Why do journalists sometimes refer to President Obama as Mr. Obama?

There is a policy with CBS news that dictates we never refer to the president by just his last name that is a definite sign of disrespect. We often refer to the president as President Obama in the first reference and then Mr. Obama in the second. That helps in not becoming repetitive in our reporting. While some may feel is disrespectful I can tell you it is the farthest thing from the truth.

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