Man Stranded In Tree Really Buries The Lede In TV Interview
A Texas man provided us with one of the oddities of journalism when he waited to tell a local news station he was stranded in a tree.By Cliff Judy | October 31, 2015
Friday's flooding in Austin, Texas, provided us with a wonderful example of the oddities of journalism. (Video via YouTube / Steffen Hymel)
It's called "burying the lede." It typically happens when you're about halfway through a story and you say something that makes your viewer say, "Wait, what?"
When Kerry Packer's car got swept away by floodwaters, he sent the video he shot on his cell phone to his wife who then sent it to KVUE. The station, of course, wanted an interview.