I wouldn’t think that was smart, considering that he did it for a mainstream newspaper website.
But, you might say, Darleene, you’ve used racial slurs in your blog headlines before, too.¬† Very true, young grasshopper. Of course, I was writing about a show named with those very slurs. I might argue that that makes it OK. But does it?
In my defense, using the name of the actual show, rather than NWC or N*gger W*tback Ch*nk as so many others have chosen to use, has helped quite a few people actually find the show’s website and Myspace page. It’s all that Search Engine Optimization stuff that everyone is always talking about.