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Lede Of The Day: Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Leave it to Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle to bring himself up in the lede.

MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina — The Democratic Party of the State of South Carolina failed in an attempt to bracket a speech here by newly announced presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), calling a “press conference” that only one reporter—this one—showed up to.

Later in the story he explains more about “this reporter” — in other words, himself.

After RSVP’ingand checking in with plans to show up, this reporter made his way to the event to see what the local Democrats had to say and maybe ask a question or two. Arriving around 10:15 a.m., this reporter was the first—and eventually would be the only—person to show up from the entire media, and the only person to show up who wasn’t there as part of the official Democratic Party delegation despite the fact that several reporters were in South Carolina from national media outlets. The rest of the five or six people at the event were Democratic Party activists, including Chairman Harrison. Two college students, who were aligned with the College Democrats and were supposed to speak if there was a press conference, walked in and sat down in the chairs.