Media Lede of the Week
posted by November 7 at 16:19 PMon
I will have the first four paragraphs of this story, from the BBC, tattooed on bicep:
A suspected Italian mobster who went into a clinic for liposuction surgery has ended up losing more than his excess weight.
Domenico Magnoli, a suspected cocaine trafficker, also lost his freedom.
Soon after he regained consciousness, police officers disguised as nurses and visitors bearing flowers arrested him in his hospital room.
“We performed a little operation of our own,” police spokesman Col Aldo Jacobello said.
I would only move the “said” in the last sentence so it immediately follows the quote. Other than that, it’s a crown of splendor.