Paper stops the presses after spotting obscenity in grad’s glasses

Eureka (Calif.) Times-Standard publisher David Kuta tells Romenesko readers that presses were stopped after someone noticed the “Fuck You” in a high school graduate’s glasses. He says about 6,000 to 7,000 copies of Saturday’s paper had the front-page obscenity, while 10,000 or so copies got to readers with the words blacked out.

Kuta says he’s received only one reader complaint and doesn’t plan to mention the matter in the paper unless it becomes a local controversy. “I think the best thing to do is let it drop.”

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Glasses-wearer Jared West tells radio station KSLG: “I don’t wear glasses like that all the time, but I mean, I saw them in the store and you only graduate once, so I thought, Why not? and they match my gown and all.” || Listen to the interview with West