Monday, August 27, 2007

'US Attorney General Gonzales Resigns'

The lede:

Alberto Gonzales, the nation's first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.
If the lede contains the most important information in an article - the essential news, all you really need to know, then what does this lede mean? How do the terms relate? Is his status as the first Hispanic attorney General the most important thing about the story? Is it important at all?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's important because that and his friendship with Bush appear to be the only reasons he got the job. He certainly wasn't any more qualified than the average big firm partner.