SC newspaper apologizes after printing vulgar word

Source: Twitter (@Joined2readSVP)/The Greenville News
Source: Twitter (@Joined2readSVP)/The Greenville News

GREENVILLE, SC (WIS) - A newspaper in the Upstate published a vulgar word Thursday morning that doesn't usually make it into news print.

An Associated Press wire story on page 3C of The Greenville News included an unfortunate typo -- the f-word.

A picture posted on Twitter Thursday shows what readers learning more about Georgia's match up with LSU in Saturday's SEC championship game saw when they reached the end of the 2nd paragraph.

Newspaper executives have been mum on the origin of the four-letter-word, but did apologize on the paper's website late Thursday afternoon.

Executive Editor John Pittman wrote "In the Thursday edition of The Greenville News, someone added a vulgar word to a wire story inside the Sports section. We are saddened by this and assure everyone that we will deal appropriately with it. We apologize to our readers and the reporter whose name appeared over the story."

The Greenville News is owned by Gannett.

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