The dream lede

Hal Davis of the Dayton Daily News shares:

I once worked with someone at UPI who loved cliches. He once changed my reference to a Turks playing “oud-like kaftas” (I probably should’ve said “a cousin to the guitar”) and made it “native instruments.”

His dream lede would have been a rock- and bottle-throwing mob attacking a Democratic presidential hopeful on a war-torn island nation.

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