It’s time for the New York Times, the paper of record, to stop being so ridiculously prude with regards to printing curse words, especially when they're used in titles or within quotes.
No one is saying that Tom goddamn Friedman should start writing like Gavin fucking McInnes, but from kids to the President of the United States, spicy language rings out. It’s happening, it’s real, it should be reported — by adults, for adults.
Writing around certain words is patronizing and obnoxious. More importantly, it shifts the focus from the story at hand to the creative rhetorical purity. It’s bullshit and Sunday’s piece on recently released emails written by Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is especially bothersome.