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[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 33.3k points33.3k points  (1688 children)

IIRC, it's a Washington Post first to have a curse word in a headline.

In general, we would only publish swear words in rare cases when they are necessary to the understanding of a person or situation, such as a prominent official. Like if the president or pope said a swear word. In this case, it's the president.

This is much like our decision to publish Trump's words in the Access Hollywood tape, or Scaramucci's choice quotes from last year.

[–]ThesaurusBrown[🍰] 784 points785 points  (43 children)

Scaramucci's choice quotes from last year.

Just to be clear do you mean these quotes?

“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock"


"They’re trying to resist me, but it’s not going to work. I’ve done nothing wrong on my financial disclosures, so they’re going to have to go fuck themselves.”


“Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci said. He channelled Priebus as he spoke: “‘Oh, Bill Shine is coming in. Let me leak the fucking thing and see if I can cock-block these people the way I cock-blocked Scaramucci for six months

[–]paulfknwalsh 805 points806 points  (25 children)

I got some extra laughs from the Bannon quote while reading Fire and Fury; to paraphrase, "The first Bannon heard about the Mooch's phone call was when fact-checkers from the media contacted him to see if he does, indeed, suck his own cock"

[–]SkateboardG 253 points254 points  (16 children)

Jake Tapper didn't want to say it on TV and described the comments as Bannon being accused of performing "anatomically impossible feats" 😂😂😂

[–]alongdaysjourney 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Hahaha, beat me to it. That was a great line.

[–]midwestriderIllinois 40 points41 points  (1 child)

See, that speaks to how far our media has fallen. Bannon was only accused of trying.

Fake news, indeed.


[–]shapuPennsylvania 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I just wish Bannon had had the wherewithal to reply "I can neither confirm nor deny."

[–]KingKane 101 points102 points  (3 children)

For some reason, it's charming when Scaramucci does it. It's like if the White House hired Joe Pesci's character in any movie.

It also helps that he's not the president.

[–]leperaffinity56 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I feel conflicted that I agree.

[–]ingliprisen 23 points24 points  (0 children)

But but, the good people at r_donald assured me that Scaramucci stopped the leaks! /s

[–]pissbum-emeritusAmerica 77 points78 points  (7 children)

Meanwhile, Priebus has fled to Florida, where he is hiding comfortable inside his ancient puzzle box.


[–]W00DERS0NConnecticut 31 points32 points  (1 child)

The Onion is a national treasure.

[–][deleted] 3649 points3650 points  (354 children)

Jake Tapper has said "Shithole" about 10 times now.

[–]AhifuturAtuNa 1858 points1859 points  (213 children)

They are really milking it over on CNN. I squeal every time. Jim Acosta is really good at saying it in a respectful way.

[–]thinly_veiled_alt 824 points825 points  (93 children)

Philip Mudd said he is a "proud shithole". And he's going off angrily slamming trump, citing racial slurs his family was called, and said "shithole" about seven times in thirty seconds.

Here's the clip: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/951595354528665605

[–]roorva17 192 points193 points  (9 children)

I think CNN's site is broken. Here's the video from YouTube. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aTzqvrBFXww

[–]justaproxy 452 points453 points  (9 children)

“I’m a proud shitholler” Phillip Mudd.

I’m a shitholler too, Phillip.

Edit: here’s a clip

[–]EZReader 74 points75 points  (1 child)

I’m a shitholler too, Phillip.

Edit: here’s a clip

Risky click of the day.

[–]E404_User_Not_Found 52 points53 points  (3 children)

That was great. Thanks for sharing.

[–]WolfeTheMind 102 points103 points  (2 children)

Be careful, though. We don't want to push it to "shitholier than thou" extremes.

[–]KickenTentacles 204 points205 points  (44 children)

He usually gets worked up, but this really set him off. I gave him a fist pump from my couch, lol.

Lets not pussyfoot around this racist shit.

[–]komali_2 86 points87 points  (1 child)

"You're scum."

"Yea, Rebel Scum."

[–]i_love_pencils 92 points93 points  (3 children)

That was the best. I was running on the treadmill at the time and literally jumped off with my mouth hanging open. There was no one else around, but I threw Phil a thumbs up.

[–]thinly_veiled_alt 45 points46 points  (1 child)

He said it with such conviction too. Mudd is talking again now. He's going HARD on this.

[–]HarryGecko 145 points146 points  (5 children)

One of my favorite things in recent days has been listening to respected reporters say "...like, really smart" when reporting on Trump's genius tweet. Listening to them try to hide their disdain or make it sound respectful, depending on their ideology, truly brings a smile to my face.

[–][deleted] 74 points75 points  (4 children)

NPR is the absolute funniest thing to listen to whenever they quote Trump. You can hear them rolling their eyes through the radio.

[–]octopornopus 22 points23 points  (3 children)

"I'm Robert Siegel, and this is All Things Considered, from NPR News. The President called several countries "shitholes" today..."

The inflection is amazing.

[–]RichHixson 85 points86 points  (0 children)

I'm at work but I'm picturing something like...

"So Jim, what was it the president said?"

"The president is quoted as saying (puts glass on, looks down at notes, short pause, looks directly into camera and over pronounces) 'shithole countries.'

Looks into distance, shaking head.

[–]se1zeNew York 655 points656 points  (70 children)

Jim Acosta is really good at saying it in a respectful way.

Acosta is a fucking national treasure.

[–]NotMichaelBay 797 points798 points  (22 children)

Whoa, watch your language. Where are we, the Oval Office?

[–]nrj6490 52 points53 points  (4 children)

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (2 children)

What a trainwreck of an article and comment section

[–]PM_DOLPHIN_PICS 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Love how an article blasts the guy for not censoring Shithole, but proceeds to type out Shithole, uncensored, over and over again. Fucking idiots.

[–]Trekfan74 39 points40 points  (1 child)

As they should. I mean 44 Presidents before him has managed not to say something so racist and vile in front of the press and high ranking people. Sure they say things in private but Trump is such a vile human being he doesn't even realize what he is saying as vile or that he should say it in the open like he did.

[–]lsatconnor 53 points54 points  (4 children)

It was hard listening to Blitzer say, "ess-hole.. I won't say it."

[–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (1 child)

You say "S-hole" it sounds like asshole.

looks at what I just wrote. Places it in context. Sobs.

[–][deleted] 698 points699 points  (36 children)

CNN does not give a FUCK right now. They just have that shit on the screen uncensored on the breaking news ticker. Either McMasters or Kelly or Pence needs to have a 'Come to Jesus' session with him TONIGHT. Preferably with some untraceable violence.

EDIT: For fucks sake, he was at the White House filming a segment for MLK day.

[–][deleted] 152 points153 points  (10 children)

Holy fuck...someone get a screen cap

[–]silentdavey 467 points468 points  (6 children)

[–]Quietus42Florida 85 points86 points  (0 children)

This is who he is.

Yes indeed, Chris.

Edit: I thought that was Jake Tapper at first.

[–]brahmstalker 18 points19 points  (0 children)

What’s going on here? Is it like a Voldemort/Tom Riddle kinda thing?

[–]EzlNew Jersey 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Oh, it’s part of their breaking news ticker. It’s been intermittently on for hours. You’ll have no trouble seeing in when you’re in front of your TV or online.

[–]ThomasVeil 72 points73 points  (15 children)

On MSNBC they say S-Hole repeatedly... though I assume they didn't think through what that sounds like if you say it out loud.

[–]undrew 141 points142 points  (13 children)

Everyone is making a big deal about CNN and MSNBC, but that is cable, and not subject to FCC regulation. They aired shithole on NBC nightly news tonight, regular broadcast. NBC. They could get sued/fined by Ajit by repeating the president’s language.

[–]ricecake 181 points182 points  (2 children)

That would make for a wonderful court case.

The Trump administration couldn't win.
If they lose the case, then they lost, and they're exact words can be used against them on network television.
If they win, it's even better. We'd have a case where a court found that, legally, the Presidents exact words were "patently offensive" and "lacking in political value" in the eyes of a reasonable person.

They'd be insane to try, because there's no way a network wouldn't fight it, since either case is stupendous for them.

[–]daggah 194 points195 points  (6 children)

Obligatory fuck Ajit Pai.

[–]FishtacoburritoWashington 127 points128 points  (17 children)

And for the past half hour, they've been displaying it uncensored. Might as well, it was said by the president.

[–][deleted] 48 points49 points  (16 children)

I mean. I teach world geography to 9th graders and our current unit is on politics. I’m just wondering if I allow it or say it tomorrow in class.

[–]peva3 I voted 64 points65 points  (5 children)

Just roll with it. It's the world they are living in. They should know what their president said.

[–]alienbaconhybrid 36 points37 points  (4 children)

School admin may have a different POV

[–]Aleriya 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I'm not a teacher, but this could be a middle ground: allow it when directly quoting the POTUS, but not in other contexts. Similar to allowing racial words when reading text written in a different era: It's okay to quote, but otherwise don't use that word.

[–]ErraticDragon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hey man, I think this school is a real "shithole".

What?! I was quoting!

[–]appmanga 227 points228 points  (28 children)

Jake's the Bart Simpson of anchors.

[–]humperdinck 221 points222 points  (11 children)

“Hell damn fart,” Tapper added.

[–]shahooster 53 points54 points  (7 children)

“Hello, White House? I’m looking for Amanda Huggankiss.”

[–]Business-Socks 24 points25 points  (2 children)

"It's your sons, George Bush Jr. and Jeb Bush! Come outside dad!"

[–]Kayestofkays 13 points14 points  (1 child)

"Bar, the boys are here!"

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Eat my reports!

[–]Mutoid 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I certainly can't talk about Trump saying "SHITHOLE" without saying the word "SHITHOLE" can I?

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

El Tapo

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

His concerned puppy dog eyes are the real clincher.

[–]electricballroom 89 points90 points  (3 children)

I'd love to see how that control room decision is made.

First it was "pussy", then "bullshit (artist)" , now "shithole" ! Remember when we had a reasonable person in the white house and you'd only hear words like this on NYPD Blue or HBO?

[–][deleted] 133 points134 points  (1 child)

you'd only hear words like this on NYPD Blue or HBO?

Remember when South Park literally devoted an entire episode to how excited they were that they could say "shit" on Comedy Central? Donald Trump has made it a news channel word now. What a fucking world.

[–]sfw_forreals 49 points50 points  (4 children)

Where is Tom Brokaw, I desperately need to hear a recording of him saying this. I will gladly settle for Dana Carvey's impersonation.

[–]HellenKellersEyes 69 points70 points  (3 children)

"President GgggggggGerald Ford dead today, torn apart by wolves. He was 93. Really, guys? Torn apart by wolves?"

"Hey Tom, you're the one who wanted to go on vacation for two weeks! We have to have every possiblity covered in case it happens! You want Fox Bews to break it first?!? Do you?!?"

"No, not really."

"Thats what I thought! Now stick to it, we only have about 10 more to go!"

[–]mutt1917 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Blitzer went with "s-hole", but it sounds like "asshole".

[–]fzw 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The chyron read "s***hole" before Tapper said it, then whoever was doing the chyron changed it to shithole.

[–]samtrano 1305 points1306 points  (66 children)

Please be sure to print the full quote when the Pope says "fuck" for the first time

[–]Darth_BanalNew Mexico 1065 points1066 points  (54 children)

It'll just be two words, the second being "Trump".

[–]redtupperwar 270 points271 points  (45 children)

Fanculo Trump.

[–]pikachus_ghost_uncle 40 points41 points  (10 children)

ay dios mio!

[–]allisslothed 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Oy vey

[–]Ulfman88New York 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Bozhe moi

[–][deleted] 116 points117 points  (26 children)

The pope is Argentinian. Fanculo is Italian.

However, I have now just learned that Pope Francis is fluent in Spanish, Latin, Italian, German, French, and English.

[–]NoChanceButWhoCares 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Eh, not so much with the English.

[–]FormicaCats 106 points107 points  (7 children)

I can't remember where I learned this so maybe it's a myth - but when Pope Francis came to the United States I watched the mass he did in NYC on TV. He spoke in English a lot of the time with his very thick accent. Anyway later I read or heard that he purposefully chooses to speak in English and allow people to hear how thick his accent is instead of using translators because he wants people to learn to listen to each other better. He wanted Catholics to understand that God's messages might come in any kind of voice and it's wrong to refuse to listen to a fellow human being because they don't speak perfectly. I'm not religious but I am a New Yorker and very proud of my city for being home to so many immigrants so hearing that gave me so much joy.

He also had people say parts of the mass in several different languages, like Spanish and Mandarin. It almost made me want to start going to mass again for the first time since I was a little kid.

[–]NoChanceButWhoCares 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Yup, I saw him in person, he was pretty cool. He had all his speeches written in phonetics, so while he doesn't speak English, he could read off the page and we would hear English, with as close to proper pronunciation as possible because English is hard af.

[–]mdp300New Jersey 17 points18 points  (13 children)

I think his parents moved to Argentina from Italy.

[–]dorianfinch 9 points10 points  (0 children)

va caccare, va! che stronzo!!!!

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Batta boom!

[–]KragsForeign 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Realest pope in the room howudoin

[–]OutlawJoeCArkansas 8 points9 points  (0 children)

How you doin?

[–]throwaweigh69696969California 1005 points1006 points  (93 children)

Thank you for all that you do! And I think this was the way to go, it's important to produce the visceral reaction that "shithole" causes in your audience in order to get across just how vile this man and his comments were.

[–][deleted] 300 points301 points  (70 children)

Yes, precisely. It's the story here, his crudeness is a big part of the story.

[–]burstaneurysm I voted 201 points202 points  (55 children)

When the alert showed up on my watch, my first reaction was "no fucking way", followed by immense sadness.

[–]albatross-salesgirlAlabama 23 points24 points  (11 children)

Mine too, followed by intense curiosity about how the Holy Pence congregations are going to justify this one.

Wait, nvm. Roy Moore was justified. These people are lower than maggots.

[–]VanceKelleyWashington 40 points41 points  (11 children)

It's the story here, his crudeness is a big part of the story.

His crudeness and blatant racism, given:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti.

[–]Droidvoid 101 points102 points  (4 children)

And the prestige of the office continues to hit new lows..

[–]SkittleTittysAmerica 8433 points8434 points  (605 children)

Fuck yeah, WaPo.

Edit: After years of incognito-ing, WaPo, I've subscribed. You've more than earned it. Keep grindin'.

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 10.2k points10.2k points  (205 children)

Thanks so much for your support, u/ Skittle_____!

[–]theBesh 1480 points1481 points  (76 children)

Just wait. When it's President SkittleTittys, you'll have to print his her full name.

[–]SkittleTittysAmerica 1053 points1054 points  (62 children)


No Skittles for you!

[–]theBesh 446 points447 points  (44 children)

Shit. That's what I get for assuming SkittleTittys was a man.

[–]Barrybran 145 points146 points  (6 children)

Just don't try to taste the rainbow. You could get yourself into a lot of trouble.

[–]ineffablepwnage 146 points147 points  (0 children)

When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the skittles. You can do anything.

[–]tearfueledkarma 41 points42 points  (14 children)

I mean Tittys might have been a clue.

[–]theBesh 80 points81 points  (13 children)

You haven't seen what I've seen.

[–]amesann 34 points35 points  (11 children)

I had a patient once who surgically split his penis in half at the midshaft down, giving him two heads. And he also had breast implants. They were very nicely done as he loved to show them off.

So uh, that was interesting.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Did it still work?

[–]pragueprideIllinois 17 points18 points  (12 children)

Duh. You get the titties from eating the skittles. Basic biology 101!

[–]fizzlebunsCalifornia 3345 points3346 points  (57 children)

+1 for the censoring.

[–]votedean 981 points982 points  (40 children)

but doesn't it help in understanding who SkittleTittys is as a person?

[–]DatPiff916 225 points226 points  (5 children)

That's the Popes Reddit account so no need to censor tittys

[–]Canuhandleit 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Coolest Pope ever

[–]ownage516 166 points167 points  (9 children)

The integrity of journalism is more important than ever. It's good to see them flexing our first amendment.

[–]charging_bull 120 points121 points  (4 children)

And look at this tweet straight from the Associated Press confirming:

BREAKING: AP sources: Trump, in immigration meeting, asks lawmakers why US should allow people to come from `shithole countries'

[–]Hype_Slayer 24 points25 points  (3 children)

That explains Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham's odd reaction after the meeting, when they were interviewed about DACA this afternoon directly after. To clarify: Jeff Flake wasn't in the meeting, he was characterizing it based on Lindsey Graham's reaction. They then showed L. Graham taking questions.

Both looked stunned but didn't explain.

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (2 children)


[–]warm_sweater 47 points48 points  (10 children)

Edit: After years of incognito-ing, WaPo, I've subscribed. You've more than earned it. Keep grindin'.

I just want to remind everyone that if you're an Amazon Prime member, you get the WaPo for a very discounted rate... something like $3 or $5/mo.

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Wow, thanks so much for your support, u /Skittle******!!!

[–]Readyreadynopenope 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Despite a lot of great reporting recently, with the way they treated the Ambassador, kind of think the Dutch media are showing us up.

[–]NeilPoonHandlerPennsylvania 707 points708 points  (90 children)

History was made today. Thanks a lot, Mr. President. Remember when we had presidents who weren’t profane morons? Shakes head sadly

[–]Joshd30 418 points419 points  (41 children)

He talks in the White House like he talked on the campaign trail, as an ignorant bigot. Is anyone genuinely surprised?

I understand this stuff needs to be reported, but at the same time, I feel the case for Trump being an ignorant, bigoted man-child has been made and accepted as fact by 65-70% of the country. Let's not lose focus on removing him, whether it's the traditional way (Midterms and 2020) or non-traditional (Mueller).

Miscommunication edit - It wasn't my intention to imply his behavior be normalized in any way, its just frustrating when infractions of this nature muddy the news cycle and distract from things like potential treason, abuse of power and multiple counts of obstruction of justice.

[–]ryrybang 270 points271 points  (16 children)

Nope, constant and unending reminders of how crude he is, how stupid, and how bigoted. Until he's become a distant memory of times long ago. People should be reminding him and the public of the Access Hollywood tape on a daily basis because that's who he is and and we can't let that behavior become normalized just because he's like that all the time.

[–]W00DERS0NConnecticut 44 points45 points  (13 children)

The problem is his base is nodding along and going “yup fuck those brown people from those shitholes, deytukurjerbs!”

[–]NOLAWinosaur 49 points50 points  (8 children)

Dunno. I witnessed a breakthrough today in rural Louisiana because of his statements. A red as red can be gun toting republican I do business with told me today, “ya know, he needs to shut his damn mouth. There are just some things an American president shouldn’t say. He sure doesn’t know how to play the game on the world stage.” Up until today he was on board and making excuses for him. We gotta keep working.

[–]W00DERS0NConnecticut 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Amen. When people start realizing that he's jeopardizing America's standing on the world stage, they'll turn on him quick.

[–]runujhkjAlabama 24 points25 points  (1 child)

told me today, “ya know, he needs to shut his damn mouth. There are just some things an American president shouldn’t say. He sure doesn’t know how to play the game on the world stage.”

...”but I’ll still vote for him in 2020, because liberals”

[–]zedzedzedz 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Every single one of his actions needs to be reported. We cannot allow the narrative to normalize this behavior.

[–]komali_2 20 points21 points  (2 children)

I feel you man, I'm just as frustrated.

But, try doing a primary-source article on like, George H.W. Bush or Reagan. The newspapers are a fantastic way to get a feel for the day-to-day reaction to each man.

It's good to get this stuff on paper. Multiple sources, lots of angles. In as little as 25 years there will be an entire two new generations (the current 10 year olds, and those not yet born) of people who may want to explore what people thought of what is happening right now. 50 years from now even moreso (and you very well may still be alive, then).

[–]golikehellmachine 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Is anyone genuinely surprised?

Surprised, absolutely not, but I think it's important to retain the capacity to continue to be shocked by his behavior.

[–]nibblersBegone 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You're not wrong, but you're also spelling out normalization. I wish we could get more detailed information with sources and links to supporting evidence, etc...but they're here to sell newspapers. 80% or so would never read an article about how the sanctions passed by the house and senate back in July, which was veto proof, are still not implemented in any reasonable or substantive way. People's eyes glaze over unless it's Oprah or Nazis or Shitholes.

[–]Wrathwilde 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Most of them were profane... just not morons. Hell, LBJ used to actually wave his dick around to intimidate people.

Read more about presidential penises here..

[–]cityexileGreat Britain 127 points128 points  (8 children)

Keep fighting that darkness!

[–]Osiris32Oregon 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Rage against the dying of the light.

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

"Do not go gentle into that good night," by Dylan Thomas

[–]bloatedplutocrat 65 points66 points  (2 children)

I'll have you know this was my reaction https://i.imgur.com/Fw3AA6w.mp4

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 28 points29 points  (1 child)

This is art.

[–]bloatedplutocrat 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I hope you don't mind me adding this to my imgur profile like people put quotes from reviews on their book covers.

[–]billndotnet[S] 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Thank you, for what you guys do, every day.

[–]jarvisthedog 12 points13 points  (1 child)

“Like if the president or pope said a swear word.”

Your move, Pope.

[–]ScarycloudsMissouri[🍰] 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Can’t wait for “family values” conservatives to rage that WaPo published a curse word in their headline, ignoring that the POTUS they voted for said it.

[–][deleted] 46 points47 points  (0 children)

The right decision. Thanks WaPo

[–]AdjunctivePrick 46 points47 points  (6 children)

You're the only national newspaper I pay a subscription for. Please keep up the good work. Also, please tell your editorial board to switch to decaf.

[–]MizzMann 27 points28 points  (0 children)

WaPo, you finally won my subscription today. The last 2 years of consistently stellar Trump reporting aside, your reporters were probably screaming about this story today but banged out a professional, factual, clear article devoid of opinionated undertones and won't need to be modified like MSNBCs headline.

After browsing other news outlets' articles, it's easy to see the importance of how you do what you do; the least I can do is subscribe and help fund that important work.

Shut up and take my money!!!