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Horrid lede in SC paper

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sctvman, May 13, 2011.

  1. sctvman

    sctvman New Member

    The paper in Myrtle Beach had an article about a HS soccer game in a beach town between them and another beach area opponent. The lede in this article was really bad.

    Perhaps Osama bin Laden should have tried hiding in the Myrtle High's soccer goal, because no one has been able to find the back of the Seahawks' net in weeks.

    What do you think:

    http://www.thestate.com/2011/05/13/1817340/myrtle-beach-boys-soccer-shuts.html
     
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Whenever you try to go for the topical lede as applied to sports -- especially high school sports -- it never seems to end well.
    Did enjoy this picture of the goalie giving an opponent the stinkface, though:

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  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Nothing that editors haven't been lopping off high school games for 100 years.

    Guess we're going to miss editors.
     
  4. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    What does this mean for the latest Alabama recruit?
     
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Guess McClatchy didn't need those pesky deskers.

    How the mighty have fallen ... NO WAY that happens a few years ago with the staff that publication had.
     
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    At least it's from a stringer and not a staff writer.
     
  7. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Wasn't that guy a columnist?
     
  8. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    For nearly 14 years
     
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  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    As you get older, you learn to stay away from crap like this. About 10 years ago, my first year in the business, I was 22 years old, trying to be funny, and wasn't. It was something like this:

    "Super star soccer player from Podunk used one of his flip throws, which are deadlier than Anthrax, to set up the game-winning goal."

    Oops.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    All I can think of is Black Ops attacking that team's goal, with helicopter being blown up in the penalty area.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well said, and very true.

    Inexperienced writers write shit like that all the time. Any decent editor would have changed that within seconds...
     
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I hope I don't get into trouble for this, but I kind of had admiration for the attempt here. I certainly laughed out loud.

    Doesn't mean it belonged, but just saying...
     
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