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AJC's Sunday use of Obama's name.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Hammer Pants, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I just saw a Sunday copy of the AJC, and the the top of A1 stunned me. It was a teaser with Obama's picture, and the words next to the pic said "BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA." McCain was simply referred to as "JOHN MCCAIN" in the same tease.

    Why do that? Surely someone else has seen this and wondered the same thing, right?

    EDIT: I had an extra 'R' in Obama's name, and I wanted to correct it before some smartass like Doc could.
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Because it sounds like there's at least a remote chance Obama is the anti-christ.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This is a classic example of the AJC wanting to make the journalism topics only thread on this board.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Because Sidney Moncrief wrote them a cease-and-desist letter?
  5. Is the AJC known for being a right-leaning paper?

    I find it stunning how often the Rush Limbaughs and so forth of the world like to use his middle name for political ends. How can some of these people look themselves in the mirror?
  6. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member


    I am going to start a thread highlighting John McCain's middle name of "Sidney" which could mean he is a drug-addicted punk-rocker who will stab his girlfriend to death and then die of an overdose.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  8. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    Hardly is an understatement, not with Cynthia Tucker gracing/dominating the opinion page.
    For the AJC to do that is not a reflection of its philosophy in the least bit. It's a rather startling slip on their part.
  9. bp6316

    bp6316 Member

    It absolutely drives me nuts how Fox News always does that too. And all the stories on the foxnews.com site shortcut his name as BHO (though this seems to have been slowed down recently). Absolutely maddening.

    I like the idea of now calling John McCain "John Sidney McCain" or JSM.
  10. It's actually John Sidney McCain III.
    Who is the elitist now?
  11. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    Good line. I like it on the other three threads you've used it on.

    Very clever.
  12. I've used it one other time.
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