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There's Even a Question?

LA Times: Mayor’s girlfriend is placed on leave. Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo placed newscaster Mirthala Salinas on paid leave Thursday while it carries out an investigation into whether she breached journalistic ethics by having a relationship with someone she covered: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

2 Comments on “There's Even a Question?”

  1. #1 Howard Weaver
    on Jul 6th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Who was it that observed, “”I don’t care if you are fucking an elephant, just don’t cover the circus”?

  2. #2 Jon Garfunkel
    on Jul 6th, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Well if I google the second part of that sentence, I find that most people point to Abe Rosenthal of the Times. But many of the quotes prefer the euphemism “sleep with”– since the saying is confusing if the speaker is already going into the details which he already stated he didn’t care about.

    Just remember that a little euphemism can go a long way.

    When Rik Hertzberg analyzed the Supreme Court’s ruling in Lawrence v. Texas in 2002, he artfully wrote: “What the officers found Lawrence and Garner doing is really none of our business, any more than it was any of Texas’s; suffice it to say that it was consensual, nonviolent, and noise-free.”