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The Washington City Paper isn’t the only journalistic outlet failing to think of The Children by refusing to censor a slang term for “oral sex.” Blogger Marcy Wheeler was also not thinking of The Children when she appeared on MSNBC to discuss a possible C.I.A. probe, In a segment that was sure to be a big draw for tots, Marcy Wheeler said “blow job.”

Quick! Send in Post media reporter Howard Kurtz to explain to us what it all means. Oh, crap—-in weighing in on Wheeler’s failure to think of The Children, Kurtz . . . failed to think of The Children.

Though Kurtz’s columns tend to refer euphemistically to the improper language employed by lesser journos, Kurt’s Twitter feed, it seems, has less stringent standards. Check out his tweet about the piece he wrote on thehullabaloo over the City Paper‘s recent oral sex headline:

So . . . Kurtz wrote a story about a newspaper which published the word “dick” in a newspaper which does not allow Kurtz to publish the word “dick,” then circulated the story by using the word “dick”—-twice.

I guess it doesn’t matter what words you use, as long as they weigh in under 140 characters. If my calculations are correct, that affords us about 15.5 “blow job”s. Blow job!