Obama sorry for 'sweetie' comment
Barack Obama, candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination to run for US president, has apologised to a reporter for calling her "sweetie".
Reporter Peggy Agar, of the WXYZ television network in Michigan, had shouted a question as Mr Obama toured a Chrysler car plant in Detroit.
Mr Obama said: "Hold on one second, sweetie" and did not answer.
He later left a message for Ms Agar saying it was a "bad habit" and he "meant no disrespect".
Ms Agar told the Detroit News: "I've been called worse."
Thursday, 15 May 2008
The trivialisation of politics
This is a news story apparently -