Letter to Romenesko
From GREG RICHTER: I worked at The Birmingham News in Alabama for 17 years. We were not allowed to use the word “butt” in the paper because the publisher’s wife found it crude.
Today, this appeared on al.com, the website of the News and two other Newhouse papers:
Times and management change, of course, but interestingly, many commenters noted that people have their comments deleted or their accounts suspended for using the same language.