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21Jul/090

The quote unquote N word.

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney recently caught hell for using the N word (the full word) while recounting to a reporter a phone call she'd received. I don't think I've ever heard of a case before where people were outraged at someone accurately quoting another person, so long as they were presenting the quote in a negative light.  Despite the vile nature of the word, and the strong preference I and others would have to see the word neutered when quoted, out of respect, it seems to me unreasonable to cast the quoter in the same light as the quoted.  Read about Maloney Apologizing.

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