Writing for the Atlantic Wire (August 26, 2013 – “The New York Times Deigns to Use the F Word”), Rebecca Greenfield exclaims that “In a nearly unprecedented move, the stodgy New York Times printed the f-word in its entirety…”
Hmm, “nearly unprecedented?” Are you kidding me? The Times drops so many F-bombs (in book excerpts) that it would probably make the characters from Good Fellas faint in horror. Just take a look at the catalog compiled on JimRomenesko.com. And that’s just a partial list! I scoured the internet on my own and came up with a NYT F-bomb canon of my own that weighs in at over two dozen book excerpts that include the notorious four letter word.
The work of the "New York Times' prude copy editors" (as the Atlantic Wire refers to them) is really more or less an open book, so FFS let’s set the record straight.