Can You Say Lede of The Day?

Try saying this lede — from the Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog today— five times, fast, aloud:

A heated, multimedia gay-marriage discussion spanning YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Larry King and The Hills ensued after Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean answered a question about the topic during the pageant’s question-and-answer period, sparking more than one million views of the clip, debates on cable news and even a tweet from Britney Spears.

Phew. (And the award for Forcing All of This Week’s Most-Googled Words Into A Single Sentence Without Regard For Reader’s Comprehension goes to…)

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.