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“Mark Schultz’s News & Observer colleague John Frank calls this ‘the BEST lede ever,’ and others agree. ‘Totally restored my faith in the snarky wonder of journalism,’ tweeted Khadijah Britton.” – From “ ‘Peeing in his compost’: Best newspaper lead ever?”   at jimromenesko.com (Nov. 12)  

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Say about us what you will, Democratic conventioneers — as already recalled here and here, we’re no novices in civic disparagement: “If you all think dealing with Charlotte is difficult from up here, try being one of their neighbors.” – Rep. Drew Saunders of Huntersville, enlisting legislative sympathy for his bill to thwart Charlotte’s road-widening […]

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“The more violent forms of hate-peddling [during the 1960 presidential campaign] have come in for attack by major Southern papers [such as] the Greensboro, N.C. News: ‘Organized efforts on the part of respectable Protestant churches to inject venomous, and in many cases false, prejudice into the presidential campaign are in themselves violative of the American […]

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“When President Eisenhower and Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery jocularly agreed that Generals Lee and Meade should have been ‘sacked’  for their blunders at Gettysburg, they committed themselves irrevocably to battle…. ” ‘President Eisenhower,’ sputtered the Shelby, N.C. Star, ‘must have lost his mind.’ “[But] the Raleigh, N.C. News and Observer argued that Lee’s own view […]

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