April 22, 2015 5:00 pm -

Washington Examiner
White House Correspondent Susan Crabtree recently apologized after we reported that she had flouted briefing room convention by referring to President Obama simply as “Obama” during a recent White House daily briefing. While Crabtree insisted that it was an unintentional error, a review of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s briefing transcripts revealed that Crabtree was one of only two reporters to refer to the President as “Obama” without a first or second reference to “the President,” and both of them worked for conservative outlets.

This week, however, a White House reporter from an ostensibly neutral outlet committed the same mistake, referring to President Obama as “Obama” without a first, or even a second, reference to “President Obama” or “the President.” After a question that didn’t involve any references to President Obama, Reuters’ Julia Edwards asked Josh Earnest about the impending court decision on deferred action. Watch how Edwards refers to the President…READ MORE

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15 responses to Reuters Reporter Calls President Obama ‘Obama’ During White House Briefing

  1. StoneyCurtisll April 22nd, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Whats so hard about saying, “President Obama”?..

    • Khary A April 22nd, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      You have to say it to a black man this time.

  2. Dwendt44 April 22nd, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Some of the poison spewed by the lying stream media like FakeNews, Newsmax, etc. is spreading into the real news agencies.

  3. allison1050 April 22nd, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    The hatred just continues on.

  4. Larry Schmitt April 22nd, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Anyone remember any reporter referred to the previous presidents as simply “Bush” or “Reagan?” Anyone? Bueller?

    • anothertoothpick April 23rd, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Disrespect for the executive office starts here;

  5. Um Cara April 22nd, 2015 at 9:02 pm’s.arse. Our presidents aren’t kings – why should they be referred to by their job titles? I don’t ask anyone to refer to me as ‘Senior Advisor Cara’, lol. And we should stop calling people ‘Senator so and so’ or ‘Congressman What’s His Face’ – ESPECIALLY after they leave office.

    • frambley1 April 22nd, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      It is a sign of respect that has always been given to our presidents. The fact that it is happening is a clear sign that the disrespect that has been shown by the Right Wing echo chamber is bleeding into the mainstream media.

    • fahvel April 23rd, 2015 at 3:33 am

      BRAVO for that!! It’s odd that nations sanctify folks who were elected to work for them.

    • Bunya April 23rd, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      So, you don’t find it odd that Barack Obama is the only president so far that has been treated with this much disrespect.

      • Um Cara April 23rd, 2015 at 5:41 pm

        I hope it’s a trend to stop referring to politicians by their job title. Obama seems to be made of sturdy stuff, he may be just the man to start it.

  6. Jake April 22nd, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Seems its a personal crusade of hers.If you go to her Twitter page and search for “Obama” – for her tweets since Feb 1, there are 72 instances – only 3 have “Pres” or “President” before his name – and two of those are re-tweets.

  7. William April 22nd, 2015 at 10:45 pm


  8. fahvel April 23rd, 2015 at 3:32 am

    I assume that he will no longer be welcome in the white house!!!

  9. anothertoothpick April 23rd, 2015 at 8:22 am

    As the t bagger would say…