official admits that government -- uh....I believe it was Bill Boyarsky who, many years ago, wrote a column about his early days at the Los Angeles Times in which he discussed that paper's former ban of the highly impolite word "rape." The preferred euphemism? "Criminal assault." Boyarsky remembered writing a story that said a woman was (I'm approximating the quote) "thrown down the stairs, kicked in the face, beaten with a lead pipe, and slammed repeatedly into the pavement, but she was not criminally assaulted."
So I have to wonder how the AP will handle this story.