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Best lede ever

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jackson Sundown, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Call 'em like you see 'em

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Is that a typo? I honestly am not sure.
  3. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    I always thought of shits as dignified.
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    That's funny. Unless you work there.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't know -- at least "shits" has an edgy irony to it.

    Ships is just a freakin cliche.
  6. Stupid

    Stupid Member

    Given the beatdown Whitt puts on Romo and Bledsoe in the ensuing paragraphs, I'm inclined to believe there was no typo. No typo.
  7. NYTexan

    NYTexan New Member

    Way off topic, but I remember a gem in a Mike Royko column.

    "The desk sergeant was drunk."
  8. LazyReporter

    LazyReporter Member

    Um, it's clever and all, but the metaphor doesn't make an ounce of sense.

    How would two shits passing in the night get humiliated?
  9. greenie

    greenie Member

  10. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Intentional? Scratch that then ... worst lede ever. Anything that creates that much confusion and requires that much explanation is ... well ... crap.
  11. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    So he just wrote that lede for ships and giggles.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The writer of this lede needs to be smacked upside the head with Whitlock's pimp hand.
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