April 12, 2015 6:30 pm -


Last week, Washington Examiner White House Correspondent Susan Crabtree weathered a social media beating over her informal manner of addressing President Obama at a White House briefing, referring to him only as “Obama.” Crabtree later apologized, insisting that she meant no disrespect when she made that serious lapse four times in a single exchange with Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

Many were disinclined to give Crabtree the benefit of the doubt because she works for a conservative publication, but casual (and perhaps unintentional) disrespect for the President is not, and never has been, the exclusive province of conservatives or Republicans, as evidenced by this Sunday’s New York Times editorial (spotted by an astute Twitter user).

While the preferred style in journalism is to refer to a president as “President (Last Name)” on first reference (The AP insists on first and last name), then use the last name only on second reference, the NYT editorial board elected not to refer to President Obama as “President Obama” at all, alternating, instead, between “Mr. Obama” and “Barack Obama.”

The lapse is particularly ironic, given the editorial’s subject matter…READ MORE



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Now The New York Times Editorial Board Won’t Call Obama ‘President Obama’

  1. raypc800 April 12th, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    SO then the implication is that The NYT’s is a company that supports disrespecting the Commander and Chief of the United States! This is could be considered an act of down right fascist,communistic aggression.
    At least that is what I have heard the TPGOP scream when slighter forms of disrespect to President Bush occurred. Thus by RNC,TPGOP standards the NYT is being unpatriotic and should be treated as an enemy of the US! Hey O’Reilly, Fox news where is the outrage against the NYT?

  2. fancypants April 12th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    the nyt eb is puckering up to welcome their new gop owner
    maybe a set of knee pads would help ?

  3. granpa.usthai April 13th, 2015 at 1:43 am

    well, as Palin is always whining about
    the lame stream media is leftist oriented anyway.
    no apologies (yawn) necessary as in future years, when the greatness of POTUS Obama is taught in the USA History classes in China, this media glitch will be footnoted also.

  4. maritzka April 13th, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Two stories in a row giving clicks to The Daily Banter and half the page covered by an advertisement that won’t close. Time to unfollow.

  5. Warman1138 April 13th, 2015 at 6:32 am

    First comes disrespect, then comes the misinformation and lies, lastly are the delusions and wild imaginings. Sort of like a mental illness.

  6. Anomaly 100 April 13th, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Well I call him Preznit Obama.

  7. eyelashviper April 13th, 2015 at 11:42 am

    But, but, but, the NYT is a LIBRUL paper…how can that be????

  8. trees April 13th, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Let’s start a movement, we’ll not stop until Obama is referred to as “His Honorable Majesty, the King President of the United States”, now who’s with me???

    • OldLefty April 14th, 2015 at 6:03 am

      That’s what WE said about Bush.
      Remember the “unitary executive”?

      Pretty much what the opposition says about EVERY president.
      So what?