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Friday, January 13, 2006

Why I Am Glad I Don't Work For a Newspaper

James Ellroy spoke at the Television Critics Association gathering in Pasadena this week, flacking for some show or another he's involved with. Here's how he addressed the press (using a tired formulation that Ellroy trots out all the time): "Good morning, peepers, prowlers, pederasts, panty sniffers, punks, and pimps."

Here's how that showed up in the Washington Post: "peepers, prowlers, pederasts, [knickers enthusiasts], punks and pimps."