twin towers, within 24 business hours, etc.:D

the chicken wire was priceless. The pic showing how fat his sausage fingers were was funny as hell.

Zafod
11-17-2010, 11:45 AM
....hmnnn. seems you're forgetting about hybrid jets, chicken-wire models of the twin towers, within 24 business hours, etc.:D

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x56836

Zafod
11-17-2010, 11:45 AM
look at those fat sausages. The wedding ring is gonna fly right off.

Adam Wood
11-17-2010, 03:39 PM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x56836

LOL! Classic.

Zafod
11-17-2010, 04:23 PM
LOL! Classic.

dude has bad cankles too

Articulate_Ape
11-17-2010, 04:33 PM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=125x56836


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG!! HAHAHAHAHAH! ;';'cough;`'; HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WTF? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

WOWEE! :D:D:D

Zafod
11-17-2010, 04:54 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG!! HAHAHAHAHAH! ;';'cough;`'; HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WTF? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

WOWEE! :D:D:D

yeah didnt you know that the twin towers immense engineering boils down to ...... chicken wire and cinder blocks......

Adam Wood
11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG!! HAHAHAHAHAH! ;';'cough;`'; HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WTF? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

WOWEE! :D:D:D

Yeah, that one was a true classic.



So was this one (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625), which got this response (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625#3176201). I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.

Articulate_Ape
11-17-2010, 05:00 PM
Yeah, that one was a true classic.



No shit. Wow.

Zafod
11-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Yeah, that one was a true classic.



So was this one (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625), which got this response (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625#3176201). I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.

hahahahahahaha imortal!!!!

ralph wiggum
11-17-2010, 05:07 PM
Yeah, that one was a true classic.



So was this one (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625), which got this response (http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x3172625#3176201). I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.


Ah, such good memories.

SarasotaRepub
11-17-2010, 06:57 PM
LOL! Classic.


Oh ya! That's one of the best! Along with the Pitts stuff. :D