Ñewsweek: Lalo the valet, the gay GOP sheriff, fishsticks and boobs

There’s a fine line between truth and satire, a twisty maze of passageways, all alike. POCHO was doing that line dance all week with these stories:

  • POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz finished speaking at a DigitalLA Latino panel in Beverly Hills and was racially profiled as a parking valet when he, Lalo, went outside to get his own car from the valet. Hilarity ensued.
  • Mitt Romney’s anti-immigrant Arizona campaign co-chair Paul Babeau quit the political organization amid charges he threatened his Mexican immigrant lover with deportation. Twitter celebrity @MexicanMitt shared his Opinión.
  • The Gorton’s seafood people left out an accent in a Spanish-language advertisement and turned a smooth marketing pitch into a web-wide laugh. They quickly owned the mistake, however, and even apologized on our pages.
  • Fearful for the safety of its citizens, the Mexican government issued an unprecedented warning urging extreme caution for Mexicans traveling in Los United Estates.
  • Kansas authorities found a dude with a beat-up old truck covered with racist stickers and filled with home-made bomb stuff near the state building in Topeka.  Of course, they let him go.
  • The Chimichanga Heard Round the World exploded on Twitter and Tio Sam deported U.S. veterans for minor beefs.
  • And to think this week started with Valentime’s Day!