As told to us by a fine, upstanding newsroom employee:
We recently ran a Dear Abby column that discussed Roommate No. 1 walking in on Roommate No. 2 having sex with Roommate No. 1’s girlfriend. An angry reader called in to say we shouldn’t be running “that pornographic Abby column” anymore and that her 13-year-old son read it. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her 13-year-old son has read, seen and discussed much more graphic content on the school bus.