(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Friday, May 02, 2003

rhetorical question for the day
If an unctuously moralistic Senator uses coarse language in Senate debate that is not fit to be printed in a newspaper -- and declines the opportunity to withdraw that language -- is it appropriate for the AP and the newspaper to take affirmative steps to pretend that it never happened, by editing his words? (see the last portion of this article; compare here, where the same paper's gossip columnist printed the actual words without ellipsis)
[I now see that Howard noted the same thing about the AP's report.]

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