The Other McCain

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A Great First Sentence

Posted on | April 9, 2013 | 11 Comments

One basic thing you learn as a journalist is that, once you’ve got the lead right, the rest of the story almost writes itself:

If the news media hadn’t told you how brilliant Barack Obama was every day for  the last six years, you might have your doubts.

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11 Responses to “A Great First Sentence”

  1. Robert Evans
    April 9th, 2013 @ 7:12 pm
  2. Dan Collins
    April 9th, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Dan Collins liked this on Facebook.

  3. DaveO
    April 9th, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    Double his salary – best opinion writer to hit the net in the last 10 years!

  4. K-Bob
    April 10th, 2013 @ 12:19 am

    Bless you for not spelling “lead” the way hipsters do.

  5. Adjoran
    April 10th, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    Obama is a skilled con artist, and can read a prepared speech like a professional actor. But I’ve never seen a single indication he was even above average intelligence.

  6. Jackie Wellfonder
    April 10th, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Now I’m curious, how do hipsters spell lead?

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  8. K-Bob
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    He has a gift for prevarication, as well. Very much the idiot-savant.

  9. K-Bob
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    I don’t know who this guy is, but his page ‘splains it in full detail.

  10. Jackie Wellfonder
    April 10th, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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