Letters, Jun. 10, 1974

Expletives Explained

Sir / You denounced Nixon by contrasting his 1960 quotation commending the good language used by Eisenhower to Nixon's present language in the transcripts of the Watergate tapes [May 20]. Nixon made this statement 14 years ago; maybe he had no reason to swear then. Today if there is a reason to use foul language, Nixon certainly has it. Just as many people have changed their values concerning the presidency, I think Nixon has the right to change his values regarding the use of X-rated expletives.

JEANETTE WEBB

Fort Collins, Colo.

Sir / It looks like a "swearing-in" at the White House...

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