News organizations struggle with expletive in Web site's name

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Tue Jun 26 21:59:35 UTC 2001

>From the Asian American Journalists Association

F***king Headlines: News organizations struggle with expletive in popular Web site's

"How does a mainstream news organization write about a profane and popular Web site?
We searched various news organizations' archives to see how they handled news
coverage of Philip "Pud" Kaplan's F*** Web site.

"Asterisks were the most popular and the message comes across as clear as a middle
finger gestured to you from a New York City cab driver. Some news organizations
apparently felt more asterisks protected readers' sensitive eyes."

Grant Barrett
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