Post-Dispatch editor explains decision to keep 'bitch' in ballplayer's outburst

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Two editors made the call to run Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips's diatribe uncensored. "We could have -- as some broadcasters did -- said 'used a term for a female canine,'" writes Post-Dispatch deputy managing editor/news Steve Parker, "but that doesn't exactly hit the ear the same way as the words themselves."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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