Fucking Newsnight

You could almost feel the disdain with which Jeremy Paxman made his apology for ‘swearing’ during last night’s Newsnight. For one thing, he was reading directly from a book rather than, say, offering his own analysis on a minister’s veracity. For another, does the BBC honestly think that the people who watch Newsnight can’t cope with the odd swearword every now and again?

I’m afraid I can’t resist saying it’s fucking ridiculous.

(We have more than a passing interest in swearing here at arbitrary constant. For a collection of our finest posts on this topic, feel free to have a look here and the links therein.)


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