BKITU: General Zang: cousin-merle: not5am: that pointed to mr. obama's doomwhat happened to respecting the office if not the man?Generally, you only refer to him as President Obama in first reference of article, which Joe did, then Mr. Obama for the rest. This is standard practice, not disrespect.That is incorrect. This is not 2012, not 1950.Standard modern journalistic practice is to use the title and full name upon first mention, and the last name alone for subsequent mentions. Also, "Mister" is no longer used as a title.So, it's either President Barack Obama, or Obama. Just using President Obama might also be acceptable, but Mr. Obama is not an acceptable designation. Source: 2012 AP Style GuideThe New York Times still uses the "Mr. ____ on subsequent references" style to this day. It's not an uncommon journalistic style. The AP guide isn't an infallible style pope for all journalists.
"Morning Joe" wraps up six-hour show with @joenbc: "We learned absolutely nothing. We have no idea who's going to win."- Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 6, 2012
thornhill: for good or for awesome: I love seeing all these MSNBC liberals proven wrong and have to grovel for forgiveness.Joe Scarborough was a Republican member of Congress.
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