Friday, November 16

"bitch" out

This from Slate's morning news roundup, called "Today's Papers" (bold mine):

The WP's Eugene Robinson writes about the now-famous incident where Sen. John McCain was asked at a campaign event, "How do we beat the bitch?" Except he can't write the word "bitch" because, even though it's regular fodder for prime-time programming, "most editors won't print in a family newspaper." Doesn't this extreme puritanism surrounding "naughty words" ultimately just seem condescending to readers? And, just for the record, the Post has published the word several times, and the the NYT doesn't seem to have a problem with it.

It's nice to share that opinion with someone at Slate (Daniel Politi). Maybe we can lobby CSU's Board of Communications together.

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