To use the best possible reference source, Army Rumour Service and quote Old Snowy;
Reminds me of the absolutely amazing hoops that the MOD and FCO - not to say the whole of the Press - jumped through on Op BARRAS, when the good news was being given to the Bad Men of the local militia called the "West Side Boys".
Only they weren't. They were the "West Side Niggers" and proud of it too. That we could not even bring ourselves to mention their name out loud made for much amusement.
Pretty pathetic really. We are in a country where saying a single certain word can get you sacked, ostracised and lose all social position, but where a politician can steal money and just get to pay it back (sometimes). Odd...
What a state this nation has come to when even saying that you disagree with some gets you branded as a bigot. I wonder if those who shout the loudest actually see the irony of shouting down free speech?