An investigation is under way to determine who dropped the f-bomb into a UGA article that appeared in The Greenville News.
John Pittman, executive editor of the South Carolina paper, told media expert Jim Romenesko the article, which appeared in Thursday’s editions, “shocked and saddened” him.
Pittman said only 18 people have complained, which shocks and saddens me.
The UGA article was headlined “Georgia Defense Looks To Make Mark Against LSU.” UGA, as we all know, plays LSU in Saturday’s SEC Championship game.
The profanity occurred as a standalone, lower-case, short third paragraph.
I once toiled as a copy editor, and can honestly say I never let that particular word slip past me. Though I did once craft a 100-point headline that screamed “Habit for Humanity builds 5 new homes.”
This can only be the work of a disgruntled Alabama fan, whose team will NOT be appearing in the sacred title game.