I was reading this article about Wal-Mart tricking its customers into signing up for a stealth PR campaign to burnish the retailer's image, when this stopped me cold:
Thousands of area Wal-Mart shoppers have been asked in recent weeks to
join Working Families for Wal-Mart, a group headed by former Atlanta
Mayor Andrew Young. Those who did so may not have realized that they
had become the newest recruits in a fierce public relations war between
Wal-Mart and national labor unions.
Andrew Young?! Former program director of the SCLC? Friend and confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr.?!
Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
- 188 Consumerism & Commercialism