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From the "Holy shit! What the f*ck were they thinking?" file

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by greenlantern, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Actual lead from a small-town paper recently.

    I shit you not. Nothing like comparing high school football to the anniversary of a national tragedy.
  2. smsu_scribe

    smsu_scribe Guest

    That lead is horrible. Wow. But I do enjoy your rendition of the school names.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    MORE THAN. ... for the first time in MORE THAN 20 years.

    I swear. Does anyone know AP Style anymore?
  4. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    I find it hysterical that Cadet is more concerned about AP style. That's not a shot, it's just funny considering the rest of the lede.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I'm not sure AP knows AP style.

    And it least the writer didn't compare it to the economic collapse.
  6. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    We had a lede from a nearby paper on Sept. 16, 2001, that was, "Podunk North didn't let the terrorist attacks on our country stop it from celebrating its homecoming."

    Well, thank God homecoming was saved!
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Because too many dumb hicks in Podunk* still think the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks were a New York/Washington thing.

    *I AM NOT referring to anyone on SJ.
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Man, you figured someone would do it, but to see it was actually printed ... damn.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    dreunc just applauded you. :D

    I think losing to the Wife Beaters was only the third worst disaster to ever happen to the Meth-heads.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Every weekend, teams lose a football game, but it didn't happen to the Wife Beaters so nobody makes a big deal about it.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    God bless you.
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