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A strange Reuters' Lede. No?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SoSueMe, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Savitri Mondol shivers every time she hears a tiger roaring somewhere in the vast mangrove forests surrounding her mud hut, the world's largest habitat of the wild cat.

    Well, I'd be worried too if my mud hut was the world's largest habitat of tigers!

    Is it just me, or isn't that how the lede reads? Doesn't the part after the comma describe her hut?
  2. You are correct.
    C-minus, Reuters.
  3. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Also, I'd shiver every time I heard a tiger roaring outside my mud hut even if I lived in an area that was only the world's third- or fourth-largest habitat of the wild cat.

    It's just not a real compelling lede.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It they had put a period after hut, that would be a strong opening sentence.
  5. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    I'd shiver if I lived in a mud hut.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Wouldn't she be kind of used to tigers roaring by now?
  7. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    In my first job, it was all I could afford.

    As long as the weather held, it was all right. But monsoon season was hell.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You had a mud hut? We lived in a lake!
  9. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Like they say, real estate's all about location, location, location.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Was it at least a nice lake?
  11. PHINJ

    PHINJ Active Member

    Um, Reuters sucks. Their sports are horrendous, especially when it comes to American sports, but their international news is absolutely untrustworthy -- Reuters basically invented the Jenin "massacre."
  12. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    According to Reuters, Israeli forces unleashed tigers onto a helpless civilian...
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