I’m old enough to remember a couple of Democrat-supporting reporters who stood in a foreign country when the President of the United States entered a foreign press room (for Dubya, so maybe I’m not that old – he he!) and got mocked for it by their foreign counterparts.
When questioned about it later, the reporters explained to the foreign press that it was about respect for the office.
But I’ve learned that this whole “stand to show some respect” thing was something taught in upper class private schools and private universities and the military, sooo….
I’m gonna just accept that the schools are teaching disrespect these days and fix it later – and move on….