Ed Driscoll

The Damn Busters

Let’s be remarkably charitable, and assume that the Gray Lady feared that its hypersensitive, equally gray readership will get a collective case of the vapors if they printed an obscenity, no matter how newsworthy

By the way, I think it’s important to point out that the news pages of the New York Times have yet to report that Rev. Wright said “God damn America.” According to a search of the Nexis database, Wright’s words have appeared in the paper twice, first in Bill Kristol’s column on March 17, and then in Maureen Dowd’s column last Sunday, but never in the news pages. If the Times’s news sections were your only source of news, you would never know that Rev. Wright had ever said those words.

…But it’s far from the first time during a presidential year that opinion journalists were describing news details that the news department just never got around to.