The Press: Unfit to Print

When bakers in Portland, Ore. went on strike last week, some housewives baked their own loaves. The Associated Press quoted one housewife as saying: "My bumpy, sagging loaves looked like three middle-aged matrons who'd lost their corsets." The New York Times, which runs plenty of corset ads but believes that some expressions are not fit to print in its news columns, carefully deleted the words 'who'd lost their corsets."


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