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I recently blogged about Fox News' disrespectful treatment of Michelle Obama and while my blog was an initial gut reaction thing, I started thinking about the real reasons people think it's acceptable to disrespect public figures. I think the change started happening right around the time that the nation was forced to look between the Clinton bedsheets and discuss private matters on a public platform. That's when news anchors moved themselves from news reporters to commentators. That's when "President Clinton" became "Bill" and the age of familiarity was born.

People lost respect for the person and, in turn, respect for the position. I remember when I was in the Army, we were told that you had to salute an officer no matter what. It wasn't about respecting the person, but respecting their position and the training, dedication and hardwork that goes into obtaining that position. Sometimes I think the public, especially news outlets, could stand a little primer on that: respect the position, even if you don't respect the person.

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Comment by Daenel on June 14, 2008 at 9:20am
@Bekkah I wondered why they would use that term without researching it. Were they just trying to be "hip" or did they seriously think it was funny? But I also have to think even without research, someone in that entire outfit has to know the definition.

You are absolutely correct in saying that the lack of respect shows more about the individual than about the person in position. (did that make sense?!). :)

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