The New York Times’ War on Cursing Continues

Pedestrians pass in front of the New York Times Co. building in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. New York Times Co., publisher of the namesake newspaper, said more than 100,000 people signed up for new digital subscriptions, a sign online revenue may help offset a decline in print advertising and circulation. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The Paper of Record’s baffling insistence on sounding like a Bible school day care director when it comes to profanity makes for an odd, oblique reference today to “a PG-rated expletive.” The offending phrase? “Screw you.” What the heck?