The sound of the lede bursting the headline’s bubble: Kentucky Enquirer headline: “CLINTONS’ VISITS PAY OFF AS HILLARY ROLLS IN KY.”

Pay off, you say? The story’s buzzkill of a lede (it’s AP copy— emphasis mine): “Hillary Clinton coasted to an overwhelming victory Tuesday in the Kentucky primary, a triumph of scant political value in a Democratic presidential race moving inexorably in Barack Obama’s direction…”

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.