U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney recently told Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy to "Go fuck yourself". Strong words for the senate, and certainly news worthy. Only one U.S. daily newspaper spelled out the expletive in full when reporting this news, and that was the Washington Post.
Here's how other newspapers and wire services handled the vice president's words, according to the LA Weekly.
- L.A. Times: "Go . . . yourself."
- L.A. Daily News: The headline said Cheney cursed.
- The story, by the Associated Press, said Cheney said, "F- off" or "F- you."
- The Boston Globe: Referred to the expletive as a "vulgar directive" and provided no other clues.
- Calgary Sun: "(Bleep) off" or "Go (bleep) yourself."
- Daily News (New York): "Go f- yourself."
- Greenwire: "Go (expletive) yourself."
- The Guardian: "Fuck off."
- The Weekend Australian: "F . . k off" or "Go f . . k yourself."
- Miami Herald: "F- off" or "F- you."
- The New York Times: "obscene phrase."
- The New York Post: "F- yourself."
- Newsday: " - yourself" or "Go - yourself."
- CNN: the "F" word.