“Burying the lede” is the writing technique of hiding critical information from readers as opposed to putting it in an introductory paragraph. Burying the lede is a long-standing practice designed to make the innocent look guilty by highlighting allegations of wrong-doing in the title and opening paragraphs and then burying the truth 20+ paragraphs into the story.
And was— IMHO— one of many reasons why the late, great Andrew Breitbart knew the war to wage was not among ourselves but with a complicit media pushing their prescribed narrative.
So when I read a recent Texas Tribune story describing Texas Railroad Commissioner candidate Gary Gates in the fashion of Democrat State Representative Hubert Vo (with the approval of the Wayne Christian campaign?? ) it was no surprise to learn that the Tribune had buried the lede, forcing the reader to slog through 20+ paragraphs before learning the truth:
One: “Houston ultimately dropped its suit, but Gates’ counter-suit appears to remain open, though inactive since 2014.
A city spokeswoman did not respond to repeated messages seeking comment.”
Two: “Gates’ counter-suit also argued that Houston, by filing its suit, was breaching its loan agreement.”
Three: “Gates actually defaulted on that $1.12 million loan in 2000. Six years later, the parties signed a contract — an extension that forgave nearly $300,000 in interest on the loan, and agreeing to forgive more than $500,000 if he met certain conditions.”
Four: “that the city renegotiated the loan — now paid off.”
And Five: “with its wall and gate, the apartment did appear more secure than many in the neighborhood.”
I won’t link to the Tribune’s story but suffice it to say yours truly does thank the Texas Tribune for the opportunity to highlight their disingenuousness and wonder when a Texas Tribune reporter will show up at a Hubert Vo-owned apartment complex.