Tv News Hits The Fan
News organizations found themselves confounded Monday after President Bush was caught on television using the expletive "shit" while talking with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G8 Summit. A clip of theincident was repeated numerous times on CNN during the day. Fans ofthe cable network flooded its website with congratulatory comments.There were few complaints. CBS used the verbatim quote on its website but not on the air. The New York Times used the word, perhapsfor the first time in its history in the context of a news story. (Itprinted the word, uttered by Richard Nixon, as part of its publication of transcripts of the Watergate tapes.) Likewise, the Los AngelesTimes. The Associated Press deleted the word; Bloomberg News didnot.