22 August 2007

The Good Grey Lady Has Gone Colorful!

Imagine my surprise, while reading the newspaper of record this morning, to discover, in the front page article about the phone call made to Eliot Spitzer's father, that the New York Times had printed the word shit. I believe that the world has just shifted on its axis.

7 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Shit! You're kidding?

(I'm kidding.)

slouching mom said...

That's pretty surprising, actually.

painted maypole said...

I imagine that had to be a big decision for the newspaper. I wonder why they made it?

BipolarLawyerCook said...

Trying to keep up with the Murdochs, I 'spose. Although, at least it was a direct quote.

Jenn said...

That's what knocked me out of bed!

Maybe the asterik key wasn't working.

niobe said...

And the definition of what's fit to print expands once again . . .

NotSoSage said...

Ah, yes, I've noticed the language in our national newspaper getting colourful, too. Always only when quoting someone, of course.