The term “burying the lede” refers to news reports which put the most important news deep into a story, rather than the first paragraph.
The Obama team has essentially done the same thing, only through timing. They released the “independent” audit of the transition teams’ contact with Blagojevich related to Obama’s Senate seat yesterday, so it hit newspapers today, Christmas Eve. I would venture to guess that Christmas Eve is in the top three of days with lowest newspaper readership.
One of the better stories today, which very few people will read, is here in the WSJ.