Sometimes you just have to step back and admire the New York Post.

Today is one of those days. Its front-page headline on the Goldman Sachs hearings?

Note how the paper uses symbols to fill in for the actual letters here. The Post gets “shit” on its front page without quite saying it.

Of course, such a clever joke can’t be used just once. Thus the inside headline on the actual story about the scatological theme of the hearings:

Sachs steps into $#!t storm

Nicely done.

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Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @ryanchittum.