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When a source is identified as having been among the first to acknowledge a phenomenon; or, when journalists write flattering articles about no-bodies in the hope of their future success.
He was the first comedian to make a joke about Obama on Comedy Central - what a retro-scoop.

I just made this Republican sound like the best thing since sliced bread - who knows, maybe I'll get a retro-scoop if one day he becomes president.
by Socoa January 31, 2009
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