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Friday, March 28, 2014

What a New Yorker Acceptance Slip Looks Like - Not

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Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker who rejects hundreds of cartoons for every one accepted, shows a packed Westport Library audience tonight what a magazine acceptance slip might look like, if there were one. “There is a New Yorker rejection slip, but there’s no acceptance slip,” he writes in his new book, which contains the illustration. “And if there were one, that certainly wouldn’t be it.” Mankoff, a cartoonist himself who received countless New Yorker rejection slips before having one accepted, later autographed copies of his book, “How About Never—Is Never Good for You?” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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In our New World of social intercourse most often dictated by political correctness, it is a pure delight to see that neither the NEW YORKER nor the Wesport Library seemed to give a damn last night….Hooray for us!!

Posted by Daniel Katz on March 28, 2014 at 09:16 AM | #
 

As WN has become the defacto local news source for Westport, and as WN strictly polices their readers submissions for slang such as s*@t and Fu## 
I find it offensive and hypocritical that the words above would appear in the WN.  Is it not tough enough trying our best to limit not only our own use of such slang in daily life as it is showing our kids there is a right and wrong platform for such use?
It may be cool or acceptable in other venues that are targeted to hipsters or playboy readers, BUT as WN has grown in the digital age to serve as the local Town Crier or Westport News of old there too comes a responsibility to maintain a sense of some social correctness.
Gordon you as a lifetime reporter and editor know better.

Posted by chip stephens on March 28, 2014 at 01:07 PM | #
 

Chip,
Don’t you think that “WN”(sp) has a responsibility to report the news as it has happened rather than as it or you wish it had happened.
If the New Yorker, the library and the large audience at the funcion all seem to accept a visual as presented, do you not think you should as well?

Posted by Daniel Katz on March 28, 2014 at 01:40 PM | #
 

Dan if you could point to any reputable news outlet, TV, newspaper or national news periodical (conservative or liberal slanted) that shows such I may be persuaded. Most shade or alter such words whether in picture, written content or opinion.  It is just the way in a civil society we still see some degree of class and decency.  JMHO

Posted by chip stephens on March 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM | #
 

No question that the NYT and all the lesser journals (including the NEW YORKER, by the way) eschew the publication of “profanity.”

My delight is simply in the fact that WestportNow did not.

Posted by Daniel Katz on March 28, 2014 at 03:05 PM | #