Edward Schumacher-Matos http://www.kunc.org en Bringing The President Down A Notch: NPR Ends Calling Him 'Mr.' http://www.kunc.org/post/bringing-president-down-notch-npr-ends-calling-him-mr The newsroom has confirmed that the president puts on his pants like most of the rest of us: one leg at a time.<p>I make light. What it did today was change its stylebook and dropped referring on-air to the president of the United States as "Mr." in second references. Beginning with the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term next Monday, "Mr." Obama and his successors will be called by just their last names on second reference. "Obama," for example. Just like the rest of us.<p>Many listeners have complained over the years about the style. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:56:00 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 39004 at http://www.kunc.org Bringing The President Down A Notch: NPR Ends Calling Him 'Mr.' That's 'Mister' To You, Buddy http://www.kunc.org/post/thats-mister-you-buddy What's in a title? Political suspicions, for one thing.<p>"I hear NPR's correspondents refer to President Obama as 'President Obama' or 'the president' all the time," wrote Christopher Kluth, of Wauwatosa, Wis., "yet when it comes to former Governor Mitt Romney, NPR's correspondents refer to the former governor as simply 'Mitt Romney' or 'Romney'. Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:55:35 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 34727 at http://www.kunc.org That's 'Mister' To You, Buddy Why Do You Call Him Mr. Obama? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-do-you-call-him-mr-obama A number of listeners have written in recent weeks complaining that NPR reporters refer to President Obama as "Mr. Obama." Since the mid-1970s it has been NPR's policy to refer to the president as "Mr." instead of "President" on second reference. Below is an explanatory column slightly updated from 2009. We invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section.<p><strong>Why Do You Call Him Mr. Obama?</strong> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:50:00 +0000 Edward Schumacher-Matos 31833 at http://www.kunc.org Why Do You Call Him Mr. Obama?