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There are 34 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from May 14, 2008, titled WZZM13 WATER COOLER - Obama apologizes to TV reporter for calli.... In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Barack Obama has apologized to a Michigan TV reporter for calling her "sweetie" and dodging her question about autoworkers.

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Since: Sep 07

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#2 May 15, 2008
Total bull$h!t. If I had to apologize for every time I called someone 'honey', I'd have little time for real conversation!

Sheesh. That's just too extreme.
Angela

Hudsonville, MI

#3 May 15, 2008
He was very disrespectful to her.

Since: Dec 06

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 May 15, 2008
It is total BS. To call it disrespectful is just pathetic and requires a mountain-sized chip on your shoulder to feel that way. I heard the exchange, and there was absolutely nothing disrespectful about it.
Mark

Lovington, NM

#5 May 15, 2008
Sounds like something Kwame would say. LMAO

Sorry, the devil made me do it.

PS Or Slick Willie when looking for a date.
SLEEPIN BEAR

Holland, MI

#6 May 15, 2008
Angela wrote:
He was very disrespectful to her.
DISRESPECTFUl?? Naw, just tired of reporters after a long, stressful day. He had the respect to call her and respond even with his extreme agenda. Anyone jumping on this must be a moron or a Republician ( just for the political antivalue, of course)
get a clue

Sparta, MI

#7 May 15, 2008
If this looser becomes pres it must mean the end is near.

Since: Dec 06

Saint Petersburg, FL

#8 May 15, 2008
get a clue wrote:
If this looser becomes pres it must mean the end is near.
...yes, the end is near..the end of 8 years of the most corrupt and damaging administration in our nation's history.
Sam

United States

#9 May 15, 2008
Angela wrote:
He was very disrespectful to her.
Oh PLUUUUUEZE!!! Do you have any idea how many people [men AND women] call other people honey and sweetie all the time??? Well I guess he coulda maybe called her a prune face or something [and no, I don't know her and don't know if she has a prune face or not - thought I'd better have a disclaimer there]. At least he realized it and apologized - move on I say - it ain't worth everybodies undies gettin all in a bunch over.
Devon

Harbor Springs, MI

#10 May 15, 2008
Sweetie today, sex tomorrow. Ask Kilpatrick.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#11 May 15, 2008
Lucy in Rockford wrote:
Total bull$h!t. If I had to apologize for every time I called someone 'honey', I'd have little time for real conversation!
Sheesh. That's just too extreme.
I agree, Lucy. This is just over the top to make an issue of this. Time for the media to back off. I have been celled much worse things than "sweetie" without it getting under my skin. By the way, you can call me "honey" any time you'd like!
old_timer

Syracuse, NY

#12 May 15, 2008
Dam couln't he even wait till he got into office.......lol
Lynn Smith

Traverse City, MI

#13 May 15, 2008
Funny how he still never answered the question about the American Auto Worker, Hmmmmm, people are still voting for this guy?????
MEM

Traverse City, MI

#14 May 15, 2008
I am a American Auto Worker and I never heard this so called want to be President, answer the question given to him, who cares who called who sweetie, tell me something thats going to put money in my pocket and keep food and a roof over my kids heads.
Matt

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 May 15, 2008
It is disrespectful, and it is not the first time he has addressed a woman this way. He mentioned he has a problem calling people "sweetie" but I have yet to hear him call a man by that.

Since: May 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 May 15, 2008
Excuse me!!!!!! But if someone called me honey or sweetie I would look at them and say who are you talking to? I would never call anyone that, I earned my right to not to be called anything except my name,if you don't know it call me Miss.
Dee

Canton, MI

#17 May 16, 2008
Angela wrote:
He was very disrespectful to her.
So, as a woman you don't want to be treated like a woman? I think everyone should just get over it! Talk about making mountains out of molehills...

FYI..I am a Republican. Female
RLB

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 May 16, 2008
The point is... he would not have said that to a male reporter. It was condescending and anyone should know that. Would he like to be called "boy"? Of course not! That would be condescending as well. He can call his wife and his daughters "sweetie" but to call a professional woman sweetie is just wrong. Would he call the Chancellor of Germany "sweetie" if he were elected? I would hope not.
RLB

Grand Rapids, MI

#19 May 16, 2008
ToniQ wrote:
Excuse me!!!!!! But if someone called me honey or sweetie I would look at them and say who are you talking to? I would never call anyone that, I earned my right to not to be called anything except my name,if you don't know it call me Miss.
Amen

Since: Sep 07

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#20 May 16, 2008
What a bunch of tight ar.sed individuals some of you are. Sweetie, Honey, Darlin', Buttercup ... they are merely words. He could not have acknowledged her at ALL. Or [[HORRORS!]] he could have addressed her as ma'am, and that would started a gender issue!

Pah. People need to relax and start thumbing their noses at this PC $h.!t. I know I will be - HONEY.

“Don't touch my junk man!”

Since: Nov 07

Middle of the Mitten, Michigan

#21 May 16, 2008
I consider myself a feminist and socially liberal I guess, and still don't see a problem with him calling her sweetie. I look at it as a term of endearment. There wouldn't have been outrage had he called a male reporter "Buddy."

We need to take a deep breath and relax. Good grief.

Perhaps I should add I'm not even a supporter of EITHER democratic candidate...and at the rate they're going, I may not even end up a supporter of the republican candidate.

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