New York Times prints 'I'm fucked' on front page 😱

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/19/the-new-york-times-prints-the.html

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Direct quote from the president. No reason to clutch pearls.

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[Expletive deleted]!

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That’s a typo, they meant to print “My nether parts are consumed by fires as though 10,000 demons and devils were thrusting their pitchforks into my fucking ass!”

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If only it were true.

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I was just about to be all, “Of course it’s true, it’s in the New York Times!” Then I realized 1) that’s no guarantee, and 2) you weren’t even saying the quote wasn’t real, just that you wish Trump was indeed fucked. Which I can wholeheartedly agree with.

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The New York Times has a long-standing, quaint policy of not printing expletives. Perhaps they’ll finally drop honorifics, too!

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Well, they avoided it, but it’s not an unbreakable rule. It seems like it’s been particularly unavoidable when it comes to covering Trump and things like the “suck his own cock” quotes about Bannon.

You’re right that before our current political culture, they erred on the side of prudish, as exemplified by that fucker William Safire…

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The White House and Barr tacitly admitted that the quote was true by explaining that the President was “very frustrated” when he said those things.

Whether he’s fucked or not, well, time will tell.

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JqE0

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Well I for one am offended. How dare they accurately report the words of the President? What he meant to say was, “Make America great again,” and that’s how a real newspaper would have reported it. The failing Democrat Times just wants to make him look bad by reporting his words.

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They needed to have the uncensored quote because it just proves how exonerated the president is - that’s totally the response of an innocent man in his position.

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“I’m fucked.”

So Donnie got to feel the same way a majority of Americans (and much of the world) felt on November 8th? Good.

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I suspect Trump himself felt the same way November 8th. He knew Putin had just doubled his leverage and he knew dick about governing.

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The emoji is a little over the top for the publication that put it in the title.

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I’m not sure if this points to Trump having spent too much time or not enough time with porn stars.

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I figure his base won’t clutch anything; for the Right, the quote merely moves the ‘do not enter sign’ closer to the open cesspool.

I have hope. I know that, because, if I didn’t, I would have hurled myself out the window by now.

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It’s worth reading the whole quote, for what it’s worth, because he immediately contextualizes it:

It’s pissing in the wind to even try and take a moment to say ‘hey maybe we shouldn’t be focusing on this quote because it’s so much less damning in context and it’s unethical to deliberately take people out of context to prove a point’ - because I get it, it’s Trump. He’s an asshole, he’s causing untold damage to America and everyone in it.

I still don’t have to like it when places I generally like do bad things either.

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I guess the Grey Lady is now a blue lady.

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