In yesterday’s New York Times, there was a story about a teacher who moonlights as a prostitute (she’s been moved to a new school, another example of “passing the trash”) though she was not called a prostitute—she was labeled a “sex worker.” But today columnist Bob Herbert is upset with New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino for distributing an e-mail depicting the First Lady as a “prostitute.” So when is a sex worker not a prostitute, and vice versa?

Also today, religion reporter Laurie Goodstein has an article showing how “deeply ignorant” Americans are about religion. In it, she spells Mother Teresa’s name Mother Theresa.

Looks like the Old Grey Lady needs an editor.

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