Thanks to notables like Gordon Ramsay, Jon Stewart and the occasional flub by Stephen A. Smith (when he isn’t being a deleterious nitwit against the English vernacular), the eff word used on TV is no longer passe or subject to ridicule by another eff word — the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
But what about the written word in journalism?
For decades, this was considered sacred ground because of AP style guardians, reporting ethics and the unparalleled genius of George Carlin. However, the equally great Jim Romensko blogs about an eff bomb that landed on the cover of a book scribed by the Columbia Journalism Review.
There it is, to the left, and somewhere buried on the cover of opinions of what “Journalism is” lies one thought that journalism is…”not effing rocket science.”
What’s wrong — or not wrong — with this is after the jump…