Guess we're evolving. Not only are obscenities objectionable, but the symbols we use to show where the obscenties reside are in bad taste:
"CBS intentionally chose to insert an expletive into the actual name of a show, and, despite its claim that the word will be bleeped, it is just CBS' latest demonstration of its contempt for families and the public," declared PTC President Tim Winter. "There are an infinite number of alternatives that CBS could have chosen but its desire to shock and offend is crystal clear in this decision."
There's no way around it. To keep up with evolving standards, we're just going to have to have substitutes for the substitutes. So, when you want to write s--- (come on, you know what I mean), instead of putting in $#*! as a stand-in, put in !?!? as a stand-in for $#*! People will still be able to figure out the word by its context, but you'll be twice removed from reality and thus properly insulated from criticism, so WT!?!