Was that supposed to be funny?
For a man in his first day on the job, Jose Lopez Sr., had a lot of explaining to do.
Nowhere in the article does it mention exactly what Lopez had to explain. In fact, the lede is so out of character with the rest of the article, as well as with the N&O's coverage of the same press conference, that it's hard not see it as a Ricky Ricardo reference.
And the point of that would be, exactly, what?
UPDATE:I met Brianne at the swearing in ceremony for Chief Lopez last night, and we talked about her article. She seemed to me to be genuinely surprised at the cultural references inherent in her writing, and very upset by the implicatons. So i'm willing to consider the likelihood that no harm was intended here.
But shouldn't an editor at the HS have caught this? Isn't good editing (and fact checking, can't forget fact-checking!) supposed to be the difference between old and new media, between profesional and citizen journalism?