WHEN SAM ZELL, the owner of the Tribune newspapers, cursed at an Orlando Sentinel staff photographer last week, the Los Angeles Times (another Tribune paper) wrote that Zell threw a "two-word obscenity" at her.
A "two-word obscenity?" How lame is that?
Now, an LA Times writer is saying that the paper should reflect the ownership.
Contributing editor Arellano wrote:
Hey, Zell: I hear you love to curse. How about making this paper reflect your saltiness, you (same word Zell uses to insult reporters, no doubt appreciated by him, but that can't appear in the Los Angeles Times -- yet)?
Should newspapers and broadcast news outlets start running curse words as people use them? Or do we have a deeper responsibility to the public?
8 months ago