Friday, May 16, 2008

The NY Times Cuts Off Its Nose to Spite Its Face

Just print the curse word. Please. Especially because the whole column is about how it's not that bad.
You may have read about her unfortunate slip. Ms. Simmons, a news anchor on WNBC-TV, tried to get the attention of her longtime partner, Chuck Scarborough, by asking him, "What are you doing?"

Only she did not realize that they were live on the air. And she didn't quite say "What are you doing?" She inserted two words between "what" and "are." One of those words was "the." Sorry to be coy about the other one, but it is not allowed to be printed here. Rules are rules. If you can't figure out what it is, you have not been in New York very long — like less than four minutes.


At 5/16/08, 2:19 PM, Blogger Lawyer-Wearing-Yarmulka said...

The NY Times is not going to print the F bomb. Not gonna happen.

At 5/18/08, 2:44 PM, Blogger Eli7 said...

I agree with you that they will not. I just think it's stupid that they bend over backwards to avoid it and let their readers' imaginations run wild guessing or use silly phrases like "told him to perform an impossible sexual act" when it would be so much easier to just print the curse word.


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