"It was a Perry Mason moment updated for the Internet age.What kind of question is that?
As Ivy League-educated pediatrician Robert P. Lindeman sat on the stand in Suffolk Superior Court this month, defending himself in a malpractice suit involving the death of a 12-year-old patient, the opposing counsel startled him with a question.
Was Lindeman Flea?"
Oh I get it. It's not in quotes.
Reading further along it's explained more clearly:
Shortly before the end of his second day on the witness stand, while focusing on Lindeman's views of a pediatric textbook, Mulvey asked him whether he had a medical blog, she recalled. He said he did. Then she asked him if he was Flea. He said he was.I wonder if I'm the only person who read this, thinking that "Was Lindeman Flea?" was the question.
Grammar Girl? What do you think?