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Date Posted: 10:35:25 07/31/16 Sun
Author: JAG
Subject: PG's Paula Ward nails it--Beltway be damned!

If Hilary broke the "glass ceiling," Paula's tweet with Mark Cuban's quote calling Trump a "jagoff" broke the "ass ceiling" that banned that word.

http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/07/30/Hillary-Clinton-presidential-campaign-rally-Downtown-Pittsburgh-Democratic-nominee/stories/201607300144

For those who weren't around before, this rule was mandated by David Shribman to make the PG seem stuffy and pompous. That way, it better reflects his own self-important personality, style and latent contempt for the Pittsburgh region and its idiosyncrasies. After all, they don't use such lingo around his beloved New England, especially Dartmouth.

jimromenesko.com/2012/06/28/pittsburgh-post-gazette-editor-bans-jagoff/

Of course, some lowly locals might say given the current state of the P-G, it's Shribman (and his Pulitzer) who have "no place in the Post-Gazette or postgazette.com."

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[> Re: PG's Paula Ward nails it--Beltway be damned! -- Uncle Junior, 06:29:43 08/01/16 Mon [1]

I don't care for "jagoff." I would not ban it but I'd not want to see it overused in any paper I ran. But Shribman's absolutism and snide condescension in that memo verified every nasty thing ever posted about him on this site. He's only here because an arrogant preppy co-owner anointed a clueless ex-DC bureau chief as Executive Editor thinking he'd bring "class" to contrast with the Trib. It did not matter the guy never ran a newsroom. His self-importance means he's well paid to look down his nose at Western Pa.'s unique culture.

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