bury the lead

bury the lead

In journalism, to open a news article with secondary or superfluous information, thus relegating the central premise (the lead, which usually occupies this position) to a later part. "Lead" in this sense is sometimes written as "lede." I usually just skim through articles in the newspaper, so it really annoys me when they bury the lead.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Codman pounced eight minutes from time after Phil Marsh had given Bury the lead in front of a 600-strong travelling contingent of Town supporters.
Richie Baker gave Bury the lead from the penalty spot in the third minute after Ismail Yakubu fouled Matthew Blinkhorn.
Michael Jones gave Bury the lead in the 38th minute after latching onto Ryan Lowe's through ball and dispatching an angled drive past Michael Poke.
Paul Scott gave Bury the lead before Dave Rainford equalised.
Striker Tom Youngs lashed home a left-footed effort into the bottom corner to give Bury the lead just after the half-hour mark.
Michael Jones gave Bury the lead in the 38th minute after latching on to Ryan Lowe's through ball and dispatching an angled drive past Michael Poke.
Home keeper Sam Russell gifted Bury the lead by punching a corner into his own net.
Stephen Dawson gave Bury the lead when he chipped Tony Roberts from close range in the 32nd minute and Mike Jones made it two with a long-range effort four minutes later .
Ryan Lowe gave Bury the lead at Underhill - but Mark Marshall's 75th-minute goal gave bottom club Barnet only their second point of the season.
of of mi mg George Porter was sent off inside the opening five minutes and Craig Fagan gave Bury the lead.
Ryan Lowe gave Bury the lead from the penalty spot after Danny Foster handled, but Gareth Ainsworth nodded Wanderers level.
Brian Barry-Murphy (above) gave Bury the lead after three minutes and Ricky Shakes added a third.
Midfielder Dwayne Mattis flicked in Brian Barry-Murphy's corner to give second-from-bottom Bury the lead after 37 minutes.
Chris Porter gave Bury the lead inside 60 seconds and Brian Barry- Murphy doubled the lead on 12 minutes.
Midfielder Dwayne Mattis flicked in Brian Barry- Murphy's corner to give second from bottom Bury the lead after 37 minutes.