The Rocky Mountain News Almost Lets George Carlin Swear
The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, sans hyphens, appears in a transcript of M.E. Sprengelmeyer's fine interview with longtime activist Tom Hayden, Mike Littwin's enjoyably rambling piece about "America's Crooked Road" and a Kevin Flynn report on vanity license plates -- and that's just since late July. However, I thought the paper was ready to head into uncharted territory when I saw a page two reference to a review of It's Bad For Ya, a recording by the late George Carlin. "Hear a sample of "Just Enough B.S.," the item advised.
Really? Without acronyms?
So I did -- and was quickly disappointed. The clip is a portion of the bit, not the entire thing, and it lacks a single naughty term.
Talk about a tease. That really was bullshit. -- Michael Roberts