Monday, May 2, 2011
No more "Mr. bin Laden" for the Times
The New York Times drops the "Mr." from second reference to Osama bin Laden. The historic decision was made, according to a memo, last night by Managing Editor Jill Abramson and Executive Editor Bill Keller after the announcement of Bin Laden's death. Even Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson retained the "Mr.," but Joseph Stalin remained "Stalin," so there was precedent for this move -- but it was still very unusual.
Posted by Steve Byers at 4:05 PM