Do the editors of The New York Times believe that their readers are too delicate to view Jesse Jackson's actual words without fainting? As bonkers as this seems, what with today's unexpurgated Internets and all, it is apparently so. What we have then is a story about a controversy concerning Jesse Jackson's words that refuses to print the most relevant word. Even though I'm a member of the MSM, I sometimes see why people might go elsewhere for news. At least bloggers believe that their readers are emotionally equipped to handle the presence of the word "nuts" in a sentence. "Balls" too, probably.
You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.