Re: Nice ledes

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I both want to know and don't want to know which male senators were swimming naked.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:13 AM
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How steeped in the insider lingo of journalism is Unfogged?

Two nice ledes of articles I didn't finish, but what nice ledes:

So much so that our non-journalist front-page poster uses the journalese spelling for the first paragraph of a story.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:29 AM
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Apparently Orin Hatch is hung like Goliath.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:31 AM
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Is that even particularly "insider" anymore?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:31 AM
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4 to 3.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:34 AM
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Who's 'er?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:41 AM
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If Phil "King of the Turtle People" Gramm swam with a turtle shell on, does that really count as naked?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 7:57 AM
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In re: 1, are there better and worse candidates from your perspective, Miby?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:04 AM
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I guess Scott Brown didn't become a Senator until 2010.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:12 AM
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How steeped in the insider lingo of journalism is Unfogged?

Answer TK.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:19 AM
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"TK" is publication generally, not specifically journalism. I've seen advance reader copies with "image TK" or whatnot.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:30 AM
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So much so that our non-journalist front-page poster uses the journalese spelling for the first paragraph of a story.

It's more American than journalese. Most publications I've worked on call it a lead.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:46 AM
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It's just too hard to know which pronunciation you're supposed to use with that one.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:51 AM
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"Burying the lead" sounds a lot more sinister with the other pronunciation.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 8:52 AM
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Once
Twice
Three times a lede.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 9:56 AM
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It's more American than journalese. Most publications I've worked on call it a lead.

It's both. Nobody outside the world of journalese would use this word.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 9:59 AM
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So, why is this FBI story breaking now when there have been whistleblowers who talked about it ages ago?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 10:07 AM
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17: Spencer Hsu has been reporting on the Justice Department review for a while now, but the most recent article (linked in the OP) revealed that the review so far has found erroneous testimony in 95% of the cases, including capital cases. That's a BFD.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 10:10 AM
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16: Wikipedia has a "view" and a recap of recent usage history:

Usage seems mostly confined to the U.S.[2] Originally only journalistic usage that is now so common in general US English that it is no longer labeled as jargon by major US dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster[3] and American Heritage.[4] Noted as "sometimes spelled" in 1959, "often spelled" in 1969, and asserted in the 1979 reprint of a 1974 book (see Citations page). In 1990, William Safire was still able to say that "lede" was jargon not listed in regular dictionaries.[5][1]


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 10:40 AM
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Boy, that article on Senate women is phenomenally depressing. Some of the richest and most powerful people in the world are still dealing with the same tired crap.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 04-20-15 2:49 PM
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