[Campaign Mouth] In journalism, we call it "the lede" -- that grabber paragraph or two that pulls you into a story.
The lede in an Oct. 24 story in the New York Daily News demonstrates why we must be careful not to get subjects confused with modifiers:
Touting his accomplishments as mayor Tuesday while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, [Rudy] Giuliani crowed, "I took a city that was known for pornography and licked it to a large extent, so I have my own set of qualifications."
And a tip of the hat to City Weekly copy editor Brandon Burt. (Holly Mullen)